Bob Self / AP via Miami Herald

Florida is reexamining its Syrian refugee policy following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday that left 129 dead and hundreds of others injured.

On Monday, in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Gov. Rick Scott announced he would be opposing the resettling of 425 Syrians to Florida. 

Half Of Broward County Workforce Getting Extra Raise

Nov 16, 2015
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Half the Broward County government workforce has been deemed underpaid and will get extra raises come January.

County commissioners agreed to the $10.4 million salary boost recently, after a consultant warned that the county pay scale is no longer competitive. Without a financial reckoning, the consultant advised, the ultimate cost to taxpayers could be exponentially higher, as employees are poached away and the county struggles to replace them.

John Raoux / AP

Speaking to Florida Republicans in the wake of a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, GOP candidates for the White House largely stuck Saturday to foreign policy on the second day of the state party's "Sunshine Summit" event.

11/16/15 - In a world of strangers drowning in need, where do we draw the line of personal responsibility?  Consider the classic quandary:  should you save your own mother from drowning . . . or two strangers?

It’s game day in the eighth grade International Baccalaureate design class at Ada Merritt K-8 Center in Little Havana in Miami.

The games the students are playing are designed by their classmates. And they’re based on books the students read for class.

Four eighth graders prepare to set off on a board game based on the book “Everlost” – set in a fantasy world between life and death inhabited by “afterlights.”

Assignments like this are one reason International Baccalaureate programs are growing in popularity.

South Florida Grieves After Paris Attacks

Nov 15, 2015
Audrey Armitage

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the French consul held a vigil in Brickell on Saturday. Roughly 40 people gathered at the consulate with candles and flowers to mourn those killed during Friday’s attacks. Shock and deep sadness permeated the scene.



Originally published on November 14, 2015 10:05 pm


Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET


As Paris assesses the full toll of Friday night's terrorist attacks that hit six locations in and around the city, here's what we know so far:

The Victims

The attacks that began around 9:20 p.m. local time killed 129 people, French officials say, and left at least 352 more wounded — with 99 of them in critical condition. The victims were attacked at several sites across the French capital:

Miami-Dade Officials React To Attacks In Paris

Nov 14, 2015
Marsha Halper / Miami Herald

In the hours after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, South Florida officials are reacting to the killings that French President François Hollande has called “an act of war.”


The death toll reached 127 people as of Saturday morning, with 300 others hospitalized, according to the New York Times. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. CBS News is reporting that the U.S. State Department has confirmed there are Americans among the injured.


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Immigrant workers are the focus of a new education initiative involving the country’s largest retailer. A project called New American Workforce launched Friday in Miami and will offer English-language instruction focusing on work-specific language skills.

The need is there: Roughly 1.5 million retail workers across the country have limited English-language proficiency.

Miami Dade College will design the curriculum that will be piloted in Miami, Houston and New York. 

Courtesy All Aboard Florida

All Aboard Florida officially revealed models of its trains, with a new name: Brightline.

Those models are expected to become life-size and run from Miami to West Palm Beach in mid-2017 and farther north to Orlando later that year.

Brightline's yellow-streaked cars will offer food and drinks, facilities to transport pets, free wi-fi and power outlets at every seat.

But not everyone is on board with the rail link.