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"It is no longer proper."

With those five words, Leopold Mozart put an end to his daughter's music career.

Jack Fishman

Sofas, refrigerators, pipes and lobster traps all wound up littering the Keys reef and backcountry flats after Hurricane Irma blew through in September.

Now the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary wants to deploy volunteer divers to remove the debris.

Leslie Ovalle / WLRN News

Brightline train tests began Wednesday morning for the Miami-to-Fort Lauderdale route, at the same time as Miami-Dade County and Brightline officials were meeting in downtown Miami to discuss rail safety measures.

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Associated Press / WLRN

Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Parkland school massacre, was back in front of a Broward Circuit Court judge on Wednesday to determine if he can afford his own attorney or if he should keep his current public defender team. 

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Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Where it used to be quiet for the past 15 years or so along Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk Boulevard - there’s now a surge of building projects.

Charles Trainor Jr. / Miami Herald

The Broward School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to reject the state’s new program to arm school staff in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shootings.

Danny Hwang

Florida Governor Rick Scott made his first South Florida campaign stop on Tuesday, talking to Hialeah audiences about his plans to create more jobs and fix Washington D.C. 

Building on his job creation platform as governor, Scott’s main message for his U.S. Senate bid against incumbent Bill Nelson is a position against “career politicians.”

Bout Of Severe Weather Hits South Florida

Apr 11, 2018
Screenshot / National Weather Service

The National Weather Service issued tornado and thunderstorm warnings for east Broward County on Tuesday afternoon.

As of 4:30 p.m., the area running from Dania Beach to Pompano Beach was under a tornado warning.

Tom Hudson

It seems appropriate that the first item on the list of Chinese goods facing the threat of a U.S. tariff in the gathering storm over trade -- Thorium -- is named for the Norse God of Thunder.

 

The last item on America’s $50 billion, 1,300-item list is parts of seats made of bamboo. The U.S. imported about $1 million worth of it from China last year.

 

Courtesy of Miami-Dade County District 8 staff

South Miami-Dade County is a popular destination for cyclists because of its national parks, fruit stands and (by South Florida standards) open roads.

Recent bike-car collisions in the area have prompted a push to educate cyclists and drivers on how to share the roads safely.

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Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Ever since the Parkland school shooting in February, celebrities, residents and organizations have been donating money to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims’ Fund. 

That money is set to be divvied up among victims’ families, but people got the chance to speak their minds about how to split it up at the first of two town halls in Davie on Tuesday afternoon.

Miami Herald

Hundreds of Miami Northwestern students walked out of class on Tuesday — a day after an on-campus tribute was held in memory of 17-year-old Kimson Green, who was shot and killed at a Liberty Square Housing Project on Sunday.

Nadege Green / WLRN

The students at Miami Northwestern High School  left their morning classes for an outdoor tribute in memory of Kimson Green, a sophomore at the school who was killed in the Liberty Square Housing project Sunday.

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned as president of Peru in March because of a corruption scandal – just a month before he was supposed to host the Summit of the Americas this week in Lima. But here’s the kicker: This time the theme of that gathering of the hemisphere’s heads of state is ... corruption.

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