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June 29, 2015: Miami-Dade Leader Asks Board To Condemn Deportations In Dominican Republic

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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5:44 -- The first time some students learn about finances is a high school economics class. Others learn by trail and error. But one program in the Tampa Bay area already has a history of helping students get a very early start on making sense of money.

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5:32 -- A new Florida law makes it a misdemeanor to improperly pass off an animal as a service animal.

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5:04 -- Florida environmentalists want sugar growers to stop burning sugar cane.

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4:44 -- Florida cities are seeing a rising number of HIV cases, and transgender women are at more of a risk.

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4:34 -- The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a missing U.S. Olympic team sailor, but his family and friends are not giving up.

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4:04 -- A new exhibit looks at the lives of children flown out of Cuba during the 1960s in Operation Pedro Pan.

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1:04 -- Former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio say they oppose trying to add a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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11:04 Miami Beach Ocean Rescue has a new tool for beach goers. It's a dedicated phone hotline that provides daily beach conditions.

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10:04 Food stamp recipients in Florida are buying a lot more from farmers and farmers markets.

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5:44 -- The first time some students learn about finances is a high school economics class. Others learn by trail and error. But one program in the Tampa Bay area already has a history of helping students get a very early start on making sense of money.

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9:04 Between 1960 and 1962, thousands of Cuban children flew out of Havana in what later became known as Operation Pedro Pan or Peter Pan in English. An exhibit honoring the history of the now adults is now open to the public at HistoryMiami.

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8:43 Florida’s transgender community, specifically trans women, are among the groups most at risk of contracting HIV.

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8:30 Groups opposing Obamacare say last week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't end the political battle over the health care law.

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8:20 Broward County can now move forward with deepening and widening the channels at Port Everglades. County officials have received the all clear from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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8:04 The Coast Guard has suspended the mission to find missing US Olympic sailor Trevor Moore, but friends have not. Moore, a member of the 2012 US Olympic sailing team, went missing Thursday. His boat was found at the Coconut Grove marina with the engine running.

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7:43 The first time some students learn about finances is a high school economics class. Others learn by trail and error. But one program in the Tampa Bay area already has a history of helping students get a very early start on making sense of money.

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7:30 The LGBT rights organization Equality Florida celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage last week, which requires all states to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The deputy director and co-founder of Equality Florida told WLRN's The Florida Roundup that the Sunshine State played a big role in the Supreme Court ruling when the state legalized same-sex marriage in January.

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7:20 In light of the Charleston shooting, where nine members of the Emanuel A.M.E church were gunned down by alleged shooter Dylan Roof, gun control advocates are once again fighting for tighter restrictions. But Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that's not the answer.

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7:04 The Sierra Club is calling for an end to cane burning, a common practice among Florida's sugar growers.

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6:43 Florida’s transgender community, specifically trans women, are among the groups most at risk of contracting HIV.

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6:30 A Florida-based critic of the Affordable Care Act says last week's Supreme Court decision on health care is a sign that state governments don't need to help sell insurance.

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6:20 Broward County can now move forward with deepening and widening the channels at Port Everglades. County officials have received the all clear from the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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6:04 Miami Dade Commission Chairman Jean Monestime wants his colleagues to take a symbolic stance condemning the deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.