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Failures in design, lack of adequate oversight and systematic negligence led to the fatal collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge, federal investigators concluded nearly two years after the deadly incident.

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National Geographic Cuban-American explorer Mireya Mayor has returned to her hometown of Miami. The former Miami Dolphins cheerleader has traveled to the most remote places of the world like Madagascar and the Congo. Mayor has swum with sharks, been chased by elephants, bitten by poisonous bugs and charged by gorillas. Her adventures have landed her the nickname in the national media the female Indiana Jones. 

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A recently published Florida International University study found that weighted vests and stability balls are not effective in helping elementary-aged children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder focus in class, although teachers and school-based occupational therapists commonly use these tools.

Ricardo Montalvan / Miami Herald

A team of researchers at Florida International University and two other colleges is hoping to find out what barriers are keeping Latino transgender people from getting screened for breast and cervical cancer and better educate that population about their risks of developing the diseases.

Top State Engineer Blames FIU And Contractor For Road Staying Open Before Deadly Bridge Collapse

Oct 9, 2019
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The busy highway under Florida International University’s pedestrian bridge, which crumbled in March 2018 and killed six people, should have been closed while crews were trying to repair cracks in a critical support strut, a top engineer with Florida’s Department of Transportation told federal investigators.

In a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board released on Tuesday, Will Watts, the chief engineer for FDOT, wrote that FIU and its contractor were responsible for asking the state to close Tamiami Trail — but never did.

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Midway through the new Colombian film “Monos,” there is a haunting moment that illuminates, literally, the evil of using children as soldiers.

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Are Venezuela and Colombia headed for war? Believe it or not, that's the big worry in South America right now.

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For a decade, Florida International University art professor John Bailly has watched his students discover other countries.

Bailly leads the FIU Honors College study abroad program, and spends a few months of each year showing students around Europe.

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Many freshmen in college don't go into their first day of class with a resume that includes an Olympic Gold Medal, numerous NBA awards, and millions of dollars. But, that's the case for a new Florida International University freshman, Amar'e Stoudemire. 

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In the past year, Cuba’s communist government has finally granted its citizens mobile internet access and legalized WiFi in their homes and businesses. The media are now fond of saying the island is getting wired for the first time ever.

But in reality, Cubans have had their own online platform for most of this century. Now, Cubans like Denisse Delgado are worried the state is taking it away.

Mike Stocker / South Florida Sun Sentinel

For some children, learning how to focus on following a command, helping a peer, or showing good sportsmanship can be a challenge. Now one nationally recognized researcher is out to prove how those basic lessons in changing behaviors can be a more effective treatment than medicine for ADHD.

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A year and a half after the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapsed, killing six and injuring at least eight, victims and their survivors have reached monetary settlements with all but one of the companies implicated in the disaster.

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The contractor behind the bridge that collapsed last year at Florida International University may win a contract extension at Miami-Dade’s Miami International Airport.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez is asking county commissioners to ratify an extension through August 2020 for Munilla Construction Management for its 2011 contract to run various projects at the government-owned airport.

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Tallahassee-based FIGG Bridge Group, which designed the doomed Florida International University pedestrian bridge, was one of six companies that have agreed to settle lawsuits brought by the victims and their families, an attorney for the plaintiffs announced in Miami-Dade Circuit Court Wednesday.

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When Silvia Sarmiento saw the photo of drowned Salvadoran migrants Oscar Martínez and his toddler daughter Valeria, she gasped and recalled how close she'd come to their fate.

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