Greg Allen

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Venezuelans Who Fled To Florida Participate In Opposition's Symbolic Vote

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans in Florida were expected to vote in the referendum organized by opponents of Venezuela's president. Anti-Maduro anger is boiling over in South Florida communities.

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Florida Governor Wants State To Divest From Companies That Deal With Venezuela

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan Monday. More than 100,000 Venezuelans live in Florida — many of whom fled repression from the regimes of Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro.

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American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

Monday, July 10, 2017

U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump's changes to the Obama administration's Cuba travel policies. The new rules don't affect cruises, and may help them.

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Florida Swaps Out Septic Tanks For Sewers To Fight Coastal Pollution

Friday, July 07, 2017

Septic tanks, long considered safe and effective, are increasingly seen as a major contributor to coastal pollution. Florida is now starting the costly job of switching hundreds of thousands of homeowners from septic to sewer.

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Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

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Venezuela's Government Cracks Down On Shipments From U.S. Amid Crisis

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

South Florida's large Venezuelan-American community has been actively sending goods to the beleaguered nation for years and a large number of express services have set up shop in Miami. Now, shipments are being intercepted by the government in Venezuela and some goods, including medical supplies, are banned.

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FEMA Confronts Financial Uncertainty Heading Into Active Hurricane Season

Thursday, June 01, 2017

As we head into what's forecast to be a more active than normal hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in an uncertain position. The agency that responds to disasters still doesn't have a director, and some key programs are slated for big cuts under the Trump budget.

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Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cuts

Thursday, June 01, 2017

As hurricane season begins, there are concerns that FEMA, the federal agency in charge of dealing with disasters, may be less prepared than usual and hampered by proposed budget cuts.

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Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.

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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.

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Ringling Bros. Curtain Call Is Latest Victory For Animal Welfare Activists

Sunday, May 21, 2017

After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, in part fueled by social media. It's changing American culture and the economy.

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Puerto Rico Begins Hearings To Restructure Billions Of Dollars In Debt

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a federal judge Wednesday held a hearing to begin restructuring the U.S. territory's $74 billion public debt. It's a process akin to bankruptcy, in which bondholders, public employees and retirees owed pensions are all fighting for what's owed to them.

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Hearings Begin On Puerto Rico Debt Crisis

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A federal judge in Puerto Rico is holding the first hearing in what's expected to be a lengthy battle over the island's $123 billion debt. It's a process similar to bankruptcy.

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Puerto Rico Tap Water Violates Safety Standards, Environmental Group Says

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Natural Resources Defense Defense Council study finds the island has the highest rate of drinking water violations in the U.S. The group calls for investment in upgrades.

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Louisiana Attorney General To Consider Prosecution In Alton Sterling Case

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Justice Department announced it will not bring charges against white police officers who killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La. The state is now looking into a criminal case.

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Justice Department Declines To Prosecute Police Officers In Killing Of Alton Sterling

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Justice Department declined to prosecute two Baton Rouge, La., police officers who were involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling last summer.

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Trump Administration Weighing Future Of 50,000 Haitians In U.S.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Trump administration is considering ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, which would force some 50,000 Haitians now living in the U.S. to return home.

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Critics Oppose Executive Order Opening New Areas To Offshore Leases

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

President Trump's executive order to try to expand offshore drilling is being met with cheers in the oil and gas industry. But in coastal states like Florida, there's bipartisan opposition.

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Palm Beach Season Ends, President Trump And Snowbirds Leave Florida

Monday, May 01, 2017

Trump spent the weekend in New Jersey. The departure of wealthy northerners from Palm Beach is good news for many who want their community back, but for others, it's sad to see the spotlight move on.

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Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Tested As A Way To Control Population

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Authorities in the Florida Keys are testing a new way to control the mosquitoes that carry Zika, dengue and other diseases. They're releasing male mosquitoes infected with bacteria.

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