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This past Sunday morning left 15 people injured at a Miami night club. But nightlife shootings are not uncommon in Miami-Dade.

We mapped shootings at Miami-Dade bars and night clubs since 2012. At least 13 people have died in those incidents.

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A new report says workers with poor English speaking skills may be dragging down the economy. In the Miami area, about 23 percent of people may be paying the price in smaller paychecks.

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A new report says workers with poor English speaking skills may be dragging down the economy. In the Miami area, about 23 percent of people may be paying the price in smaller paychecks.

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Mmm. Warm chocolate babka is covered with powdered sugar from Zak The Baker in Wynwood. We broke bread with Zak before Rosh Hashannah.

Mmm. Warm chocolate babka is covered with powdered sugar from Zak The Baker in Wynwood. We broke bread with Zak before Rosh Hashannah.

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The first black-owned record label in Florida, Deep City Records, was based in Liberty City. Johnny’s Records store is where the Deep City label started.

Catch the documentary about it Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound tonight on WLRN Channel 17 at 9 p.m.

The first black-owned record label in Florida, Deep City Records, was based in Liberty City. Johnny’s Records store is where the Deep City label started.

Catch the documentary about it Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound tonight on WLRN Channel 17 at 9 p.m.

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All of these songs, either in whole or part, were recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios.

Can you name all the songs in this clip? Give it a try.

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Honey badgers are fearless. They’re known to confront bigger animals like lions and zebras. They sleep off snake bites.

What else can this creature do? Watch the documentary Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem on WLRN Channel 17 at 8 p.m. ET

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Honey badgers are fearless. They’re known to confront bigger animals like lions and zebras. They sleep off snake bites.

What else can this creature do? Watch the documentary Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem on WLRN Channel 17 at 8 p.m. ET

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Why a breast implant shortage in Venezuela might save Miami a Miss Universe headache. The pageant is taking place in Doral next year.

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Why a breast implant shortage in Venezuela might save Miami a Miss Universe headache. The pageant is taking place in Doral next year.

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Fort Lauderdale Fire Department’s newest member is Rit, the rescue dog. 

Firefighter Paramedic Rolando Busto, shown, says it’s always best if Rit finds out what he’s looking for. 

If not, he gets depressed, and then it’s necessary to stage a missing person situation so Rit can succeed and regain his self-esteem.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Department’s newest member is Rit, the rescue dog.

Firefighter Paramedic Rolando Busto, shown, says it’s always best if Rit finds out what he’s looking for.

If not, he gets depressed, and then it’s necessary to stage a missing person situation so Rit can succeed and regain his self-esteem.

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Take a ride (and watch a play) through Miami behind Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami,” as she rides her time-traveling bicycle through her city’s past, present and future.

"History on Wheels" happens this Sunday.

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Careful where you walk. More than 300 trespassing arrests have been made at this intersection of Overtown by the Florida East Coast Railway police.  

A WLRN and Miami Herald investigation found few convictions and much criticism about it.

Photo: Carl Juste / Miami Herald

Careful where you walk. More than 300 trespassing arrests have been made at this intersection of Overtown by the Florida East Coast Railway police.

A WLRN and Miami Herald investigation found few convictions and much criticism about it.

Photo: Carl Juste / Miami Herald

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Five Miami restaurants will compete in Best New Restaurant, Bravo’s new food show hosted by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.

Representing the 305 are South Miami’s Buns & Buns, Biscayne’s The Federal, Wynwood’s R House, and Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian and Tongue and Cheek.

Have you eaten at any of the restaurants? Tell us.

Five Miami restaurants will compete in Best New Restaurant, Bravo’s new food show hosted by Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.

Representing the 305 are South Miami’s Buns & Buns, Biscayne’s The Federal, Wynwood’s R House, and Miami Beach’s Dolce Italian and Tongue and Cheek.

Have you eaten at any of the restaurants? Tell us.

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Credit: SkyRise 

Miami will soon be getting its very own Eiffel Tower: SkyRise Miami.
The 1000-foot tower will house a variety of attractions, including a theater, nightclub, and restaurant, as well as observation decks and thrill rides. Once completed, the building will be the second tallest tower in the country. Thrill rides include “SkyRise Drop,” a bungee-jumping attraction, and “SkyPlunge,” a high-speed drop with visitors secured by a harness. 
 SkyRise Miami is expected to open mid-2017.

Credit: SkyRise

Miami will soon be getting its very own Eiffel Tower: SkyRise Miami.

The 1000-foot tower will house a variety of attractions, including a theater, nightclub, and restaurant, as well as observation decks and thrill rides. Once completed, the building will be the second tallest tower in the country.

Thrill rides include “SkyRise Drop,” a bungee-jumping attraction, and “SkyPlunge,” a high-speed drop with visitors secured by a harness.

SkyRise Miami is expected to open mid-2017.

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In a new documentary, WLRN explores the beginnings of the first black-owned record label in Florida, Deep City Records. The label was based in Liberty City.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound premieres on WLRN Channel 17 at 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, with rebroadcasts throughout the week.

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Youth sells.

Both in the glamorous world of high-fashion modeling and, sadly, in the dark underworld of human trafficking.

The fight against traffickers has led former Ford Modeling Agency CEO Katie Ford, above, to talk about how modeling agencies can help. Here’s how South Florida modeling agencies could help stamp out human trafficking.

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