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Get ready for more oranges this year. Production is up for the first time in three years.

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Get ready for more oranges this year. Production is up for the first time in three years.

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It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s a… turkey vulture?

Turkey vultures in South Florida are a sign that the seasons are changing. Learn more about the birds that are considered nature’s sanitation engineers.

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Have a story you can tell in six words? Share it before Oct. 15 and your story may get printed on a postcard.

Have a story you can tell in six words? Share it before Oct. 15 and your story may get printed on a postcard.

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It was an all-out finger food fight at the Magic City Casino yesterday, as the first ever Croquetapalooza drew hundreds in a battle of Cuban cuisine.

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It was an all-out finger food fight at the Magic City Casino yesterday, as the first ever Croquetapalooza drew hundreds in a battle of Cuban cuisine.

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A Miami girl has made nearly $12,000 selling her baked goods, and she’s only eight. Meet Taylor the Chef.

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A Miami girl has made nearly $12,000 selling her baked goods, and she’s only eight. Meet Taylor the Chef.

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Have a story you can tell in six words? We’re sharing some of our favorites so far and the stories behind the words.

Have a story you can tell in six words? We’re sharing some of our favorites so far and the stories behind the words.

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This past August, we brought you a series of stories about the violence in Liberty City. 

Join us tonight at Miami Northwestern Senior High for a community discussion led by reporter Nadege Green. We’ll talk about Liberty City’s wins and losses, and what issues should be reported in the neighborhood.

We’d really like to meet you.

This past August, we brought you a series of stories about the violence in Liberty City.

Join us tonight at Miami Northwestern Senior High for a community discussion led by reporter Nadege Green. We’ll talk about Liberty City’s wins and losses, and what issues should be reported in the neighborhood.

We’d really like to meet you.

Tagged: #Liberty City
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This parking lot at 10th Street and Alton Road in South Beach used to be a lake during high tide. Here it is last night.

King Tide continues to wash over today. Students are gathering data from it to study how sea-level rise will affect the lives of South Floridians in the future. 

Photo by Alicia Zuckerman / WLRN.

This parking lot at 10th Street and Alton Road in South Beach used to be a lake during high tide. Here it is last night.

King Tide continues to wash over today. Students are gathering data from it to study how sea-level rise will affect the lives of South Floridians in the future.

Photo by Alicia Zuckerman / WLRN.

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Most of the advertising money in the Florida governor race so far is coming from political parties, not from the candidates’ pockets.

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Most of the advertising money in the Florida governor race so far is coming from political parties, not from the candidates’ pockets.

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Why South Florida Haitians are divided about former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. He died of a heart attack at age 63. Comments
Some of the earliest miniature car collectibles date back to the 1940s.
Credit Luis Hernandez / WLRN The earliest Barbie playhouses were not large plastic models but cardboard.
Credit Luis Hernandez / WLRN Some of the first Barbie dolls had a limited wardrobe to choose from. Doll designers learned quickly that children wanted more options to dress their Barbies.
Credit Luis Hernandez / WLRN There have been more than one astronaut Barbies. But the first dates back to the early days of the space program. The astronaut suit in the package can fetch a few hundred today. Matthew Bird was most fond of the double-decker buses that had a longer shelf life than many other models.
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Why Barbie and Hot Wheels can and should be considered art.

We spoke with the curator of this toy exhibit at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

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Want a hedgehog? Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are seeking exotic pet owners. 

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Want a hedgehog? Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are seeking exotic pet owners.

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