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Early in the morning of August 4, 2013, Steven Sotloff walked across the border from southern Turkey into Syria. He passed through three security checkpoints, then a no man's land between the two countries, on a road surrounded by olive groves, ye...
Christian de Berdouare, South Florida's Eccentric CEO of Chicken Kitchen, Sets His Sights Higher Than Fast Food3 months ago | Longform
On a cloudy afternoon in late October, South Florida's most recognizable fast-food magnate approaches a chainlink gate outside a waterfront property on ultra-exclusive North Bay Road in Miami Beach. Christian de Berdouare scrolls his finger and th...
6 months ago | Longform
On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and ...
7 months ago | Broward News
Intel Free Press via Wikimedia CommonsAs of last October 1, texting while driving in Florida is illegal. But almost one year after the ban went into effect, it seems the law has had little effect. Only 168 texting while driving citations have been...
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By 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the bacchanal at Nixon sandbar just off Key Biscayne is in full swing. A few hundred feet from the sprawling waterfront mansions of Harbor Drive, dozens of women in bikinis gyrate atop boats, strangers with superso...
10 months ago | Broward News
One long night in the late '90s, Coconut Grove native Robert "Beau" Thompson was "absolutely hammered" and about to get very lucky with the beautiful daughter of an oil tycoon. In the darkness Thompson fumbled for a condom, but he couldn't tell wh...