2013: The year in review


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Local news

A child-welfare mystery, the fight against community violence, the arrests of three mayors. These are some of the most important stories in South Florida from Miami Herald reporters. Read...


The governor's record on jobs, the curious case phantom ballots. These are some of the most important political stories from Miami Herald reporters. Read...


The evolution of the Design District, the last days of a landmark music store. These are some of the most important feature stories from Miami Herald reporters. Read...

The Americas

A hunger strike, a health crisis, 48 hours in captivity. These are some of the most important stories across the Americas in 2013 from Miami Herald reporters. Read...

The Arts

The top five visual arts stories of the year. Read...

The top five books stories of the year. Read...

The top five classical performances of the year. Read...

The five most striking dance and performace events of 2013. Read...

The top five developments of the year in film. Read...

The top five artists, events and trends that made an impact on pop music. Read...

The five best South Florida theater productions. Read...

The five best TV shows of the year. Read...

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  • Friends and Neighbors

    Florida A&M Rattlers alumni gather for big game

    The Florida A&M University South Florida chapters of the university’s National Alumni Association are preparing for a big weekend for the FAMU versus the University of Miami football game. But it’s not all about football for the Rattlers.

  • PolitiFact Florida

    Medical marijuana amendment allows patient to ‘get it forever,’ doctor says

    Opponents have made many arguments against Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment, but here’s a new one: They say patients would be able to get an unlimited amount of pot should the measure pass.

Traffic in the southbound lanes of I-95 was completely blocked Saturday night due to a crash along the busy interstate.


    I-95 crash, leaves one dead and snarls southbound traffic in Broward

    A horrific crash on I-95 just south of Hallandale Beach Blvd. in Broward County Saturday night has left one dead and forced the closure of all southbound lanes on the busy interstate, according to Mark Wysocky, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson.

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