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Dade Data No. 13

Despite budget cuts, Miami-Dade expects property-tax windfall in 2015

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s budget calls for an extra $112 million in property taxes, despite cuts. Most of the gap comes from higher labor costs.

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

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A completed trolley depot sits unused in the West Grove.

    Coral Gables weighing trolley-depot dispute settlement

    The Coral Gables City Commission is considering a settlement Tuesday to a longstanding dispute over a city trolley garage built in a historically black neighborhood in Coconut Grove without consulting neighbors.

  • THOR HALVORSSEN, 71

    Venezuelan executive, human-rights advocate Thor Halvorssen dies in South Florida

    Thor Halvorssen, a Venezuelan telecom executive and human-rights leader, died on Sunday in North Miami. He was 71 and had suffered a head injury after a fall at home.

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A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. Gaza health officials say hundreds Palestinians have died since the beginning of Israel’s campaign in the Gaza Strip since the ground operation began Thursday.

    Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

    Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in the war that has broken out on the Gaza Strip.

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Customers have a meal at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. McDonald’s Corp. said Tuesday its restaurants in Japan stopped using chicken from the Shanghai company Husi Food Co. McDonald’s said Husi provided about 20 percent of the meat of expired chicken used in its chicken nuggets in Japan.

    China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King

    A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

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A pro-Russian fighter places a black box from the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on a table while handing it over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

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A destroyed house that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Yahud, a Tel Aviv suburb near the airport, central Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. As a result, Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airlines decided to cancel their scheduled flights to Israel.

    Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

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Previous Medal of Honor recipients applaud soldiers who fought in Wanat, Afghanistan, as they are acknowledged by President Barack Obama, left, during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington.

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

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