WILDLIFE SMUGGLING

At Miami airport, a struggle to stop wildlife smugglers

From wildlife shipments with bogus permits destined for zoos and circuses to commercial boxes of rare, protected creatures hidden in plain sight with similar looking species are smuggled into Miami International Airport — ground zero for an illicit multibillion industry in the U.S.

  • MIDEAST CONFLICT

    62 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    Israeli forces, backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes, moved deeper into southern Gaza late Friday in search of a soldier apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. At least 62 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were killed in the fierce fighting that quickly shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire.

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    STDs are on the rise in Miami-Dade County

    Since 2009, STDs in the 25-to-34 age range have increased by 5 percentage points; Already, the Miami area had the highest rate of diagnosed HIV infections in the country in 2011.

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