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Lifelong friends learn they were switched at birth

The Canadian government is calling in an outside investigator after two men from an indigenous community were found to have been sent home with each others’ biological parents at birth in 1975. The government believes it’s not the first time it happened at that hospital; the first case is also from 1975.

Politics

Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor

Last week, after stating that 90 percent of suspects in drug busts are black or Hispanic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a profane voice mail for a Democratic state representative, challenging him to prove that he is a racist. On Sunday, Republican Amy Volk posted a message to her Facebook followers, which was quoted in full by a Portland newspaper, stating she had “deep concerns” about the governor’s recent behavior.

National

Scientists emerge after a year of life ‘on Mars’

A six-member team of scientists lived in a dome on top of Mauna Loa for a year, which might sound good until you consider that they could only leave their dome while wearing spacesuits because they were simulating a mission to Mars. They have concluded that a manned Mars mission is feasible, at least from a “technological and psychological” perspective. But they can’t wait to swim and eat fresh food.

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UM janitors vote for a strike authorization

University of Miami janitors and groundskeepers — members of 32BJ SEIU — rally near campus after unanimously voting in favor of a strike authorization 32BJ SEIU, on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
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UM janitors vote for a strike authorization 1:19

UM janitors vote for a strike authorization

Tim Kaine knocks Trump — and Florida Governor Scott 1:57

Tim Kaine knocks Trump — and Florida Governor Scott

Doctors Without Borders exits North Yemen 1:01

Doctors Without Borders exits North Yemen

Police officer saves man trapped in burning car 3:35

Police officer saves man trapped in burning car

Flashback Miami

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of preserved Florida wetlands closed off to development but open to curious visitors.