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Outside Editorial: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald:The Justice Department took two wise steps to strengthen protection for the news media last week, signaling - dare we hope...
Alaska Dispatch to buy the Anchorage Daily News for $34M

...daily newspapers, including the Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram; The Sacramento Bee; The Kansas City Star; the Miami Herald; The Charlotte Observer; and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.Hopfinger started the Alaska Dispatch in 2008...
Texas GOP wages war on thinking

...Michelle Bachmann an elected office, Joe Arpaio a badge?Well, the Texas GOP just came out against critical thinking. That explains a lot.? Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald.
No deal for Cuban spies

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald:It was reassuring last week to hear from a ranking...remittances. But, as the State Department official told The Miami Herald, it is "very hard to see us making progress in bilateral...
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Lawsuit accuses Royal Caribbean & Celebrity cruise lines of fraud

MIAMI - A lawsuit claims Royal Caribbean Cruises and subsidiary Celebrity Cruise Lines overcharged passengers by charging them for at least $150 million in fraudulent taxes. The Miami-based cruise lines have engaged in deceptive trade practices since the spring of 2001 by collecting the hidden taxes to offset rising costs without notifying customers beforehand, according to the suit filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
Air cargo still under radar despite deaths

At 24, Nicholas Hibberd already was teaching others to fly, and with the hours he logged ferrying freight, this pilot's son was chasing his own dream of passenger flight.
Outside editorial: Reaction to Pluto's demotion

Pluto dwarfed Sound off on the important issues at This editorial appeared in the Miami Herald: Astronomers' doubts about Pluto's planetary status had persisted for years until recently when they finally came to a consensus...
Better weapons for Medicare-fraud battle

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald: On Jan. 13, Renier Vicente Rodriguez Fleitas was sentenced to three years in federal prison for conspiring to bilk Medicare...
Outside editorial: Keeping a clean House

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald: Rep. Charlie Rangel's end game is fast approaching. He's been found guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules by a committee...
Spanish classes thriving in US colleges not just for them, but for the country as a whole. ? Andres Oppenheimer is a Latin America correspondent for the Miami Herald. Readers can e-mail him at


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