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VA Scandal, Part 1: Before Dying From Neglect in Miami, Nick Cutter Survived Iraq

Illustration by Pete Ryan They were coming for him. At first, Nicholas Cutter could only see their shadows flitting behind buildings in the distance. Then he could feel their bullets thwacking into…
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (936 words)

DJ Laz and the Dinner Key Boating Disaster

By 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the bacchanal at Nixon sandbar just off Key Biscayne is in full swing. A few hundred feet from the sprawling waterfront mansions of Harbor Drive, dozens of women in…
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (969 words)
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Steroids' Long History at the University of Miami

Illustration by Mike Ray The following is an excerpt from the book Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era, published by the Penguin Group and released…
PUBLISHED: July 7, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (965 words)
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A Sister's Sleuthing Unravels a Teenage Love Triangle Murder Mystery

Savage and Stacy argued in the park as the last light slipped from the sky, but there was no heat in the fight. He was just goofing around. That was Savage, his madhouse giggle always bursting from a…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2014
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5477 words)

A Sister's Sleuthing Unravels a Teenage Love Triangle Murder Mystery

Savage and Stacy argued in the park as the last light slipped from the sky, but there was no heat in the fight. He was just goofing around. That was Savage, his madhouse giggle always bursting from a…
PUBLISHED: June 24, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (949 words)

Two Salvadoran Generals Ordered Deported for Civil War Torture

Illustration by Carlo Giambarresi The memories are etched in Melecia del Carmen Casco's face. They show in the deep, thin lines that run across her caramel-colored forehead and in the prominent…
PUBLISHED: June 9, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (966 words)

Churchill's Pub: An Oral History

Illustration by Brian Butler The beer is cheap. The noise is glorious. The ladies' room is disgusting. The men's room is worse. For 35 years, Churchill's Pub has stood at 5501 NE Second Ave. in…
PUBLISHED: May 27, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (992 words)

Maximo Caminero's Million-Dollar Attack on the Miami Art World

Illustration by Juanito "Quiccs" Maiquez On February 16, a middle-aged man with hazel eyes and a crown of salt-and-pepper hair walked into Pérez Art Museum Miami. The heavy wooden doors on the…
PUBLISHED: March 17, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (971 words)

Why Would Five Teens Gang-Rape a Friend? Check Facebook

Late in the evening on a hot November night, a blue Dodge Challenger rolled to a stop outside a two-bedroom yellow house in Hollywood. A 16-year-old girl with wavy hair and brown, sad eyes sat in the…
PUBLISHED: March 3, 2014
LENGTH: 3 minutes (921 words)