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  • On the days when the municipal trash incinerator known as Old Smokey fired up its furnace, Delphine Bennett could sit on the porch of her shotgun-style house and watch the flames flicker from the... More >>

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  • For 51 years, Chris Reyka seemed proof of some higher power. A clean-cut, churchgoing former Marine with snow-white hair and a strong jaw, Reyka was an incarnation of the American dream. He had... More >>

  • I. Meet America's business cheerleaders. People tend to view chambers of commerce in the same colors as the Rotary Club or the Knights of Columbus: eager do-gooders lending a helpful hand in the... More >>

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How to Get Rich in the Medical Marijuana Business (or Go Broke Trying) How to Get Rich in the Medical Marijuana Business (or Go Broke Trying)

Inside a conference room at a Sheraton Hotel in Miami, Bob Calkin paces in front of a small stage, holding a microphone. The 50-year-old Los Angeles cannabis hustler with '80s… More >>

Glock Intimidates Toy Makers

Vico Confino is a husky 81-year-old hell-raiser with a thick Brooklyn accent and an outsized presence — slicked-back thin white hair, piercing blue eyes, leathery South Florida skin — that… More >>

Army's Hair Rule Is Racist

The Pentagon is more concerned with enforcing a racist policy aimed at African-American female military personnel than addressing the Army's suicide epidemic among soldiers. Earlier this month, the Army banned hairstyles… More >>

BankUnited Targets Gun Store Owners, Local Seller Says

T.R. Liberti is not the type of man to mince words. His full name — Theodore Roosevelt Liberti — "sounds like a black football player," he jokes. His Costa Rican… More >>

Miami New Times Cleans Up in National Prizes

When news broke last week that Senior Writer Michael E. Miller had won the 2014 Sigma Delta Chi award for nondeadline writing, it was just the cherry on top of… More >>

Miami Beach Police Chief May Not Be Ultra's Security Savior

Still rocked by controversy over the near-fatal trampling of a security guard last month, Ultra Music Festival is turning to Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez to save its standing… More >>

Reader Mail: Let Uber Into Miami

Library of Conflict Where's the reporting?: So you're letting a former librarian throw a hearsay attack at the library director ("Throwing the Book," Trevor Bach, April 10), accusing him of all… More >>

Spy Bob Levinson Vanished in Iran Spy Bob Levinson Vanished in Iran

Inside the Colonial-style monolith that houses Beggs & Lane, Pensacola's oldest law firm, sits Sonya Dobbs, a thin-lipped paralegal from Birmingham, Alabama, with a button nose and long black hair.… More >>

Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism Miami Firm's Venezuelan Security Expert Accused of Terrorism

The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it were kindling. Black smoke belched into… More >>

Al Sharpton: The Greatest Snitch

No one should be surprised that Al Sharpton was a snitch for the federal government. Last week, the Smoking Gun unearthed damning evidence of the reverend's role as a mob… More >>

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