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  • Dozens gather for an average day in sports betting at MGM Grand by Tom Lianza on Flickr.

Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a

Coffee Shop Talk: Do Trump Tweets help or hurt?

On a recent Tuesday, patrons and workers at The Alchemist coffee shop in Aventura were asked about whether they feel President Donald Trump's Tweets are a good or bad thing for the country. Many said that they do not

  • Vivian Acosta getting her camera ready for interview with Union leaders. Lawyer Malik Leige present in the background. (Photo by: Ana Lara-Cruz)

FIU students documenting issues at Riviera Beach complex

On Sunday, a group of students from Florida International University went to Riviera Beach to interview the women responsible for the Tenants Union at Stonybrook Apartments.  According to Crystal Lewis and Edna House, the union's president and vice president,

Lifestyle & Sports

  • Juventus launch party set up at The Wharf (Photo by: Humberto Mendez)

Italian soccer team opens official fan club in Miami

Earlier this month, Juventus opened an official fan club in the Magic City, holding a launch party at The Wharf Miami. Established in 1897 in Torino, "La Vecchia Signora" (the old lady) is one of the most successful clubs

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach,  is now in its 22nd year. It started on Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 23.

  • Christian Dam enjoying a beer. (Photo by Sebastian Ballestas)

Churchill’s Pub celebrates 39 years of variety

People from all over the world came to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti to celebrate its 39th anniversary this week, taking part in the "8 Days of Churchill's" festival that boasted over a hundred band and art performances, local

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Italian soccer team opens official fan club in Miami

Earlier this month, Juventus opened an official fan club in the Magic City, holding a launch party at The Wharf Miami. Established

Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends.

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record.

Politics

Coffee Shop Talk: Do Trump Tweets help or hurt?

On a recent Tuesday, patrons and workers at The Alchemist coffee shop in Aventura were asked about whether they feel

Why did you vote? South Florida responds

As election day for the Florida Primary approached, students from Florida International University asked voters throughout South Florida why they

Hey you! Vote!

Florida's primary election is this coming Tuesday, Aug. 28. The staff of the South Florida News Service would like to

Noticias

Testimonio de la represión sandinista

“En Nicaragua existe una crisis de derechos humanos; mi hijo fue el caso de una tortura. Atentaron contra todos sus

Distrito 27: Dominio femenino

En las primarias del martes 28 de agosto, en aras de elegir los representantes por el distrito 27 en la

Cambio climático: una amenaza para la vida del océano

“El planeta está cambiando en su balance. Todo en el planeta está perfectamente diseñado para tener un balance, y los humanos

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Opinion: Why the Capital Gazette shooting was inevitable

It’s 2:30 p.m. exactly and you are focused on tracking down an important source for a story you’ve been developing for days. It could be the biggest article of your career. Then, without warning, you hear gun shots.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

Florida Believe it or Not: Man steals sausage; Father charged for making pot brownies; Students bring dead alligator to dorm

From selling pot brownies and stealing sausage, to being choked at Disney world, the news in South Florida remains the same

Florida Believe it or Not: Man sets rabbit on fire; Teenager survives shark attack; Santa Claus look-alike arrested on cocaine charges.

From animal cruelty, to Christmas coming early and Santa Claus only bringing cocaine, the news in South Florida strives to remain

Event Calendar

Love, Gilda Premiere

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Kendall Farmers Market: Culinary Dayz

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

SPJ National Convention

September 27 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Benefit concert for Area Stage Company

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Forum for Inclusive Immigration Reform

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Arts & Culture

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami

Tiki’s Great Escape [Video]

On June 9, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a

Coral Gables attracts locals and tourists with umbrella project [Video]

Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas above Giralda

Music

  • Christian Dam enjoying a beer. (Photo by Sebastian Ballestas)

Churchill’s Pub celebrates 39 years of variety

People from all over the world came to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti to celebrate its 39th anniversary this week,

  • Ken Davidoff on stage at the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

HistoMiami celebrates iconic rock ‘n’ roll festival [Video]

HistoryMiami Museum hosted the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival on May 19. The museum exhibited photographs taken by Ken

  • AnastasiaMax performing at Cash Out, Fort Lauderdale (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

A local band formed by two siblings debuted their first EP [Video]

AnastasiaMax, a band formed by 15-year-old Anastasia and 19-year-old Maxamillion Brenner, hosted a release party in celebration of their debut album

Food & Dining

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They

  • Crowd at Yellow Green Market (Photo by Paola Alarcon)

A farmer’s market brings in thousands of people every weekend [Video]

Right off I-95, nestled between Sheridan and Taft Street, the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is located right in the heart of