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Family, friends, colleagues gather for Janet Reno memorial

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Former Attorney General Janet Reno, the first woman to hold the top Justice Department job who died last month, never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision was the right thing to do, ex-President Bill Clinton said at a memorial service Sunday. Clinton, who appointed Reno in 1993, told several hundred friends, family and colleagues that she didn’t believe in political expediency or cutting corners. “I don’t believe Janet Reno ever cut a corner in her life.…

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Gary Nader, the Latin-American art patron who wants to transform Miami’s art scene

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Gary Nader, the Lebanese-born, Dominican-raised publisher and philanthropist, has risen to become one of the art world’s most significant figures. Now, what occupies Nader is an even more ambitious project: The Nader Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) at Miami-Dade College. The $900 million museum, set to open late in 2016 or early 2017, will be an interdisciplinary facility to study Art and Latin American culture offering more than 215,000 square feet, with an exhibition center, theater, conference center and sculpture…

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Joe Biden testing political waters in Florida

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Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that’s left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. Biden attended a fundraiser Wednesday night for Senate Democrats after a speech at Miami Dade College promoting the administration’s education agenda. At every turn, he’s been watched for any hints about his 2016 ambitions as Democrats debate whether the race would benefit from his…

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In Tampa, Jeb Bush says post-Charleston: ‘We need to bring love back into our society’

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Although he was criticized earlier on Friday for seeming to downplay the racial aspect of 21-year-old Dylann Roof’s murdering nine people in a historic black church in Charleston on Wednesday night, Jeb Bush had no problem acknowledging that fact while addressing approximately 500 people at the Hillsborough County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Tampa on Friday night. “It just breaks my heart that someone — a racist — would do what he did. It just breaks my heart, and I know it…

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