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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

As tens of thousands children from Central America have been fleeing for the United States, U.S. society is trying to figure out how to deal with the crisis -- at many different levels.

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Drivers for a new ride-sharing service, Lyft, are now facing significant fines and penalties from Miami-Dade County. The service has been around for about two weeks now, but it's operating illegally.

Miami's beer makers have officially unionized. Sort of. The owners of two Miami-Dade County breweries rallied their brewer colleagues to form the Miami Brewers Alliance, a sort of advocacy and education group for local craft-beer businesses.

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade and Florida transportation officials will gather at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to discuss a huge railroad project.

Outside the glittering new Perez Art Museum Miami, finishing touches were still being applied late last month to the spacious plazas and gardens surrounding the $220 million building. Next door to the art museum, a new science museum is also going up. When it's all complete, the 29-acre Museum Park will provide a focus and a gathering spot on Biscayne Bay for those who live in, work in and visit downtown Miami.

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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 28-year-old man accused of stealing a North Miami Beach patrol car from the department's parking lot says he "just wanted to drive around for a little bit."

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says they're making great strides in the fight against the Giant African Land Snail.

During a news conference in Miami Thursday, Putnam said Florida sees a lot of strange things, but these snails are at the top of the list.

Many Floridians took to Twitter this week complaining that they were frightened or otherwise annoyed on Monday afternoon when their cell phones delivered an AMBER Alert originating from Miami.

Jacksonville attorney Wyman Deuggan said he got an email about the alert, but he heard the unfamiliar tones coming from his co-worker's cell phones.

"I was walking down the hall going to a meeting and I kept hearing this tone," he said Tuesday, adding that it sounded like someone's printer had malfunctioned.

On Saturday, August 16, a group of friends and supporters gathered for a "Cyclist Respect Rally" on the bike lane of 16th Street near the intersection with Jefferson Avenue in Miami Beach.

Along the street, they stood in a line between the car lane and the bike lane to create a human barrier where event coordinator Jessica Hunter was hit by a car earlier this month.