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Yemeni soldiers search a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa on August 4, 2013. Security measures were particularly strict in the Yemeni capital after Washington held urgent talks on an Al-Qaeda threat that prompted two dozen embassies and consulates to temporarily halt their services in many capitals in the region. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans Urged To Take Travel Precautions As Some U.S. Embassies Close

Patrols have been stepped up, roads have been closed and extra blast walls put up near 22 U.S. diplomatic missions following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

08/04/2013

Rosana Lucas (Source: CBS4)

Bus Driver Admits To Lying About Talking To Soldier Son

A Broward School bus driver, who originally said she was talking to her son in Iraq when she was caught using her cell phone on duty, admitted Tuesday the story was a lie and has accepted her suspension, according to CBS4’s Joan Murray.

CBS Miami–04/09/2013

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Broward School Bus Driver Fighting Suspension Over Phone Call From Marine Son

A South Florida woman waited 7 months to hear from her son serving in the Marines in Iraq. But when she took that phone call her employer — the Broward County School District — said she broke the rules.

CBS4–03/18/2013

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Wounded Warriors Take To Softball Field To Raise Awareness, Hope

You might call them a team of heroes. Members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team all lost limbs while serving overseas, but that didn’t stop from becoming first class athletes, and this weekend you can see them play right here in South Florida.

CBS4–12/07/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

Outgoing City Manager Hector Mirabile gets a hug from South Miami Planning Director Christopher Brimo after a meeting Friday night. (Source: ANDREA TORRES/MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

In Tears, Fired City Manager Says Treatment Was “Far Worse” Than Iraq

South Miami commissioners fired their fourth city manager in as many years Friday night.

CBS4–11/10/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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The Invisible Wounds of War

What is happening to our soldiers? More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves, than have died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are the suspected culprits.

CBS4–05/03/2012

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Gas Prices Spike As Drivers Complain

South Florida’s recent spike in gas prices isn’t coming from the traditional “Supply and Demand” market forces, but rather “Investors” jumping into the commodities markets at the same time a major oil producer threatens to cut exports.

CBS4–02/21/2012

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Vet Fran Looks To Lower Veteran Unemployment

Sometimes lost amidst the unemployment crisis is the plight of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. But a franchise expo on Miami Beach this weekend is hoping to change their luck for the better.

CBS4–01/20/2012

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