Miami-Dade Is One of the Healthiest Counties in America, Somehow

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Are you 305 till you die? Because that might mean you'll be 305 for a long, long time. According to a new study, Miami-Dade is one of the healthiest counties not only in Florida but also in all of America. It's in the top 10 percent of healthiest counties overall across the United States and the fifth healthiest in Florida. Dade is also by far the healthiest large urban county in the state.

What's odd is that a second segment of the study analyzed indicators of good health, but Miami-Dade received only an average placement there. So somehow we're all living relatively long and healthy lives despite ourselves.

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Hialeah Ranks as One of the Least "Douchey" Cities in America

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Even the fiercest defender's of Miami-Dade's pride must admit we have our fair share of douchebags. Counterintuitively, a new "analysis" by real estate site Estately claims that of America's 100 biggest cities, not only does the City of Miami proper rank low on the douche spectrum, but Hialeah also is actually one of the ten least douchebag-heavy cities in all of the USA.

See also: LA Thinks It's America's Douche Capital, Miami Begs to Differ.

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Poll: 74 Percent of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana

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Poll numbers about how many Floridians support legalizing medical marijuana seem to be all over the place -- well, except below the 60 percent necessary it would need to pass. A new University of North Florida poll shows that 74 percent of Floridians intend to vote to legalize medicinal pot in November. That's down from 82 percent in a poll from November, but again, unless there's some dramatic shift, all signs continue to point to this thing passing.

See also: How to Grow Pot for (Soon to Be) Legal Profit: Inside Cannabis Career Institute's Miami Seminar

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Miami Is the Third Most Selfie-Obsessed City in the World

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Are selfies the ultimate in shallow vanity or an empowering, confidence-boosting tool of self-appreciation? Who knows? But in Miami, we take a lot of them. In fact, Time magazine has concluded the Miami area is the third most selfie-obsessed city in the entire world.

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Miamians Want Full-Service Casinos, According to Poll Paid for by Gaming Interest

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Even when they're not unveiling gaudy plans for giant mega-casinos, the gambling industry always has some eyes on Miami as a future point of expansion.

It's no wonder then that a poll paid for by "unnamed gaming interests" has been released today showing that 56 percent of Miamians supposedly approve of the idea of bringing full-service, Las Vegas-style casinos to Miami.

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If You Live in Miami You're More Likely to Be Alone Valentine's Day, According to Facebook Data

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What are you doing tonight? According to Facebook, there's a good chance you'll either eat a mixture of your tears and the last melted spoonfuls of a carton of rocky road ice cream or get drunk with your friends while proclaiming, "Who needs a relationship when we have each other? Did that person over there just look at me? Do you think they're single? Oh my God!"

That's because, according to Facebook data, Miami is one of the worst cities in America to find love.

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Poll: 63 Percent of Floridians Support Lifting Cuban Embargo

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The Cuban embargo has been in place for well over 50 years now to little effect, and now a new poll claims that a majority of Americans, and an even larger share of Floridians, believe it's time to end it.

The poll was presented this morning from D.C.-based think tank the Atlantic Council, but their methods have already come under fire by parts of the Cuban exile community.

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Charlie Crist and Rick Scott Statistically Tied in Latest Poll

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Maybe this governor's race isn't totally over before it even began. Back in August, when Public Policy Polling asked Floridians whether they plan to vote for Charlie Crist or Rick Scott, Crist had a 12-point lead. Now, for its first poll in the new year, PPP has found Crist's lead has shrunk to just two points. That's within the margin of error and is a statistical tie.

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Miami Named 4th Worst-Run City in America, Hialeah 9th

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Perhaps the most surprising part of the City of Miami being named the fourth worst-run city in America is that it was higher in the rankings than Hialeah. However, both cities made the top ten.

24/7 Wall Street decided to start off the new year by ranking America's 100 biggest cities from worst to best run. "The area's economy, job market, crime level, and welfare of the population," were all taken into account.

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Hate Crimes Up 22 Percent in Florida

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Hate crimes in Florida were up 22 percent in 2012, according to information just released by Attorney General Pam Bondi's office. In all, there were 170 instances of people being charged with a hate crime in Florida, up from 139 in 2011. That's also the highest number since 2008.

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