The graffiti artist, Trek6, painted the Yoruba goddess of the ocean, Yemaya, to honor his Caribbean roots. She symbolizes growth, something that he thinks Hialeah needs. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Miami Area Muralists Rouse A New Reputation For An Industrial City

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Liberty Square, a 700-unit low-rise complex, is in the heart of one of Miami's most crime-plagued neighborhoods. Miami officials recently announced plans to demolish the building and relocate residents to new public housing. Nadege Green/WLRN hide caption

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Razing Liberty: Miami's Gambit To Fix A Crime-Plagued Neighborhood

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Superintendent Alberto Carvalho of Miami-Dade County Public Schools says he knows how much gets paid out in health care claims, but the school system's insurance carrier, Cigna, won't disclose the charges. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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School District Pays For Health Care But Can't Get Itemized Bill

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This encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, shown in 2008, was cleared out by authorities in 2009. It was home to sex offenders who were unable to find places where they were permitted to live under Miami-Dade County's strict residency law. Although this makeshift community was broken up, homeless sex offenders continue to camp out in other areas of the county. David Adame/AP hide caption

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ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

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