Miami bridge death toll rises as officials investigate collapse

Questions raised about using ‘innovative design’ over road at Florida International University

At least six people have been killed and 10 others taken to hospital after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on to a highway in Miami, police have said, as state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the structure failed while under construction.

“This has turned from a rescue to a recovery operation,” said Det Alvaro Zabaleta of Miami-Dade police department on Friday.

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An information apocalypse is coming. How can we protect ourselves? | David Shariatmadari

Technology has enabled JFK to ‘deliver’ his final speech 55 years later. It could soon be impossible to trust what we see or hear

“In a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America’s leadership must be guided by the lights of learning and reason, or else those who confuse rhetoric with reality, and the plausible with the possible will gain the popular ascendancy with their seemingly swift and simple solutions to every world problem.”

John F Kennedy’s last speech reads like a warning from history, as relevant today as it was when it was delivered in 1963 at the Dallas Trade Mart. His rich, Boston Brahmin accent reassures us even as he delivers the uncomfortable message. The contrast between his eloquence and the swagger of Donald Trump is almost painful to hear.

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