Miami’s Top Five: What you need to know Monday

 

1. NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells will spend Monday and Tuesday at Dolphins headquarters in Davie interviewing players, coaches and front-office employees in the ongoing bullying scandal involving offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.

2. Immigration advocates from around the country are gathering to move the discussion about who will be granted legal status to examine how the United States can more quickly integrate its newest members into its civic and economic life. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and American Book Award winner Edwidge Danticat are among the speakers at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, which runs through Tuesday in Miami.

3. South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Vice President Joe Biden are traveling to Panama on Monday to discuss the expansion of the Panama Canal. Schultz has advocated expanding Port Everglades and the Port of Miami, saying they play a crucial role in South Florida's economy. Republican Gov. Rick Scott has also rallied around Florida port expansions.

4. The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School Monday about changing stand-your-ground self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July. Last month, she told a panel of U.S. senators that the laws don't work and must be amended. Republicans said it should be left to the states that passed the laws.

5. Miami Book Fair International features appearances by Joe Scarborough and Erica Jong. The book fair is celebrating its 30th anniversary with events all week and a full schedule of author appearances and a street fair over the weekend.

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