Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Tuesday

On Tuesday, the commission is expected to decide for the second time in four months whether Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera can hire an outside attorney.
On Tuesday, the commission is expected to decide for the second time in four months whether Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera can hire an outside attorney.
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1. The Obama administration’s top health official is visiting Miami-Dade to talk up the Affordable Care Act as fallout from the new law grows. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit South Florida on Tuesday to discuss website enrollment. Sebelius and Obama have repeatedly apologized for a dismal launch of

2. Miami-Dade county commissioners are expected to decide whether the property appraiser can hire an outside attorney and may discuss ongoing repairs to the county’s crumbling sewer pipes. The meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. at County Hall in downtown Miami.

3. An American who returned from Cuba to face U.S. charges that he hijacked an airliner to Havana is seeking release on bail before trial. A hearing was set Tuesday for 56-year-old William Potts, who was convicted in Cuba of the 1984 hijacking of a New York-to-Miami Piedmont Airlines flight. Potts has pleaded not guilty to U.S. air piracy charges, which carry a prison sentence of between 20 years and life.

4. Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman has a meeting with NFL investigator Ted Wells scheduled for Tuesday, the coach said. Wells is at Dolphins headquarters investigating the team’s workplace conduct as part of the Richie Icognito- Jonathan Martin bullying saga.

5. South Florida’s forecast calls for a likelihood of rain on Tuesday. Chance of rain is 40 percent, with highs in the low-80s and lows in the low-70s.

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