Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Thursday


1. FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will learn his fate at 2 p.m. Thursday when state attorney Willie Meggs will announce results of a sexual assault investigation.

2. Tallahassee’s political establishment has repeatedly blocked legislative votes on medical marijuana and will ask the Florida Supreme Court Thursday to follow suit and keep the issue away from state voters in 2014.

3. The son of a Muslim cleric convicted in Florida of supporting the Pakistani Taliban has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Irfan Khan claims he was maliciously prosecuted and falsely imprisoned for 319 days, mostly in solitary confinement. The lawsuit filed this week in Miami federal court seeks unspecified damages under a law that allows private citizens in certain cases to sue the federal government.

4. Wildlife officers are back on the water Thursday as they try to lead a pod of pilot whales out of shallow waters in Everglades National Park.

5. Art Week continues with installations, exhibitions and parties. For a look at what’s on tap for Thursday in and around Art Basel, here is an events guide.

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