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5 Things to Know in Florida for March 7

March 6, 2014
Associated Press

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

POLICE VIDEO OF BIEBER RELEASED

Police video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test after his arrest on driving under the influence was released by prosecutors on Thursday. Sensitive portions of the tape were blacked out, as ordered by the judge. Also, Bieber was scheduled to give a deposition in Miami Thursday in an unrelated lawsuit by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's bodyguard.

SUPREME COURT SAYS IMMIGRANT CAN'T GET LAW LICENSE

The Florida Supreme Court says the Florida Bar cannot admit immigrants who are in the country illegally. The case involved Jose Godinez-Samperio, who came to the United States illegally with his parents when he was just 9 years old. The justices ruled that federal law prohibits people who are in the country illegally from obtaining professional licenses.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS APPEAL FLORIDA WATER RULING

Environmentalists are appealing a federal judge's approval of Florida's water pollution rules. In January, a federal judge in Tallahassee ruled that state and federal authorities could move ahead with an agreement that allows Florida to take the lead in writing and enforcing water pollution rules. Environmental groups argued that the state rules had loopholes and that the ruling meant that stricter federal Clean Water Act protections would not apply to two-thirds of Florida waters.

FLORIDA SUES BP OVER OIL SPILL DAMAGE

The state has joined a multistate lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, seeking to hold British oil company BP accountable for damage to Florida's natural resources.

ATTORNEY DEFENDS FIRED DOLPHINS TRAINER

A lawyer for the trainer fired last month by the Miami Dolphins says his client was improperly singled out to placate a public outcry for action in the wake of the team's bullying scandal. Kevin O'Neill was fired Feb. 19, five days after the release of an NFL report on the scandal following a three-month investigation. Investigators found that guard Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at tackle Jonathan Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.

 
 

 

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