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Obama says immigration bill would help House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.

03/13/2013

Don’t tell kids about past drug use, study finds

OK, so you smoked a few joints, and maybe even tried something stronger. You’re thinking that sharing your experiences with your kids will help drive home the anti-drug message. But a new report suggests you re-think that approach.

02/25/2013

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Race, ethnic lines less visible as LA picks mayor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles voters are picking a new mayor, but the race is far different from the landmark election of Antonio Villaraigosa eight years ago.

02/24/2013

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Children of immigrants more Democrat than parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — A study finds that U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are more likely than their parents to say they are Democrats as they integrate into American life.

02/07/2013

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Hispanics will soon overtake whites in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State demographers say California’s Hispanic population will equal that of whites within six months and exceed it early next year — a milestone in the country’s racial and ethnic shifts.

01/31/2013

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Obama on immigration overhaul: ‘Now is the time’

LAS VEGAS (AP) – President Barack Obama says “now is the time” to fix broken immigration laws. And he says Congress is showing “a genuine desire to get this done soon.” A USC professor talks with Penny and Phil about the latest development. Click to listen.

01/30/2013

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Top white-collar crime prosecutor getting SEC job

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama is nominating former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, tasking her with going after “irresponsible behavior” in the financial industry.

01/24/2013

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Study: High school grad rate highest since ’76

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said on Tuesday.

01/21/2013

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Longoria to host Latino inaugural salute to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following an election where Latinos showed their growing political influence, a coalition of groups is coordinating a gathering of top Latino entertainers at the Kennedy Center in a series of events ahead of President Obama’s inauguration.

01/08/2013

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Kennedy Center announces review of Honors process

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center is reviewing the way it selects artists who receive one of the nation’s highest arts prizes, the Kennedy Center Honors, after a group said Latinos have been largely excluded.

01/07/2013

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Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.

12/05/2012

Disney defends new Hispanic-influenced princess

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. is defending its newest princess following a backlash over her Hispanic-influenced ethnicity. A new character named Sofia will star in the TV movie “Sofia the First: Once […]

10/23/2012

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