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  • Obama waiting for House GOP to act on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the …


  • Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is …


  • APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


  • 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. The number of illegal immigrants in …


  • 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. The number of illegal immigrants in …


  • Program trains farmworkers to be organic farmers

    SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in preparation for next season’s planting. Except this …


  • Republicans propose plan for undocumented young

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of …


  • House to consider limited GOP immigration bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would both expand …


  • US court strikes down Mich. affirmative action ban

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could …


  • Census: New gauge shows high of 49.7M poor in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …


  • Census: New gauge shows 49.7 million poor in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs …


  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 …


  • Senators discuss comprehensive immigration changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 …


  • High court to take fresh look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


  • GOP showing in Calif. worries party strategists

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation’s most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — …


  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a …


  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three …


  • Coming to Texas ballots: another Bush in 2014?

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush, a rising star among Hispanic conservatives and the grandson of one president and nephew of another, has taken the first step toward seeking …


  • Texas lawyer pleads not guilty to aiding cartel

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. But secretly, investigators say, he …


  • AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority …


  • School finance case to focus on demographics shift

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ dramatically shifting demographics will be the focus Tuesday as attorneys representing about 600 school districts call their first witness in a trial in which the …


  • Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

    CHICAGO (AP) — When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected. Researchers …


  • Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote. …


  • Shuttle crossing provides a unique teaching moment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to …


  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat’l monument

    KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Ybarra’s trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers …


  • Study: Race-neutral admissions can work

    As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report …


  • Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued …


  • Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote

    MIAMI (AP) — It’s not just the collection plate that’s getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the …


  • Wis. woman convicted in fetal-abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman who confessed to trying to steal a baby by attacking a pregnant woman and slicing out her full-term fetus was convicted Thursday of killing …


  • Hispanics the focus as Romney pushes ahead

    MIAMI (AP) — Hispanics are the focus as the race for the White House moves to Florida, a presidential battleground where a charged immigration debate is under way as President …

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