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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. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year from a peak of 12 million in 2007, part of an overall waning of Hispanic immigration. For the first time since 1910, Hispanic immigration last year was topped by immigrants from Asia.

Aging boomers present transportation challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of government travel data says baby boomers have had a profound impact on transportation in the U.S. The analysis, released Thursday by AARP, an advocacy group for older Americans, says boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. Baby boomers are people born between 1946 and 1964.