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In the news this morning: Latinos and redistricting, convicted BART officer released, a difficult decade for American Muslims, more

California redistricting: Latinos fret over redrawn map of California congressional districts - Los Angeles Times The executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials calls the proposed new maps of congressional districts the "worst-case scenario for Latinos in California.’’

Johannes Mehserle, former BART officer, was released from L.A. County Jail - Los Angeles Times A white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer convicted of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on an Oakland train station platform was released after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence. The incident and his trial sparked racial tension and protests in the Bay Area.

Martinez name the Smith of Hispanics - El Paso Times Even with people giving up land telephone lines and switching to cell phones, the El Paso phone directory still lists more than 2,200 Martinezes.

Chronicling an American Hero - LA Beez/KoreAm A book chronicles the story of Young Oak Kim, a Korean American U.S. military hero in World War II. Kim was awarded 19 medals for his valor.

Under suspicion: American Muslims search for identity 10 years after Sept. 11 - The Washington Post The attacks of September 11, 2001 continue to color the lives of an estimated 2.4 million American Muslims. They have reacted to the discomfort and discrimination since in different ways.

Latino Democrats: Party needs to do more for candidates - Los Angeles Times After the victory of three Republican Latinos in last year's election, political activists and campaign strategists say Democrats need to do more to bolster their Latino candidates.