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In immigration news: Senate reform proposal taking shape, California's emerging Latino majority, the return of McCain, 'Irvine 11' appeals, more

Senators nearing agreement on broad immigration reform proposal - Washington Post A bipartisan group of senators is "nearing agreement on broad principles for overhauling the nation's immigration laws, representing the most substantive bipartisan effort toward comprehensive legislation in years."

Jeb Bush pushes comprehensive immigration strategy - USA Today Anaylsis of the former Florida governor's Wall Street Journal opinion piece, in which he rejects a "piecemeal" approach to immigration reform and advocates for a comprehensive plan.

John McCain in  immigration spotlight - Politico After a series of flip flops and a shift to the right during his 2008 presidential run, the onetime immigration reform advocate is again in the middle of talks as one of a group of eight senators working on a comprehensive strategy.

'Irvine 11' Muslim students appeal conviction in free speech case - Los Angeles Times The now 10 UC Irvine students, convicted in 2011 of conspiring to disrupt a speech by an Israeli ambassador, are appealing. They were sentenced to probation and community service.

California's Hispanics to outnumber whites by the end of the year - Reuters According to a report as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's 2013-2014 budget proposal, the state's Latino population is set to match the non-Latino white population by July, and outnumber it by end of the year.

Latino gang members accused of terrorizing Compton black family - Los Angeles Times In a case highlighting racial tension as once-predominantly black parts of Los Angeles undergo a demographic shift, two young men are accused of "allegedly waging a campaign to force a black family to move."