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Brand & Martinez for September 5, 2012




San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who will be the keynote speaker on opening night of the Democratic National Convention
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who will be the keynote speaker on opening night of the Democratic National Convention

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Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will become the first Latino keynote speaker in Democratic convention history Tuesday; Why are reporters so down on this election cycle, and does this affect their coverage?; And law enforcement agencies are cautious as state prison officials release thousands of inmates to local probation departments; Even though the Oscars are months away, there is talk of possible contenders. There are new movies from Ben Affleck, the Wachowskis and Paul Thomas Anderson, and they're all showing at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts this Thursday.