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The national battle over immigration reform

Last week, the White House reportedly sent copies of its draft proposal on the issue to government officials who deal with border security and other immigration issues. USA Today wrote about that plan this weekend, touching off a wave of criticism from legislators working on their own immigration proposals.
Twenty-Five Children Naturalized At DC Citizenship Ceremony

Immigration reform's unintended impact on foster care kids

As Congress prepares to tackle immigration reform, two Southland Democrats are addressing an unintended consequence of the current policy. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it involves thousands of U.S.-born children of undocumented parents in foster care.
Obit Jerry Buss

The impact of LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss on the NBA & beyond

Roland Lazenby, who has written five books on the Lakers, talks about Jerry Buss's legacy in Los Angeles, the NBA and beyond. Buss died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Writer Kevin Sites has collected soldiers' stories in his new book "The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to do in War."
New studies on screen violence, accuracy in Oscar movies and our weekly Ben Affleck update with entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.

'The Powerbroker' behind the civil rights movement

Whitney Young worked behind the scenes during the civil rights movement to mold many of the policies that broke down racial segregation. Filmmaker Bonnie Boswell had a front row seat to Young's life and career: she was his niece.

Pro Publica finds at least 20 CIA prisoners still missing

During the Bush administration, more than 100 suspected terrorists were believed to have been held in secret CIA prisons or shipped to other countries in secret where they were held and interrogated.
Dozens of students at Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Claremont McKenna are lobbying their trustees to take the schools’ endowments fossil fuel free.
Gay Activists Gather At Mormon Temple For "Kiss In"

A Church Divided: Growing up gay and Mormon

Reporter Steven Cuevas has the story of a Mormon mother and son working to bridge a historical divide
New Food Label Requirements Listing Trans Fat and Allergens Take Effect
If you're a calorie counter, you are probably constantly checking the nutrition labels of everything you eat. It's just part of trying to stay fit, be healthy, keep track of your diet, right? But what if those calories you've been counting are wrong? And not just by a little, but by as much as 50 percent.
Barack Obama Celebrates His Birthday

Author David Maraniss on 'Barack Obama: The Story'

Shortly before President Obama was re-elected, writer David Maraniss published an extensive biography of the 44th president. The book "Barack Obama - The Story" chronicles Mr. Obama's childhood through his post-college years in New York and Chicago. We'll talk to him about the book

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