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Take Two for May 8, 2013

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Let's say you're an average, undocumented immigrant living here in LA county. Who would you be, and what would your life be like?
The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation
The Senate's Gang of Eight continues to hash out immigration reform. Yesterday, Florida Senator and Gang of Eight member Marco Rubio met with conservative Tea Party leaders and conservative republicans to talk about their views on the issue.
Mayoral Election Held In Los Angeles
Yesterday we ran an extended interview with Wendy Greuel, and today, we'll hear from her opponent, Eric Garcetti.
Manchester United v Aston Villa - Premier League
It's time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the L.A. sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.

Announcing the winners of the LA2050 project

The LA2050 project by the Goldhirsh Foundation asked organizations across the city what they would do to fix problems in key categories like Education and Housing. Organizations put their ideas online, and people across the city voted for their favorites in each category.

US treasury sanctions Sinaloa drug cartel bosses

Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced its yearlong investigation had identified eight key players in Mexico's drug business. The government also introduced financial sanctions which it believes will weaken the powerful and violent Sinaloa cartel.
California Report

Deported from the U.S., some in Mexico make homes underground

The immigration debate offers a glimmer of hope for an estimated 11 million people living here illegally, eager to come away from the shadows. But for those already deported, re-starting lives can be hard.

Should preschoolers be learning on iPads?

The early education arena is split over when its actually proper to introduce computers and digital devices to young children. Some preschools use laptops and tablets as a sales point to attract new parents, but, are iPad apps actually teaching children anything?
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Tribes working on plan to legalize online poker

Last week, Nevada became host to the first legal online poker site in the nation. Native American tribes in California are now considering following suit.
Berdoo Bankrupt
Six of San Bernardino's council members have been given legal notice, but Councilwoman Wendy McCammack has been accused of deliberately avoiding being served with recall papers by a city recall group.
Rancho Sierra Vista
All week we're doing a series on wild animals that live in the city. And when you look at the age-old struggle between coyotes and roadrunners, at least in the cartoon, its the roadrunner that always succeeds.
The backlash was hard and it was swift after word spread yesterday that the Walt Disney Company filed to trademark the term "Dia de los Muertos" for an upcoming film.

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