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In the news this morning: Bilingualism and brain power, hate crime conviction in PA, Secure Communities and 287(g), more

Can bilingualism improve your brain's multitasking power? - Los Angeles Times Weighing the benefits of raising children bilingually from an early age.

2 found guilty of hate crimes related to death of immigrant - The two young men on trial for the 2008 beating death of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Pennsylvania have been found guilty on all counts.

ICE Forces Counties to Join Controversial Deportation Program - ColorLines Local jurisdictions that have tried to opt out of Secure Communities, a fingerprint sharing program, have learned that it's not optional.

Hispanics/Latinos at higher HIV risk than Whites - Estimates of HIV incidence for 2006 indicated that Latinos had a rate of 29.3 per 100,000 population, compared with 11.5 for whites.

Immigrants Sue Over Local Immigration Enforcement Program - The Washington Independent Three immigrants in Georgia have filed what could be the first legal challenge to the federal 287(g) program, which allows immigration officials to delegate some enforement roles to local law enforcement.

A 'miracle' in Chile, but mining accidents are often tragedies across Latin America - Los Angeles Times Other mining accidents in recent years have had less happy endings, claiming dozens of lives in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

Ines Sainz of TV Azteca wants out of NFL locker rooms - ESPN The Mexican television reporter who was harassed in a New York Jets locker room is returning to work, and she's not apologizing for her wardrobe.

Owner of San Diego bakery that supplied courthouse charged with employing illegal immigrants - Los Angeles Times Immigration authorities have arrested 44 unauthorized employees of S&S Bakery Inc., which delivers to a federal courthouse, military bases, prisons and schools.

Pamela Geller — Blogger, Provocateur, Lightning Rod - New York Times In case you missed it, a profile of the controversial conservative blogger who led the charge against the Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York.