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In the news this morning: Iranian American reactions, the Lakers and Latinos, Oklahoma immigration bills echo Arizona's, more




Unrest in Iran: SoCal Iranian-Americans weigh in on protests - 89.3 KPCC Siamak Kalhor, the host of Radio Iran in Los Angeles, joined KPCC's Madeleine Brand show this morning.

Lakers, NBA are reaching out to fast-growing Latino market - Los Angeles Times The Lakers have inked a 20-year agreement with Time Warner Cable to create the first Spanish-language regional sports network in the country. The Lakers will be its centerpiece.

Convicted Minuteman Border Vigilante Maintains Innocence - Talking Points Memo An Arizona jury decided yesterday that Shawna Forde, convicted for the 2009 murder of a Latino father and his 9-year-old daughter, is eligible for the death penalty.

Feds Probe Mexico Shooting of U.S. Agents, Murder of Jaime Zapata - ABC News U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime J. Zapata, who was based in Laredo, Texas, was killed Tuesday in an apparent ambush.

Physicians Say Arizona Bill Would Deter Immigrants From Seeking Care - Becker's Hospital Review Arizona's Senate Bill 1405 would require hospitals to confirm that patients are legal residents before admitting them for non-emergency care. If someone is in the country illegally, the hospital would have to notify immigration authorities.

Oklahoma Eyes "Arizona-plus" Birthright Citizenship and Immigration Bills - Fox News Latino Two state bills have been introduced, one that would allow police to confiscate property belonging to people who are in the country illegally, another that would deny Oklahoma citizenship to babies born to undocumented immigrants.

Nearly 100 charged, dozens arrested in operation targeting Armenian organized crime - Los Angeles Times Dozens were arrested this morning in a massive law enforcement operation targeting Armenian organized crime, in particular members of the Armenian Power street gang.