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In the news this morning: More on Arizona immigration crackdown bills, death penalty for the Brisenia Flores murder, Ruben Salazar report re

Arizona immigration bills aim for bigger crackdown - Arizona Republic A state senate committee gives the go-ahead to the most stringent immigration enforcement measures in the state since SB 1070.

Death Sentence for Arizona Minuteman Who Killed Girl and Dad - New America Media Shawna Forde was convicted last week for the 2009 home invasion murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in Arivaca, Arizona, a rural border town. She was the leader of an anti-illegal immigration activist group, Minuteman American Defense.

Harvard Names Shakira Artist of the Year - Latina Yes, the words Harvard and Shakira in one sentence. The singer, songwriter and philanthropist was named 2011 Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation.

Groups sue FBI over Muslim surveillance - The Orange County Register According to a lawsuit filed yesterday, the First Amendment rights of hundreds of Muslims were violated when an FBI-directed informant was asked to infiltrate local mosques.

Office of Independent Review says no evidence journalist Salazar was targeted by law enforcement - 89.3 KPCC A report from the county office says there's no evidence that law enforcement targeted journalist Ruben Salazar, killed 40 years ago when a sheriff's deputy fired a tear gas canister into an East L.A. bar during an anti-war protest. Salazar’s daughter says the report doesn’t go far enough.

Iraqi immigrant convicted in Arizona 'honor killing' awaits sentence - CNN Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 50, was convicted yesterday of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of his 20-year-old daughter. Sentencing testimony begins today.