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In the news this morning: New Mexico the most Latino state, cops defend L.A. day laborer's shooting, students tweet immigration status, more

New Mexico, the Most Latino State in the Union, Gets Even More Latino - Fox News Latino The state grew by more than 240,000 people over the last decade. Seventy-eight percent of that increase was due to Latinos, who now make up 46 percent of the state's population, up from 42 percent in 2000.

LA Police Commission supports officer shooting of Guatemalan day laborer - 89.3 KPCC The Los Angeles Police Commission said yesterday that an officer was justified in killing Guatemalan day laborer Manuel Jamines in Westlake last September. The shooting prompted violent protests.

Japanese New Yorkers Desire to Meld Into Mainstream - New York Times From the story: "...among Japanese residents of New York, the response to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami back home has so far been small, scattered and often private — a reflection of the population itself."

Young people Tweet their immigration fears away, take to Facebook to set up rallies - New York Daily News As some advocacy groups encourage undocumented students to go public this week, some are tweeting about their status.

Selena, Celia Cruz and more Celebrated with Latin Music Legends Stamps - Latina Musical legends Selena, Carlos Gardel, Carmen Miranda, Tito Puente and Celia Cruz have been honored with special edition stamps from the United States postal service that go on sale today.