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In the news this morning: Local Salvadorans and Obama's visit, Muslim civil rights hearings, a 4-year-old U.S. citizen gets deported, more

Local Salvadorans hope Obama visit sign of immigration reform, help - San Gabriel Valley Tribune From the story: The visit was championed as an indication of the U.S. president's commitment to the small poverty-striken nation, whose economy, crime and emigration levels are inextricably tied to the United States.

Durbin to host hearings on protecting Muslim civil rights - The Hill Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) plans to hold hearings on protecting American Muslims' civil rights "in response to the spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year," according to a statement.

U.S. citizen gets deported: L.I. tot, 4, sent to Guatemala after grandfather's detained - New York Daily News The federal government deported a 4-year-old Long Island girl, who is a U.S. citizen, after her grandfather was detained at the airport over an old immigration violation as they returned from a trip to Guatemala.

Fire 100 years ago gave birth to worker rights - CNN The anniversary of New York's devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire is this Friday. Most of the 146 people killed were female workers, mostly young immigrant women from Europe.

From L.A., Japanese church sends aid and prayers - 89.3 KPCC A piece on the congregation of the West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, founded in 1930.

Protesters gather at Villa Park City Hall, decry anti-Muslim comments by councilwoman - Los Angeles Times Protesters gathered outside Villa Park City Hall on Tuesday to denounce anti-Muslim comments made by a councilwoman at an event last month.