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In the news this morning: The challenges to state anti-illegal immigration bills, StoryCorps in town, Muslim screenwriters, Cesar Chavez Day

Groups target states' illegal-immigration bills - USA Today Latino groups, business associations, farm bureaus, civil rights organizations and lawyers have come together to craft a state-by-state attack against the proposals.

NYC alleges major U.S. Census undercount - UPI The city says the population in its boroughs was vastly undercounted, especially immigrants.

Readers speak out on Senate's anti-Muslim bigotry hearing - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USA Today What readers are telling the newspaper as the U.S. Senate prepares for a hearing tomorrow on anti-Muslim discrimination.

StoryCorps Griot project records oral histories of LA’s African American community - 89.3 KPCC The documentary project StoryCorps is in Los Angeles for the next month to record African American oral histories for a national archive.

LA names new school for teacher honored in film - 89.3 KPCC A Cudahy school is named for Jaime Escalante, the late Garfield High School teacher on whose story the film "Stand and Deliver" was based.

Muslim-Americans try to 'write' Hollywood's wrongs - 89.3 KPCC As part of an effort to counter negative stereotypes in film, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has been teaching Muslim-Americans how to become Hollywood screenwriters.

Cesar Chavez Day: Here's What's Closed When This Week - LAist The holiday honoring the late civil rights hero and union leader is celebrated in California this Thursday, March 31.