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In the news this morning: Dream Act return in the works, multiethnic support for Japan, News Corp. goes after Latinos, benefits of bilingual

Sen. Durbin Is Set To Revive DREAM Act Fight in This Congress - ColorLines The office of Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin has confirmed plans to reintroduce the bill this session. It would allow conditional legal status for undocumented youths who attend college or join the military.

Support for Japan Crosses Ethnic Lines, Historical Divides - AsianWeek Recent headlines from ethnic media convey how efforts to provide aid to earthquake and tsunami-devastated Japan have cut across ethnic lines, and in some cases deep historical divides.

2nd child accused in NYC attack on Muslim - Wall Street Journal A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on hate crime charges and is accused, along with a 12-year-old boy, of helping bully and attack a Muslim girl at their school.

News Corp. Launches Fox Hispanic Media - The Hollywood Reporter In its continuing efforts to reach the Latino market, News Corp. has unveiled Fox Hispanic Media, which will include the existing Spanish-language sports network Fox Deportes and a women's lifestyle channel.

Centralia man, 95, has US citizenship confirmed - Seattle Times The citizenship of the World War II veteran, who was born in the Canada and arrived at age 5, was recently in question after he had to show proof of citizenship for his driver's license.

Calif lawmaker promotes Ariz-like immigration bill - San Francisco Chronicle State lawmakers today are to consider a bill proposed by Republican state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, which would go after so-called "sanctuary cities" and employers who hire illegally.

Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power - NPR Research suggests that bilingual people may have an advantage that goes beyond communication: It turns out that being bilingual is good for your brain.