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In the news this morning: Aftermath of new Japan quake, nonwhite youth population drops in L.A, backlogged immigration courts, more

Japan lifts tsunami alert, but says power cut at one nuke plant - USA Today Today's magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit at roughly the same location and depth as the magnitude 9 earthquake March 11.

Number of nonwhite children in L.A. area declines, bucking nationwide trend, according to 2010 census analysis - Los Angeles Times The decline in nonwhite children goes against the national and state trend as parts of the city gentrify. "It's no longer white flight; it's middle-class flight," a researcher says.

BBC News - Scores of migrants missing as boat capsizes off Italy - BBC More casualties as migrants flee unrest in North Africa, headed north across the Mediterranean.

How to fix 'massive crisis' in immigration courts - San Jose Mercury News The immigration court system operates "at a glacial pace," with files lost, background checks delayed, and hearings rescheduled. Meanwhile, people are detained and families separated long-term.

Illegal immigrants were charged up to $60,000 for fake marriage papers, authorities allege - Los Angeles Times Twenty-one suspicious visa petitions were traced to a business, MPEagle Consultants, which is alleged to have charged $15,000 to $60,000 for its services.

Activists brainstorm ways to re-energize fight for immigration reform at USC conference - 89.3 KPCC At the conference, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa encouraged attendees to build momentum by forging new alliances.