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In the news this morning: No 'birther bill' in Arizona, minorities in special education, an immigration reform summit, more




'Birther bill' vetoed by Arizona governor - CNN Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late yesterday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States before their names could be placed on the state ballot.

Too many minorities in special ed, state says - San Jose Mercury News According to the California Department of Education, a disproportionate number of ethnic minority students in a Bay Area school district have been identified for special education, suspended or expelled.

Law student faces immigration battle - The GW Hatchet The George Washington University campus newspaper reports on Prerna Lal, a 26-year-old FIjian-born immigrant rights advocate and law school student who has now been placed in deportation proceedings herself.

Korean-American writer shares Pulitzer for local reporting - The Korea Times John J. Kim of The Chicago Sun-Times shared the award for local reporting with two other staff writers for their work documenting crime-ridden Chicago neighborhoods; in Los Angeles, one of the two winners of the public service award at the Los Angeles Times was Ruben Vives, who was born in Guatemala.

President Obama to hold meeting on immigration reform - El Paso Times The president has invited a bipartisan group of state, local and law enforcement officials to the White House this afternoon to discuss revamping the immigration system.

GOP official who sent Obama chimpanzee email: 'I am not a racist' - Los Angeles Times An Orange County GOP official who sent an email that portrays President Obama's face superimposed on a chimpanzee has apologized, but insists she's not a racist.

Gov. Jindal Will Sign Louisiana's Birther Bill If It Gets To Him - Talking Points Memo While Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed her state's version of a "birther" bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they were born in the U.S., Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is Indian American, says he'll sign his state's version of the bill if it reaches his desk.