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In the news, this afternoon: Some U.S. Muslims hopeful after bin Laden's death, L.A. immigration march, Secure Communities and states, more

U.S. Muslims hope for better days after bin Laden - Reuters Some are hopeful that Osama bin Laden's death yesterday in Pakistan at the hands of the U.S. will help cast off a stigma attached to their community since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Calif may let locals opt out of immigration checks- Associated Press California lawmakers have joined those in Illinois and Washington state hoping to extricate their law enforcement agencies from mandatory participation in the federal Secure Communities immigration enforcement program.

Mayor Bloomberg suggests open door for immigrants -- to Detroit - New York Post On the New York mayor's recent crack about sending immigrants to struggling cities like Detroit to help revive the local economy.

Immigrants keep pressure on state legislators - Miami Herald Protests continue over proposed stringent anti-illegal immigration bills in Florida.

Thousands march for immigration reform at downtown LA May Day rally - 89.3 KPCC The march was much smaller than those of recent years, but participants still hoped for reforms to the immigration system.