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In the news this morning: Hate crime victim tries to save his attacker, GOP group seeks Latino candidates, Iraqi refugees under scrutiny, mo

The Hater and the Hated, Both Touched by Crime - New York Times Q&As with Rais Bhuiyan, a Pakistani immigrant shot in the face after September 11, 2001, and with Mark Anthony Stroman, the man who shot him. Stroman, who killed two others, is on death row; Bhuiyan is circulating a petition to spare his life.

RSLC unveils Latino recruitment plan - Politico The Republican State Leadership Committee has unveiled a new initiative intended to attract more Latino candidates to run for office as Republicans.

BP steps up search for immigrants amid Texas heat - Houston Chronicle Excessive heat along the border has federal agents stepping up search and rescue efforts for migrants who may be overcome by the elements.

Illegal immigrants matter, says 'Twilight' director - Home - The Orange County Register An interview with director Chris Weitz, who most recently directed "A Better Life," a film about an undocumented father in Los Angeles and his son.

Iraqi refugees in U.S. rechecked for terrorism links - Los Angeles Times Federal authorities are rescreening more than 58,000 Iraqi refugees living in the United States following concerns about security lapses;  immigration officials have so far given the FBI about 300 names of refugees to investigate.