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Disney employee allowed to wear hijab, may set precedent for others

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| A decision by Disney to allow a female Muslim intern to wear a traditional religious head scarf, or hijab, at work could set a precedent for other Disney employees who make an argument to wear the head scarves as part of their work uniform.

In the news this morning: Disney and head scarves, water for lost migrants, a Muslim superhero, DREAM Act and more

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Disneyland allows park worker to wear religious scarf at work | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

Quote of the moment: Loretta Sanchez vs. "Los Vietnameses"

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“Los Vietnameses y los Republicanos están con una intensidad de quitar este puesto, este puesto que ya nosotros hemos hecho tanto para nuestra comunidad, quitarnos este puesto y darselo a este Van Tran, que es muy anti-inmigrante y muy anti-Hispano.

Mr. Colbert goes to Washington (and testifies on immigration)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t39uqg6e4so&feature=player_embedded

In the news this morning: Colbert in Congress, Sanchez on the hot seat in OC, the DREAM Act revisited and more

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Fresh off farm gig, comedian Colbert testifies in House hearing - CNN.com

American snapshot: Bell Gardens

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Multi-American

Quote of the moment: A blogger on the DREAM Act and outsourcing

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"It doesn't make sense that in this country we have DREAM Act students now graduating from colleges, some with honors, who not only can't work but must sit on the sidelines and watch workers imported from other countries to do the work they can and should be doing.

In Bell, a recipe for exploitation?

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How much of a role did the city of Bell's ethnic and economic makeup have to do with the corruption scandal that landed eight city officials in jail yesterday? Plenty, if you ask those who live there.