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Friday, June 22, 2012

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  • Obama The Favorite At Latino Leaders Convention
    President Obama traveled to Florida on Friday to speak to NALEO, one day after Mitt Romney addressed the same group of Latino elected and appointed officials. The president stressed his differences with Romney on immigration, including his week-old policy against deporting young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
  • Week In Politics: Immigration Reform, Calif. Budget
    Melissa Block speaks with political commentators Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Center of Public Affairs at California State University in Los Angeles, and Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. They discuss the past week in politics from a West Coast perspective, including President Obama and Mitt Romney's appeals this week to Latino voters.
  • More Than 20 Die In Taliban Attack On Afghan Resort
    Taliban militants attacked a lakeside resort just outside Kabul on Thursday, setting off a night-long siege that left dozens dead and wounded.
  • As Deadline Nears, Students Worry About Loan Hike
    Congress has a matter of days left to work out a compromise or interest rates on some federal student loans will double. That's left many students concerned their heavy debt burden will only grow.
  • NBA Finals Broadcasts The Highest-Rated In Years
    Superstar LeBron James finally has his NBA championship. The Miami Heat wrapped up the title Thursday night with a series clinching rout over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the one of the highest rated finals in years. Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the NBA's new glory era and why this year's Olympic Dream Team may be the last one you'll ever see.
  • Veracruz Is Mexico's Most Dangerous Place To Report
    The tourism website Mexconnect, claims that "The Mexican State of Veracruz brings to mind beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters, steamy jungles and mouth-watering seafood." If you read the news, it may bring to mind a turf war waged by three drug cartels, and a heap of mutilated bodies.
  • A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.
    When Paul Williams decided to become an architect, people told him no white clients would work with an African-American. But he persevered, eventually designing thousands of buildings, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and homes for stars like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball.
  • Candidate Accidentally Uploads Four Reaction Videos
    Indiana Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock accidentally released video responses to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. The court has yet to announcing their ruling. Muourdock prepared four responses for if the court upholds the law, overturns it, if it splits and if it doesn't provide an answer. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more.
  • Take A Trip To Downtown L.A. With La Santa Cecilia
    On historic Olvera Street, singer Marisol Hernandez describes the hopes and dreams the city represents.
  • Italian PM: 'Only A Week To Save The Eurozone'
    The leaders of Italy, Spain, France and Germany meet in Rome for a pre-summit summit. The host, Italian prime minister Mario Monti, says the next ten days are critical for the survival of the Eurozone.

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