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  • Will Immigration Plan Sway Latinos To Obama's Side?
    President Obama travels to Florida Friday to address a large gathering of Latino politicians — one week after announcing that illegal immigrants who came to this country as children will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least two years. Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney criticized that policy when he spoke to the same group Thursday. The twin speeches highlight the important role Latino voters could play in the November election.
  • Some Immigrant Students Still Dreaming Of Clarity
    One question left unanswered by President Obama's immigration action was what the policy change will mean for students. In Georgia, where illegal immigrants are banned from attending five public colleges, one professor says she worries students could identify themselves and end up at risk.
  • Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Weaves In Real Top Stories
    Renee Montagne talks to Aaron Sorkin, creator of the new HBO show about cable news called The Newsroom. it depicts a newsroom filled with idealistic types. Some critics have panned it as overly earnest.
  • Senate Strips Public Funds From Party Conventions
    The Senate has passed an amendment that would cut off public funding for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions. The funding has been coming from U.S. taxpayers who check the $3 box on their federal tax returns.
  • Romney Outraises Obama In May Fundraising Totals
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last month was able to cut President Obama's fundraising advantage in half. His fundraising outstripped the Obama campaign — while at the same time, Romney was able to spend less, thanks to outside groups that continued a barrage of negative ads against his opponent.
  • LeBron James Leads Miami Heat To NBA Title
    The Miami Heat are the new NBA champions. Thursday night in Miami, they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5, 121 to 106. LeBron James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists.
  • Clevelanders Watch LeBron James Win NBA Title
    When Ohio native LeBron James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat in 2010, he left behind a legion of furious fans who had followed his career since he was an Akron teenager. Now that James has won the NBA ring, are Clevelanders ready to forgive him for leaving?
  • Who Knew? Honest Abe Rid The World Of The Undead
    With a movie title like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, it's no mystery what the plot is. Young Mr. Lincoln is tutored by an experienced vampire killer and goes into training with his trusty ax. He bears a special grudge against vampires because they killed his mother.
  • Calif. Budget Plan Cuts Programs To Trim Deficit
    California Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on the state's budget. The plan includes deep cuts to social programs. It would also knock three weeks off the school year unless voters approve new taxes proposed by Brown.
  • Tesla's New Electric Sedan: Five Passengers, 89 MPG, And No Engine
    The Tesla electric car company has high hopes for its new Model S sedan. The five-seater, which hits the streets today, is priced around half what the previous Tesla model, the exclusive Roadster, costs. The EPA rates its range at 265 miles.

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