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After Healthcare, Immigration Might Be Next

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By Sabri Ben-Achour

Even before the dust could settle from Congress' vote on Healthcare reform, thousands rallied on the National Mall to make Immigration reform the next item on the national agenda.

Organizers estimate 200,000 thousand people assembled on the Mall Sunday for immigration reform. Among them was Alejandra Cruz from Cullmore Virginia.

"We hope that Obama Obama listens, we voted for him so he needs to vote for Immigration reform!"

President Obama did appear to be listening. In a video address to the crowd he pledged to fixing what he called our "broken Immigration system." Last week, he praised a bipartisan reform plan proposed by Democratic Senator Chuck Shumer and Republican Senator Lyndsey Graham. It would tighten border security and work laws while expanding visa opportunities for immigrants both highly skilled and low-skilled. It also offers a path, though not an easy one, to legalization for undocumented immigrants. Mr. Obama says he wants to move on immigration reform this year.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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