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A 32-year-old Iraqi immigrant died Saturday, three days after she was discovered brutally beaten at her home in the city of El Cajon, California, just east of San Diego.  

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Adrian Florido reports indications of a possible hate crime have shaken the town that has the nation's second largest community of iraqis.

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A new study by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that as the economy recovers, Asians and Latinos are gaining work faster than other ethnic groups.  Adrian Florido reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

 

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As some Native American tribes have become wealthy with casino profits, they've been buying land and expanding the size of their reservations. But as Adrian Florido reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, these efforts are stirring controversy, because once the private land becomes part of the reservation, it's no longer subject to local taxes or laws.

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For the first time ever, the number of U.S. adults with bachelor’s degrees has surpassed 30 percent. But as Adrian Florido reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, new data shows the education gap between Latinos and other ethnic groups is widening.

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Catholic bishops across the country have turned to their congregations to pressure President Obama to repeal his new contraception rule in recent weeks. That rule requires religious institutions to have health plans that cover contraception costs for their employees.  And since Latinos now make up roughly one-third of all Catholics in the U.S., they should be key players in that effort.  

But as Adrian Florido reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the response from rank-and-file Latinos has not been what the church had hoped.