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Hispanic Studies Returns to Arizona School District Curriculum

Starting next school year, the Tucson Unified School District will once again have to include in its curriculum courses on Hispanic and African American culture as part of a court-approved plan to settle a four-decade-old lawsuit over segregation. continue reading »

Fashion Elite Gear Up for New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week returned Thursday to the runways of Manhattan's Lincoln Center, showcasing the fall-winter collections of designers from across the Americas. continue reading »

Miami Mayor Presents Keys to the City to Spanish Singer Rosana

Spanish singer Rosana was presented with the keys to Miami, where she will perform Feb. 23 as part of the U.S. tour for her new album,"¬°Buenos dias, mundo!." continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigate Whether Homophobia Played a Role in Murder

Investigators are looking at homophobia as a possible motive in the slaying of a young man whose body was found in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Experts Investigating Power Outage at Super Bowl in New Orleans

The cause of the 34-minute power outage in the Superdome during the Super Bowl in New Orleans remains under investigation and independent experts are being brought in to identify what caused the loss of electricity, officials said. continue reading »

Rumors of Second Oval Office are False, Says White House

The White House on Wednesday denied building a second Oval Office for President Barack Obama to work in pending the completion of renovations at the executive mansion. continue reading »

Jim Avila Will be ABC/Univision New White House Correspondent

Former Chicago anchor, Jim Avila, has just been named ABC/Univision News White House correspondent. continue reading »

Chilean Telescope Captures Seagull Nebula

The MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile has captured a new image of the wings of a "cosmic seagull," the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Senate Committee Postpones Defense Secretary Vote

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday postponed the vote on confirming Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary to allow more time for his nomination to be reviewed. continue reading »

Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio Slated to Give Republican Rebuttal to State of the Union Address

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star among conservatives, has been tapped by his party to deliver - in English and Spanish - the GOP response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address before Congress next week. continue reading »

Colombian Army Investigates Car Bombs that Killed 2, Wounded 2

Colombia's army said two car bombs - not one, as was initially reported - were used in attacks in the conflict-ridden province of Cauca that left two dead and two others wounded. continue reading »

Mexico Establishes Commission to Commemorate Centennial of Constitution

A commission has been created to mark the centennial of the Mexican Constitution, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

Adults Score Higher And Finish Faster On The GED Test In 2012

After one year of successful implementation, and with more than 40,000 tests delivered across 35 states, GED Testing Service has found that adults who take the GED test on computer are passing at higher rates and finishing faster. continue reading »

Latino Blotter: 8-Month Pregnant Prison Guard Accused of Having Sex with Cop Killer

Nancy Gonzalez, a New York Metropolitan Detention Center prison guard, was arrested for having sex with a convicted cop killer that is believed to be the father of her child. continue reading »

More Americans Supporting Obama and Immigration Reform

A growing number of Americans support President Barack Obama's stance on illegal immigration, and there is better support than in the past for the idea of offering citizenship to immigrants who meet certain requirements and for increasing border monitoring, according to a national survey released Wednesday. continue reading »

Union Calls Upon Pemex to Give Jobs to Children of Dead Victims of Blast

The children of the employees killed in the explosion last week at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, should be allowed to inherit their parent's jobs, oil workers union leader Carlos Romero Deschamps said. continue reading »

London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

A collection of the works of Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo, who fascinated Britons in the 19th century, when his work first caught the eye of collectors, is on exhibit in London. continue reading »

Victoria’s Secret Launches Valentine’s Day Campaign

The terrestrial angels of Victoria's Secret are lending a hand to Cupid for Valentine's Day, with the lingerie giant's models taking to the runway in red for the holiday. continue reading »

Mexican Government Denies U.S. Vetoed Defense Secretary Appointment

The United States did not veto the appointment of Gen. Moises Garcia Ochoa as defense secretary, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

Arkansas Couple Wins the Lottery Twice in One Weekend

Talk about luck! An Arkansas couple that had gone fishing for the weekend came home with two winning lottery tickets. Stephen Weaver, 54, and Terri Weaver, 55, of Stuttgart, Arkansas, stopped on Saturday evening at a convenience store near Pangburn, Arkansas where they purchased the $1 million lottery ticket, reported ABCNews. continue reading »