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SaturdayJune 21, 2014

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To reflect the dynamic interests of our audience, Latino Daily News is an online daily news source and virtual cultural center for and about Latinos. We offer the latest news headlines, as well as innovative and insightful Hispanic current events stories, photos, videos, and commentaries from a Latino perspective, 24/7.

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Only 1 in 3 People Approve of Obama Handling of Immigration

Only 1 in 3 People Approve of Obama Handling of Immigration

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Approval of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration has dropped to 31 percent, while 65 percent of people surveyed by Gallup disapprove of his immigration policies.

That was the result of a study published Friday by Gallup, which also indicates that disapproval of Obama’s immigration policies has increased 10 percent since the last time the same survey was taken in August 2013.

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84 Could Have Been Exposed to Anthrax at U.S. Gov’t Lab

The number of workers at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who could have been exposed to anthrax has risen to 84, nine more than originally reported, the Atlanta-based federal agency said Friday.

“We have moved quickly to identify those who could have been exposed and they are being treated. Up to now, 84 have been identified as probably exposed,” CDC spokesperson Belsie Gonzalez told Efe.

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Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

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Surprising Costa Rica upset Italy 1-0 in Recife Friday to guarantee themselves a berth in the World Cup round of 16 for only the second time.

The Ticos now lead Group 6 with six points, while Italy and Uruguay each have three. England, with no points after two matches, will miss the knockout stage for the first time since 1958.

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Blog del Narco: Authorities Identify 8 of 31 Bodies From Mass Grave in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Authorities Identify 8 of 31 Bodies From Mass Grave in Mexico

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Forensic experts have identified eight of the 31 bodies found this week in a clandestine grave in the southern part of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said.

Those eight people were area residents who had been reported missing.

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Chile Begins Constructing World’s Largest Telescope

Chile Begins Constructing World’s Largest Telescope

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The partial demolition of Cerro Armazones, a mountain in northern Chile’s Antofagasta region, marked the start of constructing the world’s largest and most powerful telescope, an instrument capable of capturing 14 times more light than existing telescopes.

At 2:00 p.m. Thursday, the blasting of Cerro Armazones, 3,060 meters (11,800 feet) high, removed from the peak between 25 and 30 meters (80 and 100 feet) of its height in order to create a plain some 200 meters (655 feet) long, on which to mount the European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, a project of the European Southern Observatory.

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Larry Hernandez Asks for “Divine Protection” During Tour in Mexico

Larry Hernandez Asks for “Divine Protection” During Tour in Mexico

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Singer Larry Hernandez expressed concern about the violence so prevalent in his native Mexico and asks for divine protection during his upcoming concert tour south of the border.

“What’s happening in Mexico is very ugly and there’s nothing else I can do but commend myself to God and continue with my schedule of concerts in a number of Mexican states,” he said in an interview with Efe as the third season was beginning of “Larrymania,” the reality show about his life.

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Spain Unveils Tax-Cut Measures

Spain’s government has approved plans to cut the tax rate for large companies from 30 percent to 28 percent on Jan. 1, 2015, and to 25 percent beginning in 2016, bringing it in line with the levy imposed on small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro unveiled the changes after Friday’s Cabinet meeting, saying the goal was to bring the effective tax rate closer to the nominal rate by eliminating some exemptions, though adding that R&D-related deductions will be reinforced.

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Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Influx of Child Migrants

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President Barack Obama telephoned Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto to review possible responses to the surge in unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States across the southern border, the White House said.

“The President noted that Vice President (Joe) Biden will attend a regional meeting in Guatemala on Friday, June 20, to discuss the urgent humanitarian issue, and welcomed the opportunity to work in close cooperation with Mexico to develop concrete proposals to address the root causes of unlawful migration from Central America,” the administration said in a statement.

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Sofia Vergara, Derbez and Pitbull to Receive Walk of Fame Stars in Hollywood

Sofia Vergara, Derbez and Pitbull to Receive Walk of Fame Stars in Hollywood

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Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez and Cuban-American rapper Pitbull will each have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame beginning next year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said.

Vergara, Derbez and Pitbull are among those announced for the 2015 list, which also features film celebs Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Snoopy, Melissa McCarthy, Christoph Waltz and, posthumously, Raymond Chandler and Bob Kane.

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Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

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Japan had a one-man advantage for nearly an hour of their World Cup Group C match against Greece but had to settle for a 0-0 draw, a result that sent Colombia into the tournament’s knockout stage.

Thursday night’s match at Arena das Dunas in this northeastern city featured contrasting styles, with Japan showcasing its speed and attacking mindset and Greece exhibiting a more cautious approach.

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SaturdayJune 21, 2014