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MondayJune 30, 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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22 Gunmen Killed in Clash with Mexican Federal Troops

Twenty-two gunmen were killed early Monday in a battle with security forces in central Mexico, authorities said.

The clash took place in Tlatlaya, a municipality in the southern part of Mexico state.

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Obama Vows to Issue Executive Orders on Immigration

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he will use executive orders to reform the U.S. immigration system as Republicans in Congress refuse to take up the issue.

“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing,” he told a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. “And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy and it’s bad for our future.”

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President Obama Welcomes Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

U.S. President Barack Obama praised Chilean democracy on Monday as he welcomed the Andean nation’s leader, Michelle Bachelet, to the White House.

“Chile has been a model of democracy in Latin America. It’s been able to consistently transition from center-left governments to center-right governments, but always respectful of democratic traditions,” Obama said at the start of his meeting with Bachelet in the Oval Office.

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Supreme Court: Companies Can Refuse to Provide Contraceptives to Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that some corporations can cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans.

President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, enacted in 2010, said that almost all companies with more than 50 employees must include in their health insurance the subsidy for contraceptives.

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Report: Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach Japan’s National Team

Mexico’s Javier Aguirre has agreed to coach the Japanese national soccer team through the 2018 World Cup, Nikkan Sports newspaper said Monday.

But the Japanese Soccer Federation told Efe that a decision on the squad’s next coach is still pending.

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Spain’s New King and Queen Meet the Pope

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the Vatican.

King Felipe VI, who ascended to the throne earlier this month, met with Pope Francis for about 40 minutes in the pontiff’s private library.

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8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

The celebration of Colombia’s 2-0 World Cup victory over Uruguay, a win that earned the nation a berth in the quarterfinals of the soccer tourney in Brazil, took the lives of eight people in Bogota, Mayor Gustavo Petro said Sunday.

“The result of the celebration in Bogota of yesterday’s match is very bad. Shortly, the announcement of the facts will be made. Eight people died in hospitals,” Petro said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

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400 Kilos of Cocaine Seized in Honduras

Police seized at least 400 kilos of cocaine hidden in the cab of a truck in northern Honduras and arrested the driver on Sunday, military police spokesman Col. German Alfaro said.

The cocaine was discovered early Sunday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, Alfaro told reporters.

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President Seeks $2 Billion in New Funding for Influx of Immigrant Children

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $2 billion in new funding to deal with the influx of Central American children who are crossing this country’s southern border alone, at the same time that he is seeking more authority for his administration to speed up the deportation of those minors, a White House official told Efe Sunday.

The president on Monday will send a letter to Congress informing lawmakers of his decision to request an emergency appropriation of funds and more “flexibility” to handle the arrival of migrant children, and he is expected to formally request the funds starting July 7, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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MondayJune 30, 2014