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Democratic California Rep. Xavier Becerra Named to Deficit-Cutting Super Committee

Democratic California Rep. Xavier Becerra Named to Deficit-Cutting Super Committee

California Democrat, Xavier Becerra has been named by House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi to sit on the powerful deficit-cutting super committee. He and two other Democratic lawmakers were the final names added to the bi-partisan panel entrusted to reduce the U.S. budget deficit by $1.5 trillion this fall. continue reading »

Gap Launches Its “Pico de Gap” Taco Truck as Part of Jean Promotion

Gap Launches Its “Pico de Gap” Taco Truck as Part of Jean Promotion

Inspired by a late night team dinner at a food truck in Los Angeles, Gap is taking the vibe of its denim design studio on the road with a custom vintage taco truck. continue reading »

Could the Legendary Chupacabra be This Minnesota Roadkill? (VIDEO)

Could the Legendary Chupacabra be This Minnesota Roadkill? (VIDEO)

No half eaten cabras were found near this weird late mammal spotted by drivers on a Minnesota county road. continue reading »

Mexico Will Not Extradite Narco’s “Queen of the Pacific” to the U.S.

Mexico Will Not Extradite Narco’s “Queen of the Pacific” to the U.S.

A Mexican court has blocked the extradition of Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the narco’s “Queen of the Pacific”, to the United States to face 2002 drug trafficking charges. continue reading »

George Lopez Opens Up About His Cancelled Late Show on TBS (VIDEO)

George Lopez Opens Up About His Cancelled Late Show on TBS (VIDEO)

Watch George López deliver his colorful second from last monologue and announce that TBS pulled the plug on “López Tonight.” continue reading »

EPA Orders Puerto Rico’s Lead Smelting Facility to Reduce Air & Water Pollution

EPA Orders Puerto Rico’s Lead Smelting Facility to Reduce Air & Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility continue reading »

Nation’s Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Launched

Nation’s Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program Launched

Officials from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the State of California today joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and impreMedia publisher Monica Lozano to participate in the launch of Club Digital, the nation's most comprehensive bilingual Internet training program. continue reading »

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Its First Meeting Today

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Its First Meeting Today

This Thursday and Friday, August 11-12, the members of USDA's Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the first time to discuss efforts to increase minority participation in Department programs and services. continue reading »

U.S. Men National Team vs Mexico, Final Score 1:1 (VIDEO)

U.S. Men National Team vs Mexico, Final Score 1:1 (VIDEO)

The U.S. Men's National Team took on Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tonight with a final source of 1:1. In the 17th minute of the match Mexican forward Oribe Peralta took a nice cross from team mate Andres Guardado to score - take a look. continue reading »

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Hold on SB1070

AZ Governor Jan Brewer Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Hold on SB1070

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer fulfilled her promise to fight for the enactment of SB 1070, the state’s strict immigration bill, in its totality all the way to the Supreme Court. Late today she filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn a lower state court ruling that put on hold on certain portions of the bill. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Say Chicago Officers are Violating Sanctuary City Policy

Chicago has been one of the nation’s many Sanctuary Cities, in which local officers are told not to enforce federal immigration laws. Monday however, in prot continue reading »

Check Out the World’s Longest Motorcycle for All Your Familia (VIDEO)

Check Out the World’s Longest Motorcycle for All Your Familia (VIDEO)

Planning a summer road trip? Why not ride with tíos, primos, abuelos, hermanos, sobrinos and el perro atop the World’s Longest Motorcycle? The bike, designed continue reading »

NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NY Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Opens Sports Complex in Puerto Rico

NBA star Carmelo Anthony inaugurated a new sports center in Puerto Rico over the weekend. Anthony, 27, whose father is Puerto Rican, created the nonpr continue reading »

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 pos-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors! Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 post-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors in Brazil! continue reading »

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Lawsuit to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens to Donate to U.S. Politcal Campaigns Shot Down

Monday, a three-judge court ruled that the ban on the majority of foreign donations to U.S. political campaigns is constitutional. Federal law states that donations continue reading »