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Julian Castro Officially Sworn In As Housing Secretary
Julian Castro is Officially Sworn In As Housing Secretary

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.

The brief observance took place Monday at HUD headquarters and was administered by Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

President Barack Obama chose Castro to replace Shaun Donovan as housing secretary. Obama picked Donovan to become White House budget chief.


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Leticia Van de Putte
Latina Running For Lieutenant Governor In Texas, One Of The Biggest Races In The Nation

It’s not one of the most covered elections nationally, but it’s regarded in political circles as one of the most compelling and potentially important state-level ones.

The Texas lieutenant governor race between state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a Democrat of Hispanic descent, and Tea Party challenger state Sen. Dan Patrick was singled out in Governing Magazine as the most important of the elections for that position nationwide.


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Shakira during the World Cup finale
Is The Bun In Shakira's Oven A Baby Girl? Sources Say, 'Yes'!

Rumors about Shakira’s second baby keep swirling, though neither the Colombian singer nor her Spanish soccer player partner, Gerard Piqué, have confirmed the news. 

Now a new report says Shakira is having a girl. The couple already has an 18-month-old son, Milan.

Raul de Molina, co-host of the popular Univision show, "El Gordo y La Flaca," ("The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman") said on air Monday that, “according to a source,” the couple will be buying pink baby clothes this fall.


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Immigrant Children
While Some Tell Immigrant Kids To Go Away, Others Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat

The resistance of many local communities across the United States to becoming destinations – even temporary ones – for unaccompanied minors who have been swarming the southern border has dominated headlines.

But at the same time, in a more quiet fashion, many other communities and local governments are extending a welcome to the children, describing it as a moral imperative to lend a hand.

The board of supervisors in Santa Clara County in California is weighing the options for helping children who are here alone. 


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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards
Judge: Justin Bieber Needs To Respond To Selena Gomez Questions During Deposition

Justin Bieber was not happy when a lawyer grilled him about Selena Gomez during a March deposition and he refused to answer any questions. Now, the 20-year-old pop singer won’t be able to back out.


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Marco Perego and Zoe Saldana attend the Relativity at 10 party
Zoe Saldaña Explains Why She Married So Soon After Breaking Up With Bradley Cooper

Zoe Saldaña has only recently started opening up about her one-year long marriage to Italian artist Marco Perego – though she won’t touch the pregnancy rumors.


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US Supreme Court hands down decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
Latinos React To Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Corporations To Deny Birth Control

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies' health insurance plans.


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After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Growing Number Of Gay Immigrants Benefiting From Law
After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Growing Number Of Gay Immigrants Benefiting From Law

For Julio Alegria and his husband Michael Penn, the date of June 26, 2013 will forever be etched in their hearts.

On that day, by a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, was unconstitutional.

“(Our lives) changed so much,” Alegria told Fox News Latino. “It’s something so beautiful what you feel when they tell you you are welcome in this country… It’s an amazing feeling.”


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Italy's Giorgio Chiellini complains after Uruguay's Luis Suarez bit him during the World Cup
Luís Suárez Makes Lasting Impression: FIFA Opens Disciplinary Proceeding On Bite Attack

The world’s governing body for soccer, FIFA, began disciplinary proceedings Tuesday night against Uruguayan striker Luís Suárez for having apparently bitten the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.

The incident took place in the 80th minute. Television replays showed the two jostling for position near the Italian goal, when Suárez brought his head down near Chiellini’s left shoulder.


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From Lead Actors To Executives, Latinos Absent From Entertainment Industry, Study Finds
From Lead Actors To Executives, Latinos Absent From Entertainment Industry, Study Finds

An underrepresentation of Latinos persists in the talent and executive levels of the entertainment and media industries, according to a new study.

The study, released Tuesday by Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, also found that there is a narrower range of Latino roles and fewer Latinos in the top billing compared to 70 years ago. The Latino presence in the English-language media, it found, also was small.


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