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In the news this morning: Men convicted in PA hate murder sentenced, Oscar snubs, an almost-deported U.S. citizen and more

Luis Ramirez’s Attackers Get Nine Years in Prison for Deadly Beating - ColorLines Two Pennsylvania men have been sentenced for their involvement in the 2008 beating death of Luis Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant.

Ky. prof Mark Wattier retiring after slavery remark to students - The Washington Post A Murray State University professor is retiring after making controversial remarks referring to slavery while making a point about tardiness to two black students last semester.

Our Biggest Oscar Snubs - Latina From the story: "With the exception of Biutiful's two nominations—one for Best Leading Actor (Javier Bardem) and another for Best Foreign Language Film—Latinos were ignored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in 2011."

Violent immigration fraud ring members indicted: officials - Reuters From the story: "More than 20 members of a network that allegedly forged documents for illegal immigrants and engaged in kidnapping, beating and murder to protect its turf have been indicted for racketeering."

Citizen wrongly held as illegal immigrant gets $400,000 - Seattle Times Rennison Castillo, a U.S. citizen and Army veteran who was detained for seven months as immigration officials prepared to deport him to Belize, has been awarded $400,000 and received an apology from the government.

All of California now linked up to immigration enforcement network - San Jose Mercury News U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has linked all California police agencies to identify immigrants, including people here legally, who are arrested for violating laws and could face deportation.