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In the news this morning: Work stoppage protests in Alabama, bilingual babies, migration from Central America drops, more

Ala. Hispanics Organizing Campaign Against Law - ABC News Large poultry plants are planning to close or scale back operations due to a work stoppage being promoted by Latinos in Alabama and their supporters in protest of a strict new state immigration law.

Federal indictment charges 12 with running NYC-based immigration fraud mill - The Washington Post The indictment charges a dozen people with "operating a massive immigration fraud mill through a New York City law practice."

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Sort Out Language - New York Times New research shows a difference between the ways in which monolingual babies and bilingual babies recognize a language and its sounds.

Muslim comic series aims to break through in US - The Associated Press U.S.-educated psychologist Naif Al-Mutawa's comic book "The 99" has led to a TV series with 26 half-hour episodes, expected to be released early next year in more than 50 countries.

Former Astronaunt, Son of Immigrants, Runs for Congress - Sacramento Bee Former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez announced yesterday that he will be running for U.S. Congress in California's newly created 10th District.

Immigration from Central America to Mexico Plummets, Mexican Official Says - Fox News Latino The number of Central Americans crossing into Mexico illegally dropped from 433,000 in 2005 to 140,000 in 2010, a trend that has continued into this year, according to a Mexican government official.