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All the Single Ladies Want Obama in Office

All the Single Ladies Want Obama in Office

Single women overwhelmingly support President Obama, according to new data, helping to give the incumbent a slight edge over presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Obama takes the lead for single women voters, 60 percent to just over 30 percent for Romney. Overall, single voters support Obama over Romney, 54 percent to 34 percent. Romney enjoys a lead over Obama among married voters--51 percent to 38 percent.

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Business Programs Boast Prestige, But No Racial Diversity

Master Business Administration programs have a major racial and ethnic gap in their enrollment, according to an analysis by Wall Street Journal. With the exception of Asian-Americans, who make up the majority of minority student populations in MBA programs, other minorities are sorely underrepresented, the Journal found. At Cornell University, minorities made up 34 percent of its graduating class, but when excluding Asians, the percentage dropped to just 12 percent.

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Why Obama Hasn’t Won Over All the Hispanics Just Yet

An overwhelming majority of Hispanic attendees at this year’s National Council of La Raza convention, 80 percent, said they supported President Obama, but support doesn’t necessarily translate to votes in November, The Daily reports. While all the data point to a Hispanic population that has been growing at breakneck speed, their voter turnout numbers have been historically low--just 49.9 percent of registered Hispanic voters came out in 2008 compared to the national average of 63.6 percent.

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Hispanic Organizations Form Advocacy Campaign for LGBT Members

Hispanic groups are teaming up with LGBT advocates in a new campaign, Familia es Familia (Family is Family), to educate and build support within Hispanic community for their LGBT members. The campaign was announced at the National Council for La Raza conference earlier this month.

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Two Drug-Smuggling Tunnels Discovered Along Mexico-U.S. Border

Mexican and U.S. authorities have discovered two drug-smuggling tunnels along the border, the latest in more than 100 tunnels found since 1990, the Associated Press reports. One tunnel, found in San Luis, Ariz., was built in a carefully planned manner, leading authorities to believe that someone with engineering expertise was involved.

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