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Washington Post: Eric Pleskow, Jewish refugee who led two movie studios, dies at 95

Obituaries Washington Post: Eric Pleskow, Jewish refugee who led two movie studios, dies at 95 Studio mogul Eric Pleskow in 2007. (Dieter Nagl/AFP via Getty Images)By Harrison Smith Eric Pleskow, a Jewish refu­gee from Nazi Europe who became a risk-taking, artistically inclined movie mogul, presiding over seven Oscar winners for best picture as a studio  Read more→

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American Immigration Council: The Changing Face of Undocumented Immigration

By Walter Ewing ■ Jun 21, 2019 ■ Demographics The face of undocumented immigration to the United States has changed significantly over the past decade. For the first time in half a century, less than half of all undocumented immigrants in the country are from Mexico. In contrast, growing numbers are coming from Central America  Read more→

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Washington Post: He’s 38, an undocumented immigrant and a school is being named for him

  By Jay Mathews Columnist May 31 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — On what was once a grassy field surrounded by tall pines, workmen here are assembling a shiny new public elementary school, obscured temporarily by large construction tarps. This is a forward-looking Silicon Valley community. Google, Symantec and Intuit have headquarters here. So perhaps it  Read more→

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The New York Times: Betty Ballantine, helped transform reading habits in the pre-internet age

Betty Ballantine, who with her husband helped transform reading habits in the pre-internet age by introducing inexpensive paperback books to Americans, died on Feb. 12 in Bearsville, N.Y. She was 99. She had been in declining health and died at her home, about three hours north of New York City, her granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine said.  Read more→

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The New York Times:  C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102

ImageC.Y. Lee in 2002. Mr. Lee, the author of “The Flower Drum Song,” about life among new arrivals in Chinatown in San Francisco, was one of the first Asian novelists to find commercial success in the United States.CreditCreditGino Domenico/Associated Press By Katharine Q. Seelye The manuscript had been rejected by more than a dozen publishing  Read more→

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