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■ UNITED STATES

Employers face clampdown

Employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants risk losing their state and local business licenses under a bill sent to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano for approval. Napolitano said she would look at the bill "with great interest" because efforts to address border and illegal immigration concerns includes dealing with the "underlying labor issue." Proponents said the measure was necessary because the federal government has failed to enforce existing law that prohibits employers from intentionally hiring illegal immigrants.

■ UNITED STATES

Historic school at risk

The Topeka City Council in Kansas gave preliminary approval to begin destruction of a school that was at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case that paved the way for the end of separate public schools for black students. Council and city staff members said on Tuesday they would like to save the Sumner Elementary School building at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case, but the cost to the city forced them to consider other options. The school became a symbol of civil rights history when Oliver Brown, a black minister, tried to enroll his daughter in Sumner School in 1950. When the school turned them away, the Browns filed a lawsuit that eventually led to a case finding that separate schools for whites and blacks were unequal.

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