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As decision nears in Harvard affirmative action case, another legal fight brews in California

In the next few months, a decision is expected in a case involving Harvard University and alleged discrimination against Asian American student applicants. But the University of California system is also facing a similar lawsuit — with allegations that administrators are considering race in admissions even though California bans the practice. A scandal is also raising larger questions about merit in college admissions and who has unfair advantage.

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Conflict & Justice

Patroling the border with Mexico

The US-Mexico border crossing near San Diego is one of the frontlines in the battle against illegal immigration. KPBS reporter Ruxandra Guidi brings us the story of one US Customs and Border Protection official who patrols the San Ysidro port of entry.

Lifestyle & Belief

Return to Mexico

Devin Browne of the Fronteras desk at station KJZZ reports on the growing number of Mexican children raised in the US who have gone back to Mexico. They're the children of migrants, and they're struggling with the Spanish language and Mexican culture.

The World in Words

Re-learning Spanish, and Super-Injunctions

In this week's World in Words podcast, kids raised in the US are enrolling in Mexican schools, often after their parents have been deported-- and they're struggling to re-learn Spanish. Also, the politics behind the language of terms like illegal alien and undocumented worker. Plus, British gag orders aren't working, thanks to Twitter. And, does Obama heart Britain as much as Brits heart Obama? Is the relationship still special?