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The numbers for June 21, 2013: Netting out

Katie Long Jun 21, 2013

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Net negative

Between 2005 and 2012, the number of Mexicans returning to their home country offset the number coming to the U.S., according to the Pew Hispanic Center. That’s in comparison to 2000, a peak, in which more than 700,000 Mexicans came to the U.S. (WSJ)

Net positive

“Yeah”, “discuss”, “give”. New research out of MIT says those words will help you win your business meeting. (WSJ)


The room number for Obama’s immigration war room at the Dirksen Senate Office Building (h/t Wonkblog’s Wonkbook Number of the Day). (NYT)

11- and 12-years-olds

If you follow sports even a little, you know that champions were crowned yesterday after a hard-fought series. We’re speaking of course, of the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. Emily Cavacini, 11, and Cooper Fisher, 12, took home the titles. Oh, and also yesterday, the Miami Heat knocked off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. (U.S. News)

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