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Rick Perry Receives Chilly Response at Latino Leaders Conference

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry received a chilly response at a conference for elected and appointed Latino officials in San Antonio Thursday while he promoted his job growth agenda and attempted to stress the importance of diversity.

“You have a role model you can look up to, someone who proves that any obstacle can be overcome,” Perry said at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference, describing Texas as a land of opportunity.  “That is especially true for a Hispanic child in Texas.”

Texas is nearing the end of its special legislative session, and state officials are debating a bill which would ban “sanctuary cities” in the state.

Protestors gathered outside the hotel where the governor spoke and some linked Perry’s plan that would permit local law enforcement officials to inquire about a person’s immigration status to the controversial immigration law in Arizona.

Perry also visited a Boeing manufacturing facility in San Antonio where he touted his economic initiatives in Texas but offered no indication of a run for president.

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Clinton Urges World To Squeeze Gadhafi From Power

PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In her remarks to a London conference on Libya Tuesday, which brought together representatives from 40 countries and other organizations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the international community to step up the pressure on Gadhafi to leave power.

“All of us have to continue the pressure on and deepen the isolation of the Gadhafi regime.  This includes a unified front of political and diplomatic pressure that makes clear to Gadhafi he must go, that sends a strong message of accountability, and that sharpens the choice for those around him,” she said.

“As President Obama said last night, while our military mission is focused on saving lives, we must continue to pursue the broader goal of a Libya that belongs not to a dictator, but to the Libyan people.  Now, we cannot and must not attempt to impose our will on the people of Libya, but we can and must stand with them as they determine their own destiny.  And we have to speak with one voice in support of a transition that leads to that time,” Clinton added.

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