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The Florida Republican was reacting to comments from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who said the array of Hispanic speakers at the GOP convention isn’t enough for Mitt Romney to woo Latino voters.

Mr. Rubio, who will formally introduce Mr. Romney before he accepts the GOP presidential nomination, says Republicans can’t just be the anti-illegal-immigration party, they have to be the “pro-legal-immigration party.”

He told ABC’s “Good Morning America” there are problems with Obama’s decision to stop deporting younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Mr. Romney has promised to change that strategy but has not specified how.

Polls have shown Mr. Romney struggling to gain traction with Latino voters.


Secret Service agent leaves gun in Romney plane’s toilet

A Secret Service agent left a gun in the bathroom of a plane carrying Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

A reporter discovered the gun while the plane was flying from Florida to Indiana on Wednesday. It was quickly retrieved by a Secret Service agent. The weapon belonged to an agent assigned to Mr. Romney’s security detail.

In Washington, Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said the agency is aware of the incident and that the matter will be handled internally. He would not discuss who left the gun or how it was misplaced.

The agent involved was not on the afternoon flight to Tampa, Fla., the site of the Republican National Convention. Mr. Romney is scheduled to accept the presidential nomination Thursday.


Visa ban waived for official visitors from Myanmar

The Obama administration has taken another step in unraveling tough U.S. sanctions against Myanmar by waiving a visa ban to promote engagement with its reformist government.

The White House announced the step Wednesday, ahead of a visit next month to New York by President Thein Sein to the U.N. General Assembly.

Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said it is not a blanket lifting of the ban, and the U.S. still will screen Myanmar officials for evidence of complicity in gross human rights abuses.

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