Paper names "the illegal immigrant" as "Texan of the Year." Sparks fly. AP

Katrina claims add up to quadrillions. Times-Picayune

Another obituary for the American indoor shopping mall.  Economist

One-half of all primary votes in CA may be mail-ins. LA Times

Why Chicago commuters are in for a tough ride. Economist

MD county exec rejects kids' artwork as "too busy" and inappropriate. WaPo

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