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BP Trial; CA Bill Targets Boy Scouts; Rally for Immigration

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Part 1: BP Counters Expert Testimony in Gulf Oil Spill Trial, Says Drilling Met Safe Requirements

BP lawyers are working to paint a different picture than the one presented by those impacted by the Gulf oil spill incident. BP and co-defendants are suggesting that their drilling technique was well within what was considered safe practice for the industry. We'll get the legal breakdown from Brian LeCesne, a law professor at Loyola University's New Orleans School of Law.

Part 2: California Senate Considers Revoking Boy Scouts Tax Exempt Status Over Gay Members

Some California legislators have filed a bill that would strip the Boy Scouts of their tax-exempt status in the state as long as they refuse to accept gay members.

Part 3:  Pro-Immigration Forces Rally in Washington as Congress Considers Reform

An expected tens of thousands of people are gathering at the Capitol Building today, calling on Congress to create an easier pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented aliens in the United States. Organizers planned this Rally for Citizenship for today believing that an immigration bill is imminent. Indeed, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have been working on a bi-partisan bill for months, particularly the so-called gang of eight which includes Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Robert Menendez, Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Chuck Schumer. However, difficult negotiations have forced delays, particularly until just a few weeks ago when a major breakthrough between business leaders and labor unions resolved a question about the level of pay for guest workers. However, a House vote planned for tomorrow has been delayed again and now Congress is expected to take up the issue early next week. We'll talk to several rally participants.