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It’s Wednesday, Feb. 5 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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It's Wednesday and, we'll be honest, it already feels like a long week. President Trump addressed the nation in the annual State of the Union address last night. Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to make a final impeachment vote, expected to be along party lines.

The winds have died down and sunny skies are forecast with highs in the mid-60s in DTLA.

What We’re Covering:

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  • The Iowa caucuses were a debacle. With California’s Mar. 3 primary a few weeks away, could the introduction of new technology here cause similar problems? The short answer is no.
  • CalMatters has created six colorful charts illustrating where Californians are spending their money so far in the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump is the No. 1 recipient. But that’s not the whole story.
  • The L.A. City Council voted to prohibit private detention centers within city limits. The move is a response to plans by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to open a privately run child migrant shelter in the northeast San Fernando Valley.

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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.