After two decades without a pro football team in LA, the Rams are coming back. Will Angelenos embrace them? Will a $2 billion stadium be good for Inglewood? Also, there was a Spanish-language version of the Republican response to the president's State of the Union speech, but it was different from the English language version on immigration reform. This week, Press Play is talking about the President's unfinished business. Today, Syria. And finally … POWERBALL, $1.5 billion … got a ticket?
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After two decades without a pro football team in LA, the Rams are coming back. And we might even get a bonus team in the deal. The Rams left LA in 1995. Yesterday, the NFL owners voted to let them move back – into a new $2 billion stadium to be built in Inglewood. AND they gave the Chargers a year to decide if they want in on that deal, too.
In the Republican response to the President's State of the Union speech, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley shared her personal story of being the child of immigrants. There was also a Spanish language version given by Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart with almost the same personal bio – down to the wording – as Haley's. The speeches were basically the same, except when it came to immigration issues, they offered two very different GOP visions for the future of reform.
All this week on the show we're discussing the President's unfinished business as he begins his last year in office. And Syria is certainly that. The war has dragged on there for nearly five years and shows no signs of ending soon.
The drawing is tonight at 8. We bet a lot of you are excited. And that probably includes a good number of people who've never played the lottery before. Good luck – your odds of winning are one in 292 million. Even if you haven't bought a ticket, you have to have heard that the Powerball jackpot is up to a whopping, record-breaking $1.5 billion. But what else do you know about Powerball?
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