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“There was a lot of tough language in the inaugural address today. But there's a gentleness about Joe Biden.

“There was a lot of tough language in the inaugural address today. But there's a gentleness about Joe Biden. … That is the kind of thing that Joe Biden might be able to extend, some sort of olive branch so people are at least willing to perhaps listen to what he has to say and what he has to offer in terms of governance,” Michele Norris says.

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Hilda Solis on opening up COVID vaccine program. Angelenos 65 and up can now register for shots

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