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It's Night 2 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

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Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ...

Democratic Presidential Debate: See the 20 Candidates who will be onstage

Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ...

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It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

Democratic primary debate: Live fact-check from NPR

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

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After the memorial, a procession carrying Nipsey Hussle's casket will travel through the city, giving mourners an opportunity to say goodbye.

'Love, power, peace.' Mourners gather at Staples Center to honor Nipsey Hussle

After the memorial, a procession carrying Nipsey Hussle's casket will travel through the city, giving mourners an opportunity to say goodbye.

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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race in November, is delivering the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Democratic response annotated and fact checked

Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race in November, is delivering the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.

Fact Check: Trump’s State of the Union Address

President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.

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January 17 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, which rattled the region, destroying buildings and taking lives.

25 years after the Northridge Earthquake, here’s how to prepare for the next one

January 17 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, which rattled the region, destroying buildings and taking lives.

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During the teacher strike, a lot of students are not going to class. According to the district’s tally, about 163,000 turned up for school Tuesday, out of a total of…

What are kids doing if they aren’t in school?

During the teacher strike, a lot of students are not going to class. According to the district’s tally, about 163,000 turned up for school Tuesday, out of a total of…

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Thousands of LA public school teachers are going to be back out on the picket lines for a second day. They walked off the job Monday after failing to reach…

Who are the political players in the teachers strike?

Thousands of LA public school teachers are going to be back out on the picket lines for a second day. They walked off the job Monday after failing to reach…

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A strike by LAUSD teachers is postponed until Monday. That could give the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, and the district a few more days to reach a deal on…

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner: ‘We’ve put a very full offer on the table’

A strike by LAUSD teachers is postponed until Monday. That could give the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, and the district a few more days to reach a deal on…

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One of the major points the teachers union is making in negotiations with LAUSD is that the district has a reserve of nearly $2 billion. Teachers union president Alex Caputo-Pearl…

What you need to know about LAUSD’s $2 billion reserve

One of the major points the teachers union is making in negotiations with LAUSD is that the district has a reserve of nearly $2 billion. Teachers union president Alex Caputo-Pearl…

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The teachers union and LAUSD officials didn’t come to an agreement on Monday after a long day of last-ditch negotiations. The two sides are expected to meet again Wednesday, one…

As strike looms, what is the teachers union demanding?

The teachers union and LAUSD officials didn’t come to an agreement on Monday after a long day of last-ditch negotiations. The two sides are expected to meet again Wednesday, one…

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Who is striking? The United Teachers of Los Angeles union represents more than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses, and other educators.

What you need to know about the LAUSD strike

Who is striking? The United Teachers of Los Angeles union represents more than 30,000 Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses, and other educators.

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UTLA, the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, says if its labor demands aren’t met, thousands of classroom instructors in America’s second largest school…

In 1989 LA teachers went on strike. Has anything changed?

UTLA, the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, says if its labor demands aren’t met, thousands of classroom instructors in America’s second largest school…

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A year ago, the Thomas Fire burned through the Central Coast for 39 days. Thousands were affected by the fire, watching land and homes go up in flames. We take…

By the numbers: Remembering the Thomas Fire

A year ago, the Thomas Fire burned through the Central Coast for 39 days. Thousands were affected by the fire, watching land and homes go up in flames. We take…

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Tanya Sandefur lives on a 10-acre avocado ranch overlooking Ojai’s upper valley.

Recollections from the Thomas Fire: ‘I saw hundreds of houses and buildings on fire’

Tanya Sandefur lives on a 10-acre avocado ranch overlooking Ojai’s upper valley.

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 Tanya Aguiñiga grew up in Tijuana, just a few blocks away from the border and even as a little kid she was aware of the constant flow of people…

As migrants arrive in Tijuana, some protest and some help

 Tanya Aguiñiga grew up in Tijuana, just a few blocks away from the border and even as a little kid she was aware of the constant flow of people…

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 Sheriff Jim McDonnell conceded his bid for reelection against retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alex Villanueva, marking the first time in over a century that an incumbent sheriff has…

A new sheriff in town

 Sheriff Jim McDonnell conceded his bid for reelection against retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alex Villanueva, marking the first time in over a century that an incumbent sheriff has…

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A little over an Earth Day ago, NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on Mars. KCRW’s Tod Mesirow was at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to witness the historic touchdown of…

NASA touches down on the Red Planet

A little over an Earth Day ago, NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on Mars. KCRW’s Tod Mesirow was at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to witness the historic touchdown of…

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 On a recent evening, about a dozen demonstrators gathered on what’s normally a quiet westside street. Carrying signs, bullhorns and a drum, they rallied in front of a large,…

As LA rents rise, tenants take the protests directly to their landlords

 On a recent evening, about a dozen demonstrators gathered on what’s normally a quiet westside street. Carrying signs, bullhorns and a drum, they rallied in front of a large,…

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 Last Sunday, the world’s attention focused on the U.S. Mexico border and a confrontation between Central American migrants in Tijuana and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Hoping for asylum, migrants arrive to squalid conditions in Tijuana

 Last Sunday, the world’s attention focused on the U.S. Mexico border and a confrontation between Central American migrants in Tijuana and the U.S. Border Patrol.

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 As United States Border Patrol decided to close one of the busiest border crossings in the world Sunday, firing tear gas and bullets at a group of migrants trying…

Anxiety at the border as one crossing closes

 As United States Border Patrol decided to close one of the busiest border crossings in the world Sunday, firing tear gas and bullets at a group of migrants trying…

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