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February 9, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 9, 2018 full broadcast, we recap the week's political news, from Congress passing a budget deal to domestic abuse allegations against White House staffer Rob Porter, with Univision's Enrique Acevedo and NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we speak with Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe about a bill he co-sponsored to create an individual mandate to have health insurance in the state. And The Los Angeles Times has been sold to a California-based billionaire doctor for $500 million. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss the deal, and what's next for the paper. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on February 9, 2018.


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