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5 things to know for Feb. 8: Biden, Earthquake, Spy balloon, Title 42, LeBron James – CNN

February 8, 2023

(CNN )—After the Super Bowl this weekend, the host stadium will have tons of leftover food – but it won’t go to waste. An army of volunteers has an elaborate game plan to gather thousands of pounds of surplus food and quickly get it to people in need.

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1. State of the Union

President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night, telling Republicans that he wants to work together instead of “fighting for the sake of fighting.” Biden sought to connect with Americans by addressing various issues impacting the middle class. Health care and the economy were a large focus of his speech, as he set the stage for an expected 2024 reelection bid. Biden also called attention to police reform, veterans and infrastructure. At times, tensions grew in the House chamber when some Republicans heckled him over spending cuts, although the president didn’t appear rattled. Shortly after his address, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered the GOP rebuttal in a combative speech that drew sharp contrasts with Biden and his policies.

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