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Middle East Escalation, Senate Immigration Bill, Grammy Awards

Feb. 5, 2024

The U.S. carried out more strikes on Iranian-backed groups as Secretary Antony Blinken heads to the Middle East to try and avoid further escalation. The Senate unveiled a $118 billion bipartisan Immigration bill meant to address national security at home and abroad, but House Republicans say it's dead on arrival. And, torrential rainfall in Los Angles, California didn't stop Taylor Swift from making history winning her 4th Album of the Year Grammy Award.

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Today's episode of Up First was edited by Gerry Holmes, Sadie Babits, Bilal Qureshi and Mohamad El Bardicy.
It was produced by Ziad Buchh, Ben Abrams and Ana Perez.
We get engineering support from Arthur Laurent.
And our technical director is Carleigh Strange.


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