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By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

With Vice President Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome.
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Schwarzenegger joins Jerry Brown as he extends climate bill

On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger joined his successor, Jerry Brown, as Brown signed legislation that kept alive a cap and trade program that both men have urged the rest of the world to emulate. The program puts a cap and a price on carbon emissions, creating an incentive for polluters to reduce emissions.
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The Triforium

What it is:
Designed by artist Joseph Young, the Triforium was initially supposedto be a "polyphonoptic" sculpture. Young wanted to use motion sensors and a computer system to translate the motions of passers by into psychedelic patterns of light, sound, and music.
Why it's cool:
The computer system never worked quite right, but it’s still a unique work of overlooked public art in downtown LA.
You should know:
Parking downtown can be tough. But taking the Red or Purple Line to Grand Park Station will put you within walking distance (about four blocks). Get directions.