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Chairman Adam Schiff (C), Democrat of California, and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (2nd R), Republican of California, during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, with witnesses Ukrainian Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent testifying, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 13, 2019. - Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Chairman Adam Schiff (C), Democrat of California, and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (2nd R), Republican of California, during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, with witnesses Ukrainian Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent testifying, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 13, 2019. - Donald Trump faces the most perilous challenge of his three-year presidency as public hearings convened as part of the impeachment probe against him open under the glare of television cameras on Wednesday. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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State of Affairs

Five days of impeachment hearings wrapped up with two California Congressmen taking center stage on opposite sides: Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes. Plus, when everyone was watching the impeachment, a debate among Democratic candidates for president took place where Senator Kamala Harris's star rose a little bit higher after she'd been falling in the polls. 

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Downey Homework

What happened in Latino-majority Downey when a teacher at a local elementary school handed kids a worksheet with a handy way to remember the names of border states California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as "CAN'T" - as in "can't cross the border without the right papers."

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SoCal Tribal College

A Southern California college created for Native Americans two years ago doubled its enrollment this year. Administrators say its appeal is due in part to its mission to provide educational opportunities that aren't usually available to Native Americans. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez reports.

Crushing Cost of College

Emerging from higher education without student debt is becoming a rare occurrence. The average Californian college graduate leaves their institution with more than $20,000 in student debt. California offers more generous financial aid than most other states, but gone are the days of taking free college for granted. Studies show many students struggle even to afford food and housing. We break down all the numbers and dive deep into the systemic issues that keep students in debt and hold them back.

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Weekend Preview

Santa Claus is coming to town. So is Kanye West's biblical opera. Seasonal craft fairs and holiday markets get rolling while UCLA and USC face-off on the gridiron. The Great Los Angeles Walk treks from the SGV to DTLA. The Doo Dah Parade takes over the streets of Pasadena. And August Wilson's Jitney gets a revival.

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Food Friday: Tortillas

For today's installment of Food Friday, we bring you the best tortilla-based dishes in Los Angeles - and where to find them. Our guide is L.A. Taco's editor Javier Cabral. Cabral's article lists the 12 ways to eat a tortilla and where to find it... 

Here are some of the best from Javier’s list-

Check out the rest of Javier's list here. 

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