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click to enlarge Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic presidential candidate, addresses supporters in Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. - BRITTANY GREESON/THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democratic presidential candidate, addresses supporters in Detroit on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.
The billionaire candidate
Former New York Mayor and latecomer to the Democratic presidential primary Mike Bloomberg garnered 19 percent in a recent national poll and has qualified for Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas. It will be the first time he has appeared on a debate stage alongside the other Democratic contenders. (New York Times)

Taking controversy head-on
Despite Bloomberg having a well-documented history of making sexist comments about women and vigorously defending stop-and-frisk policing (which many have criticized as racist), his campaign is still banking on making in-roads in the black community. (New York Times)

China on lockdown
Over 10 percent of China's population is facing new restrictions on how frequently they can leave their homes as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the director of a hospital in Wuhan — the city where the outbreak originated — has died. (New York Times)

Crude cops
Spokane Police body camera footage from an August protest outside of Planned Parenthood sheds light on how local cops are policing the events. In the video, Spokane Police Lt. Dave Overhoff argues that he's hesitant to enforce city noise ordinances at the event. Another cop, Ofc. Scott Hice, can also be heard in the video saying that the "church girls" are "a little cleaner" than the pro-Planned Parenthood protesters. (Spokesman-Review)

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As a staff writer, Josh covers criminal justice issues and Spokane County government. Previously, he worked as a reporter for Seattle Weekly. Josh grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from the University of Washington. Message him through Signal @ (360) 301-3490.