10 things you need to know today: February 8, 2023

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President Biden delivers 2nd State of the Union address
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1. Biden defends record in State of the Union address

President Biden on Tuesday delivered his second State of the Union address — and his first since Republicans took control of the House — touting his record and calling for more bipartisan efforts to "finish the job" on restoring the economy. "To my Republican friends, if we could work together in the last Congress, there is no reason we can't work together and find consensus on important things in this Congress as well," Biden said. He urged Republicans — some of whom booed him when he said a number of conservatives in Congress want to cut Social Security and Medicare — to raise the debt ceiling and support a push for police reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols, the Black man who died after a beating by five Memphis officers.

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