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Optimize: week of Jan. 29

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Welcome to Optimize, a weekly update to keep you informed on what has happened during the week. Here are five national/international stories (and one local one) that you should know:

Groundhog day

On the morning of Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his designated hole and is reported to have seen his own shadow, signaling six more weeks of winter.

Super Bowl LII

The Patriots and the Eagles will face off on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Check out one of our sports writer’s predictions.

India’s plan for free healthcare

India’s government plans to use its 2018-19 budget on giving 100 million families healthcare, since many residents do not have health insurance and earn little money.

State of the Union

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30.

Grammys Recap

If you didn’t watch the 60th annual Grammy awards on Sunday, here’s what you missed.

Local Bonus: DOC to Reduce the number of Parolees Sent to Monroe County

In the past, a large number of parolees without ties to Monroe County has been sent to the county, due to the large number of rehabilitation resources available in the area. However, the police force and the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) made new verbal agreement, which states that people without ties to Monroe County will be sent elsewhere. Officials hope that the change in location of release will help to reduce the homeless population and crime rate in the area.

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