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Wolf Administration outlines guidance for children not yet eligible for vaccine and their families

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Please Touch museum in Philadelphia (Photo: pleasetouchmuseum.org) Philadelphia— Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead, Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, and Acting Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Dr. Cheryl Bettigole visited the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia last week to outline guidance to keep children and their…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 17, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other…

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Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 17, 2021

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House…

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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 16, 2021

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates…

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Darnella Frazier, teen who recorded Floyd’s arrest, death wins Pulitzer citation

June 11, 2021

By AMY FORLITI FILE – This May 25, 2020, file image from a police body camera shows bystanders including Alyssa Funari, left filming, Charles McMillan, center left in light colored shorts, Christopher Martin center in gray, Donald Williams, center in black, Genevieve Hansen, fourth from right filming, Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former…

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Florida bans Black journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Pulitzer-prize winning “1619 Project” from public classrooms

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Faculty members of a North Carolina university want an explanation for the school’s reported decision to back away from offering a tenured teaching position to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Hannah-Jones’ work on the country’s history of slavery has drawn…

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Suburban News: Christian college ends program citing gender, sex guidelines

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign for Cairn University is displayed at the campus in Langhorne, Pa., Friday, June 4, 2021. The Christian university outside of Philadelphia has shuttered its highly-regarded social work degree program partly because university officials said the national accrediting agency was attempting to impose values regarding sexuality and gender that did not align…

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GOP fight over 2020 election audit brews in Pennsylvania

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Seth Grove  (Photo/repgrove.com) ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — A key member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is flatly rejecting talk of any sort of audit of the 2020 presidential election, a day after three fellow Republican state lawmakers toured the Arizona Senate GOP’s audit. Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), who chairs the committee…

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Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

June 6, 2021

By LINDSEY BAHR and JONATHAN LANDRUM Prince Harry and Meghan may have stepped away from their royal duties — but family appeared to be top of mind in naming their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born Friday in California. The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family…

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‘Homes For All’ outlines vision for housing affordability in Montgomery County

June 4, 2021

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Recently, during its regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners received the final version of the “Homes for All” report and vision today.  The report examines the current state of housing affordability in Montgomery County and aims to predict future housing needs and patterns based on economic, health, and social…

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