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GOP lawmakers vote for subpoena seeking voter information

September 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate prepared Wednesday to test how far they can go in pursuing what the…

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall

September 15, 2021

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL R. BLOOD SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom…

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Suit challenges Pennsylvania’s new mask mandate for schools

September 10, 2021

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press The Republican leader of the state Senate and a group of parents filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to overturn the Wolf administration’s new mask mandate for Pennsylvania schools. The governor’s spokesperson dismissed what she called the GOP’s “effort at undermining public heath.’’ The suit, filed in Commonwealth Court, asserts that…

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Gen. Lee statue comes down in former Confederate capital

September 9, 2021

By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee that towered over Richmond for generations was taken down, cut into pieces and hauled away Wednesday, as the former capital of the Confederacy erased the last of the Civil War figures that once defined its most prominent thoroughfare….

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Texas governor signs new GOP voting restrictions into law, what has changed

September 8, 2021

By ACACIA CORONADO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas’ election code that GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation’s most restrictive voting laws. Here’s a…

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Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

September 8, 2021

By JOSEPH PISANI NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and…

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L&I announces $4 million In industry partnership grants available for job training

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. Dept. of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier (Photo/pa.gov) Continuing to support Pennsylvania’s economic recovery from the pandemic and build a stronger workforce, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier recently announced the availability of $4 million in Industry Partnership grants. The funding encourages collaboration among businesses to upskill workers to meet the…

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Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast

September 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Water floods a street Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Bridgeville, Pa. Pennsylvanians braced for downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, with forecasters warning that creeks, streams and rivers would be inundated across the state’s southern tier. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) By David Porter And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED  PRESS …

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White man who accosted Black NBC News reporter on-air arrested and charged

September 2, 2021

From NPR: Members of the public helped identify Benjamin Eugene Dagley of Wooster, Ohio, according to police in Gulfport, Mississippi. Dagley is charged with four criminal counts, including two counts of simple assault, one of disturbing the peace and another of violating an emergency curfew, according to the Gulfport Police Department.

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Ida remnants pound Northeast with rain, flooding, tornadoes

September 2, 2021

By DAVID PORTER and MARK SCOLFORO NEW YORK (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through the mid-Atlantic states Wednesday with at least two tornadoes, heavy winds and drenching rains that collapsed the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building, left cars and roads underwater and sent garbage floating through the streets of New…

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