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Pennsylvania’s overdose deaths rose in 2020, US agency says

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A protester holds signs in support of a supervised injection sites in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, a divided appeals court rejected a plan to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia to try to reduce overdose deaths, concluding the operation would violate a 1980s-era drug law aimed at “crackhouses.” (AP Photo/Matt…

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Late census numbers compress redistricting panel’s schedule

July 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTOS: Pa. State Senator Jay Costa (Photo/Pa. Senate) and Mark A. Nordenburg (Photo/pitt.edu) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Legislative leaders on the five-person group redrawing state lawmakers’ district lines based on census data heard last Tuesday how the delay in the release of updated population figures may require them to move more…

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Violence flares in Haiti ahead of slain president’s funeral

July 22, 2021

By DÁNICA COTO QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after demonstrations near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse grew violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of one man who witnesses said was shot in the community of Quartier-Morin, which is near…

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French president honors US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

July 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Jesse Jackson  (Editorial credit: Arturo Holmes / Shutterstock.com) PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday made American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson a commander of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest award, for helping “change the destiny of the United States” and with it, the world. Jackson, 79, who had…

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Trump ally launches election audit plan in Pennsylvania

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, center, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Mastriano, said in a statement Wednesday, July…

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The power of reconnection

July 16, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: U.S. Reps. Dwight Evans ( D-3rd Dist.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester ( D- Del.) join other lawmakers, leaders and stakeholders during Tuesday’s roundtable discussion in Wilmington, Delaware. ( Photo courtesy of Rep. Blunt Rochester’s office) On Monday, Congressman Dwight Evans and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester connected with activists in Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia…

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Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

July 13, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Provided by the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, members of the 6888th battalion stand in formation in Birmingham, England, in 1945. The Women’s Army Corps battalion, which made history as the only all-female Black unit to serve in Europe during World War II, is set to be honored by Congress. (U.S. Army Women’s Museum…

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Biden to give speech Tuesday in Philadelphia

July 13, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot. Biden has declared that protecting voting rights was the central cause of his presidency, but the White House…

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Pennsylvania legalizes compensation for college athletes

July 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Penn State safety Jonathan Sutherland and cornerback Keaton Ellis tackle wide receiver Parker Washington during the NCAA college football team’s practice Friday, April 23, 2021, in State College, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation to allow college athletes in Pennsylvania to start…

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ABOVE PHOTO: A protester holds signs in support of a supervised injection sites in Philadelphia. On Tuesday,...

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