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Lack of emergency order or regulation doomed mask mandate

December 30, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state Supreme Court last Thursday released its rationale for why it ruled that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration had no legal authority to require masks in Pennsylvania’s schools and child care centers, even amid a pandemic and surging cases of COVID-19. The Democratic-majority court ruled 6-0 on Dec. 10, immediately…

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Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case

December 29, 2021

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The verdict capped a monthlong trial featuring sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14, told by four women…

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Desmond Tutu dies at 90, timeline of a life committed to equality

December 27, 2021

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the death of the man viewed as the country’s moral conscience. Tutu worked passionately, tirelessly…

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Cape Town bells to toll in honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

December 27, 2021

By ANDREW MELDRUM JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Bells will ring at midday Monday from St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Cape Town to honor Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a day after his death at age 90. The bells at the cathedral, where Tutu urged South Africans of all races to work together against apartheid, will toll for…

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Ex-police officer Kim Potter guilty of manslaughter in killing of Daunte Wright

December 23, 2021

By AMY FORLITI and SCOTT BAUER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Daunte Wright, prompting tears from the young Black man’s parents and a jubilant celebration by supporters outside the courthouse who chanted “Guilty, guilty, guilty!” The mostly white…

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SUBURBAN NEWS: Officials visit Delaware County Community College locations, tout importance of apprenticeship training and saving for college

December 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. State Treasurer Stacy Garrity visits the College’s Nursing Simulation Laboratory at the Marple Campus in Delaware County to promote the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program. Pictured from left: a nursing student; nursing clinical instructor Anne-Marie Guthrie; College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black; Pa. State Treasurer Stacy Garrity; Pa. State…

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Abrams seeks national voting rights action before 2022 race

December 20, 2021

By JEFF AMY DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Stacey Abrams, who built her national reputation by advocating for voting rights, is calling on Congress to take action on federal voting rules as the Democrat launches a second bid to become Georgia’s governor. Senators including Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock, Abrams’ close ally, have been arguing in recent days that…

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Statement from Philadelphia NAACP President Catherine Hicks on TikTok warnings

December 17, 2021

We are aware of numerous messages circulating on social media primarily through TikTok regarding threats of violence towards schools across the nation for Friday, December 17. Schools have been prompted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State Police to reach out to our school communities. These posts warn of threats but are…

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