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With lots of cash on hand, Pennsylvania wraps up budget deal

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, speaks after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for the 2022-23 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf and lawmakers…

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New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

July 15, 2022

By LINDSEY TANNER Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies may soon be as easy as 9-8-8. The United States’ first nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline goes live on Saturday. It’s designed to be as easy to remember and use as 911, but instead of a dispatcher sending police, firefighters or…

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Wolf Administration urges Pennsylvanians to prepare for hurricane season, consider flood insurance

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo, vehicles are submerged in water during flooding in Philadelphia in the aftermath of downpours and high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit the area. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner MichaelHumphreys and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield, reflecting on…

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Facing pressure, Biden to sign order on abortion access

July 8, 2022

By SEUNG MIN KIM and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will take executive action Friday to protect access to abortion, the White House said, as he faces mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful on the subject after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the procedure two weeks ago. The…

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Former Japan Prime Minister killed during campaign speech

July 8, 2022

By MARI YAMAGUCHI and FOSTER KLUG TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an arch-conservative and one of his nation’s most divisive figures, was fatally shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan. He was airlifted to a hospital but officials said he was not breathing and his heart had stopped. Police…

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Chauvin sentenced 21 years for violating Floyd’s civil rights

July 7, 2022

Chauvin’s federal sentence will run concurrently with the 22½-year sentence he is serving after being found guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter, in a state case. By STEVE KARNOWSKI ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s…

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Just the beginning

July 1, 2022

Over 150,000 people from around the country participated in the Mass Poor Peoples and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls in Washington, D.C. on June 18, while millions more streamed it online. In the end, it was just the beginning of a concerted effort toward permanent policy reform. ABOVE…

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Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

July 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: People celebrate the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court during a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Friday, April 8, 2022.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn into the Supreme…

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Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

July 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, describes the actions of former President Donald Trump, during a House Select Committee hearing to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol, in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 28, 2022….

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Testimony: Trump fought security official for control of the presidential SUV on Jan. 6, demanded to be taken the Capitol as the insurrection began

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony Tuesday before the House committee investigating the 2021 insurrection. Cassidy Hutchinson, a little-known former White House aide,…

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