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Trump impeached on charges of abuse of power, obstruction

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The historic vote split along party lines Wednesday night, much the way it has divided the nation, over a charge…

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AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania to use medical nutrition therapy to mitigate the effects of elevated blood lead levels in children

December 16, 2019

Business Wire/ AP HARRISBURG — AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania, a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care plan serving Central, Northeastern and Northwestern Pennsylvania and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is working with a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization to provide nutritious, medically tailored meals to children with potentially elevated blood lead levels as a strategy to…

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No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

December 15, 2019

By MIKE CORDER LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to…

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Washington bracing for impeachment as battle lines harden

December 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington braces for this week’s expected vote to impeach President Donald Trump, partisan battle lines hardened on Sunday, with Democrats defending impeachment even if Trump isn’t removed from office and Republicans denouncing the integrity of the constitutional process. The Democratic-controlled House planned to vote Wednesday on two articles of impeachment against…

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Trump calls impeachment vote ‘an embarrassment’ to nation

December 14, 2019

By JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday’s House committee vote to impeach him ”an embarrassment to our country” and refused to back away from the charge that first ensnared him in the scandal. Almost simultaneous to the vote, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, turned up at the White House. With…

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Across Capitol Hill, impeachment saga shifts

December 6, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, (D-N.Y.,) left, gives his closing statement as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., listens during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Laurie Kellman…

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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus lauds accreditation for Cheyney University

December 6, 2019

Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus released the following statements after the announcement of Cheyney University receiving accreditation: “The retention of Cheyney University’s accreditation is not only welcoming news for the university, but also for African American students here in the commonwealth and across the country. The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus has historically worked…

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Pennsylvania lawmakers near finish on church scandal bills

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Atly. Gen Josh Shapiro By Marc Levy Associated Press  HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer Wednesday night to settling a years long battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted to dramatically expand statutes…

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Evans helps advance small business bills to full House

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.) Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.), vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, voted to send four bipartisan bills that would help small businesses to the full House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 20.   Evans is the lead co-sponsor with Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.) of one of the…

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