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Nearly 1 in 5 defendants in Capitol riot cases served in the military
Amid concerns over extremism, an analysis found military veterans were overrepresented in those charged in the attack on the Capitol when compared to the general population.
7 hours ago
Top Pa. election official calls for end to ‘lies’ as GOP launches 2020 election hearings
The hearing was the first of 14 Pennsylvania Republicans intend to hold on the administration of an election they largely won.
8 hours ago
McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February
McConnell told his fellow GOP senators on a call Thursday that a short delay would give Trump time to prepare and stand up his legal team, ensuring due process.
9 hours ago
Pa. Dept. of Human Services vows to take ‘anti-racist’ approach
The agency serves more than 3 million people annually and employs nearly 16,000 employees, making it one of the state’s largest employers.
Mercer County soft-launches COVID-19 vaccination site
New Jersey’s capital county will be doing a trial run at Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton with the aim of an official launch during the first week of February.
10 hours ago
Philly teachers union wants all staff vaccinated before students return to school
In a letter obtained by WHYY, the union president said it would be “foolish” to reopen schools before all staff are vaccinated.
City Council returns from recess with hearing on school district future
Philadelphia School District talks about the future including virtual school end and the possibility of summer school for all students.
11 hours ago
Thousands of Delawareans sign up for COVID vaccine as online registration launches
More than 56,000 people have pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine. Those over 65 and people at-risk are eligible to be placed on a waitlist.
Philly announces COVID-19 vaccine sign-up: Here’s what we know (and what we don’t)
The city launched its own site for indicating interest in getting vaccinated; it will work with other organizations already collecting personal data.
12 hours ago
Pennsylvania passes 20K deaths from the coronavirus
Pennsylvania’s seven-day average of deaths reported hit its highest point in the pandemic earlier this month, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
N.J. lawmaker to introduce Biden’s ‘bold’ immigration reform package
Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
13 hours ago
AP Sources: Eagles plan to hire Colts OC Nick Sirianni
According to two people familiar with the decision, the Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach.
Wolf announces $600 COVID grants for Pa. child care workers
The one-time award will be provided to approximately 33,000 child care employees, an increase from the roughly 9,000 employees who would have received ERA payments.
Biden announces executive actions meant to help reopen schools
The new measures would increase testing and PPE access for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
14 hours ago
‘Mad or nah?’: Philly residents react to COVID-19 vaccine refusers
Tamara Russell, aka Revive P.O.C, hit the streets of Philadelphia to hear what residents are thinking about vaccine refusers.
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