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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in promising to take that step if elected president.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path.

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SHAMOKIN — Dawn M. Thompson, 43, of 513 W. Mulberry St., Shamokin, is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, reckless endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime after she allegedly stabbed Akeem Gregory Tuesday evening at their home.

MOUNT CARMEL — Like most local residents, the Rev. Francis Karwacki, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, cares about his community and keeping it clean. Karwacki also believes in showing respect toward the deceased and the grounds where their physical remains are now buried.

CATAWISSA, RR — The Southern Columbia Area School Board honored it’s student of the month, third-grader Olivia Jones, for her exemplary behavior both in and out of school. The quiet, young lady stood before the board as Superintendent Paul Caputo offered his congratulations for her attendanc…

SHAMOKIN — Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO) will hold its annual Community Action Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center, at 2 E. Arch St.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania that are a stronghold for President Donald Trump.

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SUNBURY — Incumbent Northumberland County Commissioners Kymberley Best and Sam Schiccatano each sailed through Tuesday's primary to the general election on their party's respective tickets.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's two-term sheriff, a target of several sexual harassment lawsuits, has been defeated in the city's Democratic primary by a woman who leads a city organization of black police officers.

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SHAMOKIN — City voters Tuesday shot down a referendum asking whether a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government and consider the advisability of the adoption of a Home Rule Charter.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report.

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VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet whi…

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Companies specializing in the handling of radioactive material are buying retired U.S. nuclear reactors from utilities and promising to clean them up and demolish them in dramatically less time than usual — eight years instead of 60, in some cases.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of inmates, many of them black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime "three-strikes" laws around the U.S.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to pass a written history test and get a license, a federal judge said in a ruling that's largely symbolic since the licensing law was scrapped years ago.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is finding unexpected online fundraising success from low-dollar donors, with more than 97% of his contributions coming from those who gave less than $200, his presidential campaign announced Tuesday.