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News: Friday, May 7




Pa. GOP lawmakers want to reinstate job search requirement for unemployment benefits: Under House Bill 406, those who are receiving unemployment benefits must be actively searching for a job, making at least two job contacts a week. (Source: WGAL) Meanwhile, the state's unemployment system still has hundreds of thousands of backlogged claims. (Source: WITF)

Pa. Department of Health is being sued over contact-tracing data breach: 72,000 Pennsylvanians had data stolen, including phone numbers, addresses and more. Vendor Insight Global has posted a statement about the matter. (Source: WGAL)

Three Susquehanna school districts asking for more money: Penn Manor, Eastern Lancaster County and Cumberland Valley school districts all say the government's pandemic aid hasn't covered all the costs they've incurred. Penn Manor said its operating deficit this year is $4.2 million. (Source: WGAL)

National/global roundup: U.S. employment growth sharply slowed in April. (Source: Reuters) Pfizer seeks full approval from FDA, first Covid-19 vaccine to do so. (Source: NBC) Hate incidents against Asian-Americans continues to rise. (Source: USA Today) Four ex-cops indicted on U.S. civil rights charges in Floyd death. (Source: AP) Republicans poised to oust Liz Cheney over her rebukes of Trump's election lies. (Source: Reuters)