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News: Monday, July 27

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020)

Headlines for Monday, July 27, 2020:

Lancaster County police are overwhelmingly white: Police chiefs and other officials say they're making efforts to diversify hiring, but significant obstacles remain. (Source: LNP)

Gov. Wolf allows Right-to-Know bill to become law: Though he didn't issue a veto, Wolf criticized the "ill-conceived and poorly drafted" legislation and said the Republican-dominated legislature is playing politics rather than taking the state's Covid-19 emergency seriously.  (Source: CBS 21)

Bust of Columbus toppled: It's the second time this summer the statue outside the Lancaster County courthouse has been vandalized.  (Source: WGAL)

College students found advocacy group: Lancaster Changemakers Collective aims to bring more people of color into political activism. (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Republicans roll out $1 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal. (Source: AP) Moderna Covid-19 vaccine begins Phase 3 testing. (Source: NPR) National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien tests positive for coronavirus. (Source: NBC News) Marlins cancel home opener after multiple players test positive. (Source: UPI) Rep. John Lewis is the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. (Source: NY Times)