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News: Thursday, July 9

Vice President Mike Pence (Source: White House)

Vice President Mike Pence (Source: White House)
Vice President Mike Pence (Source: White House)

Headlines for Thursday, July 9, 2020:

Pence in Lancaster today: The vice president is landing at Lancaster Airport shortly after 11 a.m. (Source: WGAL)

'Militia' tails Black Lives Matter march in Manheim: The armed group said it was there to keep the peace; protesters called it unjustified intimidation. (Source: ABC 27)

Rock Ford drops 'plantation' from name: The designation was historically inaccurate, Rock Ford Foundation leaders said. (Source: LNP)

School districts craft reopening plans: Penn Manor School District expects its strategy will include masks or face shields, social distancing and additional cleaning. (Source: WGAL)

Coffee shop's social media post draws backlash: Folklore Coffee & Co. of Elizabethtown said it would not require customers to wear masks, adding, "we are wearing masks under protest."  (Source: LNP)

National roundup: Another 1.3 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week; 32.9 million are receiving benefits. (Source: Reuters) Supreme Court says law enforcement can see President Trump's taxes. (Source: CNBC) Transcripts show George Floyd pleaded 20 times for air. (Source: NPR) Trump badgers schools to reopen. (Source: CBS News) World could hit 1.5-degree warming level in five years. (Source: ABC News)