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Friday, April 14

Lawmakers and advocates take part in a rally recognizing Black Maternal Health Week at the Capitol on Thursday, April 13, 2023. (Source: Pa. Women’s Health Caucus)

 R.M. Palmer Co. issues statement on explosion: The company said it is “devastated” by the deadly March 24 blast. (Source: WGAL)

 Health professionals, advocates brief lawmakers on maternal mortality disparities: The high death rates for Black mothers in particular are unacceptable, Dr. Sharee Livingston told the state House Democratic Policy Committee. (Source: Capital-Star)

  Charge reinstated against former Lebanon County cop involved in Jan. 6 Capitol riot: An appeals court said Joseph Fischer should face charges of tampering with a witness or informant as well as obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building, and disorderly conduct. (Source: WITF)

 Partnering foundations offer scholarships for mental health students: Lancaster County students pursuing careers in psychology, psychiatry or social work are eligible for support through a program offered by the Steinman and Touchstone foundations. The deadline to apply is May 15. (Source: LNP)

 New teacher certifications in Pa. at all-time low: Just 4,220 certifications were issued in 2021-22, versus more than 16,000 a decade ago. (Source: WGAL)

 Nation/world: Guardsman suspected of leaking Pentagon secrets arrested. (Source: Reuters) DeSantis signs 6-week abortion ban into Florida law. (Source: UPI) Supreme Court leaves student loan settlement in place. (Source: NPR) Justice Thomas didn’t disclose real estate deal with megadonor Harlan Crow. (Source: AP) White House to open Medicaid, ACA health exchange to DACA recipients. (Source: ABC News) Fort Lauderdale deluge forces hundreds into shelters. (Source: CNN)