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Friday, Dec. 15

The Lancaster New Year’s Red Rose Drop. (Source: City of Lancaster)

• Lancaster cancels New Year’s ‘Red Rose drop’ celebration: Attendance is too low to justify the expense, the city said. (Source: CBS 21)

• UPMC Lititz reimposes mask requirement: The policy, effective Dec. 20, is in response to an increase in seasonal respiratory viruses. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. House back to 101-101 tie: Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, has resigned to take office as a district judge. An election for his replacement is scheduled Feb. 13. (Source: AP)

• Gov. Shapiro signs expanded Clean Slate Law: It reduces waiting periods and allows sealing of certain nonviolent drug felonies. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Budget did not include ‘Level Up’ funding for schools: Instead, a $175 million fund was created for facilities improvements. (Source: CBS 21)

• GOP lawmakers deny aid to UPenn over antisemitism complaints: A bill to provide $33.5 million to Penn’s veterinary school was defeated. (Source: AP)

• Nation/world: Hungary blocks EU aid to Ukraine. (Source: UPI) Prince Harry was hacked, court rules. (Source: CNN) Michigan appeals court says Trump can stay on primary ballot. (Source: ABC News) Dissident Nalvany missing in Russian prison system. (Source: NBC News) Verdicts in Vatican corruption trial expected Saturday. (Source: Reuters) Biden administration announces drug rebates. (Source: AP)