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Friday, Dec. 8

The first Hannukah candle is lit in Penn Square on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Photo: Brian Nguyen)

• Lancaster celebrates first night of Hannukah at Penn Square: It is the third year of candle lighting in the city’s center. (Source: LNP)

• Local Congressmen call for UPenn president’s ouster: Reps. Lloyd Smucker, John Joyce and Dan Meuser said Liz Magill’s responses at a Congressional hearing on antisemitism were disgraceful. (Source: WGAL)

• County receiving fewer ‘naked’ ballots: In the November election, 76 ballots, 0.2%, were returned without the required secrecy envelope. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. legislature to reconvene for year’s final session: The hope is that lawmakers can finally complete the state budget before a three-month recess being called so the state can fix the Capitol roof. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Advocates say vouchers support schools with anti-LGBT, anti-disability policies: Education Voters of PA say vouchers should come with stronger protections against discrimination. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Hunter Biden indicted on tax charges. (Source: NBC News) Putin to seek another term. (Source: ABC News | AP) Former police chief sentenced to 11 years for Jan. 6 riot role. (Source: UPI) Labor market added 199,000 jobs in November. (Source: ABC News | AP) Trump appeals ruling rejecting his immunity claims. (Source: AP) Texas AG threatens prosecution despite court ruling allowing emergency abortion. (Source: Reuters)