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Friday, June 3

SuJan Upreti (Source: School District of Lancaster)

SuJan Upreti (Source: School District of Lancaster)
SuJan Upreti (Source: School District of Lancaster)

• Pa.'s first monkeypox case confirmed: The verification in Philadelphia makes Pennsylvania one of 10 states where the disease is present. (Source: WGAL)

• Attorney says Mastriano is willing to talk to Jan. 6 committee: The FBI has cleared the Republican nominee for governor of wrongdoing in the Jan. 6 insurrection, Timothy Parlatore said. Mastriano pushed a plan for the legislature to deny President Biden's win in Pennsylvania and award the state's electoral votes to Donald Trump. (Source: AP)

• Resettled Nepali refugee becoming 1st-gen college student: SuJan Upreti, whose family settled in Lancaster in 2009, graduated from McCaskey High School Thursday and is headed to Temple University. (Source: LNP) (Editor's Note: Upreti has just been published in One United Lancaster as part of the Refugee Youth Journalism Project.) 

• Court orders count of contested ballots in Oz-McCormick race: Ballots without a handwritten date on their envelopes should be counted but kept separate, in case the U.S. Supreme Court reverses the ruling, the court said Thursday. (Source: WITF | AP)

• Local recount petitions mostly denied: 45 petitions challenging state Sen. Ryan Aument's primary victory in the 36th District were filed late or lacked notarization. There will be one precinct recount in House Speaker Bryan Cutler's 100th District, but a request for a hand recount was denied. (Source: LNP)

• National/world: Russia-Ukraine war has lasted 100 days. (Source: UPI) Biden urges Congress to ban assault weapons. (Source: USA Today) Bills in Ohio, Louisiana would allow armed teachers. (Source: NBC News) Economy adds 390,000 jobs in May. (Source: NBC News) Covid-19 vaccines for children under 5 to start around June 21. (Source: ABC News)