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Friday, Nov. 17

(Source: Lancaster County Community Foundation)

• Today is ExtraGive: Now in its 12th year, ExtraGive is the region’s largest one-day fundraising drive. To donate, click here. (Source: WGAL)

• Penn Square Christmas tree arrives: The tree will be decorated in time for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on Nov. 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving. (Source: LNP)

• House committees host hearing on youth homelessness: Nearly a quarter of the 40,003 children identified as homeless by the Pa. Department of Education in fiscal 2022 were under age 5. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Robots featured at Lancaster Science Factory: Thursday’s special event, sponsored by Cargas Systems, is part of the center’s STEM focus. (Source: ABC 27)

• Blessings of Hope to host Rep Smucker: The Congressman will speak at a fundraising brunch Monday at Lancaster Country Club. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: U.N. halts aid to Gaza due to blackout. (Source: AP) Food charities say hunger is at levels normally associated with recessions. (Source: USA Today) Elon Musk condemned for endorsing antisemitic conspiracy theory. (Source: NBC News) Santos says he won’t run again after scathing ethics report. (Source: CBS News) Singer Cassie sues Sean “Diddy” Combs, alleging rape. (Source: USA Today) Updated U.S. gardening map reflects 2.5 degrees F of global warming. (Source: NPR)