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Friday, Oct. 13

Map shows the path of the annular eclipse that will be visible Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. (Source: NASA)

• Temple Beth El holds vigil: Community members gathered to honor victims of the violence sparked by Hamas’ attack, show support for Israel and pray for peace. (Source: LNP)  

• County commissioners association: It’s too late to change 2024 primary date: In a letter, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania said there is no longer enough time for election workers to deal with the logistics that would be involved. (Source: WITF | AP)

• ‘Dark money’ group funds mailer attacking local Republican commissioners: The ad, sent by Open Democracy PAC, criticizes Ray D’Agostino and Josh Parsons’ comments on Planned Parenthood and support for Donald Trump and Doug Mastriano. (Source: LNP)

• Economic influence of Pa.’s Latino community grows: Latinos account for $36 billion of Pennsylvania’s economic output, 6th in the U.S. according to a new study. (Source: WITF)

• Shapiro responds to criticism of statement on Israel: Muslim groups said Shapiro’s comments ignored Israel’s “inhumane treatment” of civilians in Gaza. Shapiro said he stands by his words and that there is no moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Israel orders 1 million to evacuate Gaza. (Source: AP) Biden to announce ‘hydrogen hub’ investments during Philadelphia visit. (Source: ABC News) Scalise drops out of House Speaker race. (Source: UPI) Trump blasted for remarks on Netanyahu, Hezbollah. (Source: Politico) 1 officer killed, 1 wounded in Philadelphia Airport shooting. (Source: CBS News) Annular eclipse coming Saturday. (Source: NPR)