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Friday, Oct. 21

President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh at the site where the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge is being rebuilt on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. (Source:

• Some Christian nonprofits will skip Extra Give: Align Life Ministries, Lititz Christian School, and Veritas Academy say they will not participate, saying the fundraiser’s stance on nondiscrimination conflicts with their traditional views on sexual morality. (Source: LNP)  

• Pediatricians seeing rise in respiratory virus: Complications from Respiratory Syncytial Viruses, or RSV, are leading to increased hospitalizations among children under 5. (Source: ABC 27)  

• Police found toy guns, real gun in room where child was killed: A search warrant says officers found a 9-mm handgun and two toy guns, including one that looked real, at the scene where a 3-year-old fatally shot an infant Tuesday night. It says they also found suspected drugs and paraphernalia. (Source: WGAL)  

• WellSpan Health pledges to cut carbon emissions: The health system said it would reduce its carbon footprint by half by 2030. (Source: ABC 27

• Libraries, parks, awaiting guidance on voter registration mandate: A new state law requires libraries, state parks and CareerLink offices to promote voter registration and make forms available to clients, but administrators say they haven’t received forms or specific instructions. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: In Pittsburgh, Biden touts infrastructure law. (Source: CBS News) Boris Johnson in running to be next British PM. (Source: NPR) Ukraine keeps pressure on Kherson. (Source: AP) Bannon to be sentenced for contempt of Congress. (Source: ABC News) Appeals court rules Lindsey Graham must testify. (Source: UPI)