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Monday, Jan. 22

The Ram temple in Ayodhya, India. (Source: India Press Information Bureau)

• Five dead in three fires Sunday: A man died in a fire he set in East Petersburg, Lancaster County; and another man died in a mobile home fire in Conoy Township, Lancaster County; and three people died in Palmyra, Lebanon County. (Source WGAL)

• Lebanon County removes its only ballot drop box: A county commissioner said it created a risk of people dropping off ballots other than their own. (Source: WITF)

• PPL seeks comment on proposed settlement: The deal negotiated with the Public Utility Commission would resolve claims arising from PPL billing problems first identified in December 2022. (Source: Fox 43)

• UPMC Harrisburg performs six kidney transplants in seven days: The team completed 61 transplants in 2023. (Source: ABC 27)

• WITF joins ‘America Amplified’ election initiative: The America Amplified Election 2024 program aims to strengthen public broadcasters’ community engagement to combat misinformation and give audiences the information they need to participate in elections with confidence. (Source: WITF)

• Nation/world: Modi dedicates Hindu temple built on former mosque site. (Source: NBC News) Fake ‘Biden’ robocall tells New Hampshire Democrats not to vote in Tuesday’s primary. (Source; NBC News) DeSantis drops out of race, endorses Trump. (Source: NPR) ExxonMobil sues to block activist shareholder proposal on emission reductions. (Source: UPI) Hostages’ relatives disrupt Knesset Finance Committee meeting. (Source: Times of Israel) Wisconsin Republicans propose abortion ban at 14 weeks. (Source: AP)