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Monday, March 27

Rescue workers comb through debris the day after the R.M. Palmer Co. explosion in Reading on Saturday, March 25, 2023. (Source: WFMZ)

 State police investigating Reading candy factory explosion: Seven people died Friday in the R.M. Palmer Co. blast. (Source: WGAL)

 Three states restrict Pa. poultry due to avian flu: Florida, Ohio and Texas are blocking poultry shipments to varying degrees. (Source: Lancaster Farming)

 WellSpan health introduces medical helicopter in Lancaster County: WellFlight Lancaster will operate from a helipad at Stevens Fire Co. in East Cocalico Township. (Source: LNP)

 Philadelphia school lottery system results in under-enrollment at some schools: The system was intended to improve racial equity. Superintendent Tony Watlington said the district would spend $3 million to offset what otherwise would be significant layoffs at the under-enrolled facilities. (Source: Capital-Star)

 Nation/world: Israelis launch mass protests over court reforms. (Source: AP) VP Harris visits Ghana. (Source: UPI) Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. (Source: CBS News) FDIC: First Citizens Bank to acquire Silicon Valley Bank assets. (Source: ABC News) Life expectancy in U.S. trending downward. (Source: NPR)