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Thursday, Aug. 18

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. (Source: Penn State Health)

• Kidney, liver transplants suspended since April at Hershey Medical Center: Penn State said it voluntarily shut down the transplant program while a third party reviews it. An inspection report said the program violated informed consent and other protocols. (Source: Fox 43)

• Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay $206 million: The scheme, in which two Luzerne County judges sent hundreds of children to detention centers in the early 2000s in exchange for kickbacks, was one of the worst judicial scandals in U.S. history. (Source: AP)

• Northern Lancaster County police use virtual-reality training: The system allows officers to role-play potentially dangerous scenarios in a safe setting. (Source: ABC 27)

• Woman accused of stealing Speaker Pelosi’s laptop allowed to attend Pa. Renaissance Faire: Riley Williams, 23, of Mechanicsburg, has been under house arrest since late January 2021. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Former Trump Org. CFO pleads guilty. (Source: NPR) Republicans vow to defund IRS. (Source: NBC News) Hearing set for today on releasing Mar-a-Lago affidavit. (Source: UPI) Florida rule would bar state pension funds from considering investments’ social, environmental impact. (Source: CNN) European glaciers melting at record rates. (Source: Washington Post)