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Thursday, Aug. 24

Caleb Showalter of the Challenger Little League of Lancaster County waves from the mound at Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., where he threw out the first pitch of the Little League World Series on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. (Source: Challenger Little League of Lancaster County)

• Local ‘Challenger’ team to play at Little League World Series: Lancaster will play Syracuse in an exhibition game on Friday. Challenger is an adaptive sports program for individuals with disabilities. (Source: LNP)

• Lawmakers hear testimony on ‘skill games’: The devices exist in a legal gray area and are not currently licensed or taxed. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Rally to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day: It is planned for 6 p.m. this evening at the Capitol in Harrisburg. (Source: Fox 43)

• Pa. eyes insurance industry’s use of AI: Final decisions on claims shouldn’t be outsourced to computer algorithms, said Rep. Arvind Venkat, D-Allegheny. (Source: WITF)

• Exhibition on underrepresented communities coming to Amtrak station: It is being organized by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Rivals target Ramaswamy in GOP presidential debate. (Source: ABC News) Trump to be booked today on Georgia election fraud charges. (Source: Reuters) Prigozhin reportedly in fatal jet crash. (Source: NPR) China bans Japanese seafood due to Fukushima wastewater release. (Source: AP) Biden administration launches cancer “moon shot.” (Source: UPI) Six countries to be added to BRICS bloc. (Source: CNN) FIFA opens investigation into kiss during World Cup medal ceremony. (Source: AP)