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Thursday, Aug. 3

Pope Francis speaks in Lisbon on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. (Source: France 24)

• Teens charged in Lancaster homicide: Police say Jomar Santos, 14, of Leola, and Jayziah Echevarria, 18, of Lancaster, shot and killed Johan Parra, 31, of Lancaster, shortly before noon Wednesday near St. Joseph and West Strawberry streets. (Source: WGAL)

• Lancaster County has connections to Trump indictment: Among them: State Rep. Dave Zimmeman attended the Nov. 25, 2020, hearing in Gettysburg at which Rudy Giuliani and others repeated false allegations of election fraud; Bryan Cutler, then Pa. House Speaker, spoke with John Eastman, “Co-Conspirator 2” about election matters in a call arranged by county Treasurer Amber Martin. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. Senate reconvening to finalize budget: Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward said the session will begin at 1 p.m. today. (Source: CBS 21)

• Gov. Shapiro convened secret working group to discuss climate initiative: The gatherings of energy executives, union representatives and environmental groups were organized to broker consensus on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Source: StateImpact PA | Inside Climate News)

• Advocate aims to provide lockers for the homeless: Richard Canard, a former LG Health patient care navigator, is raising money for the project. (Source: ABC 27)

• Pittsburgh synagogue shooter receives death penalty: Robert Bowers shot and killed 11 worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Trump faces arraignment today. (Source: UPI) Woman escapes from ‘dungeon’ in Oregon. (Source: CNN) Justice Alito says Congress can’t impose Supreme Court ethics rules. (Source: ABC News) Texas kicks 87% of patients off Medicaid through re-enrollment. (Source: NPR) Pope opens World Youth Day in Portugal, firmly condemns sexual abuse by clergy. (Source: CBS News)