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Thursday, Jan. 19

Mannequins are used for training in the Pa. College of Health Sciences’ Simulation Center. (Source:

• Pa. College of Health Sciences to merge with St. Joseph’s U.: The consolidation, expected to be finalized in about a year, will allow St. Joseph’s to offer nursing programs at its two Philadelphia campuses.  (Source: LNP)

• Gov. Shapiro signs executive order eliminating college degree requirement for many state jobs: A bachelor’s degree is no longer needed for 92% of state jobs, roughly 65,000 positions. (Source: WGAL)

• Who is in Gov. Shapiro’s cabinet?: Spotlight PA has capsule profiles of all 20 individuals. (Source: Spotlight PA

• Pa. Senate passes bill allowing public school teachers to wear religious emblems: Senate Bill 84 would repeal a provision in state law barring teachers from wearing anything indicating a religious affiliation. (Source: WGAL)

• Nation/world: Fed begins ‘extraordinary measures’ as U.S. hits debt ceiling. (Source: UPI) Alec Baldwin to face involuntary manslaughter charges for ‘Rust’ shooting. (Source: NPR) Greenland ice sheet experiencing highest temperatures in 1,000 years. (Source: CBS News) Feds investigate possible human trafficking of children who cleaned slaughterhouses. (Source: NBC News) Amazon discontinues Amazon Smile charity program. (Source: USA Today) Art professor fired over Muhammad images sues university. (Source: AP)