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Thursday, May 16

White bicycles stand on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg to represent cyclist fatalities during the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. (Photo: Harrisburg Bike Crew)

• Water main break closes 700 block of North Duke Street in Lancaster: The intersection with East Clay Street was barricaded early Thursday and will remain so until repairs are made. (Source: WGAL)

• Gov. Shapiro signs bill outlawing improper use of xylazine: The drug is now a Schedule III controlled substance, but remains available for prescription by large-animal veterinarians. (Source: ABC 27)

• Capitol ‘Ride of Silence’ honors cyclists killed on Pa. roads: There were 27 rider fatalities in the state in 2023, organizers said. (Source: Fox 43)

• House Education Committee hears about teacher shortage: As of last fall, Pennsylvania had 2,000 public school teacher vacancies and 6,500 individuals teaching on emergency certificates. (Source: WHYY)

• Nation/world: Xi, Putin meet in China. (Source: CNN) Slovakian prime minister wounded in attempted assassination. (Source: NBC News) Supreme Court rules on Louisiana redistricting. (Source: NPR) Floating pier for aid anchored in Gaza. (Source: CNN) Cohen faces cross-examination in Trump trial. (Source: NBC News) Biden, Trump agree to two debates. (Source: AP)