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Thursday, Oct. 20

A British tabloid’s 60-pence lettuce has outlasted the tenure of Prime Minister Liz Truss. (Source: Daily Star)

• Congressional debate at Rotary event: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker conceded that Joe Biden won the 2020 election; challenger Bob Hollister called out Smucker’s Jan. 7, 2021, vote against certifying the results. (Source: LNP)

• Health providers say court ruling could make health insurance rates spike: LG Health’s Dr. Michael Ripchinski told a state House panel that a recent Pa. Supreme Court’s ruling against limiting “venue shopping” when filing lawsuits could lead to premium increases of 36% to 73%. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Doctor says Fetterman is healthy enough to serve: In a letter, Dr. Clifford Chen says the U.S. Senate candidate is recovering well, although he still has auditory processing difficulties. (Source: WITF)

• Breast cancer bills pass Pa. House: The legislation would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for genetic screenings, MRIs and ultrasounds. (Source: ABC 27)

• Mastriano holds hearing on parental rights bill: “What’s happened to us where bureaucrats get to decide how your kids identify,” the gubernatorial candidate said. Opponents say the bill goes too far and that parents can already opt their children out when they consider content objectionable. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister. (Source: BBC News) Ukraine institutes rolling blackouts as Russians target infrastructure. (Source: UPI) Cash pours into races to oversee elections. (Source: AP) Emails show Trump was informed his Georgia election fraud claims were inaccurate. (Source: ABC News) First known Neanderthal family discovered in Siberian cave. (Source: Nature)