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Thursday, Oct. 6

Millersville University President Daniel Wubah attends the 2019 Breast-a-Ville breast cancer awareness event. (Source: Millersville University)

• Lancaster County is on track for Election Day: The county has fulfilled nearly 36,000 requests for mail-in ballots. The county commissioners said polling systems are secure and reliable; Commissioner Josh Parsons repeated his criticisms that state officials are selectively ignoring election law. (Source: LNP)

• More out-of-state patients getting abortions in Pa.: Due to restrictions in other states, Planned Parenthood PA says it saw 111 abortion patients in July and August, versus 30 in the same period last year. (Source: ABC 27)

• Gas prices expected to rise: Average gas prices dropped from just over $5.00 in June to $3.67 in September but have since risen to $3.83. (Source: WGAL)

• Elizabethtown Area School District parents debate removal of book: The school board is considering a request to remove “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” from the middle/high school library due to explicit sexual content. (Source: LNP)

• Millersville U. holds ‘Breast-A-Ville’ event: The event raises awareness of breast cancer. Millersville will follow up with a “Pink Out” event at the Ware Center on Friday. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: Majority of high-profile Republican nominees deny or question Biden’s 2020 victory. (Source: Washington Post) At least 38 dead in daycare attack in Thailand. (Source: NBC News) Daily Beast says Herschel Walker later had a child with woman who says he paid for her abortion. (Source: USA Today) Texas executes inmate who fought for prisons to allow closer contact with pastors. (Source: ABC | AP) Gunmen kill mayor, 17 others in Mexico. (Source: CBS News) French writer Annie Ernaux wins Nobel for literature. (Source: NPR)