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Wednesday, Dec. 20

Mennonites rally for peace in Gaza outside Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s office on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023. (Source: Mennonite Action)

• Mennonites call for cease-fire in Gaza: More than 100 took part in a rally Tuesday at Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s office in Lancaster. (Source: ABC 27)

• Employee killed in explosion identified: Night auditor Michelle Miller had worked at Bird-in-Hand Family Inn for 34 years, CEO John Smucker said. A candlelight vigil is planned for Thursday. (Source: CBS 21)

• Bomb threat briefly closes Central Market: The threat, posted on Trip Advisor, led to a 90-minute closure around lunchtime Tuesday. (Source: LNP)

• Rep. Perry ordered to release cell phone records: A federal judge said records related to the central Pennsylvania’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election are not protected under the Constitution. (Source: WGAL)

• DEP encourages public input on climate plan: The plan will help direct up to $4.6 billion in climate grants that Pennsylvania is hoping to receive from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection. (Source: WITF | WVIA)

• Nation/world: Colorado Supreme Court rules Trump ineligible for 2024 ballot. (Source: UPI) Tuberville drops his holds on military promotions. (Source: NPR) Xi tells Biden China will absorb Taiwan. (Source: NBC News) Trump denies Hitler comparisons. (Source: CBS News) EU reaches deal to tighten immigration rules. (Source: Politico) Judge orders release of names of Jeffrey Epstein associates. (Source: BBC News)