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Wednesday, July 20

Lancaster area Rotary Club members and other volunteers plant trees and clean headstones at the Stevens Greenland Cemetery, a historically Black cemetery, on May 22, 2021. (Source: Rotary District 7390)

• Pa. physician general calls for maintaining abortion access: Dr. Denise Johnson, who is also Pennsylvania’s acting health secretary, testified Tuesday at a joint Democratic House and Senate Policy Committee hearing. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Pa. receiving private grant to preserve Black cemeteries: the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is spending $3 million nationwide on 33 projects, including Pennsylvania’s. (Source: WITF | AP)

• Mastriano criticized for Gab connection: Academics said the site is a haven for hate speech and conspiracy theories. Its founder, Andrew Torba, said Friday that Mastriano will “turn this state around” for the Christian nationalist movement. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Heat wave continues: Wednesday will be hazy, hot and humid, with highs in the mid-90s. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Biden to unveil executive actions on climate change. (Source: UPI) Election denier wins Maryland GOP primary for governor. (Source: NPR) Lawmakers elect Sri Lankan PM president. (Source: AP) Uvalde shooter exhibited ‘almost every warning sign.’ (Source: ABC News) Jan. 6 committee to hold prime-time hearing Thursday. (Source: CBS News)

(Editor’s note: A previous version of this post misstated the day of the Jan. 6 committee hearing.)