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Celebrating Juneteenth

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Editor: As we celebrate Juneteenth, let us all think about the enormity of what this day means for our country. I was so proud to cast my vote this week to make a national holiday of the day we finally cast off the shameful pall of slavery. Iā€™m also proud that Pennsylvania was a thought center of the American abolitionist movement. Read the full letter to the editor HERE.

Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights abuses

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Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress Tuesday for more than $35 billion in funding for the Justice Department ā€“ a 5% increase from last year ā€“ including millions of dollars allotted to enforce civil rights, prosecute domestic terrorism, invest in community policing and boost funding for victims of sexual violence. Among the biggest funding requests are $1.2 billion for community policing...