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The following comments were among the more than 130 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to a Thursday front-page story headlined “Kelly votes against impeachment,” which included why U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly didn’t vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

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MARTIN Luther King Jr. Day this year follows one of the most fractious years in U.S. history, culminating last week with an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol led by far-right extremists, many of them white supremacists. 

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The following comments were among the more-than-250 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to a Sunbury Daily Item editorial titled “Trump’s violent mob” that ran online Wednesday and in Thursday’s print edition.

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The images of armed rioters storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to support President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud were shocking — but far from surprising.

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The following comments were among the 115 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to Wednesday morning’s story from CNHI Harrisburg reporter John Finnerty headlined “Some defiant restaurants remain open despite indoor dining ban.”

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The state of marijuana research law defies common sense. Although Washingtonians are free to purchase an astonishing array of cannabis products for recreational or medical use, many of the state’s finest researchers are handcuffed in their ability to examine the good — or harm — of those sam…

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The following comments were among the 215 posted to The News’ Facebook page in response to Monday afternoon’s Associated Press story headlined “Biden clears 270-vote mark as electors affirm his victory.”

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Two weeks ago, members of Congress thumbed their noses at the American people by taking an undeserved Thanksgiving break from stimulus talks, even as millions of Americans cancelled their holiday plans. Since then, negotiations on a COVID-relief bill have remained deadlocked.

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When the definitive story of the 2020 presidential election is written, it will honor the commitment to democracy demonstrated by state-level Republican officials such as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who withstood withering political pressure — not to mention death threats …

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fter the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist last week, President-elect Joe Biden is coming under renewed pressure to quickly resume negotiations with the regime. He should slow down and proceed with caution.

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Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States,  President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.

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Election Day Tuesday will mark the end of, arguably, the most important presidential election in more than 150 years, pitting a career politician, Democrat Joe Biden, against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump, whose first stab at politics was his stunning 2016 election victory.

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resident Trump’s tweet “Don’t be afraid of COVID” has invited more criticism that he’s again downplaying the virus. Mr. Trump doesn’t do nuance, and he and his team have often acted recklessly, most prominently at the Rose Garden ceremony announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. But …

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Americans have fought and died for the right to vote. The alarming developments in this extraordinary election year make clear the fight to exercise that right is far from over, particularly for voters of color.

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President Donald Trump is aiming to bring home thousands of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan ahead of the November elections, to show he’s fulfilling his pledge to end America’s wars in the Islamic world. In fact, the best way to minimize the chances of getting dragged back into such co…

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BIG-UPS to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem for proposing a citizens’ advisory board — BEFORE a disaster strains local police/community relations to the breaking point.  Acting proactively beats reacting to a tragedy, such as the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

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