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News Flash for 9/23/20

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  • The body of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been taken to the Supreme Court to lie in repose today and tomorrow. A crowd of fellow politicians, family, and over 100 clerks who worked with her are in attendance. Speakers at the even include Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt of Adas Israel Congregation, located in Washington, D.C. After speeches were given, the casket was moved to the top of the steps of the Supreme Court, where the public gathered to pay their respects to the late Justice. Her casket draped with the American flag, as is tradition, Justice Ginsberg will be the first woman in American history to lie in repose at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
  • Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is self-quarantining after he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Kenney said he was tested for coronavirus on Monday and the results came back negative, but he will be self-quarantining just to be safe. “(…)if you find yourself in a similar situation, exposed to someone who tests positive, do the right thing and self-quarantine and get yourself tested cause this pandemic, unfortunately, is far from over,” Kenney said. As of Tuesday, September 22. Philadelphia has 35,901 confirmed cases and 1,787 deaths from coronavirus, according to the City of Philadelphia’s website
  • A man was stabbed at the homeless encampment on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Tuesday night. He is currently in critical condition at Jefferson University Hospital after multiple stabs to the leg and one to the back of the head. The encampment, along with another on Ridge Avenue, popped up over the summer, with encampment leaders wishing to negotiate with Mayor Kenney over better housing in the city. Kenney has repeatedly denied negotiations while pushing the date for the people there to leave back. Police are still looking for a suspect.