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Business

Watchdog Report: Bieber’s troubled ride was years in making despite attempts to stay in business https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-bieber-bus-haddad-investigation-20190216-story.html

Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group’s analysis https://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/ct-amazon-federal-taxes-profits-analysis-20190216-story.html

Cannabis

CBD quickly becomes a hot new product throughout NEPA https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/cbd-quickly-becomes-a-hot-new-product-throughout-nepa-1.2446282

Clergy Sex Abuse

Expectations high for Pope Francis’ sex-abuse summit, but some brace for disappointment https://www.philly.com/news/pope-francis-clergy-sex-abuse-summit-vatican-rome-pennsylvania-20190217.html

Wuerl’s zero tolerance of sexually abusive priests was only partial, reports suggest https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/02/16/Cardinal-Wuerl-sexual-abuse-grand-jury-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh/stories/201902160011

Pennsylvania to figure high in Vatican abuse summit this week https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-to-figure-high-in-vatican-abuse-summit-this-week/

‘Not about helping victims’: Advocates question dioceses’ compensation funds https://www.tribdem.com/news/not-about-helping-victims-advocates-question-dioceses-compensation-funds/article_cb91374a-3272-11e9-a9c5-7f06d56330d7.html

Crime/Punishment

Police: Aurora, Ill. attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2019/02/16/Aurora-Illinois-attacker-shooting-used-gun-he-shouldn-t-have-owned/stories/201902160068

Women’s club: Westmoreland County Prison has become home to more female inmates https://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/womens-club-westmoreland-county-prison-has-become-home-to-more-female-inmates/

Education

Former Pitt business professor sues university, citing age discrimination https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2019/02/16/Former-Pitt-business-professor-sues-for-age-discrimination/stories/201902160050

New superintendent brings progressive, kid-centered philosophy to Daniel Boone https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/new-boone-superintendent-returns-to-alma-mater

Report: Special education students getting shortchanged by state https://www.timesleader.com/news/local/733678/report-special-education-students-getting-shortchanged-by-state

Scranton School District could close schools and move students to save money, report says https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/scranton-school-district-could-close-schools-and-move-students-to-save-money-report-says-1.2446480

Phoenixville debates fining students who vape on campus https://www.dailylocal.com/news/phoenixville-debates-fining-students-who-vape-on-campus/article_81454e32-fa58-54c3-b530-2e905c7e59b1.html

Environment

Trump’s next environmental target: Lightbulbs https://www.philly.com/science/climate/lightbulbs-trump-obama-department-energy-efficiency-20190214.html

Elections/Politics

Advice for political newcomers as election season begins https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/advice-for-political-newcomers-as-election-season-begins-1.2446395

Health Care

UPMC Children’s Hospital doctor predicts final AFM count in U.S. will be even higher https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2019/02/16/Children-s-doctor-predicts-AFM-cases-CDC-UPMC-confirmed-paralysis-EV-D68-pittsburgh/stories/201902120158

Opinion: Vaccines? Don’t overthink them, please. https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-vaccines-measles-anti-vaxers-20190215-story.html

Clinic opens in Kingston to help certify medical-marijuana patients https://www.timesleader.com/news/733671/clinic-opens-in-kingston-to-help-certify-medical-marijuana-patients

Editorial | Diligence on many fronts brings drop in fatal overdoses https://www.tribdem.com/news/editorials/editorial-diligence-on-many-fronts-brings-drop-in-fatal-overdoses/article_58a5eef2-315e-11e9-9228-2fdf46a5c7fd.html

Local News

4 Harrisburg homes damaged in overnight fire https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/4-harrisburg-homes-damaged-in-overnight-fire.html

Carbon monoxide suspected in death of central Pa. man https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/carbon-monoxide-suspected-in-death-of-central-pa-man.html

Helping the Amish get around: Driver services supplement buggies in Lancaster County https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/helping-the-amish-get-around-driver-services-supplement-buggies-in-lancaster-county.html

Heard of Marie Kondo? Goodwill Industries has https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/heard-of-marie-kondo-goodwill-industries-has-1.2446283

Natural Gas

Pipeline foes pushing towns to install warning systems https://www.delcotimes.com/news/local/pipeline-foes-pushing-towns-to-install-warning-systems/article_c701d86c-3149-11e9-abe2-eb7e8203d109.html

Philly

A long walk to a new life: Ragged sneakers remind Cherry Hill immigration lawyer what’s at stake for asylum-seekers https://www.philly.com/news/immigration-honduras-canales-trump-mexico-asylum-20190217.html

Five people, three of them children, injured in Roosevelt Boulevard accident https://www.philly.com/news/roosevelt-boulevard-crash-injured-20190216.html

Pitt

At Da Vinci exhibit, 500-year-old designs intrigue visitors to Carnegie Science Center https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2019/02/16/Leonardo-da-Vinci-exhibition-Carnegie-Science-Center-pittsburgh/stories/201902160064

Boil and flush advisory in place for Hazelwood, Swisshelm Park, Greenfield https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/02/16/Boil-and-flush-advisory-in-place-for-Hazelwood-Swisshelm-Park-Greenfield/stories/201902160047

State News

Break in winter weather unlikely over next two weeks: forecaster https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/02/break-in-winter-weather-unlikely-over-next-two-weeks-forecaster.html

Washington

Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/02/16/Trump-s-declaration-of-national-emergency-lawsuits-mexico-border-wall/stories/201902160060

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/state-department-nauert-out-pick-un-ambassador-20190217.html

Shanahan says he hasn’t determined amount for border wall https://www.philly.com/politics/nation/trump-border-wall-pat-shanahan-acting-secretary-of-defense-20190216.html