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The Philly Four: Pa. leads country in rate of white supremacist propaganda

Sam Britt

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Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.

Pa. school pension divests from Russia

  • The board of Pennsylvania's Public School Employees’ Retirement System pension fund unanimously voted to sell off its investments in Belarus and Russia on Thursday. The fund, overall worth $72.5 billion, will divest $300 million in assets. The fund will not invest in Russia unless a future vote reverses Thursday's decision.

Pa. leads nation in rate of white supremacist propaganda

  • The Anti-Defamation League reported that Pennsylvania leads the country in its rate of white supremacist propaganda. Statistics from the ADL showed that there were 473 incidents of hateful propaganda reported. The ADL said that 90% of the propaganda comes from one group, Patriot Front.

City council passes sick leave bill

  • Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that guarantees 40 hours of sick leave for workers to recover from COVID-19, care for a sick relative or child or take time off to get a vaccine or booster shot. The bill will apply to any employers in the city with more than 25 workers and covers any worker expected to physically report to their job.

Sixers sign veteran DeAndre Jordan

  • The Philadelphia 76ers signed veteran center DeAndre Jordan on Thursday night for the rest of the season. Jordan had been released by the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this year. Jordan played in 32 games for the Lakers, averaging meager numbers in limited minutes. He joins Paul Millsap as a veteran backup to MVP candidate Joel Embiid.

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