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Tuesday August 15th, 2023 night edition

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Shapiro and other officials visited Millmont Elementary School in Reading on Friday.

During his visit, Shapiro held a ceremonial signing of the state's budget bill, which includes a $46.5 million increase to provide universal free breakfast to Pennsylvania public school students.

After today, not only will the Millmont elementary school kids benefit from this, but more than 1 million students from all across the commonwealth will also be receiving free breakfasts.

"Today is an exciting day not only for the Reading School District, but also for children across the State of Pennsylvania," said Reading School District superintendent Jennifer Murray.

Murray says this is part of the largest increase in education funding in Pennsylvania's history — a total increase of $567 million.

"This funding is far-reaching and includes such things as increases in the basic education funding formula, historic increases."

This universal breakfast program guarantees all of the nearly 70,000 students in Berks County the day's first meal. »

WFP taps India for 200,00 tonnes of rice as global hunger worsens

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Global food prices surged further after India restricted rice exports following Russia’s move.

We have agreed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that we will not impose any export restriction on the WFP.

And India has to ensure food security because the quantity that will be sought by India is enormous," the official added. »

Judge rules in favor of Montana youths in landmark climate decision

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Those youths are elated by the decision, according to Our Children’s Trust.

Judge Kathy Seeley determined that the state’s emissions could be fairly traced to the legal provision blocking Montana from reviewing the climate impacts of energy projects.

“If this decision stands, it will cause great economic harm to the state of Montana,” said Alan Olson, the executive director of the Montana Petroleum Association. »

Overwatch 2 is Now One of Steam’s Lowest-Rated Games of All Time – PlayerAuctions Blog

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Overwatch 2 is now Steam’s lowest-rated game of all time, amassing over 87,000 negative reviews on Valve’s digital storefront.

For the reviewers that didn’t mean Overwatch 2’s predecessor, they instead focused on the game’s monetization practices.

World of Warcraft and Overwatch were China’s most popular Blizzard PC games before the shutdown, both by time played and player count. »