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5 stories to follow: June 30

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

5 stories to follow: June 30

Protesters line the halls of the Capitol building Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania state lawmakers were returning to the Capitol for an unusual weekend session Sunday as Republicans try to advance an approximately $29 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year that starts in less than 40 hours. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)
Protesters line the halls of the Capitol building Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania state lawmakers were returning to the Capitol for an unusual weekend session Sunday as Republicans try to advance an approximately $29 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year that starts in less than 40 hours. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)

Here's your daily look at five stories we're following:

1. Pa. budget battles: Today marks the deadline for Pennsylvania officials to adopt a budget, and a bill is expected to have its first floor votes today. The down-to-the-wire fight is getting tied up, in part, over demands from Gov. Tom Corbett and House Republicans to tie funds for Philadelphia's public schools to a pension-reform plan.

2. Missing swimmer: Officials are set to resume searching today for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in Ocean City.

3. Rita's gate collapse: Authorities are continuing to investigate how a security gate at a Rita's Water Ice in Brewerytown collapsed and fell, killing a 3-year-old girl.

4. N.J. charter closings: Two South Jersey charter schools must shut down as of today, after the state's Supreme court rejected their efforts to delay closings mandated by the Department of Education.

5. "Sandwich generation": U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is slated to announce an initiative today to help financially troubled adults in the so-called "sandwich generation" -- those in their 40s and 50s who are trying to help support both aging parents and children.

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