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5 stories to follow: May 30

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: May 30

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Sarah Murnaghan , 10, has cystic fibrosis, and her doctors at Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia say she has just weeks to live. Her parents are calling for a change in organ-transplant policies.
Sarah Murnaghan , 10, has cystic fibrosis, and her doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia say she has just weeks to live. Her parents are calling for a change in organ-transplant policies.

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Police-involved shootings: A day after police Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the use of deadly force by Philly police, officers shot three suspects, killing one. Including Wednesday's incidents, Philadelphia police officers have now shot seven suspects, four fatally, in the past week.

2. Paralegal's death: Julia Law likely drowned in a bathtub, possibly after a seizure, sources tell the Inquirer. The 26-year-old paralegal was found dead over the weekend in the Center City apartment of her boss and boyfriend, high-profile defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr.

3. School budget vote: The Philadelphia School Reform Commission will vote today on what critics call a "doomsday" budget. The spending plan calls for cutting assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, music programs and other resources to close a $304 million deficit.

4. Fight over lung-donation rules: Two Pennsylvania lawmakers are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to bypass its rules for lung transplants, in an effort to help a 10-year-old girl from Newtown Square who is dying of cystic fibrosis. The plight of Sarah Murnaghan has garnered national attention, after the girl's family started a petition to protest a policy that she must receive lungs from another child, not an adult.

5. U.S. Open prep: The neighborhood around the Merion Golf Club is getting ready for next month's U.S. Open. Meanwhile, Tiger Woods played at Merion as a tune-up earlier this week, and Comcast is gearing up for its coverage of the tournament.

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