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Joseph B. Scarnati

Amid more calls for her resignation, Pennsylvania attorney general to be arraigned

PHILADELPHIA Democratic and Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives on Friday joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and several other elected officials in calling for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to step down in the face of criminal charges. State Rep. Dave Reed, majority leader in the GOP-controlled chamber, said Friday that the charges make it "virtually impossible for her to function as the commonwealth's top law enforcement officer." While Kane is presumed innocent, Reed said, the state "cannot afford to have such a distraction impairing the office of the attorney general." Frank Dermody, who leads the Democratic caucus in the lower chamber,...

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