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Parse a file with Regular Expression with PHP

I'm trying to parse a file and I'm using regular expression to split in chunks the records, below is so far what I have:
 $file_url = 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/unitedstates/congress-legislators/master/committee-membership-current.yaml';

  // get raw file contents
  $raw_data = file_get_contents($file_url);

  // arrays for each record
  $id = $id_fields = $name = $name_fields = array();
  
  // get record chunks
  preg_match_all('/(.*?)\n[A-Z0-9]/sm', $raw_data, $record_chunks);

  var_dump($record_chunks);

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The first chunk is getting all the info, the second value from the first array is loosing the first letter, example:
array (size=2)
  0 => 
    array (size=212)
      0 => string 'HLIG:
- name: Devin Nunes
  party: majority
.......
- name: Jeff Miller
  party: majority
.......
- name: K. Michael Conaway
  party: majority
.......
      1 => string 'LIG01:
- name: Frank A. LoBiondo
  party: majority
......
- name: K. Michael Conaway
  party: majority
..........
      2 => string 'LIG02:
- name: Lynn A. Westmoreland
  party: majority
 ....
      3 => string 'LIG03:
- name: Thomas J. Rooney
  party: majority
.......

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As you can see just the first element (HLIG) is correct the consecutive ones  (LIG01, LIG0X) are losing the first letter (H), what am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
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Dan Craciun

8/22/2022 - Mon
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GeorgeTowers

Thanks, works like a charm.
Dan Craciun

You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
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