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2024
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Sat Apr 13 2024
Biden administration to forgive $7.4 billion in student debt for another 277,000 borrowers
The Biden administration announced Friday that it will forgive $7.4 billion in student debt for 277,000 borrowers. The latest round of loan cancellations is a result of the U.S. Department of Education’s recent changes and improved oversight of income-driven repayment plans and the popular Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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Fri Apr 12 2024
O.J. Simpson, former football star accused of murder, has died
O.J. Simpson, the former champion football running back-turned actor who was acquitted in a sensational trial of charges he murdered his ex-wife and her boyfriend, died of cancer, his family confirmed. He was 76.
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Thu Apr 11 2024
EPA announces 1st national standard limiting 'forever chemicals' in drinking water
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule mandating the first-ever national standard for the presence of so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water.
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Wed Apr 10 2024
Court rules Arizona can enforce an 1864 law criminalizing nearly all abortions
Abortion will be almost entirely illegal in Arizona after the state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an 1864 law that made performing abortion a felony.
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Tue Apr 09 2024
Trump says abortion is up to the states, declines to endorse national limit
Former President Donald Trump on Monday said abortion should be left to the states in the post-Roe era, declining to endorse any national limit on the procedure.
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Mon Apr 08 2024
A ticket sold in Oregon has won the nearly $1.33 billion Powerball jackpot
Powerball ticket sold in Oregon has won the nearly $1.33 billion jackpot – the fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the game, according to Powerball. Saturday’s winning numbers are 44, 27, 52, 22, 69 and Powerball 9.
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Sun Apr 07 2024
Actor Cole Brings Plenty found dead in Kansas
A US actor has been found dead after being named as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation. Cole Brings Plenty, who appeared in the Yellowstone spinoff series, 1923, was found in Kansas. He was reported missing by his family earlier this week after he missed an appointment with his agent. The 27-year-old's body was discovered on Friday after local police were dispatched to examine an unoccupied vehicle. The sheriff's office in Johnson County announced the news in a statement shared on social media and said an investigation was ongoing. The Lawrence Kansas police department (LKPD) said they were providing a supporting role in the case and assisting the family. On Tuesday, the LKPD identified the 1923 actor as a suspect in a domestic violence case in which they said they had "probable cause for his arrest".
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Sat Apr 06 2024
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes New York, New Jersey region
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was felt throughout New York City, surrounding suburbs, and New Jersey on Friday morning. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in a tweet said, “My team is assessing impacts and any damage that may have occurred, and we will update the public throughout the day.”
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Fri Apr 05 2024
Biden tells Israel's Netanyahu future US support for war depends on new steps to protect civilians
President Joe Biden told Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that future U.S. support for Gaza war depends on new steps to protect civilians and aid workers.
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Thu Apr 04 2024
Taiwan's strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years damages buildings, leaving 9 dead
Taiwan's strongest earthquake in a quarter century rocked the island during the morning rush hour Wednesday, damaging buildings and highways and leaving nine people dead.
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