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Students who got partial loan relief to see full discharge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of students defrauded by for-profit schools will have their federal loans fully erased, the Biden administration announced Thursday, reversing a Trump administration policy that had given them only partial relief. The...

 

Birth of panda cub brings 'joyous news' to the National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Friday to a wiggling cub and immediately began cuddling her offspring, Washington's National Zoo said. The cub was born at 6:35 p.m. Eastern Time, the zoo said in an Instagram post that announced...

 

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables...

 

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables...

 

AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past "there...

 

Education official apologizes anew, this time to victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's top civil rights official's "flippant" remarks are raising questions about the government's commitment to fighting campus sexual violence, even as she issued her second apology in as many days for...

 

Education civil rights chief: 'Sorry' for sex assault quote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's civil rights chief apologized Wednesday for saying 90 percent of campus sexual assault claims stem from both participants being drunk and that the rights of the accused are too often ignored. "What I sai...

 

Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle. The agency is barred from issuing refunds...

 

Tax Advocate: Use tax breaks you're entitled to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acknowledgement last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes. "I think you pay taxes because it's the right thing to do," National Taxpayer...

 

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