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Obama to take executive steps on student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing his support behind Senate Democratic legislation with a similar goal but potentially a much more profound impact. Obama announced on Monday, June 9 that he’s expanding his ...

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Aide: Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of treatment delays at veterans‘ hospitals across the country. Top aide Denis McDonough tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Obama is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) and others in the administration “continue to fix these ...

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Pew: Student loans often mean more overall debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults who took out loans for college have significantly more overall debt than those who didn’t have to borrow for their education, researchers report. A Pew Research Center study released Wednesday, May 14 examined households headed by people under 40 and found those with student loans tend to typically have about $137,010 in ...

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ETSU student, professor meet in lifesaving encounter

JOHNSON CITY (AP) — A trip to the races could have been deadly for East Tennessee State University pharmacy professor Charles Collins if circumstances had been slightly different. Collins, exiting Bristol Motor Speedway in March with a group of family and friends after a series of rain delays during the ...

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55 US schools face federal sex assault probes

WASHINGTON (AP) —From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Department revealed its list of colleges under investigation on Thursday, May 1 — ...

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Haslam to hold 7 signing events for tuition bill

NASHVILLE (AP) — It’s not unusual for a governor to hold a ceremonial bill signing on a different day than when he actually puts his signature on a piece of legislation. But Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is holding seven ceremonies this week for the same bill. The Republican governor is ...

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