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DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos declared on Thursday that “the era of ‘rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault on campus. DeVos vowed to replace a set of rules enacted by the Obama ...

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GOP leader says he’ll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But he’s also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. “If my side is unable ...

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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. With a core ...

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Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. The department said it will convene special committees to rewrite Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment regulations. The rules were introduced ...

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Among young voters, Obama’s popularity may not transfer

Paulos Muruts is set to cast his first presidential ballot for Hillary Clinton — if he makes it to the ballot box. “I might need someone on Election Day to actually convince me to go out and vote,” says the 19-year-old Duke University student, arguing that the Democratic nominee “has ...

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Obama moves FAFSA filing date to October

WILL FISHER | NEWS EDITOR   The date to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has changed to Saturday, Oct. 1, three months earlier than the previous filing time. President Barack Obama changed the filing date from Jan. 1, following recommendations from the Department of Education. ...

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