Proving that student loans are too hard to pay off is often a difficult burden to meet.
Congress first imposed a lifetime ban on discharging student loans through bankruptcy in 1998. Two scholars explain how that could change under a proposed law.
Un helicóptero Chinook vuela cerca de la Embajada de Estados Unidos, Kabul, Afganistán, 15 de agosto de 2021.
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Los expertos de Afganistán ofrecen información sobre los talibanes y explican el papel de Estados Unidos en el colapso de Afganistán.
We found two small air cleaners in a single hospital room could clear 99% of potentially infectious COVID aerosols within 5.5 minutes.
Personnel were evacuated from the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021, as Taliban insurgents broke through the capital city’s defensive line.
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The Taliban ‘expect a complete handover of power.’ Experts explain who the Taliban are, what life is like under their rule and how the US may bear responsibility for Afghanistan’s collapse.
The U.S. military is handing the keys over to Afghan forces.
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For much of the country’s history, Americans won their wars decisively, with the complete surrender of enemy forces and the home front’s perception of total victory.
Vaccines don’t ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk.
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Vaccines can’t provide 100% protection, so it’s not a failure or surprise when some vaccinated people get sick with COVID-19. The good news is their cases are much less likely to be severe or fatal.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s new school will focus on teaching students about science and the music industry.
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A new school proposed by music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to provide students with practical skills they can apply in entertainment and other fields. Is this a new model for education?
A big driver of rising police pay across the United States is overtime for managing protests, political rallies and other public events.
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Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
Renewable energy has increased access to electricity in poor countries, but it generally hasn’t displaced fossil fuels.
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The fact that nearly half the world’s population is still struggling to escape poverty while global temperatures hurtle upward is not a coincidence.
Rep. Liz Cheney talks to reporters after House Republicans voted to remove her as conference chair on May 12, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
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To be politically successful, coalitions need to be unified. But that pressure to unify can spell trouble for groups – as today’s GOP demonstrates.
Not all tax havens come with fancy resorts and sun-drenched beaches.
The G-7 wants to set a minimum global tax rate, which would make it harder for countries to act as tax havens.
Amid strong political pressure to pack the Supreme Court, President Biden formed a commission to study ways to reform the court.
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Presidents form commissions to study controversial problems and recommend solutions. President Biden created one while under pressure to pack the Supreme Court. Will a commission help him politically?
Jeff Bezos paid no taxes in some years despite gaining billions in wealth.
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A new report found that America's top billionaires paid very little income tax despite tremendous gains in their wealth.
Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021.
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Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
Vaccinated people are well protected from getting sick, but could they inadvertently transmit the coronavirus?
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The COVID-19 vaccines are a smash success. But that doesn’t mean they keep every vaccinated person completely free of the coronavirus.
The strict discipline of ‘no-excuses’ charter schools can often make students feel stressed out.
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A select group of charter schools have adopted a "no-excuses" philosophy. A forthcoming book shines the light on the drawbacks of that approach.
QAnon demonstrators protest during a rally to reopen California and against stay-at-home directives on May 1, 2020, in San Diego.
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The followers of QAnon gained national notoriety for their support of former President Donald Trump. But QAnon members are influencing the GOP at the state and local levels, too.
U.S. taxpayers spend more than $2 billion annually in tax preparation fees.
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Dozens of prosperous countries save billions of dollars and hours annually by not requiring residents to fill out tax returns, so what is the United States waiting for?
How might a house that comes on the market today affect what you think of this one?
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Cognitive scientists are investigating the ways relative factors like new options and the order they’re presented influence your choices and beliefs.
New mRNA vaccines use genes from the coronavirus to produce immunity.
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So far, most vaccines in the US are mRNA vaccines. These represent a new technology and are likely to take over the vaccine world. But how do they work? What are their weaknesses? Five experts explain.