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How 2020 presidential candidates would address ‘albatross’ of student debt

June 20, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | PBS NewsHour
2020 candidates' ideas divide in a few ways. Primarily, some would cut college costs with different forms of free tuition. Others tackle the debt end, with plans to erase or cut debt.
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Bipartisan bill to help employers ease student loan debt held up by politics

May 24, 2019
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
A new tax incentive for businesses and workers could bring relief for many of the more than 44 million Americans saddled with student debt. Collectively, they owe more than $1.5 trillion, a staggering amount.
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Trump says he will authorize Special Olympics funding

March 29, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
President Trump told reporters Thursday that he will fund the Special Olympics, overriding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is catching heat for her proposal to slash the program’s federal funds.
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Reaction grows to Betsy Devos’ proposed Special Olympics cuts

March 28, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
Athletes and advocates are speaking out against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposal to slash more than $17 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics. DeVos is now defending her position.
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March 27, 2019
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Betsy DeVos grilled on proposed Special Olympics funding cuts

March 27, 2019
Kristen Welker | NBC News
Capitol Hill lawmakers questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her department’s proposed budget cuts, including a call to slash all $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.
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Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

March 22, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Michael Shear | The New York Times
President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday directing federal agencies to link grants and certain other funds for higher education to how colleges and universities enforce the right to “free inquiry” on their campuses.
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Massive college admissions scandal: Loughlin, Huffman and elite college coaches linked to scheme

March 13, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
50 parents and coaches have been charged in a brazen nationwide scheme to get their children spots at eight elite universities, and two of the highest profile names involved, actresses Felicity Huffman of "Desperate Housewives" and Lori Loughlin of "Full House" fame.
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