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47 States Call On Betsy Devos To Forgive Student Loans For Disabled Veterans

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| Attorneys general from 47 states, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia have asked the Department of Education to make loan discharge for permanently disabled veterans automatic.

Rolling To A Halt: Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Ends 30-Year Tradition

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Motorcyclists with the veteran advocacy group, Rolling Thunder Inc., will gather in Washington, D.C., for the last time this weekend. The group cites financial issues as its main reason for quitting.

Wisconsin Man Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Kidnapping Teen, Murdering Her Parents

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The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.

Optimism After Daylong Meeting On Efforts To Fix Boeing 737 Max

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration hinted it could recertify the plane to fly passengers again by as soon as late June, but he would not commit to a timetable.

Missouri Governor Signs Ban On Abortion After 8 Weeks Of Pregnancy

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The bill makes no exception for cases of incest or rape and follows the approval of similar restrictions in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.

Harvey Weinstein 'Reaches $44 Million Deal' With Accusers

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About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

In California, Agreement On New Rules For When Police Can Use Deadly Force

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Under the agreement, officers will only be able to use lethal force when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options. That's widely viewed as higher than the existing legal standard.

American Man Achieves Dream By Reaching Mount Everest Summit, Then Dies

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Donald Lynn Cash of Utah achieved his goal of climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. A traffic jam on Mount Everest may have impeded efforts to carry him down the mountain before he died.

How The Fight For Religious Freedom Has Fallen Victim To The Culture Wars

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Disputes over LGBT rights and religion's role in public life have derailed a previously non-partisan movement.

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