No Matter the Pandemic, Department of Education Still Seizing Wages From Student Loan Borrowers, Suit Clams

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has continued the practice of garnishing the wages of student loan borrowers who are in default, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. The suit, brought by a New York woman on behalf of about 285,000 borrowers, claims that DeVos and her department have not halted collection practices even though the secretary made an official announcement, […]

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NJ To Schools: You Can’t Make Parents Promise Not To Sue Before Offering Special Education

After HuffPost reported that some school districts in New Jersey had been forcing students with disabilities to sign waivers promising not to sue before providing them with services, the state has issued a memo saying such practices are illegal, violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state Department of Education regulations.  “A key right guaranteed by both the IDEA […]

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Joe Biden Denies Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegations

Former Vice President Joe Biden broke his silence on Tara Reade’s allegations today, denying her claims that he sexually assaulted and inappropriately touched her while she worked as an aide in his Senate office in 1993. In an essay published to Medium, Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wrote, “I recognize my responsibility to be a voice, an advocate, and […]

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UK mortgage approvals drop 25% to lowest level in seven years

The sharp deterioration happened amid signs that households are running a “tight ship” by making large repayments on other types of borrowing such as credit cards. Figures from the Bank of England show that 56,161 mortgages were approved for house purchase in March. This was a drop-off of nearly a quarter (24 percent) compared with the previous month, and the […]

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Coronavirus Is Killing More People in Poorest Parts of U.K.

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. The coronavirus is killing people in the poorest parts of the U.K. at more than twice the rate as elsewhere, according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics. The virus has accounted […]

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Trump Campaign to Break TV Hiatus With First New Ads in Weeks

Presidential candidates saturated the airways more than 9,000 hours of political ads this winter. But since most of the country went into a virus-fueled lockdown, neither President Donald Trump nor Joe Biden have broadcast a single 30-second television spot. Now, Trump’s re-election campaign is set to release a flood of advertisements touting his response to the coronavirus pandemic after both […]

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