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White House to Extend Student Loan Pause Through August

The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments through Aug. 31, extending a moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to postpone payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an administration official familiar with the White House’s decision-making.

Pandemic Relief Money Spent on Hotel, Ballpark, Ski Slopes

Thanks to a sudden $140 million cash infusion, officials in Broward County, Florida, recently broke ground on a high-end hotel that will have views of the Atlantic Ocean and an 11,000-square-foot spa.

Chinese Airliner Crashes With 132 Aboard in Country’s South

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country’s worst air disaster in nearly a decade.

Texas Mail Ballot Rejections Soar Under New Restrictions

Texas threw out mail votes at an abnormally high rate during the nation’s first primary of 2022, rejecting nearly 23,000 ballots outright under tougher voting rules that are part of a broad campaign by Republicans to reshape American elections, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

Putin Puts Nuclear Forces on High Alert, Escalating Tensions

President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russian nuclear forces put on high alert Sunday, while Ukraine’s embattled leader agreed to talks with Moscow as Putin’s troops and tanks drove deeper into the country.

Washington’s NFL Team Unveils New Name as Commanders

Washington has some new Commanders in town.

Tesla Recall: ‘Full Self-Driving’ Software Runs Stop Signs

Tesla is recalling nearly 54,000 cars and SUVs because their “Full Self-Driving” software lets them roll through stop signs without coming to a complete halt.

AT&T, Verizon Pause Some New 5G After Airlines Raise Alarm

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.

Illegal Amazon Gold Seeps Into Supply Chains

The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced.

Justices signal they’ll OK new abortion limits, may toss Roe

In the biggest challenge to abortion rights in decades, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled they would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right that has existed for nearly 50 years.

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