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Nearly two-dozen U.S. senators are calling on Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to investigate a loan servicer called the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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23 Senators Demand Investigation Into Mismanagement Of Student Loan Program

The senators are calling on the nation's top consumer protection agency to investigate a loan servicer for the troubled student loan forgiveness program for public service workers.

Bob Murray — seen at the headquarters of Murray Energy in St. Clairsville, Ohio — pushed the Trump administration to roll back numerous coal regulations. But he says the industry needs even more help from the government. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy

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Nearly two-dozen U.S. senators are calling on Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to investigate a loan servicer called the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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23 Senators Demand Investigation Into Mismanagement Of Student Loan Program

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Tanker 914 is operated by the Albuquerque-based 10 Tanker. It's one of four DC-10 jumbo jets converted to fight fires. The huge planes are 181 feet long and have a wingspan of 165 feet. Fully loaded before making a drop, the aircraft can tip the scale at 420,000 pounds. Matt Guilhem/KCRW hide caption

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In California, Air Tanker Pilots Help Keep Wildfires At Bay

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Armenian Americans march in Los Angeles on April 24 during an annual commemoration of the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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House Rebukes Turkey With Votes On Sanctions, Armenian Genocide

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The NCAA has long argued that it was converting revenues, such as the $1 billion from the men's basketball tournament, into scholarships and other opportunities for students. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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NCAA Plans To Allow College Athletes To Get Paid For Use Of Their Names, Images

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WNYC's new podcast, Dolly Parton's America, examines the role of the country icon in building social bridges in a divided country. Christine de Carvalho/WNYC hide caption

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Can Dolly Parton Heal America?

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