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Angela Powell, a business analyst who lives in Round Rock, Texas, has been trying to untangle a consolidated student loan debt from her ex-husband since their divorce in 2014. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers

Divorced borrowers who have been on the hook for their ex's student debt are finally getting the fix they need. But the Education Department's radio silence makes the win bittersweet.

Debbie Lewis and Diana Bisson, partners of 43 years, stand in the kitchen of what remains of their home in the Flamingo Bay neighborhood on Pine Island, Fla., on Monday. They are planning to leave the island as soon as the road out is passable. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

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Christina Lusk is a transgender woman and inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake. Lusk was denied a request to be sent to a women's prison at intake and is now suing, demanding to be moved and also citing serious harassment and assault at this facility. Caroline Yang for NPR hide caption

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Minnesota recognizes she's a woman. She's locked in a men's prison anyway

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Billionaire Elon Musk has told Twitter he's willing to buy the company after all, and at the originally agreed upon price of $54.20 per share. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk says he's willing to buy Twitter after all

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Angela Powell, a business analyst who lives in Round Rock, Texas, has been trying to untangle a consolidated student loan debt from her ex-husband since their divorce in 2014. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers

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Denver Riggleman, a former Republican Congressman, joined the staff of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. His new book, "The Breach," describes his work on the investigation and his path to politics. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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A new book's behind-the-scenes look at Congress' Jan. 6 Capitol riot investigation

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