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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House Aug. 5, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Student loan balances wiped for the first batch of borrowers in Biden's SAVE plan

"It's moral hazard if you're only doing debt relief, but I believe we're balancing it out with accountability on colleges," says Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

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Cheyenne Walker and Maya James of Howard University's figure skating team practice their skills at Canal Park Ice Rink in Washington, D.C. Dee Dwyer for NPR hide caption

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Howard University students form America's first HBCU figure skating team

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Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona answers questions during the daily briefing at the White House Aug. 5, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Student loan balances wiped for the first batch of borrowers in Biden's SAVE plan

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Student loan balances wiped for the first batch of borrowers in Biden's SAVE plan

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveils his golden high-tops on Saturday at Sneaker Con Philadelphia, an event popular among sneaker collectors. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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What to know about the debut of Trump's $399 golden, high-top sneakers

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Boris Nadezhdin, a liberal Russian politician who was disqualified from the March presidential election, awaits a meeting of Russia's Central Election Commission in Moscow, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Why a disqualified Russian candidate remains a critic of Putin

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Why a disqualified Russian candidate remains a critic of Putin

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Frozen embryos and sperm are stored in liquid nitrogen at a fertility clinic in Florida. The Alabama Supreme Court ruling stems from wrongful death cases brought by three couples who had frozen embryos destroyed in an accident at a fertility clinic in the state. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Alabama's largest hospital says it is halting IVF treatments in wake of court ruling

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