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Coronavirus Updates

Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

President Trump commuted the sentence of and later pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had received a life term in a drug case. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Truth About Pardons

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O X Artisan Loyalist
The Energy of Life Matthew Halsall
Vilderness 2 Nils Petter Molvær
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Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

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Pandemic Takes Toll On Children's Mental Health

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Cascade Ryan Helsing & Matthew Saltz
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