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Trump Weakens Protections For Class Of Federal Workers

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears in Phoenix in October. On Friday, the Education Department announced an extension of pandemic relief measures for federal student loan borrowers. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

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New Condition Sheds Light On Plight Of COVID-19 'Long Haulers'

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France Withdraws Controversial Police Bill After Protests

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear On How His State Is Handling The Pandemic, Economy

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Initial Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccine Won't Include Pregnant People

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How A Reddit Community Helped A Woman Navigate Unemployment Amid The Pandemic

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New App Aims To Compete With Uber, Lyft While Giving New York Drivers A Living Wage

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Saturday Sports: U.S. Soccer Federation, Women's Team File Agreement

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Eight-year-old twins Kenley (left) and Anakin Gupta have struggled with loneliness during the pandemic, but the isolation has been much more acute for Kenley. Beth LaBerge/KQED hide caption

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Pandemic Takes Toll On Children's Mental Health

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Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccine in New York City in 1956 in an effort to inspire public confidence in the vaccine. The Ad Council says it will be recruiting trusted influencers for its campaign around the coronavirus vaccine. AP hide caption

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And Now For An Important Message: Convincing You To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine

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Retired U.S Naval Academy Cobbler Reflects On 53 Years Of Shoemaking

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Wilson County Commissioner Andy Miller says Dr. McKenney created a storm when she criticized President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim McLean/KCUR hide caption

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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