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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has not responded publicly to the letter seeking automatic student loan forgiveness for veterans who are permanently disabled. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Civil rights "foot soldier" Theresa Burroughs in 2016, in front of a photo of the day she was arrested in 1965. Burroughs has died at age 89. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Theresa Burroughs, Voting Rights Activist, Dies At 89 In Alabama

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Police officials in New York said Friday they arrested a suspect who may be the "Subway Brake Bandit." The bandit disrupting trains by pulling emergency brakes without reason. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump tells reporters in Washington on Friday that the United States intends to send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenya's High Court ruled on Friday to uphold the penal code criminalizing homosexual acts. An LGBTQ activist in Nairobi is seen here in February, learning that a court ruling on same-sex relationships was postponed. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali leaves Boston Municipal Court on Friday following a court appearance on a charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a 2017 incident at a restaurant of his in Boston. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Weinstein exits the courtroom after a hearing in State Supreme Court on April 26 in New York. The Hollywood producer reportedly reached a $44 million deal to resolve a series of lawsuits and compensate women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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