The pause on student loan repayments has been extended – again. The heroic actions of an Army vet in the deadly Club Q shootout prevented more bloodshed. And how badly inflation hits the Thanksgiving table this year.
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With forgiveness in jeopardy, Biden extends student loan payment break
He presses the pause button again. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would extend the student loan repayment moratorium until June 30, 2023, as his broader loan forgiveness plan remains stalled in court. The pause was supposed to end on December 31, but it was to come with massive debt relief. In a video on Twitter, Biden defended his far-reaching student debt cancellation plan and said extending the moratorium was a way to address ongoing legal challenges. “I’m confident our student debt relief plan is legal. But it’s on hold because Republican officials want to block it,” he said. The exact end of the break is uncertain. What this means for borrowers.
As the shooting began, bodies fell and an Army vet stood up
When he saw the muzzle flashes and smelled the gunpowder, Richard Fierro’s training began. After four combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he knew what to do. “I just know I got into mode and had to save my family,” Fierro said, a day after a fatal nightclub shooting stunned a nation already strained by tensions and threats to the LGBTQ community. “And at that time, my family was everyone in that room.” Police say a man armed with a rifle began shooting inside Club Q shortly before midnight on Saturday. Fierro’s daughter’s boyfriend was one of five people killed. Seventeen were injured. The rampage only lasted a few minutes. Authorities credit Fierro, 45, with stopping the massacre before it escalated. Read his story and those of others.
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Supreme Court clears way for release of Trump’s tax returns
In the latest setback Donald Trump has suffered from a tribunal he helped shape, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by the former president to block the disclosure of his tax returns to a House committee that was looking for them. On Oct. 31, Trump asked the High Court to intervene in his long-running legal battle with the House Ways and Means Committee over access to six years of his tax returns. Time is running out for Democratic efforts to obtain the records: When Republicans take control of the House early next year, they are almost certain to drop the request.
An Unwanted Guest at Thanksgiving: Inflation
Your Thanksgiving meal will cost more this year due to inflation and supply chain disruptions. The average cost of this year’s classic feast for 10 people is $64.05, according to a survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation. It’s the most expensive meal in the survey’s 37 years and up 20% from $53.31 in 2021. But don’t let inflation ruin the holidays: Check out these strategies that can help you treat yourself to a budget.
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✨ Wish: granted
Let’s end with some good news: Carter Gomes has known for most of his seven years what he wants to be when he grows up. The sophomore, who has battled leukemia since age 3, volunteers every Tuesday night to roll her neighbors’ trash cans to the sidewalk in Turlock, California. Her father, Walt Gomes, said that during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Carter would wake her parents up early in the morning to watch the garbage trucks go by. He didn’t have to wait until he was older to live his dream, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his community. With 500 of his peers chanting his name, Carter got into the garbage truck for a very special ride to celebrate a milestone in his cancer journey. After making several stops, they ended up at the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center in Turlock, where he was able to empty the facility’s trash. And a smile on his face, California’s newest garbage man eagerly rang the end of chemo bell as a crowd cheered. Read Carter’s story here.
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