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Biden delivers on promise to provide up to $10K in student loan cancellation

Updated at 11:33 a.m. Wednesday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his long-awaited plan to deliver on a campaign promise to provide $10,000 in student debt cancellation for millions of Americans — and up to $10,000 more for those with the greatest financial need ...

Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP’s strength

TOPEKA — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting ...

Beloved monarch butterflies now listed as endangered

WASHINGTON — The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast-dwindling numbers. “It’s just a devastating decline,” said Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University who ...

How various U.S. states have banned, limited or protected abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. Friday's ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. In anticipation of the decision, several states led by Democrats have taken steps to ...