The Daily Populous

Friday December 25th, 2020 morning edition

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Last week, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and other House Democrats introduced a resolution calling on Biden to cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt for every borrower using executive authority.

Some student loan legal experts have argued that using this provision to cancel student loan debt is legally sound.

Forgiving $10,000 in student loans would eliminate all outstanding student loans for over 16 million people, or a third of all current student loan borrowers.

Ultimately, over 50% of outstanding student loan borrowers could see significant relief with just $10,000 in student debt cancellation.

Biden’s overall student loan reform plans also included improving existing student loan relief programs such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Borrower Defense to Repayment, and income-driven repayment.

Ayanna Pressley: Biden Should Cancel $50,000 In Student Loan Debt For Every Borrower.

Could Biden Cancel Some Student Debt Through Executive Action?. »

UK and EU agree post-Brexit trade deal

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As a PhD student at Swansea University she regularly drives to Bristol to fly home via Dublin.

As a woman who lives with multiple disabilities she is concerned about how health insurance will work in the future.

The cost of health insurance is higher anyway for disabled people and I’ve got ill abroad before. »

Colorado’s two In-N-Out locations declared COVID-19 outbreaks as 80 employees test positive

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In-N-Out Burger’s two newly opened Colorado restaurants each have active COVID-19 outbreaks with 80 staff members having tested positive for the virus between the two locations, according to state data.

Both restaurants remain open, and state health officials generally do not require restaurants or other retail locations with outbreaks to close.

All employees who tested positive and those who had close contact with them “have been excluded from the workplace,” Warinck said. »

Around the world, people yearn for significant change rather than a return to a “pre-COVID normal”

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Further, 86% would prefer to see the world change significantly – and become more sustainable and equitable – rather than revert to the status quo ante.

Nearly nine in ten want the world to change instead of returning to how it was.

Globally, 86% of all adults surveyed agree that, “I want the world to change significantly and become more sustainable and equitable rather than returning to how it was before the COVID-19”. »