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Thursday November 4th, 2021 day edition

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AOC: It’s time to ‘bring the heat on Biden to cancel student loans’ BY Sydney Lake.

There are only 92 days until federal student loan payments make their comeback—plus conversations about the possibility of debt cancellation are ongoing.

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On the presidential campaign trail, Biden promised to immediately cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower, but that hasn’t happened.

Does Biden have the authority to cancel student loans en masse?.

There are more than 43 million borrowers who hold federal student loans totaling more than $1.7 trillion in debt.

The CARES Act granted forbearance, allowing student borrowers to choose whether or not to continue making payments during the pandemic. »

Ford is first major US automaker to mandate vaccines

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(CNN Business) Ford will mandate vaccines for its 32,000 US salaried employees, a spokesperson for the company said Wednesday.

Ford is the first of the big-three US automakers to mandate vaccines for its US employees.

Ford F General Motors GM , and Stellantis already require their employees in Canada to be fully vaccinated. »

Critically Endangered Bird Believed Dead Spotted Alive in Hawaiian Islands

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The discovery is giving researchers hope for the critically endangered species, Newsweek said.

The kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, is recognized as an endangered species by the U.S.

According to the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, the small, olive-green-and-yellow bird once inhabited all of Maui and the neighboring island of Moloka'i. »

Xbox is developing its first MMO that can be played on any platform

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Xbox Game Studios is working with Finnish studio Mainframe on a cloud-native MMO, according to reports.

Cloud-based developer Mainframe had already announced it was working on a cloud-native MMO but, according to Jez Corden on The Xbox Two podcast, Xbox Game Studios is now working with the studio.

Corden’s claims have been corroborated by VentureBeat‘s Jeff Grubb, who claims the adventure MMO is being published by Xbox Game Studios and developed under the working title ‘Pax Dei’. »