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Tuesday February 15th, 2022 night edition

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She said the administration's hesitancy to pursue it "has demoralized a very critical voting block.".

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In a new interview with The New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Biden administration's inaction on broad student-debt relief.

The New York Democrat said that student-loan cancellation was "one of the single most impactful things" President Joe Biden could do, with wide-reaching effects.

At the end of 2020, student debt represented the second-largest area of consumer debt in the United States, following mortgages.

On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden pledged to support cancellation of at least $10,000 in student debt per federal borrower.

Ocasio-Cortez and several other Democrats have argued that Biden can act on his executive authority to address student debt. »

Hackers Just Leaked the Names of 92,000 ‘Freedom Convoy’ Donors

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The Christian crowdfunding site that helped raise $8.7 million for the anti-vax “freedom convoy” in Canada was hacked on Sunday night, and the names and personal details of over 92,000 donors were leaked online.

While GiveSendGo does allow donors to make their donations public, many chose to use their company’s name or omit their names entirely, so the leaked database contains a lot of information that was never meant to be shared, data like donors’ full names, email addresses, and location.

Also included in the leaked data were the messages that some donors posted alongside their donations. »

Nagoshi Studio Explains Its Post-Yakuza Plans: ‘You Won’t Find Us Making Smartphone Games’

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Toshihiro Nagoshi has explained how his first post-Sega, post-Yakuza company – Nagoshi Studio – will approach making games, and the goals for its debut project.

“We are influenced by movies and are interested in creating games that offer a high level of human drama,” Nagoshi explained.

He confirmed that he was leaving the company last year, and announced the creation of Nagoshi Studio last month. »

After 8 years, a retired Florida police captain is standing trial for killing a man in an argument about texting in a movie theater

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(CNN) A 79-year-old man is finally standing trial this week, eight years after he fatally shot a man who was texting in a Florida movie theater.

The trial comes after years of delays CNN affiliate WFTS has attributed to various motions, pretrial hearings and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reeves, then 71, confronted Oulson about texting during the previews prior to the movie, according to a criminal complaint . »

Russia refuses Ukraine's call for a meeting as Germany's Olaf Scholz travels to Kyiv and Moscow for talks

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Russia has rejected an urgent meeting request from Ukraine and other European States to discuss the military build-up on the Russia/Ukraine border.

A Kremlin spokesman says relations with the United States are "lying on the floor" Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz is demanding an immediate de-escalation from Russia.

Russia has repeatedly denied any plans to invade and has accused the West of "hysteria". »