The Daily Populous

Saturday October 22nd, 2022 day edition

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court late Friday issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans, throwing the program into limbo just days after people began applying for loan forgiveness.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stay while it considers a motion from six Republican-led states to block the program.

The plan, announced in August, would cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for those making less than $125,000 or households with less than $250,000 in income.

The Justice Department says the law allows Biden to reduce or erase student loan debt during a national emergency.

He said student loan defaults have skyrocketed over the past 2 1/2 years.

Earlier Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejected an appeal from a Wisconsin taxpayers group seeking to stop the debt cancellation program.

The group wrote in its Supreme Court filing that it needed an emergency order because the administration could begin canceling outstanding student debt as soon as Sunday. »

The world’s energy situation is not as terrible as you might expect

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Lockdowns during the early pandemic response caused energy use to plunge in 2020, but carbon emissions soared as the economy rebounded in 2021.

Meanwhile, Europe has made rapid adjustments to its energy supplies and appears to be in a position to handle this winter's likely energy demands.

In many parts of Europe, energy use peaks in the winter with the onset of cold weather. »

The Beginning of the End of the Islamic Republic

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They embody the anger that Iranian women and young Iranians feel toward a regime that seeks to stifle their dearest desires.

But in their bravery, the Iranian people have voiced one central request to Western governments: Don’t save the Islamic Republic.

Now, more than ever, it is time for advocates of freedom to think seriously about a world after the Islamic Republic. »

Scorned Russian Mothers Use Putin’s Draft to Rat Out Deadbeat Exes

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And despite numerous court proceedings, she said, he’d absconded on years worth of child support and alimony payments.

According to her, she knows dozens of other women in the same boat who’ve started an online community to discuss the scheme.

“It seems to me that he won’t be able to handle military action: he doesn’t have enough training or strength. »