The Daily Populous

Friday November 4th, 2022 night edition

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The Education Department has so far approved 16 million student-loan borrowers for debt relief, Biden said.

But while they should be getting relief in the next few days, a GOP group stopped that from happening.

The relief is currently on pause until the 8th Circuit makes a final decision on the legality of the relief.

Millions of student-loan borrowers could be getting debt relief this week — but a group of Republicans are making sure that doesn't happen.

"That's 16 million Americans, so far, who should be seeing student debt relief in the coming days," Biden wrote.

Biden's debt relief plan has been hit with at least five other lawsuits seeking to block its implementation.

Still, the decision from the 8th Circuit looms, and until it comes, the Education Department cannot actually give borrowers relief. »

Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina reveal they secretly got married

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Beauty pageant queens Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Argentina secretly tied the knot on Friday after revealing they had been in a relationship.

In a joint Instagram post, newlyweds Fabiola Valentín, from Puerto Rico, and Mariana Varela, from Argentina, said: "After deciding to keep our relationship private, we opened the doors to them on a special day 28/10/22.".

Valentín, who had previously been in the Top 3 for the 2019 Miss Universe Puerto Rico competition, was selected to the Top 10 of Miss Grand International 2020. »

Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who provided abortion to 10-year-old rape victim, sues Indiana attorney general

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"The attorney general's and director's improper conduct dissuades patients who need emergency abortions from seeking care," they told the court.

Indiana became the first state to pass a near-total ban on abortion after the Supreme Court's decision ending the constitutional right to an abortion.

The state legislature in August approved the law, which includes exceptions in cases of rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother. »

Ukraine's sovereignty depends on NATO | Étiene Balibar

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Even if this will mean a new form of dependence for Ukraine, and even though these institutions come with their own imperial past, only the EU and NATO can guarantee its sovereignty against Russia's imperialistic advances, argues Étienne Balibar.

"[4] That is why it can be rightly said that the Ukrainians are engaged in a war of independence that had been postponed.

If they win, the sovereignty and very existence of their nation will become a fait accompli and will no longer be contestable. »