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President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Public interest lawyer sues Biden admin to stop student debt write-off

- The Washington Times 6 minutes ago

President Biden's plan to cancel billions in student loan debt hit what's thought to be its first legal snag on Tuesday with a lawsuit alleging the move is an illegal overreach by the administration that would increase state tax burdens for some who have their debt forgiven automatically.

President Joe Biden waits for members of the press to leave after speaking at a meeting of the White House Competition Council in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Libertarian group sues to block student debt cancellation

- Associated Press

A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden's plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who get their debt forgiven.

Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on, Oct. 28, 2021. Facebook says it has identified and stopped a sprawling network of fake accounts that spread Russian propaganda about the invasion of Ukraine throughout Western Europe. Facebook parent company Meta says the network created 60 websites that mimicked legitimate news organizations but parroted Russian talking points about Ukraine. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe

- Associated Press

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.

Leonid Pasechnik, leader of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic speaks to journalists as he casts his ballot at a polling station in Luhansk, Luhansk People's Republic controlled by Russia-backed separatists, Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Voting began Friday in four Moscow-held regions of Ukraine on referendums to become part of Russia. (AP Photo)

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

- Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine - Pro-Moscow officials say residents in one of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in Kremlin-orchestrated referendums.

The Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, lit by the evening sun in Lubmin, Germany, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline leading from Russia to Europe has reported a drop in pressure, only hours after a leak was reported in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea off Denmark, the German economy ministry said late Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Leaks on Russian gas pipelines raise concerns about sabotage

- Associated Press

Explosions rattled the Baltic Sea before unusual leaks were discovered on two natural gas pipelines running underwater from Russia to Germany, seismologists said Tuesday. Some European leaders and experts are pointing to possible sabotage during an energy standoff with Russia provoked by the war in Ukraine.

FILE - The New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2022, in New York. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street on Monday, Sept. 19, as investors brace for another big interest rate increase this week from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)

Boston Fed's Collins says 'higher unemployment' needed

- Associated Press

Susan Collins, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said Monday that a higher unemployment rate will be needed to bring down inflation from unusually high levels, but suggested any economic downturn would likely be modest.