America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Education Department to cancel 200,000 student loan borrowers’ debt

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Washington Post | Washington Post | Getty Images The US Department of Education has agreed to cancel the student loans of around 200,000 people who brought a class action lawsuit against the government, claiming they were stuck with federal debts from schools that were found to have misled them. … Read more

Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. A day after the head of the Texas state police … Read more

Uvalde school shooting: School district places Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave, superintendent announces

CNN  —  Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo was placed on leave Wednesday, according to a news release from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell. “Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the … Read more

Biden’s ‘mind is open’ on student loan forgiveness, Schumer says

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Leah Millis | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., wearing a mask that read “Cancel student debt,” called on the labor movement on Wednesday to join him in his fight to get President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower . During the … Read more

4 buildings at observatory in Arizona lost in wildfire

Four non-scientific buildings at the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson have been lost in a wildfire, but early indications show other buildings on the property don’t appear to be damaged TUCSON, Ariz. — Four non-scientific buildings at the Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson were lost in a wildfire, but early indications … Read more

Art teacher fired — let students pose topless, simulate masturbation on camera

A high school teacher has been fired from her job after she let female students take topless photos for an art project. Emma Wright, 41, was working as an art teacher at Huxlow Science College in Northamptonshire, England, back in 2017 when the classroom photoshoot took place. According to The Sun, Wright let girls as … Read more

Here’s what the Fed rate hike means for your salary

San Francisco CNN Business — American workers have seen their wages climb faster than at any time since the mid-1980s. But inflation has risen so fast that workers have actually been handed a pay cut instead. Every time inflation ticks up, it takes a bite out of workers’ pay and chews away at their bank … Read more

How to navigate college tuition and help your 529 balance recover

Nosystem Images | E+ | Getty Images The latest stock market decline may be troublesome if you’re relying on a now-smaller 529 plan balance to cover college tuition this fall. But crafting a multi-year tax strategy may be one way to lighten the burden, experts say. The major stock market indexes have seen double-digit losses … Read more

Ways to celebrate and serve Juneteenth

CNN — June 19, 2022 marks the second annual observance of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Organizers nationwide are kicking off a week of festivities commemorating the end of slavery in the US and championing the ongoing struggle for equity and justice. Though Juneteenth – June 19th—is newly minted as an official holiday, many African … Read more