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Group of U.S. attorneys general urge President Joe Biden to cancel $50K in student debt

Group of U.S. attorneys general urge President Joe Biden to cancel $50K in student debt

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Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A group of attorneys general from more than a dozen states called on President Joe Biden and Congress Friday to cancel up to $ 50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower, an issue that the new administration has yet to fully embrace. In a letter addressed to Biden, the group asked the president to take executive action supporting Senate Resolution 46 and House Resolution 100, two separate measures that aim to cancel the same debt. Advertisement "When borrowers are unable to manage their Federal student loan repayment, the consequences can be catastrophic," the group wrote in the letter. "As many as one in five federal student loan borrowers are in default. Many are unable to manage their debt due to disability, illness, or job loss." The attorneys general argue tha...
Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

Canada’s governor general resigns after harassment report

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Canada’s governor general has resigned after an independent review of workplace harassment allegationBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressJanuary 21, 2021, 9:39 PM• 2 min readTORONTO -- Canada’s governor general resigned Thursday following an independent review of workplace harassment allegations.The governor general is the representative of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, and holds a mostly ceremonial and symbolic position.A person familiar with the matter confirmed the resignation of Julie Payette to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Payette, a former astronaut, to the role in 2017.Trudeau's office hired an independent consulting firm in September
IRDAI imposes Rs 15 lakh penalty on Bharti AXA General Insurance Company

IRDAI imposes Rs 15 lakh penalty on Bharti AXA General Insurance Company

Finance
Regulator Irdai has imposed a total penalty of Rs 15 lakhs on Bharti AXA General Insurance Company in two different cases for violation of various provisions concerning motor insurance. In this first case, the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (Irdai) slapped a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on the private sector insurance company for non-compliance with minimum obligations under regulations concerning third-party motor insurance business. It was alleged that during 2017-18, the private sector insurer has underwritten Rs 380 crore as against the minimum obligatory motor third-party insurance business of Rs 399.94 crore, resulting in a shortfall of Rs 19.94 crore. In percentage terms, the shortfall worked out to around 4.99 per cent of the motor-third party insurance business obli...
Marine Corps general fired amid probe into use of racial slur

Marine Corps general fired amid probe into use of racial slur

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The top commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in Europe and Africa, under investigation for his use of a racial slur, has been fired. Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary was relieved of his command on Monday, after a little over three months in the post. Advertisement An investigation was opened into Neary's behavior at a physical training exercise in August at the Marines' Stuttgart-area headquarters in Germany, Stars and Stripes reported. Loud rap music was playing, including lyrics with racial epithets. Neary, who is White, asked junior troops how they would feel if he said the N-word, according to a Marine who was there, speaking to Stripes on the condition of anonymity. NBC, quoting unnamed military officials, also reported the probe was centered on allegations that Neary used th...
Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general

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The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in IraqByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 10:14 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTEHRAN, Iran -- The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.The guard's website quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.”U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, tweeting