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Government to Cancel $6 Billion in Student Loans for Defrauded Borrowers

President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times) Around 200,000 former students who attended schools that they said defrauded them will have $6 billion in federal loans canceled under a sweeping settlement announced Wednesday, the latest move by the Biden administration to address the student loan crisis by eliminating some debts.
WASHINGTON STATE

FDA Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

Juul vaping products at a smoking shop in New York, Nov. 10, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times) The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes on the U.S. market, a profoundly damaging blow to a once-popular company whose brand was blamed for the teenage vaping crisis.
HEALTH

$3.2 Million Settlement in Police Killing of Daunte Wright

Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, during a news conference in Minneapolis, April 13, 2021. (Victor J. Blue/The New York Times) The city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has agreed to pay a $3.2 million settlement to the family of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in April 2021 near Minneapolis. The officer said she meant to fire her Taser instead.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Sriracha Shortage Is Taking Some Spice Out of Life

A fixture at Vietnamese restaurants, sriracha sauce can lace aromatic pho with a jolt of heat. It’s the star ingredient in spicy mayonnaise zigzagging countless sushi rolls, and it has even inspired a legion of fans to dress up for Halloween each year like a red plastic squeeze bottle with a green cap.
FOOD & DRINKS

Katie Britt Wins in Alabama as Trump Suffers More Losses in Georgia

Voters check in for the state Republican primary at W.T. Cooke Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Carlos Bernate/The New York Times) Katie Britt, a former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, won the Republican nomination to replace her onetime boss Tuesday, comfortably defeating a right-wing rival in a race that puts the 40-year-old on track to become the youngest woman in the U.S. Senate.
GEORGIA STATE

The Supreme Court, Public Opinion and the Fate of Roe

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, it has long been said, seldom gets very far out of step with public opinion. The court is about to test that conventional wisdom. In the coming weeks, it seems poised to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Such a ruling would be at odds with the views of most Americans, according to recent public opinion polls.
WASHINGTON STATE

Loopholes and Missing Data: The Gaps in the Gun Background Check System

Shoppers peruse guns, ammunition, and supplies at Tobacco Valley Gun in East Windsor, Conn. on June 17, 2022. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times) The bipartisan gun control bill being hashed out in the Senate this weekend leans heavily on a muscular but mistake-plagued bureaucratic workhorse familiar to any American who has bought a firearm recently: the federal background check system.
EAST WINDSOR, CT

Your Backyard Is Actually a Lucrative Private Dog Park — if You Say It Is

Sniffspot, an app, is among the latest start-ups designed to help homeowners capitalize on every inch of their properties. (Steffi Walthall/The New York Times) Greg Jessup likes to squeeze money out of his five-bedroom house in Wilton, Connecticut, wherever possible, frequently listing it on Airbnb. But this spring, he took a good look at the space around the house and saw its potential, too.
WILTON, CT