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Tue March 31, 2015
Education

Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

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Tue March 31, 2015
Politics

Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

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Tue March 31, 2015
Environment

U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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4:38pm

Tue March 31, 2015
It's All Politics

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:59 pm

The 5-to-4 vote crossed the court's usual ideological lines.
Molly Riley AP

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. The 5-to-4 decision is a blow to many doctors and health care companies and their complaint that state Medicaid reimbursement rates are so low that health care providers often lose money on Medicaid patients.

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Tue March 31, 2015
NPR Ed

Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:51 am

Makenzie Vasquez (from left), Pamala Hunt, Latonya Suggs, Ann Bowers, Nathan Hornes, Ashlee Schmidt, Natasha Hornes, Tasha Courtright, Michael Adorno and Sarah Dieffenbacher are refusing to pay back loans they took out to attend Corinthian Colleges.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Latonya Suggs says she borrowed thousands of dollars in student loans to attend the for-profit Corinthian Colleges but has nothing to show for it. Most employers don't recognize her criminal justice degree.

"I am completely lost and in debt," Suggs says. And now she's doing something about it: She's refusing to pay back those loans.

Suggs and 106 other borrowers now saddled with Corinthian loan debt say their refusal to repay the loans is a form of political protest. And Tuesday, the U.S. government gave them an audience.

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