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    How changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program affect borrowers

    How changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program affect borrowers

    The Education Department's overhaul of the loan forgiveness program will erase the debt of 22,000 borrowers, totaling $1.7 billion

    • 12 min
    FDA panel supports J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans who got a first dose

    FDA panel supports J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans who got a first dose

    Data shows significantly more protection after a second dose. Plus, former President Bill Clinton continues to recover after sepsis, NASA launches an asteroid probe, 'Succession' returns and the Chicago Sky look for their first WNBA title.




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    • 8 min
    FDA panel supports Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for some

    FDA panel supports Moderna COVID-19 booster shots for some

    The committee will decide on Johnson & Johnson boosters today. Plus, a Texas law banning most abortions remains in effect after the latest court decision, the Major League Baseball League Championship Series begin, massive asteroids pass "close" to Earth and a new 'Halloween' sequel hits theaters.




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    • 8 min
    FDA experts to discuss boosters for Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccines

    FDA experts to discuss boosters for Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccines

    Is there enough data to prove their need and safety? Plus, at least five people are dead after a suspect allegedly shot at people with a bow and arrow, leaders begin prepping for next month's Glasgow climate talks, more than 4 million Americans quit their jobs in August and there's one game left in the MLB division series.




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    • 11 min
    Gabby Petito died by strangulation

    Gabby Petito died by strangulation

    A coroner says her death also likely came nearly a month before her body was found. Plus, a bill to raise the debt ceiling lands on President Joe Biden's desk, the Las Vegas Raiders move to a new coach after Jon Gruden's resignation, William Shatner heads to space and snow slams the West.




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    • 10 min
    Drugmakers seek FDA clearance for antiviral pill

    Drugmakers seek FDA clearance for antiviral pill

    The pill showed promising trial results. Plus, a plane crashed in a San Diego suburb, killing at least two people, Tropical Storm Pamela will become a serious hurricane in Mexico, NFL coach Jon Gruden resigns after homophobic and misogynistic emails and the NHL regular season begins.




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    • 11 min

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