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prasit photo/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden’s administration is scaling back his federal student loan cancellation program to protect against legal challenges, including two suits filed this week — with new guidelines now excluding at least hundreds of thousands of borrowers initially told they qualified for the forgiveness. On Thursday, the Department of Education […]

Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Dr. Deborah Birx, a former White House COVID response coordinator under then-President Donald Trump, told Congress on Thursday that Trump’s focus on the 2020 election got in the way of a strong COVID response in the winter of 2021. Birx, who has written a book on her […]

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Wednesday released a sweeping new 96-page plan on COVID, marking a new era in the pandemic in which the virus is still circulating but can hopefully be managed so that Americans can return to daily life without disruption. The strategy, that President Joe Biden […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — More than 70% of Americans should be able to remove their masks indoors, including inside schools, under new metrics outlined Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that represent a seismic shift in how the public health agency plans to measure COVID risk. Under the new metrics, more than […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Some 70% of Americans will be able to remove their masks indoors, including inside schools, under new guidance to be released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, two sources familiar with the plans told ABC News. Under the new metrics in the updated guidance, more than half […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House began assembling a pandemic exit strategy for the nation in recent weeks, pulling together health experts and aides to develop what one top official described as a plan “to keep the country moving forward.” But the top-level push by the Biden administration was preempted by a chorus of […]