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    U.S. May Forgive More Than $100 Billion In Student Loans

    America’s student debt load has grown into a $1.3 trillion headache, but the migraine appears to worsening. With more borrowers struggling to handle their loan repayments, the U.S. government created a system that rejiggers their debt according to their income levels, called income-driven repayment. After repaying the new amount for up to 25 years, the borrower’s debt is then forgiven. The problem, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, is that the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) […]

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    Dolly Parton To Give $1,000 Per Month To Families Who Lost Everything In Tennessee Wildfires

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week. She’s created a fund through her Dollywood Companies and hopes to give each family affected by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months to help them get “back on their feet.” “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said in a […]

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    Poised Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian Roll To Semifinals

    Senior Peaking In Playoff Run

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    Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected As House Democratic Leader

    Washington (CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defeated Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan ‎to retain her post as the top elected Democrat in the House during a closed-door meeting Wednesday. The final vote was 134 to 63 for Pelosi, meaning she matched her prediction that she’d retain the support of two-thirds of House Democrats. But it also means that close to one-third of the diminished group voted for a change in leadership after getting beat again on Election Day. […]

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    Arkansas Run-Off Election Results

    (KFSM) — Run-off elections were held across Arkansas Tuesday (Nov. 29). Here are local run-off results: Benton County Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 Bella Vista: Linda Lloyd 57% Jerry Snow 43% Alderman Ward 2 Position 2 Garfield: Jim Teeselink 83% Leonard Matthew Jr. 17% Alderman Ward 3 Position 2 Rogers: Jerry Carmichael 92% Keith Jackson 8% Washington County Alderman Ward 3 Position Fayetteville: Sarah Bunch 63% Tracy K. Hoskins 37% Alderman Ward 1 Position 2 Springdale: Colby Fulfer 67% Eric […]

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    Kids Eating Healthier & Young People and Old Age

    In today’s Healthwatch, kids are now eating healthier than they used to according to a new study, but researchers say their daily diet is far from perfect, and new research suggests more people under the age of 45 are suffering from “old age” health issues

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    Barber Visit Leaves Man With Life-Altering Condition; Insurance Won’t Cover Treatment

    MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man is living with a life-altering condition that’s become debilitating, and without the financial means to get a procedure he desperately needs. Keith Crowell developed “keloids” on his skin about 12 years ago, according to WITI. Keloids are described as a scar composed primarily of collagen. “I had a bad reaction when I went to a barber and he gave me shave and nicked me on both sides,” Crowell said. The nicks didn’t heal. Instead, mounds of skin […]

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    Homeopathic Kids’ Products Recalled Due To Belladonna

    (CNN) — Raritan Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of kids’ homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets. The recalled products contain varying levels of belladonna extract, which can be dangerous or fatal when consumed in large doses, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled Raritan products include CVS Homeopathic Infants’ Teething Tablets, Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid and CVS Homeopathic Kids’ Ear Relief Liquid, which are sold nationwide. The products, tested by the FDA, were […]

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    Trump Falsely Claims ‘Millions Of People Who Voted Illegally’ Cost Him Popular Vote

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, that “millions of people” voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It’s an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect. Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions […]

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    Burglary/Break-In Shooting Suspect Released From Jail, Second Suspect Has Three Surgeries

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM)— A man who was shot by a homeowner after reportedly breaking into the homeowner’s vehicle and burglarizing his residence has been released from jail, and another suspect who was also shot remains in critical condition at a Fort Smith hospital. The mother of the suspect who remains in critical condition told 5NEWS that her son, Genaro Michael Salas, has had three surgeries as a result of the incident. The case is going to be turned over to Sebastian County […]

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    These Medicines Often Send Americans To The ER

    An estimated 1 in 250 Americans lands in the hospital emergency department each year because of a medication-related reaction or problem, a new federal study finds. Among adults 65 and older, the rate is about one in 100, the study authors said. Remarkably, the medicines causing the most trouble haven’t changed in a decade, the researchers noted. Blood thinners, diabetes medicines and antibiotics top the list. These drugs accounted for 47 percent of emergency department visits for adverse drug events […]

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    Oh Deer! Hunter’s Highway Prank Goes Viral

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – As Jeremy Roomsburg jetted down I-96 on his way back from a high school football game in Michigan  on Saturday, he had to do a double take. After all, it’s not often you see a deer cruising down a major highway. “We were all stunned and were like, ‘did we really just see that?’” said Roomsburg over the phone with FOX 17. “We had to slow down and actually drive past the guy again to get […]