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FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017





This Wednesday, April 2, 2014, photo, shows the headquarters of student loan debt collector Navient Corporation, in Wilmington, Del. Student loan servicers play a key role in the lives of the 44 million Americans who, combined, have run up $1.4 trillion in student debt. In January 2016, regulators filed a lawsuit against the largest of them, Navient, accusing it of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them flawed information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints. (William Bretzger / AP)

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:11 P.M.

Student debt in America hits record

Total U.S. student debt hit a record $1.31 trillion last year, the 18th consecutive year Americans’ education debt rose, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Outstanding loans taken out for higher education have doubled since 2009, data ...

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In this Nov. 19, 2016  photo, Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, waves at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation  forum in Lima, Peru. Zuckerberg released a missive Thursday outlining his vision for the social network and the world at large. Among other things, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can encourage more civic engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:35 A.M.

Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create

Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything – baby pictures and Pepe memes, social updates and abusive bullying, helpful how-to videos and live-streamed violence.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017

Supporters of immigrants’ rights march n downtown Washington, D.C., during an immigration protest Thursday. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America’s economy and its way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called “A Day Without Immigrants.” (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:41 P.M.

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants

The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down.

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Parting Shot — 2.24.17

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Baumgartner town hall Saturday

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