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Loan Rate Deal May Be Near

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Loan Rate Deal May Be Near

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns sees promise in the proposal to keep college student loan rates from doubling. . .

A bi-partisan group of senators reached agreement a day after meeting with President Obama. The deal would scale back the subsidized college student loan rate from 6-point-8 percent to 3-point-4 percent. Interest rates in the future would fluctuate with the market, though capped at slightly more than 8 percent. . .
College loan rates jumped in July when Congress couldn’t reach agreement.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.