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Student loan mess: What's at stake?

On July 1, the interest rates on student loans subsidized by Uncle Sam will most likely double to 6.8%.

Obama repeats strategy in student loan fight

If at first you succeed, then by all means, try, try again.

Conservative sites tie IRS controversy to liberal group

The controversy over IRS targeting of conservative groups took a new turn this weekend when right-leaning websites drew a connection between the agency's former head and his wife's employment at a liberal group.

Superman gets a new logo for 75th anniversary

Superman's logo is getting a makeover.

Arkansas teams search for missing wildlife officer, two women

Arkansas authorities continued a search Saturday for a wildlife officer and two women who have been missing since Friday's flood when the officer tried to rescue the two women, officials said.

Frozen fruit mix suspected in hepatitis A outbreak

A frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies is suspected in a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected five Western states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The latest on the severe weather in the Midwest

Tornadoes tore through the Oklahoma City and St. Louis, Missouri, areas Friday, ripping up homes and sending thousands scrambling for cover.

IRS on defense over employee dance video

A newly obtained video has the IRS running damage control on a new front, as the embattled agency prepares for the release next week of an inspector general report that will be critical of how money was spent on staff conferences.

In El Reno, a tornado 'looking at us dead in the eye'

David Stottlemyre was inside an oil field repair shop in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he saw a tornado "looking at us dead in the eye." The lifelong Oklahoman said he and two coworkers stayed inside as the building took a direct hit -- the

Man fires gun, rapes two women at Baton Rouge hotel

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly firing a handgun multiple times in a hotel. He’s also accused of robbing and raping two women he went there to meet.