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Student debt now affects a staggering number of elderly Americans

The number of older Americans taking on student debt on behalf of their children and grandchildren has quadrupled in the past decade, with consumers 60 and older now holding $66.7 billion in student loan debt, according to a new report.

Video of hulking Florida alligator draws worldwide gasps

A video clip of mammoth alligator known as "Mr. Humpback" sauntering across a grassy trail just a few yards from a group of photographers is bouncing its way through the Internet.

Underwater search for missing Malaysian flight ends without a trace

The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.

As Trump era arrives, a sense of uncertainty grips the world

Trump's remarks in a string of discursive and sometimes contradictory interviews have escalated tensions with China while also infuriating allies and institutions critical to the United States’ traditional leadership of the West.

'Never Trump' national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted

They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren't ringing.

Trump meets with Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son on holiday

President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with the eldest son of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday devoted to the civil rights icon, moving to reach out to members of the African-American community who have been alarmed by his rhetoric and his policy positions as he prepares to take office Friday.

Martin Luther King's daughter says, 'God can triumph over Trump'

The daughter of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King marked the holiday that honors her father on Monday by siding with African-American congressman and activist John Lewis over President-elect Donald Trump in an imbroglio that erupted over the weekend.

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