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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

With student debt at a staggering $1.3 trillion, many families are facing a huge financial dilemma: Their final springtime decisions about college enrollment and acceptance. The NPR Ed team teamed up with Weekend Edition to answer some listener questions about debt and degrees. Waiting on the numbers Marcy, from Union City, N.J. has twin girls going off to college in September. "My question is: Why is it that universities and colleges wait so long to give the financial aid package? First...

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North Korea could reduce a U.S. strike force to a sea wreck if it's provoked, the country's propaganda outlets said Monday, adding to tensions on the Korean Peninsula. With the threat of a nuclear test in North Korea looming and another U.S. citizen reportedly detained there, China's President Xi Jinping is urging President Trump to avoid escalating the situation.

Congress returns Tuesday from its spring recess, facing yet another down-to-the-wire spate of deal making — and a White House anxious to claim its first major legislative win.

On Friday night, the funding measure lawmakers approved last year to keep the federal government running will expire. The timing leaves members of the House and Senate just four days to reach a new agreement to fund the government, or risk a partial shutdown of federal agencies on Saturday — the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

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In forcing out its top-rated star, Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News Channel sought to contain the damage inflicted by a spreading sexual harassment scandal less than a year after the network's chairman was ousted in the face of similar accusations.

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Events April 21 - 27

Casino Night for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Waco, Challenger Little League Opening Day, Rootstock at Indian Spring Park, Join the Pride; Celebrate Difference, Celebrate Success at Cameron Park Zoo, and an art exhibit opening at The Art Center are just a sampling of events happening April 21 - 27.

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Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm