As the Taliban and US negotiate a peace deal, Afghan women fear their rights and freedoms will be traded for stability.
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US student debt, which recently surpassed a trillion dollars, may become an even greater burden on university students. Today, the interest rate for a federal student loan doubled from 3.4 per cent to 6.8 per cent because US lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement prior to its Independence Day recess. The rate increase, which is expected to add $1,000 in interest to borrowers' loans, will affect about 7 million students this coming school year.