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"I had one day, I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery-delivery app Instacart in Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good."
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has not responded publicly to the letter seeking automatic student loan forgiveness for veterans who are permanently disabled.
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U.S. citizens use ropes to cross the Rio Grande from San Antonio del Bravo, Mexico, into Candelaria, Texas. U.S. citizens depend on the free health clinic in San Antonio del Bravo.
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The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it.
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Having a purpose in life, whether building guitars or swimming or volunteer work, affects your health, researchers found. It even appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than exercising regularly.
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The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is a regular spot for candidate speeches, hand-shaking and fried-food consumption. It takes place for about two weeks every August, with the years just before the Iowa caucuses especially busy.
Police officials in New York said Friday they arrested a suspect who may be the "Subway Brake Bandit." The bandit disrupting trains by pulling emergency brakes without reason.
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