Borrowers can qualify for this discharge in one of three ways: with doctor certification, Social Security benefits or certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This last scenario recently made headlines when a wounded veteran had $223,000 of federal student loans discharged -- and then received a $62,000 tax bill in its place. It has to do with how the government treats forgiven and discharged student loans.
Republican President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City. When Donald Trump became the president-elect one year ago, his elated supporters and his crestfallen detractors had two very different ideas of the president he would become.
In any conflict in the skies over North Korea, the U.S. Air Force will likely follow a familiar pattern. First, it will need to sweep the skies of enemy fighters—not a difficult prospect considering the decrepit state of the North Korean air force. Concurrent with that will be a campaign to shut down the country’s command and control and air defense systems, and finally a close air support and interdiction campaign designed to support friendly forces and locate and destroy enemy ground forces.
The Republican Party’s defeat in the Virginia election was a “referendum” on President Trump’s administration, Republican congressman Scott Taylor has said. Scott Taylor said Donald Trump’s “divisive rhetoric” led to the party's defeat, expressing shock that “no-name” Democrats had won state legislative seats despite running weak campaigns. In the Republican Party’s first major electoral defeat since Mr Trump entered the White House, Democrat Ralph Northam stormed to victory on Tuesday over Republican Ed Gillespie to become Governor of Virginia.
The LCS was designed to fight close to shore, a characteristic that opens the vessel up to more missions — and challenges — than most Navy ships. The vessels are lightly armed, and rely on swappable “mission modules” to increase firepower and other special capabilities such as surface warfare, minesweeping and anti-submarine warfare. The year is 2016, and two of the U.S. Navy’s latest ships are backing a key ally in the tinderbox of the South China Sea.
Zimbabwe's sacked vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday he had fled the country as he issued a direct challenge to long-ruling President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. The ruling ZANU-PF "is not personal property of you and your wife to do as you please," Mnangagwa said in an angry five-page statement, vowing he would return to Zimbabwe to lead party members. Mnangagwa was the leading contender to succeed Mugabe, 93, but his abrupt removal appeared to clear the way for the president's wife Grace to take over as president.