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How Undocumented Students Can Access Financial Aid for College

How Undocumented Students Can Access Financial Aid for CollegeOne of the first roadblocks undocumented immigrant youths living in the U.S. might face because of their status is learning they are ineligible for federal financial aid like student loans and the Pell Grant, used to pay for college. When Damian, an undocumented immigrant who preferred to only give his first name, decided he wanted to study beyond high school, he relied on private scholarships and paid out of pocket to cover the remaining tuition bills at a local community college. Achieving a community college education required sacrifices, like working 12-hour weekend shifts instead of spending time with friends and eating at McDonald’s on a daily basis.



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Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hits

Palestinian president fires advisers as financial crisis hitsPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas has fired all of his advisers, his office said Monday, amid a financial crisis in the occupied West Bank that has prompted deep salary cuts. Abbas’s office did not provide further details on the number of advisers or the costs involved, pointing only to a brief statement issued through official Palestinian news agency WAFA. The move comes amid a spending crunch following Israel’s decision in February to withhold around $ 10 million a month in tax transfers.



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WRAPUP 5-China says U.S. currency manipulator labelling could cause chaos in financial markets

WRAPUP 5-China says U.S. currency manipulator labelling could cause chaos in financial marketsBEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 6 (Reuters) – China’s central bank said on Tuesday that Washington’s decision to label Beijing as a currency manipulator would “severely damage international financial order and cause chaos in financial markets”. Washington’s decision to ratchet up currency tensions on Monday would also “prevent a global economic and trade recovery,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in the country’s first official response to the latest U.S. salvo in the two sides’ rapidly escalating trade war.



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Hong Kong financial workers stage flash protest

Hong Kong financial workers stage flash protestHundreds of financial workers braved pouring rain to gather in central Hong Kong Thursday, giving that sector’s support to mass protests that have roiled the territory for weeks. According to organisers on the messaging app Telegram, workers from around 80 banks gathered at Chater Gardens in the heart of the financial district and more than 700 workers posted photos of their staff cards to declare they would also join a city-wide strike called for next Monday.



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Trump faces uphill battle to keep financial records from Congress after lawyers clash in appeals court

Trump faces uphill battle to keep financial records from Congress after lawyers clash in appeals courtJudges on a federal appeals court appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump's demand that it block a House subpoena for his financial records.



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Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairs

Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairsThe attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization. The subpoenas add to a host of difficulties for the NRA, which is facing internal turmoil and multiple external inquiries as it gears up for a 2020 election push in support of President Donald Trump. Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement that his office is examining both the NRA and the NRA Foundation.



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Russia's Putin says liberal values are obsolete: Financial Times

Russia's Putin says liberal values are obsolete: Financial TimesRussian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Thursday that liberal values were obsolete because they had been rejected by the majority of the people in Western nations. Putin told the Financial Times newspaper that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made a cardinal mistake by adopting a liberal policy towards immigration from the Middle East. Every crime must have its punishment,” Putin said in the interview.



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Arab ministers to discuss financial support for Palestinian Authority -agency

Arab ministers to discuss financial support for Palestinian Authority -agencyArab finance ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss helping the Palestinian Authority cope with a deepening cash crunch amid a persistent dispute with Israel over payments to families of jailed and deceased militants. The meeting comes ahead of a U.S.-led economic conference in Bahrain expected to call for a $ 50 billion global investment fund for the Palestinians, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon which the Palestinian Authority is boycotting. The Palestinian Authority sees the economic conference as an attempt to circumvent its demands for the creation of a Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital.



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Trump sues to block Congress subpoena for his financial records

Trump sues to block Congress subpoena for his financial recordsThe suit seeks to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee for information about Trump’s personal and business finances, alleging Democrats have launched “all-out political war” on Trump with subpoenas as their “weapon of choice.” The committee’s subpoena sought eight years of documents from Mazars USA, an accounting firm long used by Trump to prepare financial statements, related to its investigation of allegations Trump inflated or deflated financial statements for potentially improper purposes. Elijah Cummings, the House Oversight Committee chairman, issued the subpoena to the president’s accountant after Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified to Congress in February that Trump had misrepresented his net worth.



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Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial records

Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial recordsPresident Donald Trump on Monday filed suit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress. The committee’s subpoena sought eight years of documents from Mazars USA, an accounting firm long used by Trump to prepare financial statements, related to its investigation of allegations Trump inflated or deflated financial statements for potentially improper purposes.



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