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Jana Kasperkevic
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"Some 8-9 million Americans could lose their subsidies, making their health coverage significantly more expensive and possibly unaffordable."
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About 27.2% of black live in poverty, compared to just 9.6% whites. 

Black Americans are twice is likely to be unemployed. 
A new study concludes poverty affects Americans differently. The reasons are manifold but center on the economic segregation of many communities
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Think hard: how much student debt do you have? 

When you were a freshmen, were you taking on debt blindly or were you aware of how much your debt burden was? 
About 28% of students with federal student loans said that they had no student debt. To recover its money, the US government garnishes wages, federal tax refunds and social security benefits of those who default
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“The Rolling Jubilee doesn’t actually solve the problem. The Rolling Jubilee is a tactic and a valuable one because it exposes how debt operates. It punches a hole through the morality of debt, through this idea that you owe X amount of dollars that the 1% says you owe. In reality, that debt is worth significantly less. The 1% is selling it to each other at bargain-based prices. You don’t actually owe that.”
Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to ‘exert collective power’US sues Corinthian Colleges for ‘predatory lending’
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There's one group that has largely avoided blame in the reclining seat debate: the airlines 
From LMFAO to regular Joes, passengers frequently fight over their right to recline. But isn’t that what the ticket price covers?
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"I am just trying to figure out what it is about Comcast’s services you’re not liking?"

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Comcast wanted some answers about why its customers were leaving. Here are some provided by Guardian readersComcastic: an excruciating customer services call Map: How much are Americans paying for cable?
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Why you should care about tomorrow's hearing on Obamacare subsidies 
Four individuals have brought a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. They want tax subsidies struck down – which means millions of people could be forced to give up their insurance. Jana Kasperkevic guides you through the latest chapter
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Professional Santas aren't allowed to promise jobs to kids with unemployed parents: 
From bleaching one’s beard to showering with Christmas-flavored soap, being a professional Santa is harder than it seems
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Preet Bharara on intimidation and threats: “We don’t allow the mob to do it and we don’t allow the debt collection agencies to do it either.”
A ring of scam artists from Georgia face criminal charges for alleged harassment of 6,000 Americans into making payments on debt that sometimes did not exist
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Growing up undocumented in the us: “Living in that fear, living in that silence, it’s very lonely” 
Suicide attempts and mental health crises define experiences of young migrants fighting to resolve their legal status in America US immigration scheme totters as migrant crisis worsens Campaigners: Obama immigration reform delay ‘a slap to face’
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In defense of Brooklyn: It's not all about expensive real estate and Girls 
Forget the yuppies and their real estate ills. There’s a whole economic mix in Brooklyn that gets completely ignored
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What we're witnessing in #Ferguson is the inevitable outcome of economic injustice
African Americans, in Ferguson and across the country, face pervasive inequality and its consequences in a country that would prefer to think itself past its sinsSteven Thrasher: ‘Racism set a status quo long before Brown’Missouri’s unrest exposes stark reality of a segregated society
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Have her in circles
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  • Guardian Media Group
    Reporter, 2013 - present
  • Inc.
    Reporter, 2013 - 2013
  • Houston Chronicle
    Reporter, 2012 - 2013
  • Hearst Newspapers
    Reporter, 2012 - 2012
  • Business Insider
    Main Page reporter, 2012 - 2012
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Creature of comfort; fan of snark
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New Yorker at heart.
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A product of New York City public schools
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  • Baruch College
    Political Science & Journalism, 2005 - 2011
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