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This James Webb Space Telescope image released by NASA on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, shows the spoked-wheel shape of the Cartwheel Galaxy in unprecedented detail.

The James Webb Space Telescope has peered back 500 million years to reveal new images of the aptly named Cartwheel Galaxy, and images released Tuesday shed light on the rare circumstance that created the galaxy's striking spoked-wheel shape. Read more»

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday morning that Intuit Inc., the parent company of TurboTax, has agreed to pay $141 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of low-income U.S. taxpayers between 2016 and 2019. Read more»

This undated image provided by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California shows two fake CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards that are part of a criminal complaint. With more than 600 colleges and universities now requiring proof of COVID-19 inoculations, an online industry has sprung up offering fake vaccine cards.

Americans who oppose vaccinations but travel or work in vaccine-mandated jobs are turning to bootleg cards to circumvent vaccine requirements. Read more»

The first challenge to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate to come before the nation’s highest court has been defeated after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to block Indiana University’s requirement that all students and staff get vaccinated before coming back to campus this fall. Read more»

'As our nation’s economy continues to recover from a deep hole, this final extension will give students and borrowers the time they need to plan for restart and ensure a smooth pathway back to repayment,' said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Education announced that it will extend the freeze on student loan repayments through the end of January 2022, a pause that was initiated by the Trump administration in 2020, and it was set to expire on Oct. 1. Read more»

Smoky conditions, similar to the haze covering San Francisco, are expected to continue in the Midwest and on the East Coast sporadically for as long as the West Coast fires continued to burn.

Smoke from fires along the West Coast has created hazy conditions throughout the country this week, which experts say could become a regular occurrence as climate change fuels larger wildfires. Read more»