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Fight looms over student loan cuts

Senate takes up bill to slash $12.7 billion from education aid

By Susan Milligan and Rick Klein
Globe Staff / December 21, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- A bill that would slash student loan funding by record levels is headed for a showdown today in the Senate, where lawmakers are closely divided over whether to cut $12.7 billion in education aid along with $13.3 billion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and children's health insurance before leaving town for the holidays. (Full article: 934 words)

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