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A Push to Make it Easier to Escape Student Debt Hits Snags

An effort to open a new path for graduates with student debt to get relief appeared to hit a snag in federal court on Thursday. During about an hour of oral arguments, the panel judges in the case of Robert Murphy vs. U.S. Department of Education questioned the wisdom of revising the harsh standards used to decide whether a borrower can wipe out their loan after declaring bankruptcy.