The Student Loan Pause, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, and More News

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Here’s a look at some of the top news for today, April 5.

Suspension of student loan payment

The Biden administration plans to freeze federal student loan payments until August 31, extending a moratorium that allowed millions of Americans to defer payments during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an administration official familiar with the matter. White House decision making.

Student loan repayments were due to resume on May 1 after being halted since the start of the pandemic. But following calls from Democrats in Congress, the White House plans to give borrowers additional time to prepare for payments. Learn more about what this means here:

Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win over North Carolina in a college basketball game in the Men’s Final Four NCAA Tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans . (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win over North Carolina in a college basketball game in the Men’s Final Four NCAA Tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans . (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NCAA Champions

Better. Return. Never. Sounds pretty good next to Rock Chalk, Jayhawk.

What looked like a lost cause turned into one of the greatest victories Kansas has ever had.

The Jayhawks brought home their fourth NCAA title to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday with a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and ultimately defeated North Carolina 72-69 in an epic powershot battle. Get a full recap here:



<p>Sacramento Police crime scene investigators place evidence markers on 10th Street at the scene of a mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 3.</p>
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Sacramento Police crime scene investigators place evidence markers on 10th Street at the scene of a mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 3.

Filming in Sacramento

Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, Calif., over the weekend that left six people dead and a chaotic crime scene littered with more than 100 casings.

Smiley Martin, 27, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, was found at the scene of the shooting early Sunday with “serious gunshot wounds” and taken to a local hospital, the Sacramento Police Department said. in a press release. Police “quickly identified” him as a “person of interest” and kept him under police surveillance at the hospital, the statement said. Get general information and updates here:



<p>Brittaney Deaton, 17, left, comforts her mother Amber Zeleny, 53, while speaking with reporters after a severe storm hit Johnson County near Burleson, Texas, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The The latest round of storms to hit the South triggered a flurry of tornado warnings at the start of what forecasters said could be two days of severe weather in the region.  More than 55,000 homes and businesses were without power Tuesday morning from eastern Texas to southern Mississippi after the storms.</p>
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Brittaney Deaton, 17, left, comforts her mother Amber Zeleny, 53, while speaking with reporters after a severe storm hit Johnson County near Burleson, Texas, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The The latest round of storms to hit the South prompted a flurry of tornado warnings at the start of what forecasters said could be two days of severe weather in the region. More than 55,000 homes and businesses were without power Tuesday morning from eastern Texas to southern Mississippi after the storms.

Severe weather

Severe storms killed one person in Texas on Tuesday as hailstorms battered communities and high winds toppled trees into utility poles elsewhere in the South. Authorities issued a flurry of tornado warnings at the start of what could be two days of severe weather in the area.

In East Texas, WM Soloman, 71, died when storm winds toppled a tree over Solomon’s home in Whitehouse, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas, the mayor of Whitehouse said. James Wansley. Officials said at least four homes in the area had fallen trees on them. Learn more here:

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker

With less than two weeks to go until ‘The Kardashians’ debut, the family hype machine – aka Kris Jenner – is revving up with promises of all the excitement that awaits on the new reality series.

And some of that excitement could be happening in Las Vegas, where Jenner’s daughter, Kourtney Kardashian, and her fiancé, Travis Barker, seem to have fooled a few people with their wedding chapel jinks. So what’s the problem ?

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