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We live in a violent country. From mass shootings to domestic abuse and everything in between, the news is fraught with horrible stories of innocent victims being gunned down, strangled, beaten to death, or otherwise maimed.

Along with our heartfelt sympathies for their loss, we extend our gratitude and admiration to the family of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old father who died three days after a sickeningly savage police beating in Memphis on Jan. 7.

Whether President Joe Biden’s misguided plan to forgive some $400 billion in federal student-loan debt goes forward will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court. For now, there’s more the federal government should be doing to rein in the costs of higher education — and thus reduce how much stu…

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