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What got Uncle Sam into student loans? Sputnik

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The space race didn't just bring America's young people Tang and toy rockets. It also launched federal student loans. Since the Cold War days, student loan debt has soared to $1.2 trillion. Uncle Sam is now the big banker on campus. And Congress is fiddling with the interest rates college students pay. How did we get here? Let's zip through the history of student loans, from...

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