What's News Today, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

What's News Today, Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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(WSLS) - Student loans offered by the federal government will see their interest rate increase by .8 percent today through the next year. The change stems from a bipartisan deal that ties rates to the financial markets. Until last year, student loan interest rates were set by law and did not adjust with economic conditions. For every $10,000 in student loans taken out, the average borrower can expect to pay $4 dollars extra a month to pay it back.

A Georgia law takes effect today allowing gun-permit holders the right to carry weapons in restaurants, bars, and houses of worship. Legally-owned guns also are allowed in unrestricted areas of airports and government buildings, and may be carried at schools and in colleges if permitted by the school. Business owners can still forbid people from bringing guns into an establishment.

It's party time in the windy city as Chicago hosts a World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field. As many as 20,000 fans are expected to watch the World Cup elimination match between the U.S. and Belgium airing at 4:00 p.m.. The game will be shown on the stadium's giant jumbotron. Fans will be able to gather on the field or in the stands.


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