CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of Nevadans will share in a big settlement 39 state attorneys general negotiated with a major student loan collecting company accused of abusive lending practices tied to more than $1 billion in loans, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said, Friday.

Navient agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in debt owed by more than 66,000 borrowers across the US and pay more than $140 million in other penalties, under the deal.

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