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Are you at risk of cancer? Anne Wojcicki's controversial home DNA testing kit will tell you

The US health watchdog has clamped down on 23andMe, the affordable DNA-testing service. Anne Wojcicki, its founder, is sticking to her guns<p>Anne Wojcicki, the founder and CEO of the genetic-testing company 23andMe, is at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to speak at the annual …

Molecular Biology

The FBI is operating a small air force to spy on Americans

The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found.<p>Aerial surveillance …

Republicans want to kill the FCC's plan to subsidize internet for the poor

The 'Obama phone' debate rages on<p>This week, the FCC proposed offering internet subsidies to poor Americans, and Republicans in Congress are already lining up to slam the idea.<p>The FCC's proposal is an overhaul of the agency's "Lifeline" program, which provides subsidies on phone service to poor …

Net Neutrality

New Rules

Some of the biggest banks in the world are expected to plead guilty to felonies this week. Felonies! They are scandalous crimes, too: fraud and antitrust violations.<p>Finally, America will see members of the class that crashed the economy dressed in black and white suits that are hardly the Brooks …

Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an …

Law Enforcement

Jeb’s bankrupt healthcare fantasy: Expanding coverage with Apple Watches and freedom

Jeb Bush envisions a healthcare system that costs nothing, regulates no one and exploits high-end wearable tech<p>Jeb Bush has some ideas about healthcare. He spent most of last week trying to explain, re-explain and then explain again his stance on the Iraq War, but in between explanations he managed …

June 2015

Diversity

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

Cruel Medical Experiments Performed On Slaves Were Widespread In The American South

Electric shocks, brain surgery, amputations — these are just some of the medical experiments widely performed on American slaves in the mid-1800s, …

Medicine

Clinton Campaign Frames Hillary as ‘Advocate for Equality,’ but Remember…

On the day the Supreme Court heard arguments about same-sex marriage, Hillary Clinton’s campaign sent out a message from a gay man who appeared in her campaign kickoff video, portraying her as a champion of marriage equality – despite her opposition until just two years ago.<p>“Our country has made so …

Government

Dear White America: Please Stop Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Baltimore 'Riots'

Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore's police. Baltimore's ghetto youthocracy responded with protests and an exhalation of random street violence. …