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DNA sample being pipetted into multi well plate with DNA gel belowAndrew Brookes

DNA Testing Companies Increase Lobbying as Privacy Concerns Mount

The increase in lobbying comes months after the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer by using familial DNA data from a genealogy research site.

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Richard Neal Says He Supports the Striking Stop & Shop Workers

His record on Medicare for All, and his cozy relationship with the health insurance and pharmaceuticals industries, says otherwise.

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Beto O’Rourke Says He Won’t Take Fossil Fuel CEO Money—But He Already Has

Two Houston-based oil and gas CEOs each gave the maximum allowed donation to O’Rourke’s campaign on March 29.

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After City Incentives, South Bend Real Estate Executives Donate to Mayor Pete’s Presidential Campaign

Real estate executives benefited from policies of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s administration that some criticize as reckless gentrification. Now they’re returning the favor.