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Biometrics use raises civil liberties concerns

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on DNA testing has raised concerns among civil liberties advocates about the use of biometrics in police work. In a Maryland case, a suspect was arrested and had his cheek swabbed to collect a DNA sample. After the sample connected him to rape case, he was convicted of that crime instead of the unrelated assault charge he was arrested on. ...

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Six of 10 African Americans eligible for health coverage may qualify for aid on premiums

Six out of 10 uninsured African Americans who are eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums. The percentage of eligible persons would increase to 95 percent if all states were to expand Medicaid coverage as provided by the Affordable Care Act, according to a Dec. 9 ...

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