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NYPD says it will remove some non-convicts from its local DNA database

NYPD says it will remove some non-convicts from its local DNA database

The New York Police Department says it will soon expunge DNA profiles of some people who’ve never been convicted of a crime from the city’s local DNA database as part of a larger reform of its collection policies. A law firm that has been critical of the policies, however, says the reform does not go…MORE

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

Growing up, I watched my father, a highly respected cardiologist, read medical journals every evening, answer emergency phone calls in the middle of many nights, and rush to the hospital after-hours several times a week. I didn’t know it then, but these years were the peak of an epidemic of heart disease in the United…MORE

Revisiting the trauma of 1960s white supremacy

Revisiting the trauma of 1960s white supremacy

It isn’t a leap to say that Jerry Mitchell’s new book “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era” is a piece of real-life horror. After all, as the subtitle suggests, it grapples not merely with the dead but with how, for decades, the normalized bigotry of the…MORE

Coronavirus fears have pushed the US dollar to a three-year high

Coronavirus fears have pushed the US dollar to a three-year high

The US dollar index reached a three-year high as investors worried about the global coronavirus outbreak are moving their money into the safe-haven greenback. Investments considered safe in times of market turmoil have been rallying since the outbreak became Wall Street’s number one worry in January. Cases continue to rise globally. The full financial and…MORE

How one Florida woman amassed a collection of more than 21,000 banana labels

How one Florida woman amassed a collection of more than 21,000 banana labels

If you see a 70-year-old woman digging through a trash can for discarded banana peels in Florida, you may have spotted one of the world’s most unique collectors. Becky Martz, of Orlando, has spent the past 29 years fastidiously collecting and cataloging more than 21,000 banana labels from around the world. Martz’s hobby has led…MORE

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