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Rhode Island May Use DNA to Track Students; Federal Bill Passes House

A bill to reauthorize federal funding for newborn DNA collection passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote—meaning without a vote record—on June 26. Currently, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 mandates collecting blood samples from every newborn by heel prick. Labs then screen the samples for diseases. While many states allow for discarding the samples at that point, this bill would collect each newborn’s DNA in federal databases for subsequent medical research and, in...

Video: Epstein On Race-Based School Discipline

New York University law professor Richard Epstein joins Choice Media founder Bob Bowdon to discuss the Obama adminstration's new rules telling schools they must use race-based quotas on school discipline.  "If in fact you have neutral policies fairly applied, then what you have to do is allow certain minorities who have done wrongful things to get off, or to punish white students who are innocent of any offense," Epstein says. Watch below, starting at about 2 minutes in. 

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