The government collects data on children born in the United States. Not just names, but something far more personal: their DNA.
It's part of a long-standing public health initiative to screen for genetic disorders. This can help with treatment, which is a good thing.
What happens to this information? It's often kept for a short time. But some states keep it indefinitely. And the testing is often done without the parents' consent:
Central bankers in some countries have pushed interest rates in negative territory. What does that mean? In general, it means people don't get interest on deposits -- but pay the bank to hold their money.
The President and congressional Democrats are lining up behind the idea of banning anyone who appears on the government's "no fly" list from purchasing a firearm. Their logic is simple: if you can't fly on an airplane, why should you be able to buy a gun?