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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he wants to ban menthol cigarettes because teenagers often become addicted to nicotine by smoking them. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

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"Everything is private information, stored on your computer or a computer you designate," says George Church, genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, about the approach of Nebula Genomics. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Rep. Maxine Waters, seated next to Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, at a hearing in July, is set to become chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

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The Benefits Of Taking Out Loans For College

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A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint

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Part of the Pardis petrochemical complex facilities in Assaluyeh, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The United States has reimposed sanctions targeting Iran's economy. Iranian Presidency Office via AP hide caption

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Iran And Trading Partners Will Find Ways To Skirt Sanctions, Analysts Say

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Gab Server Subpoenaed By Pennsylvania Attorney General

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