We know that fighting the illegal drug trade is tough, and often dangerous, work. Smugglers are crafty, and determined. But so is the Drug Enforcement Administration, which has a vast array of tools in its arsenal to fight the smugglers.
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.