Starting in July, doctors and midwives in Mississippi will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples and try to identify the fathers through matches in the state's DNA database.
Starkly different views of Pfc. Bradley Manning were presented on the first day of his court-martial for providing classified data that WikiLeaks posted online. Manning is accused of aiding the enemy, specifically al-Qaida. Possible penalties for that charge include life in prison.
The state has already sustained fire damage not normally seen until deep into the hot summer months. Fire departments and homeowners are now trying to prepare land and property for what's expected to be a long and destructive summer.
The court ruled Monday that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The ruling compared DNA sampling to photographing and fingerprinting suspects when they are booked.
The Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration releases another report on the IRS on Tuesday, an audit on spending at more than 200 IRS conferences over a three-year period. The IRS is the focus of three House committee hearings this week.
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