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How your health knowledge is accessible and grew to become into ‘threat scores’

No law prohibits collecting such data or using it in the exam room. The justification for risk scoring is the opioid epidemic, which kills about 130 Americans a day. | AP Photo/Patrick Sison health care Information used to gauge opioid overdose risk is unregulated and used without patient consent. Companies are starting to sell “risk…

2020 Democratic holdouts watch for Harris, Warren to day out

Beto O'Rourke is one of the prospective 2020 contenders sizing up the emerging Democratic field — and hoping for one or more of the early front-runners to stumble. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections Several potential candidates are adopting a ‘white knight’ strategy, betting that the lost time doesn’t matter as much in this political…

Trump targets Gillespie amid Northam trot scandal

After nearly 24 hours without commenting publicly on the scandal, President Donald Trump tweeted after Northam held a press conference to deny the allegations. | Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday weighed in on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's racial controversy — by taking a shot at his 2017 Republican gubernatorial challenger, Ed Gillespie.…

Warner, Kaine traipse Northam to resign as presser fails to quell Dems’ fury

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam claimed he was neither of the people depicted in blackface or dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe in a photo on his medical school yearbook page. | Alex Edelman/Getty Images Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s public insistence Saturday that he was not pictured in a racist photo on his medical school…

6 moments of weirdness with Ralph Northam

In explaining how he used shoe polish to don blackface, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wondered if other people at the press conference had used the same technique. | Steve Helber/AP Photo politics The Virginia governor joins the annals of bizarre political press conferences. It was no easy feat. But on Saturday, Ralph Northam staked a…

Warren advertising and marketing campaign gets exact

Since her New Year’s Eve exploratory launch, Sen. Elizabeth Warren held 15 campaign events organized by her campaign team, which itself was built out over a period of two years leading up to her announcement. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images 2020 elections 'There’s no question Warren is out front of the rest in terms of organization,'…

Northam digs in

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's shifting story and refusal to call it quits has stunned his fellow Democrats. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Politics The embattled Democratic governor of Virginia said he was not one of the people in a racist photo in his medical school yearbook — but that he did once dress up as the…

An aged-college Democrat takes on Trump’s international coverage

"My main purpose is not to get the president. My main purpose is to get the truth," said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Congress Eliot Engel is a throwback to a faded era of compromise. But in 2019, he's taking on one of Congress’s most partisan roles: Trump investigator.…