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Rep. Matt Gaetz.

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz may have violated House rules by shelling out $184,000 in taxpayer funds to rent office space from a longtime friend and donor

Rep. Matt Gaetz's rental agreement with the donor, Collier Merrill, appears to violate House rules.
Cardiac-surgery patients were moved so the space could be converted to critical-care rooms for COVID-19 patients.

Dispensed: It’s hard to feel safe on the front lines, healthcare workers face pay cuts, and some good news

Welcome to Dispensed. This week, the next coronavirus hotspots, why summer's likely canceled, and a plane full of N95 masks.
A baby (not Lewis) in a maternity ward.

A Texas judge said a hospital can take an 11-month-old off life support, but the family and some pro-life groups object

Medical professionals have asked to keep broader political and religious issues out of what they believe is best for the baby.
My hair before extensions (left) and after (right)

My hair extensions were a big part of my identity. But after learning how exploitative they are, I’m giving them up forever.

I used to think of my extensions as a gift from one woman to another. The truth is often much worse.
The Alabama State Capitol building is seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Alabama’s state legislature just passed a bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders

Alabama's state legislature passed a bill that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release.

Despite reportedly tracking and ranking its own citizens, China now says AI research should respect people’s privacy

It also said humanity should establish a global governance system to avoid creating a "malicious" AI race.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA’s administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech vio...

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke at a Capitol Ministries fundraiser in February. Experts say he may have broken federal ethics rules.
AI academic Joanna Bryson.

A member of Google’s now-dead AI ethics board is furious with the company for killing the project after a week

Google experienced an intense employee backlash after it announced its new AI ethics council.
Tyler Shultz and Erika Cheung, two of the Theranos whistleblowers.

Two Theranos whistleblowers created a company to help tech entrepreneurs avoid becoming the next Elizabeth Holmes

The organization, called Ethics in Entrepreneurship, focuses on young entrepreneurs who are just starting their businesses.
A new class of innovative "gene therapies" make it possible to treat disease at the genetic level, and bring difficult ethical questions with them.

Bill Gates is worried about gene editing worsening inequality. Now a top ethicist is raising new red flags.

New technology has made it possible to tinker with the very DNA that makes us who we are, offering fresh hope of new cures for difficult diseases.