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In many ways it is the quintessential American story–one  filled with segregation, inequality in healthcare, and theft, but it’s also the story of the American drive for scientific discovery. Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks shows how the stolen cells of “a poor Black tobacco farmer became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta Lack’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.”

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Even though the 2020 election wasn't ruined by sabotage and we now have President Joe Biden, we still have a deeply broke and highly politicized U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Among all the other housecleaning Biden has to do, New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell isn't going to let him forget about it. The Democrat has written to Biden, urging him to "fire the entire Postal Board of Governors for their silence and complicity in trump and dejoy's [sic] attempts to subvert the election and destroy the Post Office."

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