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Three big-name political insiders have been targets of the activist, outsider wings of their parties.

And yet all three — Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida, as well as Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat — appear safe in their primary battles for re-election Tuesday.

When DNA colon cancer screening tests find abnormalities, are patients discouraged about getting more diagnostic testing because of costs they will incur? And why do hospitals sometimes send a second bill for treatments given in a doctor's office? Here are the answers.

A growing industry caters to college cheats

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Amy Scott

Here’s a troubling thought as college classes start up again: More than two-thirds of college students admit to having cheated on an assignment.

The Chronicle of Higher Education spent months investigating a growing industry that has cropped up to help those students cheat.

With the rise of online courses, students aren’t just buying term papers or one-off assignments, said Chronicle reporter Brad Wolverton.

Decline in unions hurts non-union workers' wages

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Gigi Douban

There’s this notion out there that unions are great for union members, and that’s pretty much it. But a new report from the Economic Policy Institute  looks at how the decline in labor unions has affected nonunion workers. 

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the European Union's demand for Apple to pay the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes; the effect of a decline in unions on non-union workers; the growing number of services aimed at helping college students cheat; and Mondelez International's decision to stop pursuing a merger with Hershey. 

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the possible release of a new iPhone on Sept. 7 and what that could mean for your old iPhone; Apple's hunt for the next big thing: and the Clinton campaign's reported use of the "Snowden-approved" Signal, a secure messaging used for communicating about sensitive topics.

Everywhere you turn, it seems, there's news about the human microbiome. And, more specifically, about the bacteria that live in your gut and help keep you healthy.

Those bacteria, it turns out, are hiding a big secret: their own microbiome.

A study published Monday suggests some viruses in your gut could be beneficial. And these viruses don't just hang out in your intestines naked and homeless. They live inside the bacteria that make their home in your gut.

It's a sweltering night in July and Los Angeles' Underground Museum is packed. "It's crowded and hot, but it feels really good," says vistor Jazzi McGilbert. Like much of the crowd, McGilbert is young, creative and African-American. She drove across town to this unassuming, bunkerlike storefront for an event that combines art and activism. The museum is one of her favorite spots in Los Angeles. "I like what it stands for," McGilbert says. "... And the art is incredible."

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Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American supporter of Donald Trump who has been defending the candidate's recent outreach to minority voters in the media, tweeted a cartoon Monday of Hillary Clinton in blackface, mocking her outreach to black voters.

In the cartoon, Clinton is standing at a podium holding a sign reading, "#@!* the police" and "I ain't no ways tired of pandering to African-Americans."

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