At The Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo asks, if your life were a video game, what would it be like? Palazzo envisions his as a series of levels, complete with monsters -- the doctoral thesis would be a dragon to slay. He's only reached Level Three, postdoctoral fellow, and imagines the next levels to include assistant professor, professor, and then maybe grand poobah.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering using DNA tests to determine relatedness between adult and child migrants, the Daily Caller reports.

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