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The New York Times reports that FBI and state agencies in the US are "vastly expanding their collection of DNA to include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not yet convicted." According to the article, the FBI plans to ramp up its DNA database to receive 1.2 million new entries per year, compared to the current rate of 80,000 per year.

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