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Government and Political Roundup: All suspects to give DNA to police in first time offenses

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All non-convicted felony suspects and those guilty of misdemeanors would have to give their D-N-A to police for the first time, under a Wisconsin budget measure endorsed last night. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted 13-to-3 to obtain the genetic makeups of 68-thousand more criminal suspects and convicts. Right now, only sex offenders and those convicted of felonies must provide D-N-A for a state database that helps law enforcement solve past-and-present crimes.

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