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December 6, 2012 12:00 AM

Feds expand polygraph screening, often seeking intimate facts

Last year, more than 73,000 Americans submitted to polygraph tests to get or keep jobs with the federal government, although such screening is mostly banned in the private sector and denounced by scientists. Many who undergo polygraph tests describe them as one of the most emotional, terrifying and shameful experiences in their lives.

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