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Theranos has been in hot water lately for under-delivering on its promise to revolutionize blood tests — and this week, it seems, one more thing didn’t work quite like it was supposed to for the embattled company.

Chief executive Elizabeth Holmes was scheduled to host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at Theranos’s headquarters in Silicon Valley on Monday. But in an abrupt about-face, the campaign relocated the event to the private home of a tech entrepreneur.


The change followed a storm of rough publicity last week as outside analysts pondered whether the Theranos connection could become a political liability for Clinton — and perhaps cast a bad light on the company itself.

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