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"Soft" robots may be the future – but can bad guys exploit them?


As researchers continue to develop new and improved robots, many are concerned about the future capabilities of these machines. Even tech innovators like Elon Musk and Bill Gates fear that if we don’t control artificial intelligence, we might create machines that can cause harm. But at MIT, researchers are working …

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"SWATting" call turns deadly in grim evolution of dangerous hoax


Wichita police officers believed they were responding to a hostage situation when 28-year-old Andrew Fitch was shot dead after police said he appeared to be reaching for a weapon.   “They didn’t knock on the door,” said Lisa Finch, Andrew’s mother. “My son opened it because he heard something. He …

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Cops were warned of suspect a month before Colo. shooting


DENVER — Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl more than a month before they say he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others. But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation. Authorities have said Riehl fired more …

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Report: Quadruple murder suspect was banned from shelter


TROY, N.Y. — One of the suspects accused of killing two women and two children in an upstate New York home had been banned from a local homeless shelter because of violent outbursts, the shelter’s director confirmed to the Albany Times-Union. Justin Mann and James White were arrested in their hometown, Schenectady, …

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Nature up close: A Piney Woods Christmas


By “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg. While much of the northern U.S. celebrated a white Christmas this year, those of us in warmer climes celebrated as we normally do, with cool temperatures, green grass, and the last of the autumn leaves falling. Everyone has something that puts them in …

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2018: What's next in Washington?


“Sunday Morning” begins the New Year with a look ahead based on events of the year gone by, reported by CBS News correspondents from around the world, including Chief White House correspondent Chip Reid: President Trump has made no secret of the fact that fixing the nation’s transportation and communications …

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Sportscasting trailblazer Beth Mowins on shattering stereotypes


Saturday’s match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs on CBS will be a record breaker no matter what the score. That’s because it will become the fourth game this year where a woman, industry veteran Beth Mowins, will be the play-by-play announcer in the often male-dominated world …

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