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Top US general wades into killer robot debate

Story highlights Gen. Paul Selva advocated for keeping the ethical rules of war in place Selva said humans needed to remain in the decision making process (CNN)America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to ...

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Answers may be months away in case of Australian woman killed by US police

Story highlights A county attorney, not a grand jury, will decide whether either of the officers will be charged “We are desperate for information,” the slain woman’s fiancé says Minneapolis (CNN)Few people know why police killed Justine Ruszczyk — not her family, her friends, nor even the mayor. It’s been three days since the Australian-born Minnesota woman was killed after ...

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Authorities: Man killed daughter for dating a Muslim

Jerusalem (CNN)An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn’t approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school. The daughter, 17-year-old Henriette Karra, was in ...

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Dual citizenship: Breastfeed senator quits

Story highlights Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters stepped down The pair were co-deputy leaders of the Greens party (CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. Larissa Waters, who represented Queensland and recently made headlines for becoming the first senator to breastfeed her child ...

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Russia raises threat in compound dispute

Story highlights Compounds were closed in New York State and Maryland Meeting between Russia and US held Monday in Washington Moscow (CNN)Moscow “has the right to take retaliatory measures” if Washington does not address the seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds in the US along with “other concerns,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The statement addresses Monday’s ...

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Newborn contracts deadly virus from kiss

Story highlights Baby Mariana was diagnosed with meningitis HSV-1, according to her mother The condition is caused by the herpes virus Parents should be careful during a child’s first two months, a pediatrician warns (CNN)Iowa newlyweds are clinging to hope as their nearly 3-week-old daughter fights for her life after contracting a deadly virus believed to be from a simple ...

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Police in Saudi Arabia detain woman in miniskirt video

(CNN)Police in Saudi Arabia have detained a woman who featured in a social media video wearing a miniskirt and a crop-top as she strolled through a Saudi city, according to a Saudi police statement. The woman, who has been questioned by Riyadh police, told them that “the viral videos were published by an account attributed to her without her knowledge,” ...

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6 months in, Trump's presidency is teetering on brink of disaster

(CNN)The collapse of health care reform in the Senate on Monday night is a fitting coda to President Donald Trump’s first six months in office, a tenure that has lurched from controversy to controversy and now appears to be on the verge of tilting directly into the political abyss. Consider the following facts: Trump’s job approval rating at the 6-month ...

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