Dec 22, 2017

12/22/2017: The coming robot takeover

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(U.S. Edition) The government won't have to shut down after all. It's been funded for about three weeks, but there are some issues that aren't addressed in the bill. We'll take a look at what both Republicans and Democrats have…

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Floridians wait for help and repairs after Irma

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Should a toy put your child’s privacy at risk?

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(U.S. Edition) The government won’t have to shut down after all. It’s been funded for about three weeks, but there are some issues that aren’t addressed in the bill. We’ll take a look at what both Republicans and Democrats have decided to table until January, which include a potential deal to protect Dreamers. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the UN’s consideration of another round of sanctions against North Korea, and then chat with James Manyika, the lead of a new study from the McKinsey Global Institute, about the effects of automation on employment.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC