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Singapore may be trying out “flying taxis” in the near future

(CBS) – If the roads are terribly congested and there’s just no way to get home fast, perhaps hopping on a flying drone taxi may be the best way to get home in Singapore in 2030. That’s at least the plan for the island state’s Ministry of Transport, who has been in talks with companies […]
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“Solar-powered skin” could open new doors for prosthetics

(CBS) – Engineers have developed a new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power “synthetic skin” that they hope can be used to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. The researchers from the University of Glasgow had previously created “electronic skin” for prosthetic hands made from graphene, […]
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Gulp! Water increasingly unaffordable for many Americans

(CBS) – Water may soon become a luxury item for millions of American families. Although it’s a resource that most consumers take for granted, water is already unaffordable for one of 10 U.S. households, a share that’s forecast to triple to more than 30 percent of within five years, according to recent research from Michigan State […]
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Stranger buys $749 plane ticket for distraught dad’s toddler

(CBS) – A woman is being praised for lending a generous helping hand to a dad in need when an airline agent denied his toddler daughter a free seat on the plane as he was checking in. When the man walked up to the counter at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, last week with his […]
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House intel chairman: Still no evidence of Trump Tower wiretapping

(CBS) WASHINGTON – On the eve of FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-California, said Sunday — after he received information on the subject from the FBI — that there is still no reason to suspect Trump Tower was wiretapped during the 2016 campaign. On Thursday, Nunes, […]
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Meetup leaps into the Trump resistance movement

(CBS) NEW YORK – Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide — to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups. […]
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Welcome to the happiest country on Earth

(CBS) – With this year’s updated U.N. rankings due out tomorrow, the country that’s defending its title as the world’s champion of happiness is, quite possibly, NOT your first guess: Faith Salie reports our Cover Story:  When you picture the happiest place in the world, you might imagine white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees. But […]
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Paul Ryan says he’ll seek changes to GOP health care bill to help older people

(CBS) WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that he will seek changes to a divisive GOP health care bill to provide more help to older people hard hit by the plan. A Congressional Budget Office analysis last week concluded that older people would likely pay higher premiums under the proposal to repeal and […]
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Giant alien planet seen spiraling to its fiery doom

A giant planet that is scorchingly close to its star may not survive for long, a new study finds. The planet started a death spiral more than 2 billion years ago, and may have just a few hundred thousand years of life left before it gets torn apart. The blazingly hot skies of this doomed […]
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Ohio pilot, wife found dead in apparent fentanyl overdose, police say

CENTERVILLE, Ohio – Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the children of 36-year-old Brian Halye and 34-year-old Courtney Halye found their bodies at their home in Centerville near Dayton. They were discovered by their four children, who […]