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The TALON MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) can be transformed from a weaponized robot to one with an arm and gripper by changing out its modules. PRNewsFoto/Foster-Miller Inc. hide caption

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When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

The Pentagon's Defense Department Research Agency — DARPA — is pushing to build a semi-autonomous search and rescue robot. But scientists see obvious dual uses, for war.

Suzanne Bishop (left) and LJ Evans met while volunteering at an animal rescue center in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. StoryCorps hide caption

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Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill

LJ Evans and Suzanne Bishop met in 1989 while volunteering at an animal rescue center in Valdez, Alaska. The chaos the spill created "is incredibly difficult to describe or even imagine," Evans says.

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