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Law enforcement has used robots to investigate suspicious packages. Now, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a policy proposal that would allow SFPD's robots to use deadly force against a suspect. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

Jerry Bilinski, a retired social worker who lives in Fayetteville, N.C., says he deserves a full explanation from his medical team of what led to a small gash on his forehead during his surgery for a cataract. Eamon Queeney for KHN hide caption

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He woke up from eye surgery with a gash on his forehead. What happened?

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The empty assembly line at the Duralex glassware factory in Orléans, France, on Nov. 15. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Europe fears its industries will jet to the U.S. as energy costs force plant closures

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Residents hold a remembrance ceremony during the 90th anniversary of a great famine known as the Holodomor, at a museum in Drohobych, Ukraine, on Saturday. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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Ukraine remembers a famine under Stalin, and points to parallels with Putin

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Law enforcement has used robots to investigate suspicious packages. Now, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a policy proposal that would allow SFPD's robots to use deadly force against a suspect. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

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