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Global Politics

Programming an ethical robot warrior

Can a robot be programmed to make life-and-death decisions on the battlefield? Some researchers are currently working to develop software that will help robots make moral and legal decisions on their own. We speak with Ronald Arkin at Georgia Tech.

Arts, Culture & Media

French faux pinor noir

The legal wrangling over fake Pinot Noir wine continues in France. Yesterday, a French court convicted a dozen people of fraud for exporting fake Pinot Noir to the United States. We speak with Guy Woodward, editor at Decanter Magazine about the verdict.

Global Politics

Taliban commander 'seized in Pakistan'

A man described as the top Afghan Taliban military commander and named as Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been captured in Pakistan, US officials say. The government has yet to confirm the arrest; the Taliban have denied it. Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

US sanctions in Syria

Relations between the United States and Syria are starting to improve after some tense years. But as Lina Sinjab reports from Damascus, Syrians are still unhappy about U-S sanctions that affect their daily lives.

Global Politics

Bin Laden tapes

In 2001, Osama bin Laden's personal collection of audiotapes fell into American hands. Anchor Katy Clark talks with Flagg Miller about the collection of more than 1,500 cassettes.