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May 14th, 2014
04:32 PM ET

Who may have been exposed to MERS?

(CNN) – The path into the U.S wasn't a quick and straight one for either confirmed MERS patient. The first took two planes from Saudi Arabia to Chicago, then traveled further into Indiana.

The second took four planes to get from Saudi Arabia to Orlando.

What about all the others on board, and the people they came in contact with during their layovers?

CNN's aviation correspondent René Marsh is working backward ti try and determine how many have been exposed, and where.

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May 14th, 2014
01:02 PM ET

Rise of the 'killer robots'?

(CNN) – "The Jetsons" gave us the dream of a robot designed to help.

"The Terminator" gave us the nightmare of a machine designed to kill.

The future is apparently here.

Machines that are able to select and engage targets without a human being at the controls now exist in real life, not just in IMAX 3D.

This week, the United Nations is holding its first ever convention on "lethal autonomous weapons systems," or killer robots.

"We're living in an incredibly important moment when it comes to the history of weapons and war," said Peter Singer of The Brookings Institution. "Now we're having to compare weapons by their intelligence, they're autonomy. That's something new that we haven't measured before."
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