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Silicon Valley startup Chowbotics, which develops robots for food services, is out with Sally the Salad Robot — a machine that stores chopped veggies and churns out made-to-order salads, per NYT. Against protests by chefs that Sally will kill jobs, inventor and founder Deepak Sekar asserts that the robot will create new positions, for example to maintain and clean the machines.

Why you'll see this again: Whatever the potential impact on jobs and society, Silicon Valley robotics startups are attracting large rounds of capital. Chowbotics has raised $6.3 million in venture capital, and Zume, a company offering robot-made pizza, recently raised $50 million.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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