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Self-driving cars are the talk of Silicon Valley and Washington, as companies scramble to perfect the technology, and policy makers worry about the possibility mass unemployment will result. But as Bloomberg reports, container shipping is yet another industry whose workers are under threat from self-driving technology, with Japanese company Nippon Yusen K.K. planning to conduct a cross-Pacific test run with a remote controlled container ship in 2019.

Why it matters: According to the report, this technology could help "cut costs and boost safety," with the latter goal being particularly attractive, given the recent spate of maritime accidents, the latest of which resulted in 10 American Navy sailors going missing.

The effect on jobs won't be so bad: While there are 3.5 million truck drivers in America, there are just fewer than 80,000 water transportation workers in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning them that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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NASA confirms water exists on sunny parts of the Moon


Water on the Moon might be more easily accessible than previously thought, opening up new possible avenues for future human exploration, according to a new study.

Why it matters: NASA is aiming to send people back to the Moon as part of its Artemis program by 2024, with plans to eventually create a sustainable presence on the lunar surface. That sustainability relies on mining the moon for its resources, like water.

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Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, following Senate Democrats' claims that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency," a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday.

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.