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This Morning from CBS News, July 14, 2016

Dead heat

Heading into the two parties' conventions, the race for president couldn't be tighter, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are favored by 40 percent of registered voters, the survey shows. How does that compare to the state of the race at the same point four and eight years ago?

Electoral X-factor

The economy isn't in great shape and may be getting worse. What might that mean for Trump's chances of beating Clinton? CBS News' Will Rahn takes a look in this commentary.

Gloomy picture

Following the shooting of two black men by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent shooting of five police officers by a black gunman in Dallas, negative views of race relations in the U.S. have risen to a level not seen since the 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the Rodney King verdict, according to another new CBS News/New York Times poll.

Future is now

The use by police officers of a bomb-toting robot to kill Dallas gunman Micah Johnson has touched off a debate over the legal and ethical implications of such technology in law enforcement. But the incident is only the latest, if starkest, example of a larger development: Robots have climbed off our movie and TV screens into the real world. Here are some of the ways robotics technolgy is being used or tested.

Critical fix

One of the biggest threats to retirement security is outliving savings. Trouble is, many 401(k) plans don't help people use their nest egg to generate enough income to sustain them for the rest of their lives. We run down some ways to correct that crucial flaw in many 401(k) plans to help make your retirement income last.

Diet magic?

Ever had a friend who swears by a particular diet, only to find you barely shed any pounds with it? A new study may help explain why. It found that mice with different genetic makeups responded very differently to certain foods. One day, that could lead to a genetic test to determine your optimal, individual diet.

Bye-bye passwords?

Typing in passwords may soon be a thing of the past. A majority of tech security professionals say traditional passwords no longer provide adequate security, and most expect companies to phase them out by 2025. What could replace them?

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