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Venice, Italy, is facing the second worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level on Friday. At least two people have died, and the city's mayor has closed the historic St. Mark's Square. Holly Williams reports.

The apparent whistleblower who revealed Google is collecting medical records from about 50 million Americans said "Project Nightingale" raised red flags, including a security risk of "placing medical data in the digital cloud." Google said it's using the information to improve health care and reduce medical costs, under strict privacy and security standards. Wired Editor-in-Chief Nick Thomson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the privacy and security concerns.


Only about 4,000 snow leopards are left in the wild. Now considered a "vulnerable species," they roam across Central Asia where climate change and poaching further threatens their survival. A program in the remote mountains of Russia and Mongolia is trying to save the local species, and it's working. Elizabeth Palmer reports.


Instagram testing policy to hide likes

Instagram said it wants to create a healthier environment for users. So it's testing out a new policy in parts of the U.S. to hide likes. Jamie Yuccas explains.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making headlines for their small army of “mini cheetah robots.” According to MIT News, the robots weigh about 20 pounds and researchers say they are "virtually indestructible." But don't expect them to hit store shelves anytime soon. MIT said it created the bots to be a tool for researchers.

 
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