RT America -- February 2, 2015

The New York City Police Department is backing down on plans to use a counter-terrorism force to police protests. Commissioner Bill Bratton last week described the newly proposed unit as necessary to handle “events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris," provoking a harsh outcry from both activists and citizens. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has more from New York.

Genetically engineered nanobots constructed with strands of DNA will be injected into a critically ill leukemia patient in the hopes of saving that patient’s life. Able to identify and attack cancerous cells while leaving all others unharmed, the new technology may prove to be one of the largest ever medical breakthroughs. RT’s Manuel Rapalo explains.