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Printers ran off 3 million copies of the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the last week’s massacre at the magazine’s offices in Paris.

Families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings sought justice from their school and town.

It turns out robots really are taking over, but that women aren’t taking over Hollywood.

Charlie Hebdo printed its first edition since last weeks’ massacre

The French satirical magazine went to print with its first edition since it 12 of its journalists were gunned down by militants in their offices last week – with a picture of Prophet Mohammad on the cover. The global support for the publication has been massive that so not only are they being hosted by Paris newspaper Liberation, but the edition is being printed in 16 languages, with a print run of 3 million, well over its regular 60,000 run.

READ MORE: Charlie Hebdo prints 3 million copies with tearful Mohammad on cover

Robots were becoming cleverer than us

Our computers may beatus in the smart stakes in as little as 10 years, suggests a new study by the UK’s Oxford University. So far only routine tasks have been outsourced to our metallized friends but observers including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are also predicting the potential for robots to supercede us soon after catching up with us. “It would be the biggest event in human history,” says theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, before, chillingly, adding “It might also be the last.”​

READ MORE: Robot brain will match human brain in 25 years, then surpass it

Sandy Hook victims families sued the school and town for lax security

The families of two of the 20 pupils shot at their school in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 says the school should have had bulletproof windows and classrooms doors lockable from the inside. The state has already introduced the most stringent gun laws in the USA, banning more than 100 types of rifles and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.

READ MORE: Sandy Hook victims’ families suing “negligent” school and town

Women were still failing to succeed in Hollywood

Just 17 percent of people working on blockbusters are women, a score that has remained unchanged in the last decade, according to new research. Women are not managing to get beyond the “celluloid ceiling” to score the best jobs in Hollywood, say the researchers. Of the key roles behind the scenes, women are most likely to be producers or executive producers, rather than directors, editors, cinematographers or writers.

READ MORE: Women in Hollywood held back by “celluloid ceiling”

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