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Robots work alongside humans in Illinois Amazon warehouse for the first time

CHICAGO –– While President Donald Trump was tweeting his "concerns" about Amazon.com Thursday morning, accusing the company of "putting many thousands of retailers out of business," the Seattle-based e-commerce giant was preparing to give public officials and the press a sneak peek at its first warehouse in Illinois where robots work alongside humans to fill customers' orders.

Amazon's rapid expansion has created challenges for retail and other industries. But the company

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