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  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

    The tentative agreement on border security breaks a longstanding stalemate in Congress.

    BBC News
  • Trump reportedly argued the longest government shutdown in US history helped him make his point about the US-Mexico border

    President Donald Trump argued the 35-day partial government shutdown, the longest in US history, helped him make his point about the US-Mexico border, according to a New York Times report published Wednesday. Trump reportedly played down the notion he was capitulating to the bipartisan group of lawmakers who signaled their support for a compromise that includes $1.37 billion for steel fencing along the southern border. That amount is much less than the $5.7 billion he initially demanded in...

    Business Insider
  • Why chatbots still leave us cold

    A competition administered by Facebook's AI researchers, with help from Microsoft and others, shows the state of the art in getting machines to engage in chit chat is still soul-crushingly boring and nonsensical. New technology and benchmarks may help down the road.

    ZDNet
  • Montana tribes deal with uncertainty after shutdown

    The partial government shutdown has ended, but Roy Crawford Jr. isn't breathing easy. "There's still a lot of questions," he said Monday, pacing the aisles at the Blackfeet Tribe Commodity

    thenewstribune