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President Biden's dog Commander sits on the Truman Balcony at the White House on Sept. 30, 2023. The German shepherd is not staying at the White House at the moment after a series of biting incidents. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden's chief of staff Jeff Zients, seen here in the Oval Office on May 16, 2023, is working with federal agencies to brace for a government shutdown this weekend. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The White House chief of staff says it's on House Republicans to avert a shutdown

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Marvin Jones (left) and Rose Washington-Jones (center), from Tulsa, Okla., took part in the AI red-teaming challenge at Def Con earlier this month with Black Tech Street. Deepa Shivaram/NPR hide caption

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AI is biased. The White House is working with hackers to try to fix that

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President Biden's dog Commander looks out from the balcony during the 2022 Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony. Secret Service records show the dog has bitten a number of agents, raising concerns. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The main course of the dinner includes a stuffed portobello mushroom and creamy saffron-infused risotto. A fish entree is available to order upon request. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Prescription drug coverage is just one part of Medicare, the federal government's health insurance program for people age 65 and over. d3sign/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Medicare is suddenly under debate again

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The State Dining Room of the White House is decorated for the holiday season with stockings for family members of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Biden arrives with Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, to deliver a keynote speech at the "United We Stand" summit to counter the effects of hate-fueled violence in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Amazon, the Colorado River and a price on nature

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A health worker grabs at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out last month in Youngstown, Ohio. Since Saturday, private health insurers have been required to cover up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month for those on their plans, the Biden administration announced last week. David Dermer/AP hide caption

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