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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for the signing into law a bill at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, December 17, 2010.

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Mitch McConnell takes his cue

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced Wednesday he would step down as Senate Minority leader in November after 17 years at the top of the Senate GOP. McConnell’s resignation comes as he faces pressure to endorse former President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, but the two reportedly haven’t spoken in over three years.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks to media near the Senate Chamber during a vote at the US Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.

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Senators push bipartisan AI bill for increased transparency, accountability

GOP Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota last Wednesday unveiled bipartisan legislation – the Artificial Intelligence Research, Innovation, and Accountability Act of 2023 – that aims to establish basic safeguards surrounding the use of AI systems and tools.

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