FBI searched Biden home, found items marked classified:
The access road to President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., is seen from a media van on Jan. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
On Friday, the FBI searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware and located additional documents with classified markings. Biden voluntarily allowed the FBI into his home, but the lack of a search warrant only added to the embarrassment to Biden that started with the disclosure on January twelfth that the president’s attorneys had found a “small number” of classified records at a former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington shortly before the midterm elections. Since then, attorneys have gone on to find six classified documents in Biden’s Wilmington home library from his time as vice president. Though Biden continues to maintain that there is nothing to be found, the discoveries have become a political liability as he prepares for his reelection bid. The FBI took six items that contained documents with classified markings during Friday’s thirteen hour search, said Bob Bauer, the president’s personal lawyer. The items spanned Biden’s time in the Senate and the vice presidency, while he said that the notes dated to his time as vice president. The level of classification, and whether the documents removed by the FBI remained classified, is not immediately clear as the Justice Department is still reviewing the records.
What to know about extraordinary measures as debt ceiling hits:
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The Treasury Department announced on Thursday that the U.S. has reached its $31.4 trillion debt ceiling. Because the US government runs on a deficit, the Treasury Department will begin "extraordinary measures" to avoid defaulting on government bonds. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a letter to Congress said that the Treasury was instituting a "debt issuance suspension period" beginning Thursday and running through June 5. This will prevent the Treasury from fulfilling certain investments, including to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Congress last raised the debt ceiling in December of 2021, when Democrats held unified control of Congress. In her letter to Congress last week, Yellen identified the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, and Government Securities Investment Fund as potential avenues for these extraordinary measures. Some GOP members say they're firmly against any increase to the debt limit. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he wants to “set a budget, set a path to get us to a balanced budget and let’s start paying this debt off.” Meanwhile the White House maintains that Congress must handle the debt limit without conditions.
Why US Schools Are Blocking ChatGPT?:
A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device near a public school in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
New artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as ChatGPT, are making waves in the world of education over their ability to write a school report in just a few seconds. The technology has reached the point where it can write sentences at the level of a human and it will do it for free. The tool has only been in use since November, but is already raising tough questions about the future of AI in education, the tech industry, and numerous other professions. New York City school officials recently started blocking the writing tool on school devices and networks which could affect how other school systems throughout the country deal with the technology. Teachers are now trying to find out how to prevent students using the AI tool for cheating and creators are also looking for ways to detect its misuse.