No-shutdown deal?; Army Strykers hacked; No new money for AI; UK plans drone swarms; And a bit more.

Lawmakers say they have a tentative deal to avoid a new shutdown, the Washington Post reports. Known-knowns: “The deal includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of fences along the border, compared with $5.7 billion Trump had sought for more than 200 miles of walls. The deal omits a strict new cap Democrats had sought on immigrants detained within the United States — as opposed to at the border.”

Described as an agreement only “in principle” so far, the deal would also limit the number of detention beds maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More, here.

In a Monday rally in El Paso, Texas, President Trump misled the audience about the city’s crime rate in an apparent effort to build support for more border barriers. Find a full transcript of his remarks, here

California just pulled most of its National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Monday to withdraw

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