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South Dakota's congressional delegation discuss AI, China, and national defense | Aug 25


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South Dakota's congressional delegation offers artificial intelligence as the future of U.S. defense, health, and welfare. The three spoke at an Inside Washington forum in Sioux Falls. They say China is the country's largest threat, already surpassing the U.S. in AI development.

U.S. Senator John Thune says he supports the efforts of an Alabama senator to hold up military promotions over a Defense Department reproductive health policy. Thune says the policy violates the Hyde Amendment.

Two state penitentiary inmates have been charged with assaulting a correctional officer early Thursday morning. Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the charges later the same day.

Officials with The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls say two bats on campus have tested positive for rabies. The bats were found August 20, 2023.

This year marks the bicentennial of Hugh Glass' legendary trek across the Dakota Territory, and the folks of Perkins County are celebrating the occasion all week.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."