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Bowe Bergdahl. Photo: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Army Gen. Robert Abrams, head of U.S. Army Forces Command, has approved the court-martial sentence for Bowe Bergdahl from his trial last year, which includes no prison time, the Army Times reports.

The big picture: The sentencing also requires that Bergdahl pay $1,000 a month for 10 months, per the Times, and resulted in a dishonorable discharge, as well as a reduction in rank from sergeant to private. Bergdahl was handed the sentence in November, after a trial examined how he voluntarily left his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban shortly after. He pled guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

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The U.S., which once had a dominant head start in artificial intelligence, now has just a few year's lead on China and risks being overtaken unless government steps in, according to a new report to Congress and the White House.

Why it matters: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who chaired the committee that issued the report, tells Axios that the U.S. risks dire consequences if it fails to both invest in key technologies and fully integrate AI into the military.

Americans agree about more issues than they realize

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Many Americans assume the rest of the country doesn't share their political and policy priorities — but they're often wrong, according to new polling by Populace, first seen by Axios.

Why it matters: The polling reveals that despite growing political polarization, Americans share similar long-term goals and priorities for the country.

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The big picture: The pandemic has sped up the trend of ratings declines.