Situational awareness: Mark Zuckerberg says his "personal challenge" for 2019 is to "host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society." Go deeper.
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Buckle up: President Trump's prime-time Oval Office speech tonight comes on Day 18 of a shutdown he caused on the issue he wants to define his presidency —immigration.
Between the lines: Trump appears to be playing defense.
The big picture: There has been a surge of asylum claims and families crossing the southern border this past year, but it is no worse than other increases in recent years, Axios' Stef Kight reports.
What's different is the ability of agencies to deal with this issue, as detention centers are full and traffickers are overwhelming border control by dropping off immigrants in remote areas.
Be smart: There was an abnormally low number of migrants caught crossing the border in 2017, likely due to the uncertainty and fear sparked by the first months of Trump's presidency. Keep that in mind when the White House touts large year-over-year increases in border crossings as it has to Congress.
American deaths from cancer dropped 27% overall from 1991 to 2016, and racial disparities are slowly narrowing, according to a major new report from the American Cancer Society.
Parents have long known the virtue of using quiet mornings to be productive before the kids rise, but the trend appears to be increasingly matched by a desire for those mornings to be light on the devices, WSJ notes.