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The American diet, and crazy crypto
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The federal government re-issued dietary guidelines yesterday, and made no change despite a recommendation by a panel of experts. That group of experts, which included 20 total academic professors and doctors, had recommended cutting the limit of added sugars from 10% of a person’s caloric intake down to 6%, and lowering the limit on alcoholic drinks from two down to one for men (where it already is for women.) While the government didn’t change any recommendations for adults, they did add a set of guidelines for babies and toddlers, marking the first time they have done so.
For the first time since March 2019, the Boeing Max 737 made a commercial flight, traveling from Miami to New York. This flight comes less than a month after the FAA re-approved the aircraft following a complete overhaul of the software, hardware, and training for the jet. David , American Airlines’ COO, said that they would be gradually reintroducing the aircraft to give customers the option to fly on a different aircraft initially if they wanted to, but stated that all pilots were very confident of the plane’s safety.
The SEC filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs and their cryptocurrency XRP last week under the pretense that it was not actually a cryptocurrency, but rather a security. Following that move, Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency trading site, announced that they would be halting all trading of XRP until the legal matters are settled. Crypto is certainly crazy right now.
Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sidestepped the vote on the stimulus increase that was passed by the House on Monday, saying that the Senate will shortly begin the process of addressing the stimulus package, President Trump’s claim of election fraud, and concerns over Section 230, a piece of legislation that regulates online speech. There is no definitive timeline at this point, and his office refused to comment on speculations that the three issues would be bundled on one vote.
Grace is the resident “momma cat” of Colonial Capital Humane Society shelter in North Carolina, and she recently won a $10k prize for being “Purrfectly Impurrfect.” This contest, aimed at overlooked cats in shelters (Grace has been there for 10 years) will allow her shelter to provide more homes and better care.
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