1. 'BIPARTISANSHIP COMMITTEE'
House members of both parties told TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew that the video platform, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, was a threat to America's national security and to the privacy and well-being of its 150 million U.S. users, especially children. Chew responded that ByteDance is mostly owned by institutional investors, including American ones, and that TikTok is moving all data from U.S. users to American servers run by Oracle, an American company.
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before the House committee Thursday.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will extend the state's ban on teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity, also known as "Don't Say Gay," from younger grades to all grades. The state Board of Education, all DeSantis appointees, will vote next month on the proposal from the Republican governor and likely White House hopeful.
As we wait for a grand jury to potentially recommend charges against former President Donald Trump in a hush money case, we looked into what could happen next in the legal process if Trump becomes the first former president to be indicted.
Hopefully this segment never becomes "news you can use."
A California state senator introduced a bill that would make her state the first to ban discrimination based on caste, a social class based on birth in Hinduism. People in the U.S. of South Asian heritage, especially from the lowest caste, say the ban is needed to protect against discrimination by members in upper castes in positions of power in workplaces, particularly in the tech sector, and in housing and education.
5. ADDERALL THINGS CONSIDERED
Shortages of the ADHD drug Adderall could become a national security risk, according to a report by Senate Democrats, which said a 30% spike was caused in part by supply chain troubles. Separately, manufacturers and healthcare providers have blamed the Drug Enforcement Administration's quota system for limiting the supply of the drug, which saw a 10% jump in prescriptions from 2020 to 2021, according to data firm IQVIA.
6. HELPING ORGAN RECIPIENTS
The Health and Human Services Department will overhaul the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network with a new online dashboard to make it easier for healthcare providers to find organs for their patients awaiting donation. In 2021, the daily waiting list for an organ had about 100,000 people, according to the CDC, but just 14,000 organ donors who had died.
Ford's transition from a gas-powered automaker to a green electric vehicle manufacturer will take a few more years and quite a bit more red ink, CFO John Lawler told Cheddar News. Watch our interview to see why he thinks of Ford's EVs as their own startup.
An electric Ford F-150 Lightning production line in Dearborn, Mich.
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CAMAROH-NO: Taylor Swift's Eras Tour just kicked off, but it's the end of an era for the Chevy Camaro. GM announced the last of the classic sports cars will roll off the lot next January — but that's "not the end of Camaro's story."
8. 'JOHN WICK 4' INTERVIEWS
John Wick: Chapter 4 hits theaters today. The director and cast members, including the late Lance Reddick, recently joined Cheddar News to talk about the action series. Watch the conversation here and tune in at 8 p.m. ET to catch more on Trending.
Keanu Reeves attends a screening of John Wick 4 in New York recently.
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The legendary Carl Lewis is getting his due, Brandy is reprising her landmark role, and The Young and the Restless turns 50.
Let's be honest: At this point it should be The Middle-Aged and the Restless.
Yesterday was National Puppy Day, but really, shouldn't every day be? It can be if you adopt a rescue dog — something which, based on personal experience, we could not recommend more highly. Tag along on Cheddar News' visit to a rescue shelter to learn about the benefits of adopting.
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This weekend we recommend a new doc on the 1993 Waco disaster, a dark comedy about a figurative end of the world followed by the literal one, a horror-comedy series explores stan culture, and a no-frills action film that recalls the genre's heyday of the ’80s and ’90s. Our podcast pick could become your new weekly pop culture briefing.
One thing we love: Meeting new babies.
One thing we hate: When the calendar says it's spring but our dry winter skin begs to differ (and to be remoisturized).
One thing we ate: Lots of hummus. Shoutout to the humble chickpea.
there’s no better case for bringing younger voices into congress than watching a hearing about any kind of technology
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