Catch up on the day’s news: EVs and hybrids get a boost, diversity crackdown, stretching studios

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Hello and welcome back to 5 Things You Might Have Missed, your go-to source for the day’s most important stories. Today, we have a variety of topics ranging from new regulations for passenger cars and trucks, diversity issues in Alabama schools, and one mother’s ultimate betrayal. Let’s dive in!

1. New Tailpipe Rules: Pushing the US Auto Market Towards Electric Vehicles and Hybrids

The Biden administration has finalized new regulations for passenger cars and trucks, marking one of the most significant pieces of its ambitious climate agenda. These rules aim to push the US auto market towards electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids, in line with President Biden’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2. Diversity Crackdown: Prohibiting Public Schools and Universities from Funding DEI Programs in Alabama

Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama recently signed a bill into law that prohibits public schools and universities from maintaining or funding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. This legislation has sparked controversy due to its potential impact on the promotion of diversity and inclusion initiatives within education.

3. A Mother’s Betrayal: An Ohio Toddler’s Tragic Death

An Ohio mother was sentenced for neglect after her toddler died from injuries sustained when she left the child home alone during a 10-day vacation. The judge issued a scathing rebuke, calling it “the ultimate act of betrayal,” bringing awareness to the importance of child safety and supervision.

4. Interest Rates: The Federal Reserve Maintains High Rates, Keeping Borrowing Costs Elevated

The Federal Reserve (Fed) held interest rates at a 23-year high for the fifth time in a row. This decision keeps borrowing costs elevated, potentially impacting consumers and businesses alike. Despite this, stocks continued to close at all-time highs.

5. Managing High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of American adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), a condition that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health complications. Effective management includes adopting healthy lifestyle choices, such as regular exercise, stress reduction techniques, and a balanced diet, in addition to medication when necessary.

6. Back to School: Teaching Colombia’s Machismo Culture New Lessons

Colombia is tackling its machismo culture head-on by teaching men and teenagers skills like diaper changing and hair braiding. These lessons aim to promote gender equality and challenge traditional stereotypes, setting the stage for a more inclusive society.

Recommended Reads

This week’s recommended reads include an article on who to contact when the police are the perpetrators of violence, the sentencing of four ex-law enforcement officers involved in the torture of two Black men, and a quiz about the highest recorded average price for regular unleaded gasoline in the US.

Who Do You Call When the Police Are Terrorizing You?

Christopher Wray, FBI Director, made a poignant statement regarding who to contact when the police are the ones committing violence. The recent sentencing of four ex-law enforcement officers for their role in the torture of two Black men is a significant example of this issue.

Mississippi Sentencing: Ex-Law Enforcement Officers Face Harsh Consequences for Torture

FBI Director Christopher Wray’s remarks refer to the sentencing of four ex-law enforcement officers who pleaded guilty in connection with the torture of two Black men. A former sheriff’s deputy was given the harshest sentence so far, at 40 years in prison.

Quiz: Can You Guess the Highest Recorded Average Price for Regular Unleaded Gasoline in the US?

C. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $5.02 in June 2022.

Positive Note: The Happiest Country in the World Revealed

The annual World Happiness Report has been released, and this Nordic nation topped the list for the seventh year in a row. Despite the US not cracking the top 20, it is essential to recognize the importance of overall happiness and well-being.

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Quiz Answer: Average Price for Regular Unleaded Gasoline

C. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $5.02 in June 2022.

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