Arby’s gives fish sandwich a limited menu run, trolling its competition as fast-food wars heat up

Will Kreznick

The New York Times

In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a GOP Drive to Rewrite Rules

WASHINGTON — Led by loyalists who embrace former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of a stolen election, Republicans in state legislatures nationwide are mounting extraordinary efforts to change the rules of voting and representation — and enhance their own political clout. At the top of those efforts is a slew of bills raising new barriers to casting votes, particularly the mail ballots that Democrats flocked to in the 2020 election. But other measures go well beyond that, including tweaking Electoral College and judicial election rules

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Fast Food Can Be as Addictive as This Illegal Drug, Expert Says

Will Kreznick

You probably already know that fast food isn’t one of the healthiest food options, considering it’s usually processed, high in calories, and often fried (we’re looking at you, french fries and onion rings). Despite knowing its unhealthy aspects, it may feel nearly impossible to turn down your favorite fast-food spot as you’re driving by… and that’s not entirely your fault.

Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, reveals in his book Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions that fast-food can be just as addictive as heroin. If you’re wondering how this is possible, Moss

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12 Worst New Fast-Food Items

Will Kreznick

Fast-food menus seem to be getting more and more involved. Gone are the days of a simple burger and fries combo with whatever soft drink you like. Now menu boards are filled with chicken and fish sandwiches that are piled high with toppings or even pasta with heavy sauces and sides of garlic bread. While these menu items taste good, they also pack a punch in terms of calories, fat, and sodium.

We got some insight on the newest fast-food menu items from Hannah Cooper, MS, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian from Houston, Texas. Cooper shared what to avoid

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This Fast-Food Chain is Linked to 40 Cases of Food Poisoning

Will Kreznick

Forty people have reported illnesses after eating at an Arby’s in Springfield, Ill. since Feb. 15, the Sangamon County Department of Public Health confirmed to two local news stations, NewsChannel 20 and WAND 17.

Officials first visited the restaurant on Feb. 23 after calls were made to the department. They then returned on Feb 24 as the store was closed for deep cleaning. They also visited again the next day, still finding issues, but are still unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the food poisonings. The investigation is ongoing. (Related: McDonald’s Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

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Female McDonald’s employees accuse fast-food chain of abuse, harassment in workplace

Will Kreznick

Young women from across the country with remarkably similar accounts of workplace abuse and harassment at one of America’s largest, most iconic fast-food restaurant chains: McDonald’s:

“He would make comments on my body, and other workers’ bodies, saying, like, ‘I would have sex with you, I wouldn’t have sex with her,'” said Emily Anibal.

“First he was like, ‘You have nice hair,’ started touching my hair,” said Jamelia Fairley. “Then he was like, physical; then he actually started grabbing my butt.”

Kat Barber said, “Any woman that he could get his hands on or be near, he was taking advantage

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