The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 17th, 2023 morning edition

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It’s worth emphasizing that hitting the debt ceiling this week does not mean that default is just a few days away.

Rather, the Treasury Department will now begin a series of moves — described as taking “certain extraordinary measures“ — to prevent a crisis.

Before that deadline, lawmakers will have to agree to allow the government to pay its own bills.

She added that even threatening default has “caused real harms, including the only credit rating downgrade in the history of our nation in 2011.”.

“In exchange for not crashing the United States economy, you get nothing,” Schatz said in an interview with The Daily Beast.

Asked about GOP calls that Democrats join Republicans at the negotiating table, the Hawaiian senator added, “We have to tell them there is no table.”.

“I don’t know why President Biden says he’s not going to negotiate,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry recently told ABC News. »

Jay Withey: Buffalo blizzard hero who sheltered more than 20 people from the storm is awarded Super Bowl tickets by the Buffalo Bills

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He rescued 24 people from their cars during the Buffalo blizzard and sheltered them in a nearby school.

@ThurmanThomas, @PThomas3434, and @BCBSWNY thanked Jay Withey for his acts of heroism with two tickets to Super Bowl LVII!

Withey spoke to CNN as he tailgated before the Bills’ game against the Miami Dolphins, which Buffalo won 34-31. »

Why some people can't tell left from right

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Preventable medical mistakes frequently involve wrong-sided surgery: an injection to the wrong eye, for example, or a biopsy from the wrong breast.

These "never events" – serious and largely preventable patient safety accidents – highlight that, while most of us learn as children how to tell left from right, not everyone gets it right.

Left-right discrimination is actually quite a complex process, calling upon memory, language, visual and spatial processing, and mental rotation. »

The price of solar panels is set to plunge

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Longi Green Energy Technology, JA Solar Technology, Jinko Solar and the China Photovoltaic Industry Association didn’t immediately respond to request for comments.

The world is racing to fight climate change, but accessing solar panels has been a challenge in some markets including the US.

A surge of cheap panels would help countries reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and potentially lower power prices. »

988 Lifeline sees boost in use and funding in first months

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The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats in its first five months.

That's nearly half a million more than the old 10-digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline fielded during the same period the year before.

The number of abandoned calls fell from 18% in November 2021 to 12% last November. »