SOME QUICK THINGS TO KNOW TODAY
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- •President Obama has signed a budget deal with $1.1 trillion in spending. Congress approved it with bipartisan support.
- •Martin Shkreli resigns as CEO of Turing PharmaceuticaThe company said Ron Tilles, chairman of the board of directors, will serve as interim CEO. www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/martin-shkreli-resigns-as-ceo-of-turing-pharmaceuticals-foll
- •Waivers allowing Christian schools to ban LGBT students spike in 2015The exemptions allow religious schools to ban students and discriminate in regard to hiring, housing, financial aid, and other issues on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity — while the schools continue to receive federal money. www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/waivers-allowing-christian-schools-to-ban-lgbt-students-spik
- •Whole Foods predicts next year's food trends1. Strange new meats and meat cuts; 2. Wine in a can; 3. Plant-based everything; 4. Fermented foods and probiotics; 5. Wheat-free and other alternative flours. www.buzzfeed.com/venessawong/the-five-biggest-food-trends-for-2016-according-to-whole-foo