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A bag full of Avocados. Photo: Claudio Reves/AFP via Getty Images

"The already-popular avocado is getting a turbo boost from higher supply and lower prices — and restaurants are eager to cash in, Bloomberg's Leslie Patton writes.

The benefits: "Avocados’ popularity has broadened as more Americans strive to eat healthier and consume more fruits and vegetables. While the fruit is high in fat, most of it is of the unsaturated variety, which nutritionists say is beneficial. They’re also a good source of fiber, and don’t have any cholesterol."

  • "Starbucks Corp. has added avocado spread to its permanent menu ... after a successful test run last year."
  • "Last month, Wendy’s added a southwest avocado chicken salad and sandwich to its lineup" — 600 calories.
  • "And at restaurants such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., where avocados have always been a big deal, the lower prices may mean wider margins while prices remain low. About half of the company’s orders include guacamole."

Go deeper: Avocado prices spiked last year, causing problems for consumers. Browse the data from the Hass Avocado Board.

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America rebalances its post-Trump news diet

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Nearly halfway through President Biden's first 100 days, data shows that Americans are learning to wean themselves off of news — and especially politics.

Why it matters: The departure of former President Trump's once-ubiquitous presence in the news cycle has reoriented the country's attention.

2021 sees a record number of bills targeting trans youth

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Republicans in at least 25 states have introduced over 60 bills targeting transgender children — a legislative boom since January that has beaten 2020's total number of anti-trans bills.

Why it matters: LGBTQ advocates say the unprecedented push was catalyzed by backlash to Biden's election and the Supreme Court ruling that workers cannot be fired for being gay or transgender.

Why migrants are fleeing their homes for the U.S.

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios Photo: Herika Martinez /Getty Images 

Natural disasters in Central America, economic devastation, gang wars, political oppression, and a new administration are all driving the sharp rise in U.S.-Mexico border crossings — a budding crisis for President Biden.

Why it matters: Migration flows are complex and quickly politicized. Biden's policies are likely sending signals that are encouraging the surge — but that's only a small reason it's happening.