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Trump speaks, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP

The Trump administration is moving forward with an Obama-era law, championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, that would require calorie counts to appear on labels or with food in restaurants, stores, and pizza delivery chains throughout the U.S., per the AP. This comes as a contrast to Trump's administration's recent tact of rolling back Obama-era initiatives.

Why it matters: "When you arm consumers with reliable information, they are going to make better decisions, smarter and more informed decisions about their diet," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told the AP. "Providing this information is more important now than ever because more people are eating their meals away from the home."

Where things stand now: Tuesday the FDA posted suggestions to help business comply with the law, which some businesses had been trying to impact by suggesting they only post calorie counts online, which the FDA has rejected. The rules look like they're on track to go into effect May of next year with a 60-day comment period moving forward. Some major chains, such as Starbucks, McDonald's, and Subway, are already posting their calorie counts. This comes after years of delays from the FDA on rule-writing after the initial law that jumpstarted this process was issued in 2010.

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Biden to tap telecom trio for NTIA, FCC posts

Jessica Rosenworcel. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is expected to name Alan Davidson as head of the telecom arm of the Commerce Department, Jessica Rosenworcel as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission and Gigi Sohn as a commissioner at the FCC, according to a person familiar with the process.

Why it matters: Internet availability and affordability has been a key policy priority for the White House, but the administration lagged in tapping people for the agency posts that oversee the issues.

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Facebook seeks fountain of youth

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said that the company is pivoting its strategy to focus on young adults, following reports that teens have fled its apps.

Why it matters: A series of stories based on leaked whistleblower documents suggest the company sees the aging of its user base as an existential threat to its business.

Too big to cover alone: Newsrooms team up

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

News outlets are increasingly willing to work together on big, multifaceted stories — including this week's reporting on leaked documents from a Facebook whistleblower.

Why it matters: Collaborative efforts help bring more resources to bear on complex stories, some of which require a global reporting effort. But they require high degrees of coordination, and competition can sometimes get in the way.