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  • 2020: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just dropped a video announcing his run for president. He becomes the 23rd Democratic candidate in the race: Watch.

  • Immigration Overhaul: President Trump will unveil a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s immigration laws today. The new plan will prioritize a “merit-based” system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over families and those with family already in the country. The proposal has no provision for Dreamers and would not decrease the number of immigrants coming into the country, making it unlikely to garner much support from either side of the aisle. Wash Post.

  • Boeing Testimony: The FAA expects to receive Boeing’s software fix for the grounded 737 Max jet as early as next week. That will begin a review process that regulators say won’t end until they determine the plane is “absolutely safe” to fly. LA Times.

  • Chopper in Hudson: A helicopter missed its landing pad and wound up in the Hudson River Wednesday. The pilot was the sole person on board and got out safely. The dramatic moment was captured on camera: Watch.

  • Abortion: Alabama: Alabama’s controversial abortion bill has been signed into law. Governor Kay Ivey put pen to paper less than 24 hours after the state senate passed the bill. Meanwhile, women have been sharing their stories of terminated pregnancies on social media, with the hashtag #youknowme. BBC.

  • Abortion: Louisiana: A bill that would ban abortion as early as the sixth week of pregnancy is nearing passage in Louisiana. The “fetal heartbeat bill” passed the state senate and now goes to the state’s House of Representatives. AP.

  • Telecom: Huawei: President Trump signed an executive order that allows the U.S. to ban certain telecom companies and equipment made by foreign adversaries that could use their gear to spy. While it wasn’t named, the Chinese company Huawei is believed to be the target of the order. WSJ.

  • Telecom: Spammers: Help could be on the way for all those spam robo-calls that have flooded Americans’ cell phones in recent years. The FTC will vote next month on a proposal to allow wireless carriers to block spam calls by default, without requiring customers to take an extra step. AP.

  • Macy’s Skyscraper: Macy’s confirmed reports that it plans to build a skyscraper on top of its iconic New York City flagship store. The department-store chain has been struggling with weak sales and hopes it can use one of its most valuable assets -- the Herald Square store -- to create more value. Bloomberg.

  • Everest Record: A 49-year-old Nepalese sherpa reached the 29,000-foot summit of Mt. Everest for the 23rd time, a new world record. Kami Rita Sherpa is a native of a village at the base of the world’s tallest mountain and says he’s not done climbing. Reuters.

  • Selena on Social: Selena Gomez told reporters at the Cannes film festival that she thinks social media is “dangerous” and is having a “terrible” effect on her generation. The singer-actress said she advocates for taking breaks from platforms like Instagram, where she has the third-most-followed account. CNN.

  • Bachelor Battle: Kelly Ripa is in a war of words with The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and the show’s creator, Mike Fleiss, after knocking the franchise on Live With Kelly and Ryan. Ripa -- whose own show airs on the same network -- says the show “disgusts” her and says she can’t stand the thought of “25 exceptional women fighting over one ordinary fella.” Harrison and Fleiss both responded-- with Fleiss tweeting “Easy, @KellyRipa… #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!” Daily Mail.

  • Spotted: Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of Lori Loughlin who’s currently embroiled in the college admissions scandal, out on the town. See pic.

  • Papal Joyride: Pope Francis gave eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy an impromptu ride in the Popemobile around St. Peter’s Square: Watch.

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