New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be the 23rd Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential campaign

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce his plans to run for the Democratic presidential nomination May 16 on Good Morning America, his campaign confirmed to NBC News. He will be the 23rd candidate and third New Yorker in the 2020 Democratic primary. De Blasio, 58, has served as mayor of New York since 2013. He is best known for pushing progressive policies including universal pre-Kindergarten and expanded paid sick time. The Mayor has faced criticism, however, over his feuding with Governor Andrew Cuomo and maintains an underwater approval rating, as well as net negative favorability within his own party. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. New… Read More

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What does it cost to compete with Disney and Netflix? Quibi bets $2 billion

If you’ve never heard of Quibi, the mobile short-form video platform started by former HP CEO Meg Whitman and Hollywood heavyweight Jeffrey Katzenberg, you’re likely not alone. The service hasn’t even launched yet, and it’s not supposed to for another year. But Quibi, which is named after the phrase “quick bite” for the types of easily digestible video content it aims to produce, plans to raise an additional $1 billion, on top of the $1 billion it already has, to get its service properly funded to get off the ground, according to a report this The Information. The eye-popping figure is, on the surface, a bit silly for a service… Read More

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Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Ban Huawei Tech In The US

Watch Video President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that could ban U.S. companies from purchasing and using equipment made by Chinese tech giant Huawei. It’s aimed at clearing the way for a ban on foreign telecom gear that poses a national security risk. The U.S. has long believed that Huawei devices pose that type of threat, and it’s even pressured its allies to move away from working with the telecom company. A provision tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act President Trump signed last year already blocks U.S. government agencies or their contractors from using Huawei equipment or services. Huawei isn’t specifically named in the executive order, which… Read More

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Aerial photos show migrants sleeping on the ground in makeshift tent encampment at a Texas Border Patrol station

New photos taken from a helicopter above a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, show the shoddy conditions migrant families are subjected to while they’re being processed. The families have been placed in the fenced-in parking lot of the facility, with a canvas tent set up to shelter them. Migrants and young children can be seen sleeping and lying on the ground, with only thin mylar blankets for protection. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Conditions at the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, appear to have deteriorated as an influx of migrants entering the US to seek asylum continues to outpace the space and resources available to process them.… Read More

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Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law

Watch Video Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a controversial bill into law Wednesday that would effectively ban abortion in the state. The bill is intended to set up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision that established the right to abortion nationwide. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy unless the woman’s life is at risk or the fetus has a “lethal anomaly.” Under the bill, doctors who perform abortions could face felony charges and up to 99 years in prison. Women who have abortions would not be penalized. In a statement, the governor… Read More

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