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Seth Moulton launches 2020 campaign

Rep. Seth Moulton. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign on Monday.

The big picture: Moulton, an Iraq War veteran who led an infantry platoon while serving in the Marines, plans to make foreign policy, national security and defense his key issues. Axios' Mike Allen scooped last week that Moulton would be jumping into the race after he was spotted filming a launch video in his hometown of Marblehead, Mass.

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Comedian known for playing president on TV wins Ukrainian election

Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky shows his ballot to the media at a polling station. Photo: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, who plays president on a popular television show, has defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko with more than 70% of the vote to win Ukraine's presidential election, according to exit polls.

The big picture: This was Ukraine's first presidential election without a clear pro-Kremlin candidate, reflecting a shift for a country that has been increasingly drawn toward the West since the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. Zelensky, who lacked any sort of a formal campaign, has promised that as a fresh face on the political scene, he can shepherd lasting structural change that career politicians cannot.

Gates, Arden, Mueller top FORTUNE's list of "World's Greatest Leaders"

Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates pose in front of the Elysee Palace after receiving the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor. Photo: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

FORTUNE's 6th annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders is the home of the brave — thinkers, speakers, and doers make bold choices and take big risks.