Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and Jaclyn Corin. Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM

FORTUNE editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf introduces the magazine's annual list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders: “If 2018 becomes the year that the United States finally begins to tackle its disease of gun violence ... it will be due not to the good sense of elected officials, but rather to the courage, tenacity, and sheer eloquence of students."

The top five: The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and other schools; Bill and Melinda Gates, cofounders, The Gates Foundation; The #MeToo Movement; South Korean President Moon Jae-in; and Ken Frazier, Merck CEO.

  • Others: 7. Margrethe Vestager, Europe's antitrust chief ... 8. Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO ... 9. Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ... 11. Mary Barra, GM CEO .... 12. Nick Saban, University of Alabama football coach.
  • 14. Tim Cook, Apple CEO ... 15. Serena Williams ... 18. Ryan Coogler, film director ... 21. Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO ... 22. U.S. gymnasts and their allies ... 23. Kathleen McLaughlin, Walmart chief sustainability officer ... 27. Oprah ... 28. Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans mayor ... 31. West Virginia teachers.
  • 33. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase CEO ... 35. Reese Witherspoon ... 41. Tim Keller, evangelical minister ... 42.Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO ... 49. Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania president ... 50. Ed Bastian, Delta CEO.

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How Europe’s green pandemic recovery will push the rest of the world

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Europe, long the most progressive continent when it comes to tackling climate change, is doubling down on this ambition to revive pandemic-ravaged economies.

Why it matters: The European Union is the world’s third-largest emitting region after the U.S. and China, but it’s not just that. These plans will push global corporate behavior and prod other governments by creating either templates to follow or protectionist battles (or both).

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 12,859,834 — Total deaths: 567,123 — Total recoveries — 7,062,085Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 3,297,501— Total deaths: 135,155 — Total recoveries: 1,006,326 — Total tested: 40,282,176Map.
  3. States: Florida smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 15,000 — NYC reports zero coronavirus deaths for first time since pandemic hit.
  4. Public health: Ex-FDA chief projects "apex" of South's coronavirus curve in 2-3 weeks — Coronavirus testing czar: Lockdowns in hotspots "should be on the table"
  5. Education: Betsy DeVos says schools that don't reopen shouldn't get federal funds — Pelosi accuses Trump of "messing with the health of our children."

Scoop: How the White House is trying to trap leakers

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President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions. "Meadows told me he was doing that," said one former White House official. "I don't know if it ever worked."

Why it matters: This hunt for leakers has put some White House staffers on edge, with multiple officials telling Axios that Meadows has been unusually vocal about his tactics. So far, he's caught only one person, for a minor leak.