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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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Federal judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA

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A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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Counties around the San Francisco Bay Area will adopt California’s new regional stay-at-home order amid surges in cases and ICU hospitalizations, health officials said Friday.

The big picture: California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a three-week stay-at-home order on Thursday that would go into effect in regions with less than 15% ICU capacity. Despite the Bay Area’s current 25.3% ICU capacity, health officials from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and the city of Berkeley are moving ahead with a shelter-in-place mandate in the hopes of reducing risk.