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.

1. Bill and Melinda Gates ("Transforming Life for Billions")

2. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

3. Special counsel Robert Mueller

4. Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma

5. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

6. Greta Thunberg, Swedish student and climate activist

7. Margrethe Vestager, European Union competition commissioner

9. José Andrés, chef and CEO, World Central Kitchen

10. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and Lisa Woods, Walmart senior director specializing in healthcare design

14. Apple CEO Tim Cook

18. The Pink Wave: 42 newly elected women in Congress

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 31,920, 652 — Total deaths: 977,311 — Total recoveries: 22,002,729Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m ET: 6,935,414 — Total deaths: 201,920 — Total recoveries: 2,670,256 — Total tests: 97,459,742Map.
  3. Health: CDC director says over 90% of Americans have not yet been exposed to coronavirus — Supply shortages continue to plague testing — The coronavirus is surging again.
  4. Politics: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson tests positive for coronavirus — Poll says 51% of Republicans trust Trump on coronavirus more than the CDC.
  5. Technology: The tech solutions of 2020 may be sapping our resolve to beat the coronavirus
  6. Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson begins large phase 3 trial — The FDA plans to toughen standards.
  7. World: Justin Trudeau says Canada's second wave has begun
  8. Future: America's halfway coronavirus response
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11 mins ago - Economy & Business

The stock market's not-enough tantrum

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The market looks like it may be throwing another tantrum, investors say. But the cause is different this time around.

What's happening: This selloff is beginning to look like the 2013 taper tantrum, which roiled markets as U.S. government yields rose in response to an expected reduction of the Fed's quantitative easing (QE) program.

The Biden blowout scenario

Joe Biden speaks at an outdoor Black Economic Summit in Charlotte yesterday. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Joe Biden or President Trump could win the election narrowly — but only one in a popular and electoral vote blowout. 

Why it matters: A Biden blowout would mean a Democratic Senate, a bigger Democratic House and a huge political and policy shift nationwide.

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