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Situational awareness: "Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members ... reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct," and by the New York State attorney general. (N.Y. Times)
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Every trip to a doctor's office or hospital adds more information to a deep, comprehensive record of who you are — physically, emotionally and even financially, Axios health care business reporter Bob Herman writes.
How it works: A vast majority of doctors' offices and hospitals now use digitized records systems. Even though electronic health records have pitfalls, they can help patients and the health care system overall.
The bottom line: All this information can be exposed in data breaches, medical malpractice lawsuits, workers' compensation lawsuits or custody disputes.
Bulletin: British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will quit June 7, "triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal," per Reuters:
May's voice shook as she ended her speech, saying: "I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honor of my life to hold. The second female prime minister [after Margaret Thatcher], but certainly not the last." (BBC)
There may not be another Democrat in the country, besides Speaker Pelosi, who would have had the ability to hold off the rank and file's push to impeach President Trump:
But the pressure to impeach will keep growing:
Ignore any Democrats who say you can always open an impeachment inquiry, and this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll impeach Trump:
These two drones flew over Lake Street in downtown Reno, Nev., this week as part of a NASA simulation, AP's Scott Sonner reports:
Why it matters: Businesses want to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets and buildings.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
The Northern Virginia housing market has tightened dramatically in anticipation of Amazon's HQ2, Axios' David McCabe and Erica Pandey report:
The big picture: In Seattle, Amazon's home, housing prices have doubled over the past six years. The D.C. market is already feeling the Amazon effect:
Homeowners who do sell have been getting multiple offers and feel emboldened to consider asking for more.
What's new: Facebook stopped paying commissions to employees who sell political ads, as it overhauls how it engages with campaigns, The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription).
Backstory: "In the wake of revelations about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, senior leaders at the company debated whether it should cease running political ads entirely."
President Trump insisted yesterday that he did not have a temper tantrum this week when he cut off a White House meeting with congressional Democrats after just three minutes, AP reports.
Economic opportunity is tied to location more than ever before, according to a county-by-county report from the nonprofit Economic Innovation Group.
SpaceX launched 60 of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites to orbit on Thursday night, marking the first launch of its kind for Elon Musk's company, writes Axios space reporter Miriam Kramer.
An altered video of Speaker Pelosi that shows her speaking slowly as if impaired is spreading on social media, writes Axios' Kaveh Waddell.
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