Situational awareness: Mike Pence slammed Germany, Joe Biden promised to respect personal space, Facebook data was found on publicly accessible Amazon servers, the House will subpoena the full Mueller report and Beto raised $9.4 million.
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The U.S. already has a special visa to attract foreign doctors to treat rural Americans — now a new report suggests expanding that to all skilled immigrants who'd be willing to settle in areas facing long-term demographic problems.
Why it matters: "Migration out of struggling areas has become skill-biased," according to a new report released by the Economic Innovation Group.
The big picture: "At the national level, slower growth in America’s working-age population is a major reason that mainstream forecasters now expect the economy to expand around 2 percent each year rather than the 3 percent common in the second half of the 20th century," the N.Y. Times' Neil Irwin notes.
The EIG's set of principles for a heartland visa:
The bottom line: This is somewhat of a moot point during the Trump presidency, which has sought to curb immigration levels. But as the U.S. faces further demographic decline, this is one option for lawmakers trying to help the areas hurting the most.
Nipsey Hussle attends the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Photo: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Readers pointed out that our mention of the death of Nipsey Hussle in PM yesterday focused on a disturbance at one of his memorials, when there’s so much more to his life:
As Axios' Dion Rabouin wrote in his Markets newsletter: "He was an independent artist who pioneered and perfected a new music industry business model for the 21st century."
Why it matters, from Axios' Abby Clawson: "Public perceptions and attitudes toward black males not only help to create barriers to advancement within this society, but also make that position seem natural or inevitable."
Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel." Photo: Disney-Marvel Studios via AP
"Disney’s 'Captain Marvel' is the newest member of the billion-dollar club," Variety reports.