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Kamala Harris wants to use the power of the presidency to close the gender pay gap.
The big picture: While other 2020 Democrats have talked about unequal pay or more transparency from companies, Harris' proposal is the most concrete, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports.
Details: Legislative action would be required to impose her policy on private corporations.
What they're saying: “Closing the wage gap would mean tens of millions for women and their families," Vicki Shabo, a senior fellow at nonpartisan think tank New America, told HuffPost.
The bottom line: If things continue as is, women won't get equal pay until 2059.
73-year-old French postal worker Andre Gantois "figured he’d likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France ... and been nursed back to health in a military hospital by Gantois’ mother," writes the AP's John Leicester.