Global Immigration

“Report: Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly skilled workers” – Mercury News

“A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday.” Read More

“As Americans spread out, immigration plays a crucial role in local population growth” – Brookings Institute

“New Census Bureau population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas confirm that after concentrating in big cities and major metro areas during the first part of this decade, Americans are spreading out again into suburbs, exurbs, and smaller towns and rural areas.” Read More

“White House says Stephen Miller won’t testify on immigration to House Oversight – CNN

“The White House has informed the House Oversight Committee that aide Stephen Miller will not testify before the panel about his role in President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policies, according to a letter obtained by CNN.” Read More

Tech

“Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues” – New York Times

“Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations. ” Read More

“Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation” – BBC Tech

“Microsoft has seen its stock market value top $1 trillion (£774bn) after reporting better-than-expected sales and profits.” Read More

“Scientists pull speech directly from the brain” – TechCrunch

“In a feat that could eventually unlock the possibility of speech for people with severe medical conditions, scientists have successfully recreated the speech of healthy subjects by tapping directly into their brains.” Read More

Entertainment

“Box Office: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Roars to Record $169M Overseas on First Day” – Hollywood Reporter

Avengers: Endgame is smashing records overseas, where it opened Wednesday to an astounding $169 million.” Read More

“Bond 25 Live Reveal From Jamaica: Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Billy Magnussen, Lashana Lynch & Dali Benssalah Among Confirmed Cast” – Deadline

“The producers of Bond 25 have revealed key cast and production details from Jamaica, the iconic location for previous Bond films including Dr No and Live And Let Die.” Read More

“How the Jonas Brothers Healed Their Issues, Reunited & Topped the Hot 100 for the First Time” – Billboard

“Two hours before taking the stage in Minneapolis for a March Madness Music Series concert, the Jonas Brothers meet in Nick’s hotel room for some preshow brother time — and, OK, to get their hair done.” Read More

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