Dec 20, 2018

Bipartisan senators call Trump's Syria withdrawal a "costly mistake"

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A group of bipartisan senators sent a letter to President Trump Wednesday night urging him to "reconsider" his proposed withdrawal from Syria.

Details: Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joni Ernst (R-Ia.), Angus King (I-Maine), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) all signed onto the letter, writing that a withdrawal of U.S. troops would "renew and embolden" ISIS fighters in the region. They join a chorus of other Republican voices who have spoken out against the move.

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Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.

The NFL warms up to betting

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Starting this season, NFL teams in states with legal sports betting will be allowed to have in-stadium betting lounges and accept sponsorships from sportsbooks and betting operators, per multiple reports.

One caveat: There will not be any physical betting windows in the lounges, so they're more "hangout spots for bettors" than an actual "places to make bets."

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images