Sep 7, 2018

McConnell says Booker could face ethics investigation

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he wouldn't be surprised if Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) faced scrutiny from the Senate Ethics Committee for publicly releasing confidential documents regarding Brett Kavanaugh, the Washington Post reports.

The saga: The initial batch of documents Booker released on Thursday, which led to his "Spartacus moment" and revealed Kavanaugh's views on racial profiling, had already been approved for release the night before. But Booker said he later released additional documents that had not been cleared by the committee. Booker has repeatedly stated that he understands his actions were in violation of committee rules.

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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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