Situational awareness: Apple and Samsung have settled their long-running dispute over smartphone patents.
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Anthony Kennedy's retirement has given Republicans a once-in-a-generation shot at reshaping the Supreme Court.
The big picture: Republicans already preserved a conservative seat by denying Merrick Garland a vote in 2016. Now they will likely be able to replace Kennedy's swing vote with a more reliable conservative, with immediate implications, Axios' Caitlin Owens and Sam Baker report.
Between the lines: Sources close to the White House told Axios' Jonathan Swan that during the previous Supreme Court search Trump bonded with Thomas Hardiman, 52, and others in the White House were high on Raymond Kethledge, 51. And when Trump added Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to his list of possible choices last year, court watchers thought that was significant.
State of play:
The bottom line: Trump has privately predicted he'll get four justices appointed in his first term. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, Stephen Breyer is 79, Clarence Thomas is 70 and Samuel Alito is 68.
Marco Reus of Germany looks dejected following their defeat vs. South Korea today. The loss eliminated them from the World Cup. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey lent her voice to the second season of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in the 11th episode, entitled “Holly," according to Variety. (We won't spoil plot details).