Apr 27, 2019

New York Times retracts anti-Semitic cartoon featuring Trump and Netanyahu

The New York Times has issued a statement calling it an "error of judgment" to publish an anti-Semitic cartoon in its international paper on April 25, which depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog for a blind President Trump.

Background: The cartoon was published alongside an opinion piece from Thomas Friedman titled "A sad waste on immigration."

The New York Times' statement:

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Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case over same-sex foster parents

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The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a high-profile case that could reshape the bounds of First Amendment protections for religion.

Why it matters: The direct question in this case is whether Philadelphia had the right to cancel a contract with an adoption agency that refused to place foster children with same-sex couples. It also poses bigger questions that could lead the court to overturn a key precedent and carve out new protections for religious organizations.

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.