Jun 6, 2018

National Park Service acting director apologizes for "inappropriate" behavior

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Acting director of the National Park Service Paul Daniel Smith has apologized to employees for "an inappropriate manner in a public hallway," per CNN.

The details: The apology follows a March Washington Post report that said Smith grabbed his genitals and made a gesture in front of other employees in the hallway of his agency’s headquarters this year. The Interior Department’s internal watchdog had opened a probe after the matter was reported. The results of the investigation will be made public this month, a department spokesperson told CNN.

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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.

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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.