Jun 5, 2018

Robert Francis Kennedy, lost 50 years ago today

Robert F. Kennedy on an airplane during his presidential election tour in 1968. Photo: Harry Benson/Daily Express via Getty Images

Chris Matthews in the WashPost, "What made Bobby Kennedy so special":

"What made this Kennedy so unique, Jack Newfield wrote, 'was that he felt the same empathy for white workingmen and women that he felt for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. He thought of cops, waitresses, construction workers and firefighters as his people.' We need leaders like him today, people who can unite diverse people into governing majorities."

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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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