Jun 7, 2018

Spain's new government will be led by a female majority

Carmen Calvo, Spain's new deputy prime minister. Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Spain’s new Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, unveiled his cabinet on Wednesday with women appointed to oversee 11 of 17 key posts including the country’s economy, defense and education ministries, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: These appointments make Spain the reported European leader of hiring female leaders in government, by percentage. Not only are Spain's cabinet leaders mostly female, Sanchez appointed Carmen Calvo to be his deputy prime minister.

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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.