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Where abortion restrictions stand: The states that have passed laws

Anti-abortion protest. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are currently spreading across America's red states, setting up what could be a precedent-smashing Supreme Court challenge to the abortion status quo.

Driving the news: On Friday, Missouri Gov. Michael Parson signed a law to restrict abortion access, following in the legal footsteps of Alabama's total abortion ban. The bill does not include exceptions for rape and incest. Also on Friday, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Alabama Women's Center sued the state of Alabama, arguing that the abortion ban, directly conflicts with Roe v. Wade.

Supreme Court lets App Store monopoly suit go forward

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a selfie this weekend. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of iPhone users can move forward with their suit against Apple over allegations the company has built an illegal monopoly on the sale of applications for the smartphone.

Why it matters: The ruling opens up the possibility of exposure for digital marketplaces to monopoly concerns brought by the people who buy products on them.