Apr 18, 2018

No increase in youth voters across most of Florida's largest counties

Parkland activist David Hogg. Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Young people in six of the seven largest counties in Florida are not registering to vote at rates higher than the norm, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Why it matters: The activism from young Floridians since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this year hasn't translated into increased youth voter registration numbers. In fact, there were 4,500 fewer registrations from people ages 16-25 years old across those same counties compared to the last midterm elections in 2014.

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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.