Friday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Another mass shooting, this time in Minnesota, where a gunman killed four people before turning the gun on himself.

* The bad news is, Spain’s crumbling banks need $76.38 billion. The good news, that’s below the limit Spain negotiated with the Eurozone over the summer.

* Republican voter-registration scandal: “What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in at least seven counties informing prosecutors or state election officials about questionable voter registration forms filled out on behalf of the Republican Party of Florida.”

* Wisconsin: “The state Supreme Court on Thursday declined - for now - to take up lower court orders blocking Wisconsin’s voter ID law, the latest sign the law likely will not be in place for the Nov. 6 presidential election.”

* I bet that was an interesting chat: “President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said.”

* China: “The Obama administration announced Friday that it would block an attempt by a Chinese-owned company to acquire four wind farm companies in the United States.”

* And then there 300: “A Louisiana death-row inmate convicted of the rape and murder of his 14-year-old step-cousin in 1996 on Friday became the 300th person exonerated on the basis of DNA evidence in the United States – and the 18th death-row inmate saved from execution by DNA.”

* If you haven’t seen Harold Pollack’s powerful video on Medicaid, it’s well worth your two minutes.

* Imagine that: “The arms race in CEO pay doesn’t help performance or retention, according to a new study.”

* And I’ve found exactly one person disappointed that real NFL refs will be back on the field: Fox News’ Eric Bolling. And why is he “booing the whole referee thing”? Because he sees it as “more union thuggery.” I think he was serious.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Friday's Mini-Report

Updated