Friday’s Mini-Report, 6.26.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* New York: “Richard Matt, one of the two killers who escaped an upstate New York prison three weeks ago, was shot and killed Friday, two senior New York state officials told NBC News. The whereabouts of the second escapee, David Sweat, were also not immediately known.”
 
* Tunisia: “At least 37 people were killed and dozens wounded when gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, officials said.”
 
* Not just Tunisia: “Terrorists launched horrific attacks across three continents Friday, killing dozens of people just days after ISIS urged supporters to unleash “a month of disaster” during the Muslim holy period of Ramadan. A man was decapitated in an apparent Islamist attack on a U.S.-owned gas factory in southeastern France, while 25 worshipers were killed and 200 wounded during Friday prayers at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait.”
 
* A story to keep an eye on: “Some couples who wished to get married immediately after the Supreme Court lifted the bans on same-sex marriage in the 14 states that prohibited it Friday were met with roadblocks.”
 
* The other big ruling today: “In the case Johnson v. United States, the Supreme Court just struck down a provision of the Armed Career Criminal Act that says that someone’s past crimes count as “violent” if they involve a risk of serious injury to another person – even if the crime didn’t actually involve violence.”
 
* Congress: “Two measures were discussed in the House chamber Thursday: one pertaining to Confederate Battle Flag imagery in the U.S. Capitol, and another banning the iconography from the South Carolina Capitol and any government property.”
 
* This is bound to get ugly: “Donald Trump sent a letter to Univision CEO and president Randy Falco on Friday informing him that ‘no Univision officer or representative’ is allowed to use his Trump National Doral, the resort and golf club immediately adjacent to Univision offices in Miami, the On Media blog has learned.”
 
* So unfortunate: “In the wake of last week’s horrifying mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, there have been widespread calls for the removal of Confederate flags and monuments from state buildings across the South. Tennessee Republican state Rep. John Stevens, watching this unfold, has raised an unusual concern: that removing monuments to the Confederacy could turn America into ISIS.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 6.26.15