Friday’s Mini-Report, 7.24.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* The latest details from Lafayette: “The lone gunman who opened fire at a packed Louisiana movie theater had a history of ‘extreme erratic behavior’ and was so unstable that his wife removed all of the guns from the home, court documents show.”
 
* As of yesterday, there have been 204 days so far this year. There have also been 203 mass shooting events so far this year.
 
* Sandra Bland: “Authorities released in full the long-awaited autopsy results for Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old whose death inside a jail here was met with disbelief by her family and members of her fellow activist community. But the report did not include toxicology results, leaving questions unanswered about preliminary reports suggesting Bland consumed a large amount of marijuana shortly before her death.”
 
* A gut-wrenching story out of Oklahoma: “Two teenage brothers were being held on Thursday in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings – ages 12, 7 and 5 – in their home in a suburb of Tulsa, Okla., the police said. A fourth sibling, a 13-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the police said, and a fifth sibling, a 2-year-old girl, was unharmed.”
 
* Perry catches a break: “An appeals court on Friday rejected one of the criminal counts against former Gov. Rick Perry but said he must face the other one in the abuse-of-power case against him.”
 
* Dems have been calling this the Trump Bill: “The House voted Thursday to punish local jurisdictions – known as ‘sanctuary cities’ – that defy federal immigration authorities in order to protect immigrants living illegally in the United States.” It passed 241 to 179.
 
* An incredible streak: “The price of health care has grown more slowly than core consumer prices – what Americans spend on everything except food and energy – over the past five years. It’s the first time that’s happened since record-keeping started in 1959.”
 
* Peter Beinart raises an important point: “In most discussions of the nuclear deal, the word ‘Iraq’ never comes up. That’s insane.”
 
* I wish they were just a little closer: “There are a billion Earths in this galaxy, roughly speaking. Not a million. A billion. We’re talking 1 billion rocky planets that are approximately the size of the Earth and are orbiting familiar-looking yellow-sunshine stars in the orbital ‘habitable zone’ where water could be liquid at the surface.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 7.24.15