Monday’s Mini-Report, 11.9.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Missouri: “The president of the University of Missouri system resigned on Monday amid protests against his handling of racist incidents on campus, among other issues.”
 
* Jordan: “Two American contractors and a South African colleague were gunned down Monday at a U.S.-funded police training center in Jordan, according to officials. Government spokesman Mohammad Momani told NBC News that two Americans and four Jordanians also were wounded in the attack, which took place in the cafeteria of the facility southeast of Amman. The attacker – a Jordanian police officer – also died, Momani added.”
 
* Elections in Myanmar: “Myanmar’s ruling party conceded defeat in the country’s general election on Monday as the opposition led by democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi appeared on course for a landslide victory.”
 
* Russia: “Top Russian athletes have for years participated in a systemic doping regime involving bribery, extortion and destruction of evidence, according to an international anti-doping agency report released Monday in Geneva.”
 
* Keep an eye on this: “A Pentagon plan to close the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility ‘is very close’ to being delivered to Congress, a Defense Department spokesman said Monday.”
 
* Virginia: Gov. “Terry McAuliffe intends to make another push for Medicaid expansion despite intense opposition from Republicans, who retained full control of the General Assembly in elections last week.”
 
* Historic handshake: “The presidents of China and Taiwan broke with 66 years of Cold War tradition Saturday, shaking hands and exchanging warm words at the first leader-to-leader summit the two rivals have held since a civil war split them asunder in 1949.”
 
* A bad idea is scrapped: “Arizona lawmakers who hoped to build miles of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money are pulling the plug on the project after nearly five years. Republican backers of the 2011 legislation hoped to collect as much as $50 million in donations to build the fence. About $265,000 was collected.”
 
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Monday's Mini-Report, 11.9.15