Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* President Obama oversaw a naturalization ceremony at the White House this morning, and used the occasion to stress the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

* A surprise visit to Kabul: “Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai smoothed over one of the worst patches in the difficult relationship between the United States and Afghanistan with smiles and a compromise Monday that settles – for now – a bitter dispute over the fate of Taliban prisoners deemed a threat to U.S. forces.”

* On a related note: “The American military formally transferred all but ‘a small number’ of the Afghan prisoners at the Bagram Prison to the Afghan government on Monday in a ceremony that almost, but not quite, marked the end of the American involvement in the long-term detention of insurgents here.”

* Cyprus: “Struggling into the early-morning hours to avoid a collapse of Cyprus’s banking system, European Union leaders on Monday agreed on a bailout package intended to keep Cyprus in the euro zone and rebuild its devastated economy.”

* With Cyprus resolved, at least now, attention now turns to Slovenia.

* Shooting: “Law enforcement authorities have determined that the gun used to kill Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements last Tuesday was the same one used by Evan Ebel two days later in a shoot-out with Texas sheriff’s deputies, KKTV reports.”

* A case to watch: ‘The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear yet another high-profile case on affirmative action. The court took up a challenge to a Michigan law that bans the use of race in college admissions.”

* An investigation to watch: “Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).”

* Road trip: “President Barack Obama is ready to hit the road on a new campaign-style public relations trip, hoping to breathe new life into the push for stronger gun control laws.”

* Not a parody: “Some members of the tea party are boycotting Fox News for being too liberal” (thanks to reader R.P. for the tip).

* R.I.P., Anthony Lewis.

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Monday's Mini-Report

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