Monday’s Mini-Report, 12.12.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Turkey “declared a day of mourning after two suicide bombers killed at least 38 civilians and police officers deployed to guard a Saturday evening match by Istanbul’s Besiktas soccer team.”

* Egypt: “A bomb exploded at Cairo’s main Coptic Christian cathedral compound on Sunday morning, killing at least 25 people and wounding another 49, in the largest attack on a Christian house of worship in Egypt since 2011.”

* Maybe clean air and water are overrated: “In a speech in Des Moines, Iowa, President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to end ‘job killing restrictions’ on energy production.” He added, “We are going to end the EPA intrusion into your lives.”

* Making it official: “President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said he would appoint Gary Cohn, a longtime Goldman Sachs executive, to lead the powerful National Economic Council, giving the Wall Street insider a key job in developing the new administration’s economic policy.”

* More evidence of stocking the swamp: “Donald Trump on Friday said Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris would lead the American Manufacturing Council, a part of the U.S. Commerce Department that acts as liaison between the manufacturing sector and the federal government.”

* ISIS has a dress code: “The dress code imposed on the women of Mosul started soon after the Islamic State overran the city more than two years ago. It was carried out gradually, until every part of the female body was erased, starting with the face, then the rest of the body — including the hands, which had to be covered with gloves, as well as the feet, which had to be hidden by socks. It ended with an announcement blared over loudspeakers, telling women to wear a film of black cloth over their eyes.”

* That’s a lengthy sentence, though prosecutors were looking for more: “Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday, one of the longest terms of incarceration ever imposed on a member of Congress convicted of federal corruption crimes.”

Mylan is back in the news: “Generic drugmaker Mylan, which has been under fire for price hikes on the life-saving EpiPen allergy treatment, said on Wednesday that it expected to cut less than 10 percent of its workforce in a restructuring to integrate acquisitions.”

* If only they knew what they were doing: “The already fragile Obamacare markets – beset by soaring premiums and fleeing insurers – are likely to collapse unless Republicans take deliberate steps to stabilize them while they build consensus on a replacement plan, say health care experts. That could lead to a mess for the roughly 10 million Americans currently getting coverage through the government-run marketplaces – and backlash against the GOP.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.