Monday’s Mini-Report, 1.29.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Afghanistan: “At least 103 people were killed and 235 people injured after explosives hidden in an ambulance were detonated at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a day earlier, officials said Sunday.”

* 5G networks: “Federal regulators and major telecommunication companies pushed back on Monday against the idea of the government running a next-generation mobile broadband network as a way to address economic and security concerns related to China. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, said he opposed the notion.”

* Cape Town is running alarmingly low on water: “The prospect that large sections of South Africa’s showcase city, which features a seafront and is famously perched not far from where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, might have to cope without running water has induced anxiety as well as resolve among Cape Town’s nearly 4 million residents.”

* I’m reasonably certain he has no idea what feminism is: “In an interview airing Sunday, Trump unapologetically told British journalist Piers Morgan that he is not a feminist.”

* Capitol Hill: “As the nation grapples with a wake-up call on workplace sexual harassment and assault, Senator Marco Rubio, the most prominent figure in Florida politics, abruptly fired his top staffer. But Clint Reed’s dismissal Saturday shortly before midnight is largely a mystery.”

* Greitens’ scandal is far from over: “Missouri Democrats are calling on Gov. Eric Greitens to sign an affidavit legally certifying that he did not attempt to blackmail a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015.”

* The U.S. Geological Survey matters: “President Trump has nominated a former astronaut to head a science agency after more than a year in office – even as his administration has touted the agency as key to helping make the United States a dominant force in exporting fuel and minerals globally.”

* Overdue move: “Chief Wahoo is history. The Cleveland Indians will remove the logo that many Native Americans find racist from its baseball caps and jerseys starting in the 2019 season, Major League Baseball announced Monday.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.