Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Another shooting: “A police constable and a civilian were killed when a gunman opened fire Monday near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. The gunman was injured in a gunbattle with police and later died, authorities said.”
* Syria: “Syrian rebels said Monday they had shot down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time, raising new questions about the opposition’s military capabilities, and whether Syria’s control of the skies might be threatened.”
* President Obama called the Mars rover team today to congratulate them. He also noted the appeal of mohawks.