Monday’s Mini-Report, 3.18.19

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The Netherlands: “The man suspected of killing three people on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday was arrested hours after the shooting, officials said.”

* Flooding: “More than 10 million people in the Midwest and Great Plains remain under flood warnings following what the National Weather Service called ‘major and historical river flooding’ along parts of the Missouri and Mississippi river basins that left at least three people dead.”

* Bad idea: “The man who allegedly killed 50 people last week at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, described President Donald Trump as ‘a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.’ But White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wants people to study the shooter’s manifesto for themselves before drawing conclusions – even if that means exposing themselves to white supremacist ideology.”

* Just when it seemed Brexit couldn’t get messier: “The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, famous for his erudite put-downs and booming calls for ‘Order!’ in Parliament, threw Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to attempt to pass her Brexit deal again – on a third try, probably this week – into doubt Monday.”

* Elliott Broidy: “Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica.”

* Nice work if you can get it: “Ben Carson’s daily schedule from 2017 shows a HUD secretary who held senior staff meetings once a week, lunched with the author of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ and the founder of My Pillow, and left work before 2 p.m. on some Fridays to fly to his Florida mansion.”

* Kentucky: “A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically happens around six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant.”

* Ebola: “Five years ago, the United States was gripped with fear and awash in news coverage as the worst Ebola outbreak in history spread in West Africa. Today, the world’s second-worst outbreak of the deadly disease is underway in Congo, but most Americans seem unaware or unconcerned. Why such a difference?”

* One of the strangest stories I’ve seen in a while: “Days before President Trump was set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, a mysterious incident in Spain threatened to derail the entire high-stakes nuclear summit. In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, tied up the staff, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled the scene in two luxury vehicles.”

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Monday's Mini-Report, 3.18.19