Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The debt crisis in Spain continues to roil markets around the globe. There are ample reasons for concern.

* Coordinated car bombs in Iraq delivered the nation’s deadliest attacks so far this year.

* Syria confirmed it has stockpiles of chemical weapons, but said claimed they would only be used “in the case of exterior aggression,” not against Syrian rebels.

* The NCAA imposed some brutal penalties on Penn State’s football program.

* LIBOR: “U.S. prosecutors and European regulators are close to arresting individual traders and charging them with colluding to manipulate global benchmark interest rates, according to people familiar with a sweeping investigation into the rate-rigging scandal.”

* Maybe we shouldn’t have given up on the war on poverty.

* The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to young adults until age 26, allowing them to say on their family plans. As of Friday, the Obama administration includes families with same-sex partners.

* Some states want to approve their own law to prohibit animal cruelty in the food industry. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to pass a law to prohibit states from even having that option. (Republicans love states’ rights, except when they hate states’ rights.)

* Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce (R) isn’t above blaming the victims in Aurora.

* And it’s a beautiful sight to see Gabrielle Giffords traveling high up into the French Alps.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report

Updated