Monday’s Mini-Report, 6.1.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* An 8-1 ruling: “Abercrombie & Fitch likely broke the law when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager because she wore a headscarf, eight justices of the Supreme Court ruled Monday in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia.”
 
* Another noteworthy case: “The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government cannot base a prosecution for sending an Internet threat solely on how the message was perceived. Although the ruling was based on interpreting criminal law, and not on the First Amendment, it amounted to another strongly pro-free expression decision from the court under Chief Justice John Roberts.”
 
* Yemen: “Houthi rebels in Yemen on Monday released an American freelance journalist who had been in their custody for about two weeks, the State Department and the journalist’s family reported.”
 
* ISIS: “Islamic State militants drove a tank rigged with explosives into a base south of the Iraqi city of Samarra on Monday, killing 38 policemen, military and police sources said.”
 
* Iraq: “Iraq’s security forces lost around 2,300 Humvees to ISIS when they retreated from Mosul last year, according to the country’s prime minister.”
 
* Police shootings: “The three are among at least 385 people shot and killed by police nationwide during the first five months of this year, more than two a day, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete.”
 
* Arraignment: “Former House speaker Dennis Hastert is set to be arraigned Thursday on a federal indictment stemming from allegations that he sought to cover up what prosecutors contend was a deal to pay $3.5 million to an acquaintance over ‘prior misconduct’ by the longtime politician.”
 
* Ouch: “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Boston for medical treatment on Monday after breaking his right femur while riding his bike over the weekend near Scionzier, France – an accident experts say will likely involve months of recovery.”
 
* I still don’t understand Mark Halperin’s grading system for presidential candidates.
 
* A heartbreaking loss: “Beau Biden, former Delaware attorney general and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday after a battle with brain cancer, the vice president said in a statement.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Monday's Mini-Report, 6.1.15