Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Egypt: “Egypt’s military on Monday said mass protests calling for the resignation of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi were an ‘unprecedented’ expression of the will of the people and gave the government 48 hours to meet the opposition’s demands.”

* Arizona: “Arizona authorities struggled for answers Monday after 19 highly trained firefighters were trapped and killed by a windblown wildfire – a blaze the governor vowed to stop ‘before it causes any more heartache.’”

* Texas: “Thousands of orange-clad abortion rights supporters packed the south lawn at the Capitol on Monday, cheering and fighting GOP-sponsored legislation that would make it more difficult for women to get abortions.”

* Obama in Tanzania: “After receiving the most ecstatic welcome of his weeklong trip to Africa, President Obama on Monday called for a new partnership with the continent, one that would help sustain its recent run of tremendous economic growth while broadening the rewards to as many people as possible.”

* Keep an eye on this one: “After four days of the most intense Middle East peace push in years, Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel on Sunday without securing a public commitment that the two sides would return to the negotiating table, though he insisted that ‘real progress’ had been made and said that a resumption of talks ‘could be within reach.’ In what has become a familiar refrain, Mr. Kerry promised to return to the region soon.”

* Putin plays nice: “Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops ‘damaging our American partners.’”

* In related news: “The leaders of France and Germany added their voices on Monday to the growing outrage over reports that the United States has been spying on its European Union allies, raising new suggestions that talks on a new trans-Atlantic trade agreement may be at risk.”

* Post DOMA: “An American man in Florida and his husband, who is from Bulgaria, have become the first same-sex married couple to be approved for a permanent resident visa, an immigration milestone that comes after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law against same-sex marriage.”

* And the public likes what it sees: “A record majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage in the wake of two landmark Supreme Court decisions, a USA TODAY poll finds…. By an unprecedented 55%-40%, Americans say marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by law as valid, with the same rights of traditional marriage.”

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Monday's Mini-Report

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