Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Fast-food workers take their plight to the streets.

* Egypt: “At least 100 people were killed early Saturday when riot police fired on protesters supporting deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, activists said.”

* Iraq: “A surge of violence in Iraq continued Monday when 15 car bombs killed at least 50 people and injured more than 100, according to security officials.”

* I hope we’re not giving them weapons: “A rising number of radicalized young Muslims with Western passports are traveling to Syria to fight with the rebels against the government of Bashar al-Assad, raising fears among American and European intelligence officials of a new terrorist threat when the fighters return home.”

* If you have a crazy uncle who watches Fox News all day, you may have received an all-caps email over the weekend about President Obama mentioning Ho Chi Minh. And after reading the angry message, you probably wondered what in the world your crazy uncle is talking about. The answer: not much.

* It’s hard to believe, but even now, Mitt Romney is still lying. The Mendacity project lives!

* A case worth watching: “May gays be excluded from juries on account of their sexual orientation? The federal appeals court in California will soon decide the issue, which turns out to be surprisingly knotty.”

* I wish I could agree, but Ezra may underestimate the entrenched opposition to reality that dominates climate deniers’ worldview.

* And I’ve seen some cover-your-eyes, cringe-worthy interviews on Fox News over the years, but Lauren Green’s questions for religious scholar Reza Aslan, whose work I admittedly enjoy and respect, represent a new low, even by Fox standards.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report

Updated