Monday’s Mini-Report, 9.26.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Today’s mass shooting: “At least nine people were injured when a gunman opened fire at a Houston shopping center Monday morning, officials said. Police fatally shot the suspect, who started ‘firing actively’ at officers once they located him, said Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo. Montalvo said the suspect lived in the neighborhood and was a lawyer who was having ‘issues with his law firm.’”

* Friday’s mass shooting: “The accused Cascade Mall killer was hit by Washington state authorities Monday with five murder charges after he admitted being the rifle-toting man in a surveillance video. And some of the key information that led authorities to 20-year-old Arcan Cetin was provided by his parents, according to an arrest warrant obtained by NBC News.”

* Iraq: “A triple suicide bombing against a security check point north of Baghdad on Saturday killed at least 11 members of the security forces, a police officer said.”

* Voting rights: “A federal appeals court Monday blocked the move earlier this year by a federal election official to approve a proof-of-citizenship requirement on the federal voting registration forms in Kansas, Georgia and Alabama.”

* That’s quite a difference: “Mylan said on Monday the auto-injector EpiPen’s pretax profits were 60 percent higher than it told Congress, according to sources close to the matter.”

* The Justice Department announced today it’s “awarding more than $20 million for law enforcement agencies around the country to establish or enhance their use of body cameras, a move that comes after several fatal shootings of black men by police that have prompted widespread protests.”

* On climate, the United States “pledged, as part of the Paris process, to cut its emissions 26-to-28 percent below the level where they were in the year 2005 by the year 2025. And it outlined a bevy of policies, most prominently the contested Clean Power Plan, in order to get there. Since then, there have been questions about how achievable this U.S. goal is – and now, a new study in Nature Climate Change appears to raise concerns to a new pitch.”

* U.K. politics: “Soft-spoken socialist Jeremy Corbyn is the antithesis of Donald Trump. But the British politician – resoundingly re-elected leader of the opposition Labour Party on Saturday – is riding the same wave of anti-centrist sentiment that’s propelling the brash U.S. Republican presidential candidate.”

* How do astronauts vote from space? Now we know.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report, 9.26.16