Thursday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* As you may have heard, a jury today found John Edwards not guilty on one count, and was deadlocked on the remaining five charges.

* There was a congenial gathering at the White House today, where President Obama welcomed former President George W. Bush and his family for the unveiling of Bush’s official portrait.

* A heartbreaking story of a Syrian boy who played dead to survive: “When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother’s blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.”

* While the Greek government is “missing key deadlines for making economic reforms that were promised in return for its international bailout,” the president of the European Central Bank said the structure of the euro currency union has become “unsustainable.”

* The U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than previously estimated, but the news wasn’t all bad.

* Even Wal-Mart has suspended its membership in the American Legislative Council (ALEC).

* Komen for the Cure’s public-relations nightmare isn’t even close to being finished.

* Politico is a frequent source of disappointment. Take today, for example.

* The Fox News producer who created the anti-Obama attack ad that aired yesterday was supposed to jump to CNN. As of today, CNN is no longer interested in his services.

* And as a native of Miami, Florida, I heartily endorse this headline and story: “ ‘Miami Zombie’ is just another story that could only happen in Miami.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Thursday's Mini-Report

Updated