Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Houston-area shooting: “Multiple people were shot Tuesday afternoon when gunfire erupted at a Houston-area community college, law enforcement sources said. A law enforcement source told NBC News that three people were shot and one person possibly suffered a heart attack at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College.”

* Israeli elections: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu performed far worse than expected in Israel’s national elections on Tuesday, according to exit polls, and while he remained likely to serve a third term, a surprise surge by a new centrist party indicated that he would be under pressure to form a more moderate governing coalition.”

* Mali: “Chadian forces advanced towards the Malian border on Tuesday as an African troop deployment and a U.S. military airlift swelled international support for French operations against Islamist rebels occupying the north of Mali.”

* The latest on filibuster reform: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is giving Republican colleagues 36 hours to agree to a deal on filibuster reform or he will move forward with the nuclear option.”

* A sensible reform: “Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal to manufacture or sell a magazine that contains more than 10 rounds.”

* What about universal background checks? Greg Sargent reports that several red-state Democrats who’ll face re-election next year are for it, some are undecided, and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) opposes the overwhelmingly popular proposal.

* How panicky is Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) about his deteriorating popularity? He now wants to give school teachers a raise.

* In the least-surprising news imaginable, former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), just a few weeks after wrapping up his Senate career, is quickly making the transition to the world of lobbying.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Tuesday's Mini-Report

Updated