Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 7.10.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Afghanistan: “A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, including several children, on Tuesday, in an attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad claimed by Islamic State militants.”

* Also in Afghanistan: “The U.S. soldier killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Saturday was deployed in support of a new U.S. Army adviser brigade dispatched as part of the Trump administration’s strategy for the war, U.S. military officials said.”

* Family separations: “A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to abide by an order to reunite dozens of children with their parents by the end of the day, turning down a Department of Justice request for more time.”

* In related news: “A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump’s request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents.”

* Thailand: “After 17 long nights trapped in a dark and damp cave, four remaining boys and their soccer coach were freed one-by-one by divers in Thailand on Tuesday.”

* Among other things, the prosecutor in question reportedly talked about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) getting shot: “A California prosecutor will be placed on administrative leave as his office investigates offensive comments made on his social media accounts, the county district attorney announced on Monday.”

* These are dangerous tactics: “Florida Republicans are pursuing a plan to make it harder for lawmakers to raise taxes in the state, adding new hurdles for Democrats hoping to enact bold social programs such as ‘Medicare for all’ and more robust education spending.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 7.10.18