Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 9.20.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The latest out of New York: “When bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was captured, he was carrying a notebook containing a ‘rambling’ missive that praised a slain Al-Qaeda leader and mentioned several deadly terror attacks, NBC News learned Tuesday.”

* Related news: “The Rahami family first appeared on the FBI’s radar two years ago after police responded on Aug. 25, 2014 to a report that he’d stabbed his brother in the left leg.”

* Sound advice: “President Obama on Tuesday called for a ‘course correction’ in the march to an integrated world, saying the gains made in recent decades were threatened by ‘uncertainty and unease and strife.’ Mr. Obama, making his valedictory address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York, painted a picture of nations struggling with economic inequality, sectarian conflict and rising nationalism.”

* Oklahoma: “Video footage released Monday showed Tulsa police shooting an unarmed man to death on Friday night after he approached his SUV with his arms raised.”

* Capitol Hill: “Senator Elizabeth Warren pulled no punches as the disgraced CEO of Wells Fargo was grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday for his part in the bank’s opening of millions of phony accounts without customers’ permission.”

* Texas: “A federal judge sided with the Department of Justice after it accused Texas of violating a court-ordered agreement to soften the state’s voter ID law, which an appeals court previously ruled discriminatory.”

* Remember the Jesse Benton case? “The chairman of Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential bid was sentenced Tuesday to probation and home confinement rather than prison, and two other top aides were awaiting their sentences for a scheme to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state senator who agreed to endorse their boss.”

* An investigation worth watching: “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how Exxon Mobil Corp. has valued its assets in the face of the current plunge in oil prices – and how it estimates their future worth in a world of increasing climate change regulations, according to people familiar with the matter.”

* Quite an editorial from the Detroit Free Press: “Punitive. Self-serving. Cowardly. There’s no other way to describe the latest revelation about the State of Michigan’s unprecedented and irresponsible actions concerning the City of Flint: that this spring – at the direction of Gov. Rick Snyder, and with the support of GOP legislators – the state barred the city from suing it, without approval by a state-appointed board.”

* Climate crisis: “Record-breaking heat has never persisted on the planet for so long. Not only did Earth witness its hottest August on record, according to NOAA, but it also extended its streak of record-warm months to 16.”

* Try not to be too surprised by his new line of work: “Former House Speaker John A. Boehner is cashing in on K Street almost one year after resigning from Capitol Hill.”

* As ironic stories go, this one’s pretty amazing: “In a massive stroke of irony, the photographer whose image of a bowl filled with Skittles was used in Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet comparing refugees to poisoned candy says that [the photographer] was a refugee himself.”

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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 9.20.16