Wednesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* We’ll have more on the gas rig explosion in the Gulf on tonight’s show.

* Egypt: “President Obama, in his first punitive response to the ouster of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt, has halted the delivery of four F-16 fighter planes to the Egyptian air force. Mr. Obama, administration officials said, wanted to send Egypt’s military-led government a signal of American displeasure with the chaotic situation there.”

* Detroit: “Federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for what would be the largest municipal bankruptcy ever, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, suspending challenges to the Chapter 9 filing in state court.”

* Guantanamo: “Two weeks ago, the Pentagon claimed that 104 of the remaining 166 men at the Guantanamo Bay prison were on hunger strike. Since then, according to Department of Defense figures, 35 hunger strikers have mysteriously abandoned their protest, leaving 69 prisoners still on strike, with 45 being force-fed twice a day.”

* Snowden: “Just over a month after he landed in Moscow and on the same day that he may finally win permission to leave an airport transit zone and officially enter Russia, an Iranian organization has invited Edward Snowden to visit Iran.”

* San Diego: “A psychologist in the San Diego Unified School District on Wednesday became the third woman to publicly pose allegations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, KPBS reported.”

* Alabama: “A federal judge has postponed enforcement of a key part of Alabama’s new restrictions on abortion clinics until March 24, 2014. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson extended a temporary restraining order in the case after attorneys on both sides of the lawsuit agreed to an extension through that date.”

* And on Capitol Hill, Trayvon Martin’s father “told lawmakers Wednesday that he hoped conversations stemming from his son’s death would help ‘stop someone else’s child from being killed.’”

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Wednesday's Mini-Report

Updated