Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 5.27.15

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* More on this on tonight’s show: “Nebraska has repealed the death penalty following a dramatic vote Wednesday by state lawmakers to override the governor’s veto. The high-stakes vote to override the veto of Legislative Bill 268 was 30-19. It requires at least 30 of 49 senators to overturn a gubernatorial veto.”
 
* The new rules would apply to more than half of the nation’s bodies of water: “President Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands.”
 
* FIFA: “Seven of the most powerful executives in soccer were arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday in what American prosecutors called a generations-long scheme to corrupt the most popular sport in the world.”
 
* Deadly storms: “Rescue workers waded through receding floodwaters in southeastern Texas on Wednesday in search of other missing victims who may still be alive. But their efforts came as authorities revised the death toll higher – identifying at least two more victims while another round of storms rolled through earlier in the morning.”
 
* Probably the right move: “President Obama will put off a confrontation at the Supreme Court over his immigration executive actions, choosing not to ask for permission to carry out the programs while a fight over presidential authority plays out in the lower courts, officials said Wednesday.”
 
* Arkansas: “A 2013 Arkansas law banning abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy has been permanently blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in a decision issued Wednesday. The three-judge panel affirmed a district court’s earlier decision finding the ban unconstitutional and placed a permanent injunction on the law, which was one of the strictest abortion prohibitions in the country.”
 
* Seems like an overdue policy change: “A Florida college that allegedly forced students to perform vaginal ultrasounds on each other as part of a medical training program has permanently banned the practice.”
 
* You know, CDC, these incidents happen too often: “Federal health officials say they are investigating the accidental shipment of live anthrax bacteria to labs in nine states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that it’s investigating the accidental shipments.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 5.27.15

Updated