Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 6.8.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Israel: “Three people were reported killed and several others were wounded Wednesday night in a gun attack in an Israeli shopping mall, police said. Two attackers, whom police described as relatives in the 20s from the Hebron area, were captured. It was not immediately clear whether other attackers were involved.”
 
* Ohio Republicans “looking to make it harder to vote this fall have suffered another setback in court. In a ruling issued Tuesday, a federal judge blocked several GOP-backed measures that restrict the casting and counting of absentee ballots, finding that they’re racially discriminatory.”
 
* Diplomacy: “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday touted cultural and economic ties with the United States in an address to a joint session of Congress – a sharp turnaround from a decade ago, when he was blacklisted from entering the country.”
 
* This helps explain why folks aren’t yet panicking over job numbers: “Job openings unexpectedly rose in April to match the highest level since records began in 2000, showing underlying demand in the labor market ahead of a sharp deceleration in payrolls last month, according to the Labor Department.”
 
* This time, it’s not Russia: “The American military has accused a Chinese fighter jet of maneuvering too fast and too close to a United States Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane as it flew in international airspace over the East China Sea this week.”
 
* Marines: “The second-highest ranking officer at the Marine Corps’ iconic Parris Island recruit training depot in South Carolina was removed from his job Monday, nearly four months after the death of a recruit under his supervision.”
 
* The Genomic Data Commons seems like a worthwhile idea: “Vice President Biden on Monday announced the launch of a first-of-its kind, open-access cancer database to allow researchers to better understand the disease and develop more effective treatments.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 6.8.16