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Thursday's Mini-Report, 9.24.20

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* The latest from Louisville: "One of the two Louisville police officers shot during protests over a grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case suffered a wound to the abdomen and remains hospitalized, authorities said Thursday."

* Aid talks: "Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to resume talks on another economic relief package amid concerns that the recovery will soon sputter without additional fiscal support."

* I suspect he was displeased: "President Donald Trump was greeted with boos and chants of 'vote him out' as he attended the outdoor memorial service for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, visiting her casket at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning."

* Evidently, DeJoy's policy was to strip the machines for parts: "Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a judge the U.S. Postal Service can't reassemble the hundreds of high speed mail-sorting machines that were taken apart this year, a project that more than a dozen states allege was intended to undermine the upcoming election."

* On a related note, there are new USPS documents linking mail slowdowns to top executives: "Newly obtained records appear in conflict with months of Postal Service assertions that blamed lower-level managers for strategies tied to delivery delays."

* The latest Team Trump drama: "White House adviser Scott Atlas on Wednesday contradicted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield on how much of the U.S. population remains vulnerable to the coronavirus.

* The latest family drama: "Mary L. Trump, a niece of the president who authored a scathing bestseller documenting deep family dysfunction, has sued President Trump and two of his siblings alleging they defrauded her out of tens of millions decades ago by manipulating the value of properties and lying to her about the worth of her inheritance."

* This doesn't sound good at all: "President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the White House may not approve tougher FDA guidelines for authorizing the emergency use of any coronavirus vaccines."

* Allen Robert Souza: "President Trump nominated on Wednesday a onetime aide to one of his top congressional allies to serve as the inspector general of the intelligence community, succeeding a former official who played a role in revealing the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint that prompted impeachment proceedings and was later fired."

* Does Trump agree with this? He's said effectively nothing about this: "Eight months ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in a historic visit to Minsk that their meeting was 'a solid first step towards improved relationships and closer ties.' On Wednesday, the US State Department said it did not consider Lukashenko, the embattled Belarusian strongman who has led the country with an iron fist for 26 years, to be the president of the country any longer."

See you tomorrow.