Tuesday's Mini-Report, 7.7.20

Today's edition of quick hits.
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By Steve Benen

Today's edition of quick hits:

* Bolsonaro: "Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months of downplaying the severity of the disease."

* We're likely to have more on Mary Trump's book on tonight's show: "The book by Donald Trump's niece that his family sued to stop from being published paints the president as an emotionally damaged narcissist who's cheated to get ahead and who's unable to 'experience the entire spectrum of human emotion.'"

* The president is traveling to Doral, Fla., on Friday to get a briefing, not on the pandemic, but on "drug trafficking from South America."

* Fauci: "The United States will know by the end of the year or the beginning of 2021 whether a coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases doctor, said Monday."

* 9th Circuit: "A federal appeals court on Monday struck down President Trump’s policy that barred most migrants from seeking asylum in the United States if they had passed through another country, concluding that the government did 'virtually nothing' to make sure that another country is 'a safe option' for those fleeing persecution."

* I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a major Deutsche Bank story that wasn't dreadful: "New York state financial regulators slapped Deutsche Bank with a $150 million penalty for the bank's "significant compliance failures" in its dealings with late financier Jeffrey Epstein, the accused child sex trafficker."

* Sweden: "Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe, Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment. It has allowed the world to examine what happens in a pandemic when a government allows life to carry on largely unhindered. This is what has happened: Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better."

* ICE: "The government announced Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the country if the institution in which they're enrolled is holding online-only courses this fall, and those failing to comply with the rules will risk deportation."

* A case we've been following: "Democratic lawmakers are appealing their emoluments case against President Trump to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that they lacked standing to sue over alleged constitutional violations."

See you tomorrow.