MONDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Roxana Saberi will be released from an Iranian prison. That’s great news.
* Three people have now died in the U.S. from H1N1. The CDC noted today, however, that the virus is spreading so quickly, it’s hard to count confirmed cases.
* AP: “Two days of shelling across Sri Lanka’s northern war zone killed at least 430 ethnic Tamil civilians — and likely as many as 1,000 — a government doctor in the area said Monday. The United Nations branded the attacks a ‘bloodbath.'”
* The space shuttle Atlantis is en route to the Hubble Space Telescope.
* Robert Gibbs doesn’t seem to mind at all when Dick Cheney goes on the attack.
* Interesting: “Former Senator Bob Graham, who received a classified briefing on terror detainees during the same month in the fall of 2002 as Nancy Pelosi, was not briefed about the use of either waterboarding or enhanced interrogation techniques during the meeting, he claimed in an interview with [Greg Sargent].”
* Local efforts to deter piracy are growing in Somalia.
* Fascinating item from Peter Dizikes about the “growing blue state-red state gap” surrounding stem-cell research.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.