Today in One Paragraph
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he won’t run for president. U.S. airstrikes in Somalia killed more than 150 al-Shabaab fighters over the weekend, the Pentagon said. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed an Alabama court’s decision that refused to recognize same-sex adoption. Former first lady Nancy Reagan will lie in repose on Wednesday and Thursday, and her funeral will be held on Friday. European Union leaders met with Turkey on the refugee crisis, offering the country more than $3 billion in aid to reduce the flow of migrants. And another lawsuit has been filed against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, as a result of the city’s water crisis.
Nevermind. Michael Bloomberg announced on Bloomberg View that he will not be running for president. The former New York mayor had been quietly planning to enter the race as an independent, but said he feared a three-way race would enable Donald Trump or Ted Cruz to win the presidency, which he says “is not a risk I can take in good conscience.” (Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns, The New York Times)
U.S. Airstrikes Hit al-Shabaab Training Camp. More than 150 al-Shabaab fighters were killed in U.S. airstrikes in Somalia on Saturday, according to Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis. The site posed an “imminent threat” against U.S. and African forces, according to Davis, and had been under surveillance for several weeks. (Phil Stewart, Reuters)