Morning Constitutional – Monday, 19 May 2014

Good morning, everybody. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West can’t get married in the Palace of Versailles. Now, your morning constitutional:

The U.S. Department of Justice will charge Chinese hackers with espionage.

Nigeria has claimed to have killed Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram, at least three times, but he still appeared in a recent video.

Libya’s parliament was attacked Sunday by gunmen loyal to a renegade army general demanding its suspension.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is pushing to disband the coast guard.

Russian President Vladmir Putin says he has ordered Russian troops to back off the Ukraine border, but NATO says there is no evidence that they have done so. Ukraine will hold presidential elections next week, and the front-runner is the “Chocolate King.”

AT&T and DirecTV announced a $48.5 billion merger.

San Antonio Mayor Julián Casto is said to be President Obama’s pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of a large cabinet shuffle.

Democrats lead Republicans in polling on policy issues, but that won’t save them in November.

Sixty years since the ruling, housing segregation is still holding back the promise of Brown v. Board.

Breaking: Small-town police commissioner is super-racist.

Scientists claim largest dinosaur find.

How gin made British colonialism possible.

I’m making $21 an hour working at McDonald’s. Why aren’t you?

German court rules that Jesus Christ does not hold the copyright for works produced in his name.

Nutella is turning 50 years old. How the world went crazy for it.

Finally, roommates get couch from Salvation Army, find $40,000 in it, return money to 91-year-old who donated the couch.

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