Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Good morning everybody. Zachary Levi secretly married Missy Peregrym. Now, your morning constitutional:

In Baquba, 44 Sunnis were killed in a prison by policeman after the prison was attacked by ISIS militants. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, the bodies of four young men were found shot dead in a Shia-controlled area.

Iraq President Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has so far resisted international pressure to push for reconciliation with Sunnis and Kurds.

Meanwhile, 275 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to protect American assets.

Somali al-Shabab militants in Kenya attacked another coastal village, killing nine.

Kiribati, a tiny country consisting of a chain of islands located between Hawaii and Fiji and controlling a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean, announced that it will ban all commercial fishing in one of the world’s largest marine parks, which is about the size of California.

President Obama will also announce Tuesday an expansion of U.S. Pacific Ocean marine areas that will be off-limits for fishing, energy exploration and other activities.

The UK has banned the practice of forced marriage, both in its borders as well as forcing a British national into marriage abroad.

Consumer prices recorded their highest increase in a year in May, signalling inflation may be increasing. However, inflation is still far below the targeted 2 percent.

My Mind-Melting Week on the Battlefields of Ukraine: Death and disappearance in the foggiest of wars

The IMF is pushing the U.S. to increase its minimum wage.

Zach Dasher, the nephew of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, is running for Congress.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Alabama’s anti-sodomy is unconstitutional, you know, just 11 years after the Supreme Court did the same.

Our trucking regulatory system is a mess.

Finally, dog survives after falling nearly 16 stories.

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