Morning Constitutional – Monday, 23 June 2014

Good morning, everybody. Katie Couric got married this weekend. Now, your morning constitutional:

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad today to urge Iraq to form a new, more inclusive government. Meanwhile, Western officials and military experts believe that the Iraqi military is not capable of successfully dealing with the threat of ISIS militants. All this as ISIS militants have taken control of the main border crossing with Jordan.

Israeli air raids on Syrian military targets Sunday night killed 10 Syrian troops and destroyed a command center.

Malaysia’s Federal Court ruled that only Muslims in the country can refer to God as “Allah.”

One of several Chinese companies creating jobs in the U.S., Henan’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group opened a plant in Alabama that will employ 300.

In Honolulu, a war between tourism and homelessness.

With little of the fanfare or criticism … Obama became the first chief executive to say ‘transgender’ in a speech, to name transgender political appointees and to prohibit job bias against transgender government workers.

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, pleads with the State Department to stop settling Somali refugees in his city.

U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo arrested for allegedly assaulting her sister and nephew.

How much Massachusetts campaigns spent on coffee and doughnuts.

Finally, double amputee pins down burglar until police arrived.

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