Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Good morning, everybody. Vanessa and Nick Lachey are having another kid. Now, your morning constitutional:

Iraq’s parliament has chosen Salim al-Jabouri, a moderate Sunni, as speaker in move towards a power-sharing government that would hopefully stave off the Sunni insurgency.

Israel’s missile defense system intercepted two missiles over the Tev Aviv area Wednesday and struck 39 targets overnight, including the new Hamas headquarters and homes of Hamas military leaders. Israel has been dropping leaflets on residential areas warning civilians to evacuate before bombings. Gaza citizens are calling for an end to the violence.

The Pakistan military has captured Adnan Rashid, a top Taliban leader who once tried to blow up former President Pervez Musharraf and escaped prison in 2012.

Fighting continued in eastern Ukraine as a tentative step toward a ceasefire failed.

Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in for a third term Wednesday.

U.S. coal power plants are buying Russian coal due to unreliability of rail service from American suppliers.

Why the Ku Klux Klan is delivering bags of candy in South Carolina.

Right-wing xenophobes are spreading lies about migrant children having diseases

Mexican authorities rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge, many of whom are believed to have been sexually abused.

21st Century Fox tried to buy Time Warner last month for $80 billion.

Seven reasons the gold standard is a bad idea.

Arizona Republican congressional candidate Adam Kwasman thinks a bus of kids going to camp is a bus full of migrant children, thinks he sees fear on their faces.

The largest four-winged dinosaur has been discovered.

Florida pastor imprisoned for sex crimes against children back to preaching; children have to worship in separate building.

Finally, Taco Bell employee shoots customer with a BB gun.

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