Morning Constitutional – Monday, 20 July 2014

Good morning, everybody. Adam Levine got married. Now, your morning constitutional:

International pressure grows on Russian President Vladimir Putin even as a pair of Dutch forensic experts were finally allowed access to the site of the downed Malaysian Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine Monday. Fighting has again erupted between the Ukraine military and rebels in the eastern town of Donetsk.

The Russian public is getting an entirely different story about Malaysian Airlines flight 17.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo Monday to attempt to forge a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas. Israel says it blocked two attempts by Hamas militants to enter Israel by tunnels from Gaza.  The vast majority of Gaza residents are effectively trapped in Gaza.

Did the United Nations give rockets to Hamas?

At least 40 were shot this weekend in Chicago; four were killed.

Iran has eliminated its entire stockpile of enriched Uranium.

House Republicans passed an amendment that would allow states to ban municipally-provided broadband Internet.

McDonald’s and Yum Brands apologized to customers in China Monday after it was discovered that a local meat supplier was picking meat off the factory floor and mixing out-of-date meat with fresh meat.

Missouri is the only state to resist having a prescription drug database, which is hampering the state’s ability to combat prescription drug abuse and has made it a target for people from neighboring states.

Florida town totally surprised its police were Ku Klux Klan members.

Arizonans frustrated by immigration checkpoints.

Thanks to technology, lots of workers are working more than 40 hours per week.

Great profile of Vice President Joe Biden, in which Biden says he once told Putin that he didn’t think he had a soul.

The voodoo economics of lobsters.

America catches some of the world’s best salmon, but eats some of the worst.

Having a hard time expressing how thug you are feeling? Let Ja Rule help.

Former D.C. resident breaks world record for lawn-mower balancing.

Finally, woman arrested after posting selfies of herself wearing a dress she stole.


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