Morning Constitutional – Friday, 25 July 2014

Good morning, everybody. Sean Penn and Charlize Thereon may be engaged. Now your morning constitutional:

Air Algerie flight 5017 was found disintegrated in northern Mali, all 118 crew and passengers perished. Bad weather is suspected as the probable cause of the crash. French soldiers secured the plane’s black box on Friday.

The U.S. is alleging that Russia is firing artillery from its territory at Ukrainian military targets.

Israeli forces killed a leader of Islamic Jihad’s military wing in an airstrike in Gaza Friday morning. Four Palestinians were shot and killed during protests in the West Bank Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a two-step plan to stop fighting in Gaza, starting with week-long truce between Israel and Hamas. Meanwhile, Palestinian Fatah has called for a ‘day of rage.’

Islamic State militants blew up the tomb of the prophet Jonah in Mosul.

The state of Arizona is temporarily stopping executions after it took Joseph R. Wood III nearly two hours to die from a new cocktail of drugs on Wednesday.

Orders for U.S.-made durable goods rose more than expected in June.

The Obama record on income inequality.

Dodd-Frank, the major reform of the financial system passed in 2009, is working and nobody is noticing.

The $84.000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi could cure millions, and imperil Medicaid.

New find suggests that most dinosaurs had feathers.

Finally, a four-year-old boy was banned from a doughnut shop after asking another patron if she was pregnant.


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