Morning Constitutional – Monday, 11 August 2014

Good morning, everyone. Jason Aldean is sick of people judging. Now, your morning constitutional:

A riot followed a planned rally and protest in for Michael Brown, an unarmed teenage who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday.

As the deadline nears for naming Iraq’s new prime minister, Iraq President Fouad Massoum is unlikely to appoint Nuri Kamal al-Maliki again and will instead appoint another member of his coalition. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that Maliki has lost U.S. support.

Breaking: President Massoum has asked Haider al-Abadi to form the new government.

Thousands of Iraqi Yazidis fled the mountaintops where they have been hiding for a week into Iraq’s Kurdistan region after U.S. airstrikes against neighboring Islamic State militants. An Iraqi government minister says Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 Yazidis, including some who were buried alive.

The U.S. has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish fighters, a break in U.S. policy to only provide arms to the Iraqi government.

As a new 72-hour ceasefire appears to be holding between Israel and Hamas, negotiators have resumed Egypt-mediated talks.

How U.S. actions in Iraq fueled the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State,

Ukraine says that it is close to re-taking the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

Deliberations by Turkey’s ruling party on forming a new government are underway after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s first direct presidential election.

Ygelsias: “Republicans should should start attempting legislative tactics that will lead to policy outcomes they prefer, rather than giving an absolute priority to maintaining their right to whine about things.”

The ethics of experimental treatment for Ebola.

The Nazis in the 1930s had a summer camp in New York. There’s footage.

Finally, marijuana thieves arrested when police saw the marijuana plants hanging out of their car window.

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