Good morning, everybody. Savannah Guthrie had a baby Wednesday. Now, your morning constitutional:
Protests in Ferguson, Mo., took a violent turn Wednesday as police launched tear gas and stun grenades on protesters and police arrested two journalists at a nearby McDonald’s. Here is Washington Post correspondent Wesley Lowery’s account.
Great piece on race, the militarization of police, resistance, and the blurred line between law enforcement and combat.
The Defense Department says that U.S. air strikes and Kurdish fighters have broken the siege of Mount Sindar, where thousands of Iraqi Yazidis were trapped.
The Euro zone’s economic recovery stalled in the second quarter as its three biggest economies failed to grow.
Well, that didn’t last long: Burger King is discontinuing its lower-calorie “Satisfries” from many of its stores.