Morning Constitutional – Friday, 22 August 2014

Good morning, everybody. The Dominican Republic banned a Miley Cyrus concert. Now, your morning constitutional:

Russian trucks claiming to be carrying humanitarian aide crossed the border into Ukraine Friday without the consent of the Ukrainian government and without Red Cross escorts. Ukraine said that Russia had launched a “direct invasion” of its territory.

Iraqi Shiite gunmen opened fire in a Sunni mosque in Baghdad on Friday, killing 30.

Hamas militants killed 18 alleged Israeli spies in retaliation for recent Israeli air strikes against Hamas leaders.

As tensions ease in Ferguson, Mo., for a second night, Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri National Guard to to withdraw.

White-on-white murder in America is out of control.

Militarized police cause riots.

A whole host of questions as Malawi schools are going to start being taught in English.

At least 25 were killed in a collapsed gold mine in the Central African Republic. The mine used to be owned by a Canadian firm, but was taken over by rebels over a year ago and became part of an illicit economy.

Florida’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court.

Where the line is between middle class and rich, and where we think that line is.

Whole Foods is under fire for selling rabbit.

The demise of the Senate Dining Room.

How American conservative Christians make a mockery of religious persecution.

Seals carried tuberculosis across the Atlantic ocean and transferred it to humans way before Europeans arrived.

Finally, phone store employee arrested after stealing porn off a customer’s phone.

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