Morning Constitutional – Friday, 3 October 2014

Good morning, everybody. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis revealed their newborn daughter’s name. Now, your morning constitutional:

While Ebola in Liberia is raging, U.S. efforts to combat the pandemic are barely getting off the ground, and are being stalled by broken equipment and infrastructure.

Turkey approved military operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Thursday.

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are sticking around, even after scuffles with opponents and police warning them to disperse.

Some good U.S. economic news: U.S. companies added 248,000 jobs in September, more than expected, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%. Hourly earnings saw no month-over-month increase, which means, again: no inflation here. In addition, the trade gap narrowed as exports unexpectedly rose.

The new acting director of the Secret Service is special agent Joseph Clancy, who retired in 2011 after serving as head of President Obama’s personal detail, and most recently was Comcast’s head of security.

Turns out, a data breach earlier this summer at JPMorgan was far more enormous than previously expected and affected over 76 million households and seven million small businesses.

The school board in Jefferson County, Colorado, which was recently taken over by a conservative majority, are pushing for an new AP history curriculum that de-emphasizes civil unrest. In response, students organized a walk-out.

Is the U.S. right wing too far gone to reach on climate change? Probably.

Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said that he might run for president if he is reelected to the Senate.

Voter registration in Ferguson, Mo., has boomed.

The secret history of Jews in baseball.

Finally, a supermarket employee hid $1,200 worth of meat down his pants.


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