Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 13 November 2014

Good morning, folks. Nick Cannon is going to host a reboot of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Now, your morning constitutional:

The European Space Agency successfully landed a probe on comet for the first time ever yesterday.

Three car bombs hit two generally peaceful eastern Libyan cities where the Libyan government has taken temporary refuge in after militants took over Tripoli and Benghazi.

Militants killed 17 in and around Baghdad in three bombings Wednesday.

Rioters burned down a local legislature building on Wednesday in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, Mexico, during a protest over the killing of 43 students by corrupt police and drug gang members.

Russia announced that it will be sending long-range bombers to patrol North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. government now patrols half of the U.S.-Mexico border with drones.

Cuts to military spending is forcing career officers, most of whom began as enlisted, to retire.

Quite a bit was accomplished at this year’s APEC conference for a change. Like a landmark climate deal between the U.S. and China.

Locked in a tight Senate runoff battle, Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy are trying to circumvent the Obama administration’s aversion to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for felony drug charges.

A FIFA investigation found potential ethics violations in Russia and Qatar’s bids for the World Cup but decided that they did not require a new bidding process. The FIFA investigator disagrees.

Some of the biggest banks are ignoring bankruptcy discharges and keeping debts on people’s credit reports.

U.S. unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week, but remain near a 14-year low.

Can the incoming majority leader Mitch McConnell fix the Senate? Probably not.

Alibaba is using bra sizes to predict spending habits.

A small Massachusetts town is considering being the first to ban tobacco.

Finally, a California man was arrested with a live calf in the back seat of his car.


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