Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Good morning, everybody. Ali Lartner had a baby girl. Now, your morning constitutional:

Yemen’s president and rival Shiite militants are holding negotiations on Tuesday after agreeing to a ceasefire after a weekend of heavy violence in the capital city of Sanaa.

Iran confirmed that an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria on Sunday killed one of its generals.

An oil pipeline in Montana burst Saturday, sending upwards of 50,500 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River.

Islamic State militants demand $200 million from Japan for the release of two Japanese prisoners.

Canadian soldiers have exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants in the first confirmed ground battle between western troops and IS militants.

Kenya’s internal security minister said Tuesday that a playground where police tear gassed children protesting a takeover by a private developer belongs to the school and that the developer needs to remove a fence they built around the playground.

An Argentine prosecutor who accused President President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of corruption and a cover up was found dead Sunday, one day before he was scheduled to provide evidence of his accusations.

President Obama set to surprise absolutely no one during tonight’s State of the Union address. However, the president’s approval rating as risen to 50 percent, the highest it’s been since spring 2013.

Process stories, though, can be amusing.

An overpass undergoing demolition in Cincinnati collapsed Monday night, killing one and injuring another.

The IMF is cutting its forecast for world economic growth this year and next.

China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the country’s slowest growth in 24 years.

India’s tiger population is up 30 percent in the past seven years.

Why Finnish babies sleep in boxes.

Finally, a teenager pretended to be a doctor at a hospital for a month before getting caught.

 

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