Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Good morning, folks. Benedict Cumberbatch got married. Now, your morning constitutional:

Ukrainian troops are withdrawing from Debaltseve, a strategically important transportation hub between rebel strongholds Donetsk and Luhansk, in a major defeat.

Greece will submit a loan request to the euro zone Wednesday in an attempt to extend the current agreement for six more months while sidestepping heavy austerity measures, a move that Germany is against.

There were over 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2014, the highest number since the U.N. started keeping track in 2009.

A suicide car bomber killed six Iraqi troops and militiamen near Samarra north of Baghdad on Wednesday.

We mentioned it yesterday, but again, you should read this.

Bosnian police in Sarajevo have arrested six men suspected of supporting the Islamic State group on Wednesday.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez joined negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping companies, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Association, a union that represents dock workers, a dispute that is holding up imports and exports along the West coast.

While China, Brazil and Russia’s economies falter, India’s economy is surging.

U.S. wholesale prices dropped .8 percent in January, the largest drop since the government changed the way it tallied prices in 2009, driven down by lowered oil prices.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley apologized to Indian government after a police officer used excessive force against an Indian man, Sureshbhai Patel, who was left partially paralyzed after being thrown him to the ground.

What’s Hillary Clinton up to? Her uncontested nomination is not good for her or the party.

What life is like after after a minimum wage increase.

How the Affordable Care Act is transforming the job market (hint: it’s good).

How often people in various countries shower.

Scientists have figured out why pot gives you (okay, not you, a friend) the munchies.

Yeah, Boston has gotten a lot of snow this month,

Finally, man pretends to be twin brother to get out of traffic tickets.


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