Morning Constitutional – Monday, 2 March 2015

Good morning, everybody. Ludacris’s wife Eudoxie is pregnant. Now, your morning constitutional:

Iraq is launching it’s largest attack yet on the Islamic State militants’ stronghold of Tikrit, but the use of mostly Shiite militiamen in a heavily Sunni region raises concern that it may inflame the country’s sectarian conflict.

Los Angeles Police Department officers shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday morning, and a video of the event has begun circulating.

The United Nations said on Monday that an inflow of Russian troops and artillery has led to an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, and that the fighting has killed over 840 since mid-January.

How Secretary of State John Kerry has become an indispensable part of the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Division between Republicans in the House a key reason why efforts to fund the Department of Homeland Security are failing.

A majority of doctors say they have acquiesced to parents’ requests to spread out vaccines for their children.

Almost everybody gets federal subsidies for health care.

U.S. consumer spending dropped for a second straight month in January, probably because of low gas prices.

Why Americans are not eating dessert as much anymore.

Finally, man digs big hole in rural road, leaves backhoe in the hole.

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