Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Good morning, everybody. Marilyn Manson got punched in the face at a Denny’s. Now, your morning constitutional:

Michael Thomas Slager, a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop.

An Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday, wounding three before being shot dead.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the nation’s first state law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin, prompting speculation that he may be looking for financial aid from Russia. Officials say that the prime minister has not asked Russia for assistance.

This is the best (and probably longest) piece so far on the nascent Hillary Clinton campaign, and everybody should read it.

While we’re on long pieces, this is a good one on Southern Baptists battling the denomination’s history of racism.

And here’s a great piece from Sarah Kliff on Americans’ varied and weird opinions about abortion.

The double standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government assistance.

U.S. job openings rose to a 14-year-high in February.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel decisively won a second term after unprecedented runoff election.

Major League Baseball set a spring training attendance record, averaging around 8,400 people per game.

Turns out the brontosaurus probably did exist after all.

DirecTV is ending its Rob Lowe ad campaign.

Finally, Burger King will pay for the wedding of Joel Burger and Ashley King.

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