Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

Good morning, everybody. Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are engaged. Now, your morning constitutional:

NATO is holding an emergency meeting Tuesday at Turkey’s request to discuss the threat of Islamic State militants against Turkey.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would end four years of peace negotiations with the Kurdistan Workers Party, the Kurdish militant group that is simultaneously assisting in the fight Islamic State militants. 

An effort in Congress to scale back mandatory minimum prison sentences may be getting some traction as President Obama, Speaker Boehner and even Senator Grassley have become open supporters.

The Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay scout leaders, while allowing religious-based groups power to continue discriminating on sexual orientation. However, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has suggested they may leave the Boy Scouts anyway.

On Robert Gates: America’s unlikely gay-rights hero.

The U.S. Navy is investigating after an unusually large number of healthy young personnel who have worked at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, was sentenced to death by a court in Libya for war crimes committed during the 2011 revolution.

The Arizona Cardinals hired the NFL’s first female coach.

A day in the life of the newest leader of white nationalists.

Volkswagen sold more cars than Toyota in the first half of 2015, as demand for cars in Europe spiked to its highest level in 5 1/2 years.

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and hundreds of experts are calling on a ban on robots that can kill autonomously.

Whoa Americans are actually eating less.

Finally, Florida man knocks himself out by headbutting bus in protest of $2 fare.

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