Morning Constitutional – Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Good morning, folks. Ne-Yo is engaged, and his fiancee is expecting. Now, your morning constitutional:

Hungary shut down all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest Tuesday as hundreds of migrants from the Middle East and Asia crowded outside the train station trying to board trains to Austria and Germany. The move comes a day after German chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the migrant crisis is the biggest challenge facing the European Union and Austria stopped Hungarian trains at the border en route to Vienna. A sports complex in the small German town of Nauen was set to temporarily house 130 migrants and refugees, but was burned in a suspected arson.

President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding up the buying process for new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate in the northern polar regions to catch up with Russian and Canadian competition to control the Arctic.

A truce between Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists continued to hold into Tuesday. However, clashes between protesters and police erupted Monday in Kiev outside Parliament, and one police officer was killed.

The unemployment rate in the Euro zone dropped to its lowest level since 2012.

Murder rates in many U.S. cities are spiking, and nobody really knows why.

Newly released video seems to show San Antonia sheriff’s deputies shooting a man whose hands were up.

Protests continue in Beirut over the government’s inability to solve the city’s garbage crisis.

Satellite images confirmed that Islamic State militants destroyed the Temple of Bel, one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in Palmyra, Syria.

The Senate fight over the Iran nuclear deal gives Sen. Dick Durban the chance for political redemption.

A 62-year old hiker who was missing for nine days in California’s Sierra Nevada crawled for two days with a broken leg in freezing temperatures before being rescued.

Organizers for Japan’s 2020 Olympics scrapped the logo over plagiarism allegations.

Finally, man takes selfie while driving, crashes into tree.


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