Morning Constitutional – Monday, 21 September 2015

Good morning, everybody. Rick Ross is engaged. Now, your morning constitutional:

Alexis Tsipras will remain Greek prime minister after his Syriza party won an unexpectedly big win in Sunday’s snap election. Following the victory, he said his party had a clear mandate to govern and promised to soften austerity measures.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to arrive in the U.S. on Tuesday as his country’s economy is faltering and numerous tensions continue between the U.S. and China.

President George W. Bush tried to retroactively authorize portions of the NSA’s data collection program after his attorney general refused to authorize the program from his hospital bed.

For the first time, the U.S. may accept U.N. condemnation of its trade embargo with Cuba.

A day after Nepal adopted their first democratic constitution, police shot and injured at least three protesters.

U.S. soldiers are being told to ignore sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies.

As Oregon prepares for legal marijuana sales, the state is clearing the records of those previously convicted for marijuana possession.

With fewer than five days left of the fiscal calendar, five things standing in the way of keeping the government open.

Volkswagen stocks fell sharply after the EPA has accused the carmaker of falsifying emissions data on its diesel cars’ emissions.

The rent is too damned high, getting higher.

Finally, pantsless man enters courthouse, takes prosecutor’s suit jacket.

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