Morning Constitutional – Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Good morning, folks. Here’s your morning constitutional:

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unscheduled trip to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Syrian civil war late Tuesday.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved the the nuclear deal Wednesday.

A group of high-profile lawyers in Brazil are set to file a request Wednesday for impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

Rep. Paul Ryan said he’ll run for Speaker of the House—on some conditions. Some conditions that make conservative members wary. If he becomes speaker, federal workers’ pay will likely take a cut.

The American air strike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, may have occurred because the Afghan and U.S. units assigned were new the area and had limited experience working together.

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that he’d make good on his campaign promise and withdraw Canadian jets from the U.S.-led bombing of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

A group of over 130 police officers, prosecutors and sheriffs are calling for a reduction in the U.S. incarceration rare.

Israeli historians have joined Palestinians in denouncing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying it was a Palestinian who gave Hitler the idea of annihilating European Jews.

Western Digital said that it would by rival SanDisk for $19 billion.

Oil prices fell again on Wednesday as supply rises amid weakening demand. How OPEC is crushing U.S. competition by driving prices down.

The co-founder of a Singapore church and five others were convicted of fraud for diverting funds from the church into the co-founder’s wife’s pop singing career.

How NIMBYs make your paycheck smaller.

Oslo has banned cars from its city center.

Australians are petitioning to change the name of their currency to “dollarydoos.” Yup, from that Simpsons episode.

Finally, duo rob art gallery, leave name and number in guestbook.

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