Morning Constitutional – Monday, 1 February 2016

Good morning, folks. Cindy Crawford is retiring. Now, your morning constitutional:

Today is Iowa caucuses day, a day where old, white people with nothing better to do get together to yell at each other and eventually settle on historically meaningless results. Here’s a pretty good description of how they work. Or, if you’re looking for an English perspective, here’s how the caucuses are like Leicester City. One of the most accurate polls released Saturday predicts victories for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. If Trump and Sanders win, will they be the nominees?

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul killed 10 people and injured 20 Monday morning, most of whom were civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Myanmar on Monday swore in its first (mostly) democratically elected parliament since the army took over the country in 1962.

The Obama administration has widened the fight against Islamic State militants into Afghanistan, having carried out at least a dozen operations the past three weeks.

Bomb attacks on oil pipelines in Nigeria have caused a massive oil spill.

Police in Sweden foiled a planned attack on migrants in Stockholm.

Norway is disarming its police forces one year after arming them following a raised terrorism threat.

Fethullah Gulen, a reclusive Turkish cleric who is accused of plotting to overthrow the secular Turkish government, lives up in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

The Republican candidates moderating on addiction.

Nestlé has admitted the use of child slavery in Thailand in its supply chains and is fighting a lawsuit regarding use of child slavery in Cote d’Ivoire.

Finally, Levi’s Stadium grounds crew accidentally painted Broncos logos on both endzones.

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