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Wednesday's Morning Email: President Obama Vows To Fulfill Constitutional Duty

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PRESIDENT OBAMA VOWS TO NOMINATE JUSTICE "Obama told senators he has a constitutional duty to nominate a new justice after Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and reminded them of their constitutional obligation to 'do their job' and vote to approve or reject his nominee." GOP members appear split on whether to block a nomination. And here's what it takes to be vetted for the Supreme Court. [Reuters]

APPLE OPPOSES FBI ORDER TO ACCESS SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTER'S IPHONE Apple CEO Tim Cook said doing so would create a dangerous precedent of hacking Apple users. [Reuters]

CHINA SENDS MISSILES TO DISPUTED MAN-MADE TERRITORY The "advanced surface-to-air missiles" serve as another effort by China to establish its disputed territory in the South China Sea. [Reuters]

THOMAS PIKETTY IS A BERNIE SANDERS FAN Surprise, surprise. [The Guardian]

DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE: YOUNG MINDS MATTER "It is such a privilege to have this opportunity to be Guest Editor of the Huffington Post today, and to celebrate the amazing work being done to improve and understand the mental health of young children. Young Minds Matter, being launched today, is a new series where issues and work around the mental health of young children will be explored." [Kate Middleton, HuffPost]

HOW ALL THAT FREE SHIPPING IS DESTROYING THE ENVIRONMENT Two words: Cardboard boxes. [NYT]

WHAT’S BREWING

MEET THE WINNER OF THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW C.J. is a German Shorthand Pointer (he kind of looks like a cross between a Dalmatian and a black lab). [Reuters]

SUSHI CAN HAVE MORE CALORIES THAN A BIG MAC We feel lied to. [HuffPost]

'THE FBI VS. FIFA' "There has never been anything quite like the FBI's investigation into global soccer, which resulted in a series of high-profile arrests starting in May 2015. But so far, only the barest outline of the case has been made public." [ESPN]

'HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS' TALKS TO CHRIS HARRISON, NICK VIALL AND JJ LANE "The Bachelor" podcast talks to some old favorites about the latest this season and how to date a former Bachelor contestant. [HuffPost]

FAKING YOUR WINE KNOWLEDGE Swishing the glass around is not quite enough. [Wired]

THE MATH OF WHEN TO SETTLE DOWN After 11 suitors. Apparently. [WaPo]

MORE ADULTS ARE GETTING BRACES THAN EVER Behind that allure of a straight smile. [Racked]

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WHAT'S WORKING

BAND FROM PARIS TERROR ATTACKS RETURNS TO FINISH CONCERT "Eagles of Death Metal invited survivors and relatives of the Nov. 13 victims to enter early for Tuesday night's concert. The band also offered survivors free tickets, Reuters reported." [HuffPost]

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BEFORE YOU GO

~ Why the demise of the $100 bill would help prevent international crime.

~ American Airlines thinks its Internet is as bad as you think it is.

~ There is a river that boils in the Amazon. And no, this is not a sci-fi novel.

~ What China's "WeChat" means for the future of media.

~ A "super bloom" is headed to Death Valley.

~ Understanding the billions of dollars worth of medical tourism a year.

~ The downsides of "having it all."

~ And happy Wednesday: here's a baby polar bear seeing snow for the first time.

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