According to Fox, the Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the Baghdad mall attack that killed 18 people on Monday. Gunmen stormed into the Jawhara Mall after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance.

Iraqi officials say the attack which lasted over an hour, killed at least 18 people and wounded 50 in the city’s mainly Shiite east.

According to CNN no group claimed responsibility for the blast which killed at least 10 and injured another 15 this morning in Istanbul at a popular tourist attraction. Most of the injured and killed are reported to be German nationals.

NPR reports, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida’s process of allowing judges, not juries, to decide whether to impose the death penalty is unconstitutional.

The ruling stems from the case of Timothy Lee Hurst, who was convicted in the 1998 murder of a co-worker at a restaurant in Pensacola, Florida.

And NPR says, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will attend President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Also in attendance, as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama, will be Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff whose name appears on the landmark Supreme Court case that declared same-sex marriage legal in June of last year.

Davis went to jail for five days in September, held in contempt for defying court orders to issues same-sex marriage licenses.

A spokeswoman for the Liberty Counsel said it would not say which member of Congress invited Davis.

CNN Money reports, some harrowing advice from The Royal Bank of Scotland, which has warned of a “cataclysmic year” ahead for markets and advised clients to head for the exit. Do not wait. Do not pass go.

the bank’s red flags for 2016 — falling oil, volatility in China, shrinking world trade, rising debt, weak corporate loans and deflation — have all been seen in just the first week of trading.

Morgan Stanley warned this week that oil could touch $20 a barrel. RBS says if it falls below $30, then $16 is on the horizon.


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