A.M. Links: American Diplomats Killed in Libya, Germany's Highest Court Rules in Favor of European Bailout Fund, Chicago Teachers' Strike on Day Three, Barroso Wants a Federation, Fire in Karachi Kills Hundreds


  • The American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
  • The German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the European Stability Mechanism is constitutional and that the German parliament must approve any future increases to bailout contributions.
  • The teachers' strike in Chicago enters its third day with no sign of a forthcoming deal. Union leaders are meeting this morning to review the most recent offer from the school board.
  • President of the European Commission Jose Barroso has called for the European Union to become a "Federation of nation states" in a speech to the European Parliament. 
  • The Obama administration is distancing itself from comments that came out of the American embassy in Cairo that apologized for anti-Muslim activity in the U.S. 
  • At least 246 are dead after a factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan. 

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