House passed bill to increase screening on Syrian and Iraqi refugees
President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the bill passed by a large majority of the House on Thursday. The bill would suspend Iraqi and Syrian refugees from entering until they passed strict background checks. Minority leader Harry Reid has also vowed to block the bill in the Senate. Watch out Congress — Reid grew up in a house without indoor plumbing, so I bet he can filibuster for days.
Hostages taken at Radisson Hotel Mali
On the eve of a peace deal between the Malian government and Northern Separatists, gunman stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako. The gunmen, believed to be part of a jihadist group connected to Al-qaeda, held 170 people hostage on Friday. Malian and U.S. security forces then stormed the hotel, freeing the hostages, but 19 were killed.
Genetically modified Salmon cleared for production