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News to Know: the Obamacare filibuster, trouble continues in Kenya, al-Qaida thumb drive found


Sen. Ted Cruz had a lot to say about the Affordable Care Act this week. Wikimedia Commons  |  The Daily Cougar

Sen. Ted Cruz had a lot to say about the Affordable Care Act this week. Wikimedia Commons | The Daily Cougar

Sen. Wendy Davis said she'll soon make a big announcement about her plans regarding a possible bid for governor. Wikimedia Commons  |  The Daily Cougar

Sen. Wendy Davis said she’ll soon make a big announcement about her plans regarding a possible bid for governor. Wikimedia Commons | The Daily Cougar

10. Since Saturday, an online petition created to lift a de facto ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia has garnered approximately 11,000 signatures. According to CNN, a demonstration of Saudi women driving will be staged on Oct. 26.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/world/meast/saudi-arabia-women-drivers/index.html?hpt=wo_t4

9. The United States Border Patrol has changed its rules about the use of force, according to Fox News.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/09/26/groups-welcome-new-border-patrol-rules-on-use-force/?intcmp=trending

8. According to CNN, the president of Barilla, the world’s largest pasta chain, said he wouldn’t use a gay family in ads for the company’s product. Because of Guido Barilla’s comments, activist group Equality Italia is boycotting the chain.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/26/news/companies/barilla-pasta-gay/

7. Approximately 936,000 immigrants qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but only 537,662 applications were received. Of that number, only 400,562 were approved, according to Fox News.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/09/25/deferred-action-dream-still-unattainable-for-most-undocumented-immigrants/

6. Sixty-three people are still unaccounted for after the shooting in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Al Shabaab gunmen stormed the mall on Saturday, according to CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/world/africa/kenya-grieving-waiting/index.html?hpt=wo_c1

5. According to MSN, the U.S. and Russia have reached a deal on how to “legally oblige” Syria to give up its chemical stockpile.

http://news.msn.com/world/us-russia-reach-deal-on-syria-chemical-arms-resolution

4. Ted Cruz filibustered the Affordable Care Act with a speech that lasted 21 hours and 19 minutes, according to Fox News.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/09/25/speech-makes-cruz-hero-to-tea-partiers-and-villain-to-critics/

3. As reported by CNN, a thumb drive, which was found on the body of East Africa al-Qaida operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed in 2011, is said to contain plans to target places in London.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/world/london-bombing-plot-qaeda/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

2. A CBS News/New York Times poll found that President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped to 43 percent.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57604620/poll-obama-approval-drops-to-43/

1. According to CBS News, sources said Texas Sen. Wendy Davis will run for governor.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57604887/wendy-davis-to-run-for-texas-governor-sources-say/

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