News to Know: the Obamacare filibuster, trouble continues in Kenya, al-Qaida thumb drive found
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.
9. The United States Border Patrol has changed its rules about the use of force, according to Fox News.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4. Ted Cruz filibustered the Affordable Care Act with a speech that lasted 21 hours and 19 minutes, according to Fox News.
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.
2. A CBS News/New York Times poll found that President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped to 43 percent.
1. According to CBS News, sources said Texas Sen. Wendy Davis will run for governor.