A campus attack in Pakistan: At least 20 people were killed and more were wounded when Taliban gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, located in northwestern Pakistan. The attackers were killed by security forces. Update: More here.
The politics of a water crisis: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder apologized to Flint residents for the government response to the town’s water supply, which became contaminated with dangerous amounts of lead when Flint switched its water source in 2014 to cut costs. “You deserve accountability. You deserve to know that the buck stops here with me,” he said at his annual State of the State address.
The refugee debate in Congress: The Senate will vote today on a House-passed bill that would require new FBI background checks and sign-offs from three high-ranking federal officials before any refugee from Syria or Iraq is allowed to enter the United States.
Obama’s travels: The president will be in Detroit today at the North American International Auto Show to talk about the auto industry.