Today in One Paragraph
Armed militants killed at least 20 people at a university in Pakistan. Stocks in the U.S. plunged as global oil prices continued to decline. Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have tightened screening procedures on refugees from Syria or Iraq. Climate scientists said that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history. And an inspector-general letter said that Hillary Clinton’s private server contained a high level of classified material.
Attack in Pakistan. Armed gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens. It’s unclear who’s responsible for the attack. (Jibran Ahmad and Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Reuters)
Dow Takes Another Hit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 250 points, recovering from a dip that peaked at 565 points earlier in the day. Market turmoil this year has been driven largely by a steep decline in crude oil prices, which are at the lowest levels since 2003. (Saumya Vaishampayan, The Wall Street Journal)
Refugee Debate in the Senate. Senate Democrats blocked a House-passed bill that would require new FBI background checks and individual sign-offs from three high-ranking federal officials before allowing a refugee from Syria or Iraq to enter the U.S. (Richard Lardner, Associated Press)