Good Wednesday morning!
A terror attack at Turkey’s Ataturk airport in Istanbul killed at least 36 people and wounded almost 147 others. As of Tuesday night, no terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack. However, counter-terrorism experts say the attack is similar to other attacks the carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Officials cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
Just days before the Senate leaves for its July 4th recess it rejected legislation that would have appropriated money for the fight against the Zika virus. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) called the legislation the most “irresponsible” piece of legislation he has seen. Democrats said several “poison pills” attached to the legislation made impossible for them support it. The bill would have take money from the fight against the Ebola virus to fund Zika research. Republicans also added language to defund Planned Parenthood.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi released an 800-page report examining the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission and C.I.A. compound in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. Democrats were quick to call the report a partisan attack created to harm presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers. However, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) who led the panel argued that the report detailed information about the government’s response that had not previously been reported.
On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan assembled the first Corvette. The first completed car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of the just 300 Corvettes made that year. It would take another two years before the sports car began to take off in popularity.