The U.S. is retaliating against Iranian-backed forces in Syria. On Thursday, American armed forces carried out an airstrike against a facility belonging to Iran-supported militia. President Biden authorized strike.        The coronavirus relief package will not include a minimum wage increase. On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the measure could not be brought in to the almost two-trillion-dollar COVID plan. Democrats are looking to set the minimum wage at 15-dollars-an-hour.        The acting Capitol Police chief says congressional security officials had no previous knowledge of a threat of protestors to storm the U.S. Capitol building. Yogananda [[ yoga-NON-dah ]] Pittman testified in a House hearing and said police were simply unprepared for the January 6th attack. Acting House Sergeant-at-Arms Timothy Blodgett noted "intelligence missteps" before the Capitol assault.       Oregon Republicans have walked out of the state Senate for the third year in a row. It comes in response to the Governor's management of the pandemic. They want schools to reopen and a quicker vaccine distribution plan.        The search is on in Illinois for the owner of a bird, described as loud and belligerent. Seems the guinea fowl is just wandering loose in the small town of Swansea. Neighbors are saying the bird smells and won't leave.