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October 22, 2021: Brian Laundrie, Alec Baldwin, Queen Elizabeth, Biden, Bannon

Reuters, 22 Oct 2021
October 22, 2021: Brian Laundrie, Alec Baldwin fires prop gun, Queen Elizabeth, Biden, Bannon

1. Partial human remains found in a Florida wilderness area have been identified through dental records as belonging to Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of murdered travel blogger Gabby Petito, the FBI said.

2. Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico, authorities said.

3. Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 95, will spend Friday resting and undertaking light duties after she spent a night in hospital for the first time in years for what Buckingham Palace termed "preliminary investigations.”

4. U.S. President Joe Biden backed away from pledged tax increases to fund planned infrastructure and social spending, and also said he was open to reforming Senate voting rights by "fundamentally altering" its filibuster custom.

5. Longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon could face criminal prosecution for refusing to cooperate with a probe into the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold him in contempt of Congress.



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