October 20, 2021: Trump aide Steve Bannon, Biden, Vaccine mandates, North Korea, India floods
1. A U.S. congressional committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol voted unanimously in favor of contempt-of-Congress charges against Steve Bannon, a longtime aide to former President Donald Trump.
2. U.S. President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are edging toward a deal on the scope of their cornerstone economic revival package and hope to reach a compromise as soon as this week, people briefed on the negotiations said.
3. Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19.
4. North Korea test-fired a new, smaller ballistic missile from a submarine, state media confirmed, a move that analysts said could be aimed at more quickly fielding an operational missile submarine.
5. Floods unleashed by days of unseasonal heavy rain have wrecked crops, blocked roads and washed away bridges in northern India, killing at least 46 people, officials said, as they mounted rescue efforts for those stranded.
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