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October 14, 2021: Norway mass killing, Taiwan fire, Big Tech, U.S. Capitol riots, California

Reuters, 14 Oct 2021
October 14, 2021: Norway mass killing, Taiwan fire, Big Tech, U.S. Capitol riots, California

1. A 37-year-old Danish citizen who had converted to Islam is suspected of killing five people with a bow-and-arrow and other weapons in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in a rare incident of mass killing in Norway, police said.

2. A fire in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 46 people and injured another 41, the government said.

3. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, headed by Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Chuck Grassley, plan to introduce a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazon and Google, from favoring their products and services.

4. A congressional panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol said it has issued a subpoena seeking testimony and records from Jeffrey Clark, a former senior official at the Justice Department who was a proponent of former President Donald Trump's false election fraud claims.

5. California firefighters took advantage of a break in strong winds to get an aircraft aloft and dump retardant on a fast-moving wildfire that was within a half mile of former President Ronald Reagan's ranch, officials said.

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