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At least 50 feared dead after tornado hits US state of Kentucky: Governor

At least 50 people are feared dead in Kentucky after a tornado swept through the U.S. state, Governor Andy Beshear told a news conference early on Dec. 11.

"I fear that there are more than 50 dead in Kentucky... probably closer to somewhere between 70 and 100, it's devastating," he said.

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Trump ally Bannon surrenders to face Capitol riot probe charges

Former president Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon expressed defiance on Nov. 15 after surrendering to the FBI to face charges of contempt of Congress after refusing to testify on the January 6 Capitol assault.

He accused President Joe Biden of having "ordered" the Justice Department to prosecute him.

US Senate confirms Jeff Flake to Turkey envoy post

The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Oct. 26 with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

US Capitol riot panel votes to hold Trump ally Bannon in criminal contempt

Lawmakers investigating the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol voted unanimously on Oct. 19 to pursue criminal contempt charges for a key ally of former president Donald Trump for refusing to testify.

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the cross-party January 6 congressional select committee on Thursday last week.