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In 'n 229 aan 202 stem gister, the House found Donald Trump’s ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress over his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the select committee investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol.

“We need to make it clear that no person is above the law, we need to take a stand for the committee’s investigation and for the integrity of this body,” said the committee chair, Bennie Thompson.

Bannon and other senior Trump administration officials had been instructed by Trump and his attorney to defy orders issued by the select committee.

Sources told the Guardian that Bannon was a key architect in the plan to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election win, the impetus behind the Capitol attack. He also appeared to predict the attack itself, saying on his War Room podcast the day before the insurrection that left five dead and 140 injured: “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.”

Halyna Hutchins, the 42-year-old director of photography on the movie Rust, died last night after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The incident also injured the film’s director, Joel Souza, 48.

The local sheriff’s office said Baldwin came in voluntarily to speak to authorities and no charges had been filed.

The partial human remains discovered this week in a Florida wilderness area were confirmed to be those of Brian Laundrie, die verloofde van Gabby Petito, the woman who disappeared while on a road trip with Laundrie.

Laundrie, 23, had been a person of interest in the killing of Petito, who was reported missing on 11 September by her parents. Her body was found in Grand Teton national park on 19 September and coroners have said she died of strangulation.

The Queen, 95, had her first overnight stay in a hospital in eight years this week after cancelling a two-day trip to Northern Ireland. Known for her strong constitution, she was seen using a walking stick for the first time last week.

Last year Poland’s constitutional court ruled that terminations would be allowed only in cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s health was at risk, which made up only about 2% of legal terminations at the time of the ruling. Sedertdien, Abortion Without Borders, an organization that helps women access safe abortion services, estimates that the number of Polish women seeking illegal or foreign abortions has skyrocketed.

Op die ouderdom van 74, Elton John has scored the eighth UK No 1 single of his career, as well as a new right hip. The superstar is at a different place in his life, but remains vibrant and youthful in not just his energy but his music: his new album, The Lockdown Sessions, includes accompaniments with artists such as Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X and Rina Sawayama, as well as raps from Young Thug and Nicki Minaj.

Climate advocates who helped elect the Democrat Kyrsten Sinema to the US Senate are furious with her efforts to block the multitrillion-dollar “human infrastructure” legislation that addresses social services and environmental measures. “The climate crisis is here – it has already arrived in Arizona,” said Vianey Olivarria, a director of Chispa Arizona, the state branch of the League of Conservation Voters. “We don’t have a lot of time to waste.”

A growing pool of artists, academics, and entrepreneurs are shaping psychedelic research and therapy with music, with the artist Jon Hopkins timing out his new album, Music for Psychedelic Therapy, to the length of a ketamine high. “We’re entering an era where this kind of therapy is going to be legal and widespread, and you need to have music for it,” said Hopkins. “I’ve got to be really careful of sounding too grandiose, but it really feels to me like there is a frontier here – a new genre of music.”

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