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5 things to know for Oct. 26: Maine shootings, Israel, House speaker, Auto strike, Vaccines

5 things to know for Oct. 26: Maine shootings, Israel, House speaker, Auto strike, Vaccines CNN's 5 Things brings you the news you need to know every morning. 1. Deadly shootings in Maine A deadly shooting spree unfolded in Maine on Sunday, leaving four people dead and sparking a massive manhunt for the gunman. Authorities have identified the suspect as 35-year-old Carroll Tuttle Jr. The victims include his father, as well as two people at a residence in Madison and another person at a separate home. The motive behind the shootings is still unknown. 2. Israel's Prime Minister forms new government After months of political uncertainty, Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has successfully formed a new government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year reign. Bennett, a right-wing nationalist, will serve as prime minister for two years, before handing over to the centrist Yair Lapid. The new government is expected to take a more pragmatic approach to issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iran nuclear deal. 3. Pelosi faces critical vote on infrastructure bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to face a crucial vote on Thursday as she attempts to pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Progressive Democrats have threatened to block the bill unless a separate $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change package is also passed. Pelosi is working to win over both moderate and progressive factions within her party to secure the necessary votes. 4. Strike continues at major auto manufacturer The strike at John Deere, one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machinery, continues into its second week. Over 10,000 workers represented by the United Auto Workers union have walked off the job, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The strike is expected to impact production and could lead to shortages of farming equipment. 5. Vaccines for young children move closer to authorization The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to authorize the use of Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 in the coming weeks. Pfizer recently submitted data to the FDA showing that its vaccine is safe and effective for this age group. The authorization would be a significant step in expanding vaccination efforts to protect younger children against the virus. Image Source: [CNN](,c_fill)

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