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The Democratic-controlled House passed the Equality Act on Friday, a bill that would protect LGBTQ people from being fired, denied housing or harassed for their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Why it matters: The bill is presumed dead on arrival as it moves through to the Republican-controlled Senate. Still, supporters are rejoicing as this marks the first time the legislation has received a full vote — 236-173 — from either chamber of Congress, signifying the progress LGBTQ rights have seen over the years. Eight Republicans broke ranks, joining Democrats in voting for the measure.

The backdrop: The bill, originally introduced in 2015, would amend a law dating back to 1964 permitting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. While there are already federal laws protecting people from discrimination based on race, religion, sex and disability, there are no such federal laws explicitly protecting the LGBTQ population. Some Republicans argue the legislation violates religious freedom and nullifies women's rights.

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Mexico ahead of expected arrival in U.S.

Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 storm late Monday packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane earlier Monday.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: The swing states where the pandemic is raging — Pence no longer expected to attend Barrett confirmation vote after COVID exposure.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day case records last week
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events
  6. World: Unrest in Italy as restrictions grow across Europe.
  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.
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In photos: Unrest in Italy as coronavirus restrictions grow across Europe

An anti-government demonstration against the economic consequences of the new measures in Turin, Italy, where luxury stores were "ransacked," on Oct. 26, the Guardian reports. Photo: Diego Puletto/Getty Images

Protests in Italy against fresh COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that came into effect Monday descended into violence in Milan and and Turin, where police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators, per the Guardian.

The big picture: The protests in Italian cities still reeling from the first lockdown mark some of the biggest resistance against measures seen yet as restrictions return across Europe, which is facing a second coronavirus wave. From Denmark to Romania, this is what's been happening, in photos.