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Watch live: Ex-presidents join concert for hurricane relief

Oct. 21 (UPI) — All five living former U.S. presidents are attending a concert Saturday night at Texas A&M University to benefit victims of recent hurricanes. The One America Appeal was launched in September by George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George …

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Judge throws out another talc verdict against Johnson & Johnson

Oct. 21 (UPI) — A California judge tossed out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the second verdict involving its baby powder that was reversed this week. In a 51-page ruling late Friday, California Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson ruled the health products company wasn’t required to warn …

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Trump’s order allows Air Force to recall 1,000 retired pilots

Oct. 21 (UPI) — The Air Force has the authority to recall 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that amends “a national emergency by reason of the terrorist attacks …

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Trump to OK release of remaining JFK assassination files

Oct. 21 (UPI) — President Donald Trump signaled Saturday that he would allow the release of the last remaining classified documents surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Former President George H.W. Bush signed a law in 1992 that disclosed classified records relating to the assassination, except those …

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Texas barge explosion: 1 dead, 2 missing

Oct. 20 (UPI) — One person died and two others were missing after a barge exploded and caught fire Friday in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Aransas, Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard said the explosion happened around 4:35 a.m. about 3 miles off the coast. “The whole place illuminated, …

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2 more U.S. workers experienced symptoms at embassy in Havana

Oct. 20 (UPI) — Two more government employees have experienced symptoms associated with a mysterious attack on U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, the U.S. State Department said Friday. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said a total of 24 government personnel “experienced health effects from the attacks.” The attack, which officials have described …

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Trump, Guterres optimistic about United Nations’ potential

Oct. 20 (UPI) — President Donald Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed optimism about the future of the United Nations under its new leadership when the two met Friday at the White House. Trump praised the United Nations and Guterres, who took over leadership of the international body in …

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Watch live: Sarah Sanders gives White House news briefing

Oct. 20 (UPI) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to give an on-camera daily press briefing Friday afternoon. Sanders was set to answer reporters’ questions at 2 p.m. EDT. Prior to the briefing, President Donald Trump met with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Also Friday, the president’s commission …

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