Funeral Held for Fla. Soldier Killed in Niger

Funeral services were held to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Niger, combined with three others, is being investigated by the Pentagon. (Oct. 21)




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Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, officials say

The two were last seen entering the park in late July.




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Judge tosses $417M award in claim baby powder caused cancer

Eva Echeverria, who used the powder for decades, alleged that the company failed to adequately warn about talcum powder’s potential cancer risks.




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Kobe Bryant Says He’d Decline Trump WH Invite

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant said on Saturday he would turn down an invitation to the White House if Donald Trump invited him. He made the remarks during a visit to a sports hall in Paris. (Oct. 21)




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Officials: 54 Egyptian Police Killed in Ambush

At least 54 policemen were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. (Oct. 21)




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Trump: Classified JFK files will be released

President Trump has tweeted he will allow the release of thousands of previously classified files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The files are scheduled to be released on October 26, 2017.




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Tillerson Starts Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has landed in Saudi Arabia to begin a diplomatic mission in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region. (Oct. 21)




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Today in History for October 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born. (Oct. 21)




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