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Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after trace asbestos found in bottle

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder as a precaution after testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online. The recall announced Friday comes as J&J fights thousands of lawsuits in which plaintiffs claim its iconic baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that it caused ovarian cancer or another rare cancer. At multiple trials, J&J experts have testified asbestos hasn’t been detected in its baby powder in many tests over 40 years.
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Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform’s refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy “even if it goes against our standards.” But while he promoted free expression, limitations were place on coverage of his remarks at Georgetown University.

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Boeing crash report faces pushback from Lion Air, regulator

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max amid concerns that too much blame is being placed on the Indonesian side, according to people familiar with the matter.