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News On The Move: Trump disclosed nuclear secrets, Raging fire at Beirut port, Ronald 'Khalis' Bell dies

Yahoo Finance’s Adam Shapiro and Julie Hyman cover Thursday’s trending stories.

Video Transcript

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ADAM SHAPIRO: News on the Move. President Trump revealed the United States has a secret nuclear weapons system. He revealed this during his interviews with Bob Woodward. Trump disclosed the program while discussing relations with North Korea and the possibility of a nuclear war back in 2017. Woodward's book "Rage" will be released next week. And it includes President Trump admitting he knew the severity of the coronavirus threat to the United States in early February. But Trump said-- and this is part of the audiotape recordings-- he wanted to play it down to prevent panic.

- Weeks after a massive explosion killed nearly 200 people in Beirut, a huge fire has broken out near the site of the original blast. It's unclear what triggered the blaze. But the Lebanese army said it began at a warehouse storing oil and tires. The city is still cleaning up following the August 4th disaster, an explosion of more than 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate that injured more than 6,000 people.

ADAM SHAPIRO: Singer-saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell, co-founder of the hit band Kool and the Gang, he died at his home in the US virgin islands yesterday. He was 68 years old. His publicist did not disclose the cause of death. Bell co-wrote hits like "Ladies Night," "Jungle Boogie," and "Celebration." Kool and the Gang rocketed to fame in the early 1970s with a blend of jazz, funk, and soul. They remained popular into the 1980s and 1990s.

Other hits include "Get Down on It" and "Joanna." And a lot of people are wondering why they have yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.