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Light, darkness and lots of cash: ‘Last Jedi’ opens with $220 million

NEW YORK — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson’s second installment in the third “Star Wars” trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives “The Last Jedi” the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.” The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from “The Force Awakens” ($248.8 million), the others are “The Avengers” ($207.4 million) and “Jurassic World”…

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Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition emails

A top lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team has accused a government agency of unlawfully turning over thousands of emails to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russia’s election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Kory Langhofer, general counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America (TFA), wrote a letter to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Homeland Security Committee Saturday detailing claims that Mueller’s team had improperly received emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his…

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UFC Winnipeg results: RDA calls for title shot after dominating Lawler

The former UFC lightweight champion extended his win streak in the welterweight division with a unanimous decision victory over the weight class’ former ruler, Robbie Lawler, in the main event of UFC on Fox 26, which took place in Winnipeg, Canada in the early hours of the morning. Dos Anjos, who has looked rejuvenated since leaving the 155lbs division, dominated Lawler from the outset with his constant pressure and brutal leg kicks. The Brazilian managed to avoid getting into a brawl with Lawler by keeping his distance and repeatedly landing…

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Between ‘Get Out’ and ‘Thor’, originals and sequels can coexist – CNET

“The Last Jedi” rounds out a year of some very good blockbusters (and a lot of mediocre ones). Disney Hollywood, eh? It’s all sequels and remakes! Where’s the imagination? This year at least, it seems a fair bit of the imagination went into those very sequels and remakes. The devastating “Logan“. The heartstopping “War for the Planet of the Apes“. The wondrous “Wonder Woman“. The uproarious “Thor: Ragnarok“. The dazzling “Star Wars: Last Jedi“. You don’t have to be a fan of sci-fi, fantasy and geeky flicks to love these…

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World War 3: North Korea declares the ‘RABID DOGS’ in the South will ‘pay a dear price’

The Consultative Council for National Reconciliation, the rogue state’s body for handling inter-Korean matters, blasted newly imposed sanctions on domestic organisations and individuals that are attempting to cripple the nation’s aggressive nuclear programme. A spokesman for the body said: “The foolish sanctions and pressure racket of the rabid dogs serving the US will only make them pay a dear price.” The comments made on Friday come after the North’s neighbour added 20 organisations and 12 individuals from the isolationist kingdom to a sanctions blacklist. North Korea has lashed out at…

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Former aide accuses Rep. Bobby Scott of sexual misconduct

A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances. At a press conference, Macherie Reese Everson, who goes by Reese, said that Scott touched her inappropriately on two occasions in 2013 and that he flirted with her. Everson said that when she declined the overtures, she was “retaliated against” by being fired. Scott strongly denied the accusations. Everson said the conduct occurred when she was a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation fellow working…

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North Korea THREAT: Donald Trump is ‘DEADLY SERIOUS’ about military strike on Kim Jong-un

North Korea sparked fears of World War 3 after ending a two-month lull in Kim Jong-un’s weapons testing programme to launch the rogue state’s highest-ever ICBM. Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump became embroiled in a rhetoric war after the North Korean dictator said he would target a US airbase on the Pacific Island of Guam. Mr Trump promised to retaliate to any aggression from North Korea with “fire and fury”, evening threatening to “totally destroy” the hermit nation if it even attempts to target the United States. The US…

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Disney’s gobbling of Fox will shake up your streaming universe – CNET

With Disney buying Fox, are your online video options about to resemble a map of Disneyland? Disney knows its future is streaming. Even before Thursday’s tectonic deal to buy large swaths of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, Disney was already laying the groundwork to move into online entertainment in a big way. It has its own streaming services for sports and for television and film on their way next year and in 2019.   After the Fox takeover is complete, Disney will have unprecedented dominion over the movies and…

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Kodi just issued a fresh WARNING to its users, here’s what you need to know

KODI Kodi has advised users about how to protect the software and add-ons from security risks Kodi fans have been put on alert and advised about how to protect themselves from possible security risks hitting the software and add-ons. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV for the online player. Recent research suggested Kodi – which offers access to thousands of channels – is being used in more than five million UK homes. Kodi software is not illegal, but developers can…

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North Korea WARNING: ’70 per cent’ chance of WORLD WAR 3 if THIS happens

North Korea already sparked fears of World War 3 after ending a two-month lull in Kim Jong-un testing programme and firing his highest-ever test missile. US President Donald Trump has become embroiled in a furious war of words with North Korea’s despot leader Kim Jong-un over his ambition to create an arsenal of deadly weapons.  Mr Trump promised to react with “fire and fury” to any attempt by North Korea to target the United States. This only further ignited fears of a conflict breaking out between North Korea and the…

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