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Famous Star Wars collector robbed of rare items

Famous Star Wars collector robbed of rare items

Collector Steve Sansweet , who has an enormous collection of 300,000 Star Wars items in his nonprofit museum Rancho Obi-Wan, has been robbed of more than 100 valuable items. He said several pieces have been "resold or professionally appraised for a total of more than $200,000". If fans think they have purchased a stolen item, they are asked to also contact Sansweet and to "be patient while we work through this process". Read More

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Wonder Woman breaks box office records for female director

A THR profile of Jenkins hints that, while Wonder Woman took place during World War I, Wonder Woman 2 will be "contemporary-set", though Jenkins told Uproxx "the plan" is to stay in the past. "I do believe that if you have female storytelling, you also have more authentic female characters". " Any ridiculous notion that a woman may not be suited to direct a big budget superhero movie is hopefully once and for all shattered, " Paul Dergarabedian, senior media ... Read More

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Ariana Grande gets emotional as she closes One Love Manchester concert

Twenty-two people were killed and dozens were injured on May 22 when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive shortly after American star Grande's show had ended. "And she said Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits". Sunday's One Love Manchester concert, to be held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground, comes the day after attackers targeted the heart of London, killing seven people . Read More

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'Wonder Woman' has biggest film opening for a female director

While the opening weekend for " Wonder Woman " is impressive, DC Comics movies have scored more in the past - recently " Batman v Superman " and " Suicide Squad " rocketed to US$166 million and US$134 million openings respectively. The reason for Wonder Woman not having an extended cut is quite simple: there aren't any deleted scenes. “This is a dramatic step in the right direction, ” Goldstein said . Read More

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US military says no plans to change posture in Qatar

Qatar's local World Cup organising committee and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC, ) which organises Global matches in the region , both declined to comment. Saudi Arabia said it would begin blocking all Qatari flights at midnight. Emboldened by warmer U.S. ties under President Donald Trump, the Saudi-led alliance is seeking to stamp out any opposition to forming a united front against Shiite-ruled Iran . Read More

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'Wonder Woman' gross revised up to $103.1 million

'Wonder Woman' gross revised up to $103.1 million

Researchers, though, are skeptical Hollywood is doing enough to change gender imbalance. He captioned the photo, "Sunday at the movies with one of my super heroes, Sarah". The previous mark was Sam Taylor-Johnsons “Fifty Shades of Grey, ” with $85.1 million in 2015. She looks fabulous in her suffragette outfit with little specs, but it's not until she strips down to her superheroine bodice and shorts, pulls out her sword, and leaps into the fray, that she comes into her own. Read More

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Poll dive hits British PM's election battle

Poll dive hits British PM's election battle

Thursday's poll shows Mrs May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn when voters were asked who they want to be PM has also shrunk to 13 points, down from 17 at the end of last week . Sterling, however, recovered during Wednesday's session to trade above $1.29, after two polls showed the party is now the leading choice among voters. Read More

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UK police name two London attackers, say one investigated before

On Monday, British police identified that man, Khuram Shazad Butt , a 27-year-old Pakistan-born Briton, as one of the assailants, saying he was known to authorities, though they had no evidence he was planning an attack. But around three of the city's iconic bridges, the stepped-up security was unmistakable. "We were so scared and panicked we didn't come out of the bedroom", he said, while another said that three people had been taken away. Read More

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Peter Sallis dead; 'Wallace and Gromit' actor was 96

Peter Sallis dead; 'Wallace and Gromit' actor was 96

Among others paying tribute were movie director Edgar Wright, who tweeted: 'Farewell Peter Sallis , warm and amusing in Last Of The Summer Wine and just pure magic as the voice of Wallis in the Aardman animations '. "I don't know what it was but I never saw myself as a father figure", he said. During the 1950s and 1960s he worked steadily in a succession of TV shows, with minor parts in episodes of Z Cars, The Avengers and Doctor Who . Read More

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California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

To the victor goes a $40,000 cash prize from Scripps, a big trophy and other awards, including a $2,500 US savings bond from Merriam-Webster and trips to NY and California for televised appearances. Ananya added that it was interesting to go back and forth for so many rounds. She will return to present the award to the victor of next year's competition. Read More

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These young girls dressed as Wonder Woman will warm your heart

These young girls dressed as Wonder Woman will warm your heart

Aamir Khan's Bollywood sensation Dangal added $9.17 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its total to $170 million - an unprecedented overseas number for an Indian film. In fact, she's only the second woman to single-handedly direct anyHollywoodlive-action movie with a production budget over $100 million. In a sit-down with Entertainment Weekly , Patty Jenkins discussed her plans for a Wonder Woman sequel. Read More

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Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

Same starters for Game 2 of the NBA Finals

The Warriors made their Game 1 victory look easy by turning 20 Cavaliers turnovers into 21 points. Before tipoff, Lue met Kerr as he walked out of the home team's tunnel, and was the first man on the court to welcome him back. But despite the Game 1 setback, it is a best-of-seven series, and the Cavaliers are focused on turning the tide and taking a 1-1 tie back to Cleveland for Game 3 next Wednesday night. Read More

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Blue Ivy Carter Doesn't Miss A Beat During Her Ballet Recital

Blue Ivy Carter Doesn't Miss A Beat During Her Ballet Recital

Just watching the clip of Blue Ivy's performance, you can practically see Beyoncé on that stage. She said: "I'm so excited". "Being a grandmother is the second best job in the world (and) being a mom (is the first)". "[My biggest lesson was] teaching them that what is on the inside counts more than what's on the outside". That's the fun part [spoiling them]. Not only did the five year old nail her dance moves, but she also brought out a fierce (or should we say Sasha Fierce?) stage ... Read More

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British PM May says she does not predict election results

Theresa May has accused Jeremy Corbyn of "an abdication of leadership" over Brexit as she said the Labour leader was not fit to negotiate a good deal for Britain . "You can not protect the public on the cheap", Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a speech in northern England. May's experience cuts both ways: as home secretary from 2010 to 2016, she must bear some responsibility if the United Kingdom isn't fighting extremism properly. Read More

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Putin: 'We Don't Care Who's The Head Of The United States'

Putin rebuffed the accusation. "I made my speech", Putin said , adding the two barely talked. Even if it's a no comment or a pack of lies, we needed someone to try and get that response. Putin accused the US of "actively interfering in electoral campaigns of other countries", but he denied having any motive to do so. "You people are so creative over there, good job ", Putin told Kelly . Read More

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Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row: state media

Yemen's internationally recognised government, which also severed ties with Qatar , accused it of working with its enemies in the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, state news agency Saba reported. The "decisive" measure was due to "gross violations committed by authorities in Qatar over the past years", the Saudi statement said. The rift as announced also involves closure of transport ties with Qatar , with the three Gulf states gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave. Read More

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Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

Conway also has been considered a potential Solicitor General under the Trump administration, a role that would have had him defending the president's order before the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump began the day with a series of tweets criticizing judicial resistance to his proposed travel ban, which would prevent people from entering the US from a number of Muslim-majority countries. Read More

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How Michael Bloomberg is defying Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords

Scientists anticipate climate change could push the Earth to risky temperatures much sooner with U.S. retreat from the pledge because the country burns so much energy. "Any long-term investment is going to have to consider the world after Trump". Trump said the United States would be willing to rejoin the accord if it could obtain more favorable terms, but the leaders of France, Germany and Italy said in a joint statement Thursday that the agreement cannot be renegotiated, "since it is a ... Read More

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Clinton Says She Was 'Right' About 'Vast Russia Conspiracy'; Investigations Ongoing

Some people stayed home. Clinton admitted she liked the earlier Nancy Drew books better than the later ones, and she said Nancy was very much an icon to her. Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump were at it again on Twitter in the evening hours of Wednesday, May 31, but the former Secretary of State had a new jab at her disposal when the president insulted her seemingly out of the blue. Read More

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Antoine Griezmann transfer: Tottenham urged to go in for Atletico Madrid star

The Madrid giants won't be allowed to register players until the January transfer window. The FC crew debate whether the time is right for Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid for Manchester United . Arsene Wenger has just penned a new two-year deal at the Emirates, much to the dismay of many Gunners fans. However, the club is not letting the decision affect them as the club has stated that they are confident that they can compete with the best teams next season regardless of ... Read More

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Taylor Swift's coffee date with new beau

Taylor Swift's coffee date with new beau

The new photos surfaced one day after E! "They both seem to be pretty similar to their approach on their relationships this time around", the source added. "She got buried in media being on top of her life during the last relationship, so she tried everything in her power to not have that happen again", the source went on to explain. Read More

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Putin denies having compromising information on Trump

The interview was taped on Friday in St. Petersburg, shortly after she moderated a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum panel in which Putin displayed his trademark combativeness . The president said that if there had been something meaningful the ambassador would have made a report to the Foreign Minister, and the minister would have made a report to him but there have been none. Read More

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Kathy Griffin to hold press conference to address 'bullying' from Trump Family

Kathy Griffin to hold press conference to address 'bullying' from Trump Family

CNN also announced that she would no longer appear as a part of its New Year's Eve broadcast with co-host Anderson Cooper . " Kathy never imagined it could be misinterpreted as a threat of violence against Trump ", Bloom said. "She's the only contestant in the history of the show to actually gain weight", Griffin said . "I have no desire to harm him", Griffin said. And if you don't stand up, you get run over. Read More

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