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Were mustaches the key to the film’s success?

war of stars Standalone films started with the considerable success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This film told the story of how the Rebel Alliance got their hands on the plans for the Death Star and enabled the Ragtag group to achieve an unlikely victory over the Empire. The Empire struck back later, of course, but fans loved …

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The Libyan rivals reach an agreement on the allocation of positions in key news agencies

During talks in Morocco, delegates from the rival Libyan administrations agreed on criteria for being appointed to the most important institutions in their country. The discussions, dubbed the “Libyan Dialogue”, brought together five participants from the internationally recognized government of the National Agreement (GNA), which controls the capital Tripoli and the northwest, and five other participants from the House of …

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Biden adds key campaign allies and Obama-Biden policy leaders to the transition team

Biden adds four co-chairs along with longtime confidante and former Delaware Senator Ted Kaufman: Jeffrey Zients, Obama’s top economic advisor, tasked with rescuing the floundering HealthCare.gov website; Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, who considered Biden for the vice president nomination; Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, a top Biden deputy and national campaign co-chair; and Anita Dunn, a senior campaign …

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Tropical storm Laura created a beautiful vortex near Key West

The National Weather Service says the natural phenomenon is called eddy, which is a circular flow of water. KEY WEST, Florida – Before Hurricane Laura left a trail of destruction in Louisiana and southeast Texas, it created a breathtaking natural phenomenon in Key West, Florida. Lucky witnesses, including Jacob Emerick, discovered the circulating stream of water from the air on …

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Sulfur scavenging bacteria could be key to making common ingredients in plastic

Scientists have discovered how microbes in moist soils produce high levels of ethylene that can adversely affect agricultural crops and bioenergy feedstocks like switchgrass. This new knowledge can be used to develop treatments for healthier plants. Photo credit: Andy Sproles / ORNL, US Department of Energy Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Ohio State University …

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Climate change: Dams played a key role in limiting sea level rise

Image rights Getty Images The construction of large dams has played a surprising role in limiting rising seas, according to scientists. In the last century, melting glaciers and the thermal expansion of seawater have pushed sea levels up. However, this new study notes that in the 1970s, dams almost halted the rising seas due to the amount of water preventing …

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Ex-FBI attorney pleads guilty to falsifying claims to continue monitoring the key figure in the Mueller investigation

A former FBI attorney plans to plead guilty of falsifying an allegation to maintain state surveillance of a key figure in former Special Adviser Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to court documents. It is the first legal development to emerge from a review of the work of the Mueller team led by John Durham, …

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer on Halo Infinite Delay on how Game Pass is the key to Xbox Series X.

With the announcement earlier this week that Halo Infinite would be delayed to 2021, it confirmed that the Xbox Series X console is still set for a holiday, specifically the November global launch. And Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has responded to the tough reputation for delaying the flagship Xbox game and why the company hasn’t considered a staggered release. Spencer …

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Key West police arrested an 8-year-old at school. His wrists were too small for the handcuffs

Part of Key West Police bodycam footage from the December 2018 arrest was released Monday by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the boy’s mother. On Tuesday, she filed a federal lawsuit alleging that officials used excessive force, that school officials did not intervene, and that the city and school district violated the Disabled Americans Act. The lawsuit …

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