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Superman comic soars to new $2.16 million record

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A pristine first edition of the inaugural Superman comic book, originally costing just 10 cents, has sold at auction for a record-breaking $2.16 million.

The 1938 copy of Action Comics #1, in which Superman debuted, sold Wednesday, smashing a $1.5 million record set for a slightly less well-preserved copy of the first edition auctioned last year.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rare item had belonged to actor Nicolas Cage, who lost it in a 2000 robbery, only for it to be recovered a decade later.

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Auctioneers ComicConnect.com said it was “the most importantcomic book in the history of comics” and the “introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come.”

The comic’s cover features the red-caped superhero lifting a green car, while bystanders run in panic.

One reason for the unusually good condition of the book is that for 50 years it lay unnoticed tucked inside an old movie magazine.

Comic.Connect.com would not confirm Cage’s ownership, only saying that the pop culture treasure had belonged to a “West Coast comic collector.”

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REVEALED: Speaker Pelosi says she had to stop White House meeting because Trump was too ‘shaken’ by GOP criticism

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According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump was "shaken up" by the realization that Republicans are criticizing him over his huge mistake in Syria.

"It comes at a very difficult time for him," said Pelosi outside the White House meeting. "Earlier today the House of Representatives voted what, 354-60 in opposition to the actions that he has taken in Syria. It calls upon the president to urgently use exercise with restraint and for us to have a humanitarian assistant to some of the Kurdish children being killed there, and reaching support."

Most importantly, however, the bill mandated a clear plan from the president on how to handle ISIS. Just last week, Trump made a unilateral decision to betray the Kurdish people and allow Turkey to bomb them. According to reports, the decision stemmed from Trump's desire to get off the phone.

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National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report

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Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

Trump's relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

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Republican stumbles as he tries to defend Trump’s claim that Iran can be trusted to fight ISIS

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) hit a snag while trying to justify President Trump's earlier contention that Russia and Iran would step in to fill the void left by the US after its withdrawal from northeast Syria, saying that "Russia, Iran, Syria and to maybe slightly lesser extent Turkey, they all hate ISIS as much as we do," during a Wednesday press conference alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Speaking to Biggs, Fox News host Harris Faulkner pointed out that Trump's willingness to partly cede Syria's future to Iran contradicts his and other conservatives' rhetoric towards the Islamic Republic.

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