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Marvel’s Kevin Feige to produce new ‘Star Wars’ film

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Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will develop a new “Star Wars” as part of the franchise’s next wave of projects, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Feige joins the Lucasfilm team as studio president Kathleen Kennedy prepares for the new chapter of films set in the “Star Wars” universe, the Reporter said.

“We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on,” Alan Horn, the co-chairman and chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios, which owns both Marvel and Lucasfilm, told the publication.

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“Kathy is pursuing a new era in ‘Star Wars’ storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work… together.”

Feige, who is widely credited with the phenomenal boom in comic book movies of the past decade, produced all 22 movies in the “Avengers” franchise.

In July, superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” — the final instalment — became the biggest movie of all time, ending the 10-year reign of James Cameron’s “Avatar.”

“Endgame” took in $2.7902 billion globally since its April release, versus $2.7897 billion for “Avatar,” including its original theatrical run in 2009 and various re-releases.

In addition to the new “Star Wars” film, Feige will oversee Marvel’s upcoming host of movies and television shows featuring popular “Avengers” characters, as well as new Marvel franchises acquired by Disney in its purchase of 21st Century Fox, including the popular “X-Men.”

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Democrats have ‘all the pieces they need’ to impeach Trump: Ex-White House official

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart said that Democrats have done as good a job as they can possibly can -- given restraints -- in making the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman one day after E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland emphatically made the case that the president was engaging in a quid pro quo scheme to force Ukraine's president to make a statement the would damage former Vice President Joe Biden on return for foreign aid, Lockhart said all the pieces are in place for Democrats to move forward.

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‘Always speaks as if he might be wired’: MSNBC analyst busts Trump’s suspicious ‘no quid pro quo’ call to Sondland

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough reacted to EU ambassador Gordon Sondland's description of a criminal enterprise operating out of the White House.

Panelists on "Morning Joe" agreed the ambassador's testimony outlined an extortion scheme directed by Trump against Ukraine that undermined U.S. foreign policy to personally benefit the president.

"You listen to (House Democratic counsel) Daniel Goldman, an organized crime prosecutor, he began to elicit evidence that will build a narrative that whether or not Republicans are ultimately publicly persuaded by it, they will know to be the truth," said former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance. "This was a vintage mob operation with Trump not putting his fingers too directly on things but sending out his lieutenant Rudy Giuliani, who Sondland told us they all knew that when they took Rudy Giuliani's orders, he was speaking for the president, and it's clear now to all of us how this worked and that it really was a bribery scam."

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As government prepares to seize more land for a border wall, some Texas landowners prepare to fight

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In Laredo, border landowners are receiving letters from the federal government, requesting permission to enter their land for surveying. "Hell no, we're not signing anything," one recipient said.

When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he thought he would come away with more information about the Trump administration’s border security plans.

But Acevedo, whose family owns 180 acres of land near the Rio Grande in south Laredo, said the meeting only produced more questions about how the administration was going to move forward with plans it had for the swath of land that’s been in his family for generations.

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