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The last we saw him in The Force Awakens, he was on the receiving end of a lightsaber beatdown, courtesy of Adam Driver's Kylo Ren. In an interview with ABC News on Friday, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said Fisher will not be in 2019's " Star Wars Episode 9".
  • The First Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is Finally Here!

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    There's a few things in this thing that you're going to want to get ahold of in your mind as fast as possible. Johnson spoke about the late Carrie Fisher, who played an important role in the film, her last. "The Last Jedi" picks off where "The Force Awakens" left off, with Rey (Ridley) meeting Luke on a remote island, filmed off the coast of Ireland. The trailer also included glimpses of the iconic Millennium Falcon ship, Poe Dameron's (Oscar Isaac) X-Wing fighter, a phalanx of ...
  • The Most Important Line From The New 'Star Wars' Teaser

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    However, the trailer's release naturally left us wanting to know more - and right now. Something tells me that we're not going to get anything major answered until December, but we are getting the answers to some of the little questions thanks to those who have worked on The Last Jedi opening up.
  • Air China to suspend some flights to North Korea

    Air China to suspend some flights to North Korea

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    The Associated Press cited unidentified US officials saying that the focus of the new policy will be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of China, a strategy that Trump has long advocated. He vowed North Korea will keep building up its nuclear arsenal in "quality and quantity". In a show of force a few days ago, the USA dispatched what President Donald Trump called an "armada" of ships, including an aircraft carrier, into waters off the Korean Peninsula.
  • Syria chemical attack allegation 'credible': OPCW

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    Along the way we revealed that the Obama administration was less than truthful when claiming that the WMD had been removed from Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at Friday's trilateral meeting in Moscow, denounced last week's US attack on Syria and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security".
  • Parishioners at St. Lucy's Church participate in Stations of the Cross

    Parishioners at St. Lucy's Church participate in Stations of the Cross

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    The dramatization recalled Jesus' condemnation to death during the administration of Pontius Pilate, his journey to Calvary carrying the cross, and finally his crucifixion and death. Hundreds are expected to participate in a procession that starts near the United Nations and proceeds along 42nd Street and ends across from the Port Authority Terminal near Holy Cross Church.
  • Pope off to maximum-security prison for foot washing ritual

    Pope off to maximum-security prison for foot washing ritual

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    Pope Francis made his way by vehicle to a penitentiary in Paliano, which houses 70 men and women who testified as a witness for the state against associates or accomplices. "[This] hypocrisy does not think of the possibility of changing lifestyle: there is little trust in rehabilitation, in reinsertion into society", says the pope.
  • This could be the end for Bill O'Reilly

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    Last fall, he added, "I booked a trip that should be terrific". He's been in the middle of a sexual harassment controversy after The New York Times reported over the weekend that Fox News had reached several settlements with female employees on O'Reilly's behalf.
  • Easter show Jesus is alive

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    So, when Jesus went to Jerusalem, he knew what awaits him; yet to fulfill the prophecy or the Scripture, he willingly surrendered himself to suffer (torture), carrying his cross, and crucified. The Indian Orthodox Church, on the other hand, holds a vigil on Holy Friday, where people read the scriptures and say prayers overnight, sometimes until the liturgy on Holy Saturday.
  • Charlie Murphy Dies From Leukemia at 57

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    Murphy, Eddie's only sibling, was one of the writers for several of his brother's movies, including Norbit and A Vampire in Brooklyn . Charlie's death was confirmed in a statement from his publicist Domenick Nati, which revealed he had been undergoing chemotherapy and died at a New York City hospital.
  • Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug

    Arkansas judge blocks state from using lethal drug

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    This combination of undated photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows the death row inmates in question. "As a public opponent of capital punishment, Judge Griffen should have recused himself from this case". The first of the executions are set to begin Monday night with the lethal injection of two condemned killers. Two pharmaceutical companies on Thursday filed a court brief asking the court to prohibit Arkansas from using their drugs, while San Francisco-based ...