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Sunday August 5th, 2018 morning edition

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Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero movie is only the third film in history to clear $700 million domestically, not adjusted for inflation.

Nearly six months after it first opened in theaters, Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero movie is crossing the $700 million mark in North America, Disney and Marvel announced Saturday.

Only two other films have ever crossed the $700 million threshold: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.

In recent weeks, Disney and Marvel slightly tweaked the film's theater count in order to achieve the feat without an official rerelease.

Black Panther's longevity in theaters is unusual in an age when most films are gone within three to four months.

Globally, Coogler's film is among four 2018 releases grossing $1 billion or more in worldwide ticket sales.

It is the first time in history that a movie directed by an African-American woman has cleared $100 million, even though the film underperformed overall. »

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

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A batch of rotten eggs, which had been washed in Australia, left a bad impression on its British importers.

You brush it off when you get home," says Guyonnet, who was raised in France and now lives in Canada.

A 38-country survey by the International Egg Commission found that people feel strongly about how their eggs should look. »

Crime Author Who Killed People and Used Own Murders to Write Novels Sentenced to Death

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An acclaimed Chinese novellist—who murdered four people and used the memory as inspiration for his stories—was sentenced to death yesterday, 23 years after committing the killings.

On Monday, the Huzhou Intermediate People’s Court, in the Zhejiang Province, found Liu and Wang guilty of robbery and homicide after they admitted to the crime.

Liu also said the murders were “so cruel” he deserved to “die 100 times” for committing them. »

'Insidious': Emails Show Trump White House Lied About US Poverty Levels to Discredit Critical UN Report

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But in a way it is far more insidious; the contempt for facts is pervasive and maddening.".

The Heritage report cited by the White House also concluded that the conditions of the poor must be improving because many families living in deep poverty own cell phones and DVD players.

While the White House brushed aside the concerns of some officials, they did modify parts of their response to the U.N. after advisers questioned how truly prosperous the American economy is under Trump. »