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Friday December 6th, 2019 night edition

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Holland admits he openly wept about the possibility of not returning to the MCU after "Spider-Man: Far From Home.".

Holland proved to be an instrumental figure in bringing the two studios together to find common ground.

During the actor’s December 4 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” Holland told his side of the Disney-Sony split drama.

The story memorably includes a drunken phone call with Disney CEO Bob Iger that left Holland in tears.

“We were at D23 and the news came out and I was obviously devastated,” Holland remembered.

A drunken Holland picked up the phone and “wept” to Iger over the possibility of his Spider-Man character being removed from the MCU because of the studios’ disagreement.

Disney and Sony announced September 27 it had finally come to an agreement to share the character for a third MCU movie following “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” »

Trump impeachment to go ahead, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will file impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump for alleged abuse of power.

Impeachment is the first part - the charges - of a two-stage political process by which Congress can remove a president from office.

If, following the hearings, the House of Representatives votes to pass articles of impeachment, the Senate is forced to hold a trial. »

Nestlé cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service', court rules

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Michigan’s second-highest court has dealt a legal blow to Nestlé’s Ice Mountain water brand, ruling that the company’s commercial water-bottling operation is “not an essential public service” or a public water supply.

The Michigan environmental attorney Jim Olson, who did not represent Osceola township but has previously battled Nestlé in court, said any claim that the Swiss multinational is a public water utility “is ludicrous”.

“What this lays bare is the extent to which private water marketers like Nestlé, and others like them, go [in] their attempts to privatize sovereign public water, public water services, and the land and communities they impact,” Olson said. »

Apple is killing the charging plug on its highest-end phones by 2021, top analyst predicts

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The removal of the Lightning cable, along with other differentiating updates, will boost shipments and the average selling price of the high-end iPhone models, Kuo, a top Apple analyst, wrote.

Speculation has been building for several years that Apple plans to remove the Lightning cable.

The charger uses USB-C and requires iPhone users to buy a specific cable that goes from the Lightning connector to USB-C ports. »