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Thursday August 20th, 2020 morning edition

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Sources tell Deadline that Olivia Wilde has closed a deal to direct and develop a secret Marvel film project revolving around a female character in the universe.

While not confirmed, it is expected that the story will be centered on Spider-Woman.

Related Story Nia DaCosta To Direct 'Captain Marvel 2' For Marvel.

Since the concept is being completely revamped by Wilde, it’s unknown the direction the studio will go with her.

This marks the second film based around a female character in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters to land a director after S.J. Clarkson was tapped to direct a Madame Webb movie.

Sony is also developing Black Cat and Silver Sable movies and is clearly making the effort to diversify the universe.

Wilde is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. »

Americans Dislike Both Biden and Trump

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According to Gallup, just 47 percent of Americans view Biden favorably and 42 percent view Trump favorably,.

But chances are that either Donald Trump will retain the presidency, or Joe Biden will displace him.

And all the signs point to many Americans casting their votes not for the candidate they like, but rather against the candidate they dislike. »

Opinion | The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed.

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As the Democrats on the committee put it in an appendix to the report: “This is what collusion looks like.”

But call it whatever you like: The Intelligence Committee report shows clear coordination between Russians and the Trump campaign, though there is no evidence of an explicit agreement.

Russia is now attempting to help Mr. Trump again this November, according to American intelligence assessments reported in The Times. »

The Senate just dropped a massive Russia bombshell (and most people missed it)

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(CNN) On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a bombshell about Russia's interference in the 2016 election -- and its ongoing efforts to disrupt the 2020 contest as well.

Or that people are just plain sick of all the back-and-forth on the Russia story.

* Manafort was working directly with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian intelligence officer, and tried to share internal campaign information with him. »

40% of letter-handling machines dismantled in Seattle-Tacoma area

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Internal documents from May reveal that the Postal Service was planning to remove 20% of "DBCS" (digital barcode sorter) machines nationwide this summer.

In Washington state, at least 23 DBCS letter-sorting machines had been dismantled by Tuesday at major postal facilities, according to a tally by KUOW: Kent: 4 of 10 machines.

Monster machines Brian Warden works the night shift at the mail-processing plant in Kent, just south of Seattle, where he operates letter-sorting machines. »