Filmmaker and Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm Ltd. George Lucas waits to do a television interview in Beverly Hills
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Chicago selected for George Lucas’ ‘storytelling’ museum

(Reuters) – (This June 24 story has been corrected in paragraph 5 to say Norman instead of Normal, to drop extraneous word “the”. Also adds dropped word “of” in penultimate paragraph.) Chicago has been selected by “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas as the home ...

Shi'ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight the ISIL, take part in a parade in Kanaan
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Iraq helicopter crashes in Tikrit

BAGHDAD/ARBIL (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit on Thursday with commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, at least one of which crashed after taking fire from insurgents who have seized northern cities. Witnesses said battles were raging in ...

Ukraine's President Poroshenko poses with European Commission President Barroso and European Council President Van Rompuy at EU Council in Brussels
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Ukraine draws Russian threat

By Adrian Croft and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine signed on Friday an historic free-trade agreement with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, drawing an immediate threat of “grave consequences” from ...

Germany's Goetze celebrates with teammates after winning their 2014 World Cup final against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro
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Germany Wins World Cup!

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The game had seemed destined for penalties until fellow substitute Andre Schuerrle escaped down the left and sent in a cross that Goetze controlled on his chest before slamming home. “We’re going to celebrate for at least five weeks ...

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Who's hiding in Picasso's 'Blue Room'?0

Who’s hiding in Picasso’s ‘Blue Room’?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Art experts will be combing the archives, analyzing correspondence and scrutinizing sketches and photographs to try to identity a mystery man whose portrait was discovered hidden under “The Blue Room,” a 1901 ...

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Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls0

Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

ABUJA (Reuters) – Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls‘ education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of ...

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GM recalls 194,107 Buicks in China due to headlight issue0

GM recalls 194,107 Buicks in China due to headlight issue

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A joint venture of General Motors Co in China will recall 194,107 locally made Buick vehicles due to Chinese consumer complaints about the cars’ headlights, the country’s quality watchdog said on Friday. Shanghai ...

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Who's hiding in Picasso's 'Blue Room'?0

Who’s hiding in Picasso’s ‘Blue Room’?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Art experts will be combing the archives, analyzing correspondence and scrutinizing sketches and photographs to try to identity a mystery man whose portrait was discovered hidden under “The Blue Room,” a 1901 ...

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