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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to reunite on big screen

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to reunite on big screen

TOGETHER AGAIN:The "Parks and Recreation" star is nearing a deal to join her friend Fey in the comedy directed by "Pitch Perfect's" Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell, who was a writer at "Saturday Night Live" during the comediennes' tenure on the sketch comedy show. Photo: Associated Press

Tina fey and Amy Poehler are joining forces once again to play sisters in a new film titled “The Nest.”

The “Parks and Recreation” star is nearing a deal to join her friend Fey in the comedy directed by “Pitch Perfect’s” Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell, who was a writer at “Saturday Night Live” during the comediennes’ tenure on the sketch comedy show.

According to TheWrap.com, “The Nest” centers on onscreen siblings Fey and Poehler who are devastated to find out their parents are selling the house they grew up in, so the sisters decide to spend one last wild weekend in their childhood home.

Fey and Poehler last appeared on the big screen together in 2008 comedy “Baby Mama,” and they co-hosted the Golden Globes for the second year in a row in January.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

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Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

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Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

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Palestinian Abir Shamaleh, left, sits next to the grave of her son Saher, a civilian according to the family, who was killed in an Israeli strike during the war, as members of the family visit a cemetery in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims usually start the day by visiting cemeteries, to pay their respects to the dead, and then exchange family visits.

Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, with calls for a durable ceasefire.