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  • U.S. CDC says updated isolation guidance does not imply immunity to COVID-19

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 23:20:34 -0400
  • School cancelled in Arizona area after 'sick out' over reopening

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:36:18 -0400
  • North Miami cop shoots a man with a knife coming at partner. Woman says he was stalking her

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    North Miami officers went out to help a woman who said she was being stalked. Soon after, they encountered a man with a knife charging at them, North Miami police said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:27:20 -0400
  • Coronavirus updates: FDA warns against rapid tests for asymptomatic people

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    The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 762,000 people worldwide. More than 21 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:05:02 -0400
  • In struggle to land a blow on Biden, Trump toys with nickname change

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    U.S. President Donald Trump, who has used belittling nicknames to describe his opponents throughout his political career, toyed with a name change on Friday for his Democratic rival in the Nov. 3 election, Joe Biden. Unable to hold his signature large campaign rallies because of the pandemic, Trump brought about 300 police officers who support his re-election bid to the open area outside the clubhouse at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. Trump polled the crowd on whether he should stick with "Sleepy Joe" or change his nickname to "Slow Joe."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:32:41 -0400
  • Georgia's Stone Mountain Park shuts down ahead of anticipated militia rally

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:26:06 -0400
  • R. Kelly's ex-manager called in threat to stop docuseries premiere: Feds

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    The threat forced the theater to evacuate and cancel the showing.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:26:00 -0400
  • Ponzi king Madoff's brother released from home confinement

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    Peter Madoff, who had pleaded guilty to falsifying documents and lying to regulators, was released after serving about nine years.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:18:59 -0400
  • Exclusive: Video shows suspected terrorist extradited from Jamaica to U.S.

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    “Faisal has spent two decades inspiring the terrorists behind plots and attacks in London, New York, and onboard airplanes in flight," NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 20:02:50 -0400
  • 'Extreme' California wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate

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    The blaze, dubbed the Lake Fire, swelled to over 17,000 acres (6,880 hectares), forcing up to 1,500 people from their houses after erupting on Wednesday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest. Triple digit temperatures and single digit humidity fanned flames on Friday evening, and little let-up was expected over the weekend with an excessive heat warning in effect across Southern California. "We saw extreme fire conditions," Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Frank Garrido said of the operation in steep canyons aided by firefighting helicopters.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:45:57 -0400
  • Where does Kamala Harris’s toughness come from? The two indomitable women who raised her.

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    Kamala Harris's early years in a working-class African-American neighborhood shaped the life of the future senator and vice presidential candidate.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:18:19 -0400
  • California encouraged by trends even as it passes 600,000 coronavirus cases, most in U.S.

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    California became the first U.S. state to surpass 600,000 cases of COVID-19 on Friday and the Midwest saw several record one-day rises as some states struggled to contain the pandemic even as a few welcomed students back to school campuses. California went over 603,000 novel coronavirus cases on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, although Governor Gavin Newsom said he was encouraged to see that hospitalizations have declined 20% over the past two weeks and admissions to ICU wards were down 14% in the same period. The positivity rate - the number of confirmed infections as a percentage of tests done - has declined from 7% to 6% statewide over the past 14 days, Newsom said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:55:12 -0400
  • Florida trucker accused of threatening to ‘shoot up’ TN church gets prison, feds say

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    He told law enforcement he had “a history of mental health issues,” prosecutors said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:48:14 -0400
  • Duchess Meghan says it's 'good to be home' after years abroad

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    Duchess Meghan and her family relocated to the West Coast amid a period of great turmoil for the country, though she said Friday, "It's good to be home." In a conversation with The 19th co-founder Emily Ramshaw, the Duchess of Sussex reflected on her homecoming, which occurred amid the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor earlier this year. Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, announced in January that they were planning to step down as "working members" of the royal family and relocate with their son Archie, now 15 months, to North America.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:40:00 -0400
  • Argentine firm behind AstraZeneca COVID vaccine Latam production sees April/May launch

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    The Argentine biotech firm working on the production of 400 million doses of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for Latin America said on Friday it could begin shipping the active substance of the product to Mexico for completion. Esteban Corley, director of mAbxience, the biotech firm, said he foresaw the finished product could be distributed in Latin America between April and May. "Sometime in late February these materials will be exported to Mexico and in Mexico they will be formulated, filled and released" through Mexican Laboratory Biomont, Corley told journalists in a digital press conference.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:34:41 -0400
  • Cops still looking for ex-teacher charged with coughing in baby’s face, CA officials say

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    A woman was captured on video pulling her mask down and coughing in a baby’s face.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:47:26 -0400
  • NC man swindled $1 million from retirees to pay for trips to Vegas casinos, feds say

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    Several of the victims said Mark Ramsey, 50, “met with them in their homes when he stole their money,” prosecutors said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:42:11 -0400
  • Weinstein appears prison cell in mask as his lawyers push back extradition to LA

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:36:00 -0400
  • Newly released video show onlookers' reaction to George Floyd's death

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    Newly released body-camera video from one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd revealed onlookers' growing horror and repeated pleas with the officers to get off him. Former officer Tou Thao's body-camera video, which was made available to the public on Thursday, showed Thao holding back nearly a dozen onlookers.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:35:16 -0400
  • U.S. Postal Service watchdog investigating reports of service disruptions: senator

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    The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General is investigating reports of service disruptions and other issues raised by lawmakers, a spokeswoman for Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday. "We have learned that the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General is investigating all aspects of our request from August 7th and that they've already requested documents as part of the review," spokeswoman Saloni Sharma said. A spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb said the office is "in receipt of the congressional request and are conducting a body of work to address concerns raised," but declined to comment further.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:12:00 -0400
  • 2 suspects in custody after shooting at Florida mall, police say

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    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Gunfire broke out Friday afternoon in the Pembroke Lakes Mall, and police had two suspects in custody shortly after. Police said they believe no other gunmen were involved in the shooting, but are asking the public to avoid the area on Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines while officers investigate. Pauline Edwards said she was shopping on the second floor of Dillard's when ...

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:02:00 -0400
  • You don't need the U.S. Postal Service to deliver your mail-in ballot

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    Many American voters are caught between competing concerns regarding the fall presidential election, as they weigh fears about the public health risks of voting in person against growing alarm about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver a mail-in ballot on time.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:01:21 -0400
  • Pop-up COVID-19 testing sites help California farmers keep working

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:56:13 -0400
  • Suspected ISIS member in major terrorism case charged in Manhattan following extradition

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    NEW YORK - A suspected ISIS supporter believed to be among the world's most influential will stand trial in Manhattan, prosecutors said Friday. Following his extradition to New York City late Thursday from Jamaica, Shaikh Faisal, 56 - also known as Trevor William Forrest - was arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on a multitude of charges stemming from his deep ties to the global terrorist ...

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:56:00 -0400
  • Woman accused of assaulting gate agent at Phoenix airport after not wearing mask

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    Yolanda Yarbrough, 47, has been banned from future America Airlines flights pending further investigation, a company spokesman said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:53:00 -0400
  • U.S. prosecutors probe ex-NASA official, Boeing over space contract: sources

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    The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether NASA's former head of human spaceflight gave Boeing Co improper guidance during a lucrative lunar-lander contract competition, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to NASA, Boeing and Doug Loverro, who led the agency's marquee space travel program until he resigned abruptly in May, as part of a grand-jury investigation into the possible violation of federal procurement laws, the sources said. In the probe, opened in June, prosecutors are focusing on communication between Loverro and Boeing space executive Jim Chilton in late January, during a blackout period for the Human Landing System competition, one of the sources said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:50:53 -0400
  • 'Everything is on the line': Kamala Harris talks about voting, warns of 'irreversible' damage from Trump in 1st campaign interview

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    Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke about what she and Joe Biden want to accomplish and what it would mean for the country to have a female vice president for the first time.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:49:22 -0400
  • Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty to falsifying claim made to continue surveillance of key figure in Mueller probe

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    It is the first legal development to come from a review of former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:43:04 -0400
  • Drug-dealing stripper wanted white supremacist gang to kill Texas roommate, feds say

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    Besides dancing and dealing, the Dallas man had murder on his mind, according to authorities.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:29:11 -0400
  • Berkshire slashes Wells Fargo, JPMorgan stakes; adds Barrick Gold

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    In a regulatory filing detailing its U.S.-listed investments as of June 30, Berkshire also disclosed a new 20.9 million share investment worth $563.6 million in Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp , one of the world's largest mining companies. Investors monitor Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire's quarterly filings to see where Buffett and his portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler see value.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:26:55 -0400
  • U.S. judge dismisses NRA lawsuit challenging gun shop closures in New York state

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    A federal judge on Friday dismissed the National Rifle Association's lawsuit challenging New York's decision to close gun stores in the state in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision came eight days after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the gun rights group, accusing senior leaders of corruption including the improper diversion of millions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Mae D'Agostino said the NRA lacked standing to challenge on behalf of its members a March 20 executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring gun stores to close in the state because they were "non-essential" businesses.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:24:00 -0400
  • Obama says he worries about Trump's efforts to 'kneecap' Postal Service

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    Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he worries about protecting the integrity of November's election in view of efforts by President Donald Trump to "kneecap" the U.S. Postal Service to limit Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. Obama, speaking on a podcast with David Plouffe, who managed his winning 2008 presidential campaign, also played down the seriousness of progressive-moderate divisions in the Democratic Party and said younger voters provided the key to beating Trump. Trump, who opinion polls show is trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, said on Thursday he was blocking Democrats' effort to include funds for the Postal Service in a new coronavirus relief bill, in a bid to stop universal mail-in voting.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:14:17 -0400
  • Male stripper gets 16 years in prison for threats to witness

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:03:31 -0400
  • Jewelry store worker shoots two robbers inside Pembroke Lakes Mall, police say

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    Pembroke Lakes Mall saw a swarm of police officers after shots rang out Friday afternoon, while a police chopper hovered overhead and at least 10 police cruisers surrounded the area as residents were told to stay away.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:52:36 -0400
  • Lawyer who took on Chevron in Ecuador is disbarred in New York

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    Steven Donziger, the American lawyer who spent more than two decades suing Chevron Corp over pollution in the Ecuadorian rain forest, has been disbarred in New York by a state appeals court. Nine years ago, Donziger had won a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in an Ecuador court, but was unable to enforce it after a U.S. judge found it had been obtained through fraud. In a decision published Thursday, the appeals court faulted Donziger's "egregious" misconduct, which it said included ghostwriting a court expert's report, obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and judicial coercion and bribery "which he steadfastly refuses to acknowledge and shows no remorse for."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:36:36 -0400
  • Man charged with obtaining $2.1 million in COVID-19 relief funds and using it to buy a yacht and a new Kia

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    At least two others have been accused of using Paycheck Protection Program funds to buy new Lamborghinis. But it wasn't a Lamborghini this time.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:35:50 -0400
  • Chicago officials pledge swift response to theft, vandalism

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    Chicago officials under pressure to reassure residents after hundreds of people vandalized and stole from downtown businesses pledged Friday to respond forcefully to any similar attempts during the weekend. Flanked by local and federal officials at a press conference near the city's lakefront, Mayor Lori Lightfoot outlined the strategy that includes a Chicago Police team to monitor social media around the clock for efforts to organize looting or other crime. Police blamed some of the chaos Sunday night and early Monday on people who used social media to organize car caravans, bringing dozens together to ransack stores and other businesses downtown.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:35:08 -0400
  • Thieves steal 150 pounds of brisket for cop’s funeral off smoker, Texas caterer says

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    The funeral is for a 23-year-old police officer killed in the line of duty.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:19:15 -0400
  • Postal union endorses Biden candidacy as 'survival' of USPS at stake

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    The 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers said on Friday that the union's executive council had endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president, warning "the very survival" of the U.S. Postal Service is at stake. The union criticized Republican President Donald Trump and his administration for refusing "to provide the necessary financial relief that would strengthen the agency during this pandemic." Trump's campaign did not immediately comment.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:18:34 -0400
  • 3 women arrested for allegedly attacking a Chili's host for enforcing social distancing

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    "I was kind of fighting for my life," restaurant hostess Kelsy Wallace, 17, said. "I was really scared, calling out for my mama."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:57:00 -0400
  • Genetic profiles may predict COVID-19 risk; nursing home staff in spotlight

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:54:49 -0400
  • Texas doctors warn of police use of 'less lethal' munitions

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    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:54:33 -0400
  • A former FBI lawyer who worked on the Russia investigation will reportedly plead guilty to making false statements

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    Although Clinesmith had expressed opposition to Trump, an internal investigation has not uncovered evidence of a broader conspiracy to undermine Trump.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:38:39 -0400
  • 'Mysterious' disappearance of mom of toddler is probed by FBI

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    Leila Cavett was last seen on July 26, a day after she arrived in South Florida with her 2-year-old son, who was later found wandering outside barefoot and alone.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:35:00 -0400
  • Top two Democrats in Congress call on U.S. postmaster general to reverse course: statement

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    The top two Democrats in Congress called on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday to reverse postal service changes they say have led to mail delays. "Postmaster General DeJoy must quickly reverse his operational changes that have led to delays and service reductions for too many Americans and threaten to undermine our democracy," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. DeJoy, who has donated $2.7 million to Trump and his fellow Republicans since 2017, in July ordered operational changes and a clampdown on overtime in a bid to fix the financially troubled service.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:34:17 -0400
  • Chili's hostess is assaulted over social-distancing rules, police say

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    "I was kind of fighting for my life," restaurant hostess Kelsy Wallace, 17, said. "I was really scared, calling out for my mama."

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:30:30 -0400
  • Hispanics, African Americans hit hard in U.S. COVID-19 hotspot counties, says CDC

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    The report adds to a growing body of evidence that long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection and death from COVID-19 among communities of color, the CDC said https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6933e1.htm?s_cid=mm6933e1_w. In 79 counties identified as hotspots that also had information on race, 96.2% had disparities in COVID-19 cases in one or more minority racial and ethnic groups between February and June, researchers concluded. The largest disparities were reported among Hispanic people in hotspot counties (3.5 million people), followed by African Americans (2 million).

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:26:03 -0400
  • R. Kelly's manager charged with threatening a shooting to disrupt documentary screening

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    R. Kelly's manager has been charged after he allegedly threatened a theater to stop it from showing a documentary on the sexual abuse allegations against the disgraced R&B star.Prosecutors in New York on Friday said they charged Donnell Russell, Kelly's manager, for making a "threatening phone call to a theater in Manhattan to prevent" a screening of Surviving R. Kelly in December 2018.The Lifetime docuseries detailed the sexual abuse allegations against Kelly, who is in jail while awaiting trial on federal sex crime charges. Russell contacted a theater employee and claimed "that there was a person in the theater with a gun prepared to shoot up the screening," forcing the event to be canceled canceled, prosecutors said. Some of Kelly's alleged victims were in attendance."Threats of gun violence aimed at intimidating and silencing victims of sexual abuse are unlawful as well as unacceptable," Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said. "We are committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting such crimes.”Earlier this week, prosecutors charged three men connected to Kelly for their alleged "efforts to illegally influence pending federal cases" by trying to silence his accusers. One of the men was Russell, who prosecutors said threatened to release sexually explicit photos of one of Kelly's alleged victims unless she withdrew a lawsuit against him.More stories from theweek.com Are bread riots coming to America? Postal workers are sounding the alarm as mail sorting machines are removed from processing facilities The Trump administration wants to crack down even further on asylum protections

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:16:00 -0400
  • ‘Ridiculous amount’ of drugs seized in biggest-ever heroin bust in Georgia, feds say

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    An Atlanta man has been indicted, and authorities say more arrests are likely.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:15:10 -0400
  • Trump Administration picks McKesson for coronavirus vaccine distribution

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is executing an existing contract option with McKesson to support vaccine distribution, the health department said. The HHS said the contract, which includes an option to distribute vaccines in the event of a pandemic, was awarded to McKesson as part of a competitive bidding process in 2016. Detailed planning is underway to ensure rapid distribution as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes one or more vaccines, the HHS said.

    Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:10:27 -0400
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