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  • He Was Convicted of War Crimes and Pardoned by Trump. Now He Wants to Reform Military Justice

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    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:55:39 -0400
  • Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett often rules for police in excessive force cases

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    Barrett, Republican President Donald Trump's third nominee to the high court, has written opinions or been a part of three-judge panels that have ruled in favor of defendants in 11 of 12 cases in which law enforcement was accused of using excessive force in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to vote to confirm Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to the lifetime position on Monday, cementing a 6-3 conservative majority.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 06:16:31 -0400
  • Barrett Supreme Court confirmation to edge closer with Sunday vote

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    The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday plans to move closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day. With Republicans controlling the chamber 53-47 and no indication of an internal revolt against the conservative appeals court judge replacing liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barrett looks almost certain to take up a lifetime appointment on the bench over universal Democratic opposition. One of two Republican senators who had opposed the rushed confirmation process, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, said on Saturday that she would nevertheless vote to confirm Barrett.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 06:10:49 -0400
  • Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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    Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect President Donald Trump, will accept a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden even if they may not support a Biden presidency. Among those Trump supporters who said they would not accept a Biden victory, 16% said they would do something to challenge a Democratic win such as protesting in public or resorting to violence. Trump also has repeatedly questioned the integrity of U.S. elections, arguing that the process is "rigged" against him and repeatedly asserting without evidence that the surge in mail-in voting this year will increase the likelihood of voter fraud.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 06:03:50 -0400
  • Lithuania holds parliamentary vote as pandemic hits jobs

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    Polling stations opened Sunday across Lithuania for a parliamentary runoff election in which the winner will have to tackle a growing health crisis and high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the second round, 68 of the 141 seats in Lithuania’s legislative assembly, the Seimas, are up for grabs. The other seats were allotted after the Oct. 11 first round of voting.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 04:56:58 -0400
  • Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawed

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    Tanzania's opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday's election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair. “Without them, fraud can occur easily," Zitto Kabwe with the ACT Wazalendo party, a major player in an opposition coalition, told The Associated Press. The populist Magufuli has been criticized for severely stifling dissent since his 2015 election win, notably barring opposition parties from holding most public gatherings.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 04:02:50 -0400
  • "48 Hours" show schedule

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    Crime. Social justice. Impact. To miss it would be a crime.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 02:14:00 -0400
  • Offset livestreamed himself being detained by Los Angeles police on Instagram Live

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    The Migos rapper shared a live video to his Instagram that showed police removing him from a vehicle. He was later released.

    Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:18:22 -0400
  • Parents of missing Florida woman determined to solve case

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    A young woman vanished from her Florida condo in January 2006 and has not been seen since. Where is Jennifer Kesse?

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 23:01:00 -0400
  • Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus, spokesman says

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    "Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health," said Devin O’Malley, adding that Pence would maintain his scheduled "in accordance with the CDC guidelines for essential personnel."

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 23:00:11 -0400
  • 'Murder hornet' nest vacuumed out of tree in Washington

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    The state's agricultural department said it had spent weeks searching for and trapping the hornets, which attack honeybee hives and could pose a threat to humans, because they can sting repeatedly with venom that is stronger than a honeybee's. The state's entomologists succeeded by attaching radio trackers to three hornets they had trapped earlier in the week, one of which they followed to the nest, located in a tree near Blaine, Washington, on Thursday.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:01:55 -0400
  • Offset arrested following confrontation with police filmed on Instagram Live

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    It is not immediately clear why he was pulled over, but the police officers in the video said that they were told the rapper or people around him, were waiving guns around. After his 2018 arrest, Offset was released on $17,000 bail.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:33:27 -0400
  • Police in Ohio are reportedly investigating a group that recruited for a plot to arrest Gov. Mike DeWine for tyranny

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    The plot came to law enforcement's attention when a man reported a group had tried to recruit him to the plan, Ohio's WSYX reported.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 20:23:00 -0400
  • One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in Texas

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    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:17:36 -0400
  • Texas man facing murder charges for allegedly killing his wife posts YouTube video to apologise to their children

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    Trent Paschal allegedly hid in shower before ambushing and shooting Savannah Paschal

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:07:05 -0400
  • Republican Murkowski, who opposed pre-election Supreme Court confirmation, will vote for Barrett

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    One of two Republican U.S. senators who had opposed the pre-election confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, said on Saturday she would nevertheless vote to confirm Barrett. Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska reiterated her opposition to the rushed confirmation process, which will culminate in a final vote on Monday, just over a week from Election Day. Murkowski's support helps cement the near certainty that Barrett will take up a lifetime appointment on the bench over universal Democratic opposition.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:25:18 -0400
  • An Illinois police officer was fired after fatally shooting a Black teen

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    An Illinois police officer, who has not yet been identified, was fired after fatally shooting Marcellis Stinnette,19, and wounding Tafara Williams, 20.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 16:04:53 -0400
  • Student pilot among crew that died in Navy crash in Alabama

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    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 15:19:23 -0400
  • Convicted sex cult figure says he's innocent

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    "I apologize for my participation in all of this," Keith Raniere said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 15:11:06 -0400
  • France reports record of over 45,000 new coronavirus cases in a day

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    France on Saturday reported 45,422 new confirmed coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, a new record, after reporting 42,032 on Friday. Health Ministry data also showed that 138 people had died from coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 34,645. The total number of confirmed cases rose to 1,086,497, after breaking above the 1 million mark for the first time on Friday.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 15:04:29 -0400
  • Texas court temporarily reinstates limited ballot drop-off sites

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    The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday temporarily reinstated the governor's ban on multiple drop-off sites for mail ballots, in a short-term victory for President Donald Trump. The ban will remain in effect while the state supreme court fully reviews a Friday appeals court ruling that overturned the order by Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican like the president, who faces Democrat Joe Biden in a race for the White House on Nov. 3.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:48:33 -0400
  • Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

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    Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Nigeria’s inspector general of police, M.A. Adamu, ordered colleagues to “dominate the public space” while announcing that enough is enough, a statement said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:46:28 -0400
  • San Bernardino police officer kills Black man

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    San Bernardino police shot and killed a Black man outside a liquor store. The suspect, Mark Matthew Bender Jr., 35, was outside of the King Tut Liquor store near the intersection of Baseline Street and Waterman Avenue. “There was a man jumping on vehicles in the parking lot of that location,” San Bernardino police Sgt. John Echevarria said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:33:58 -0400
  • Fired-up New Yorkers stand in line for hours to cast early votes

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    New Yorkers jammed polling places and stood in line for hours to cast ballots on the state's first day of early voting on Saturday, rushing to record their choices 10 days ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Long lines formed before polls opened across New York City and Long Island, videos on social media showed, as New Yorkers joined a flood of more than 56 million Americans across the country who have cast early ballots at a record-setting pace. Saturday was the first time that voters in New York, a reliably Democratic state where Democrat Joe Biden has a wide lead in polls over Republican President Donald Trump, have been allowed to vote early in a presidential election.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 14:28:51 -0400
  • Jared and Ivanka threaten lawsuit over Times Square billboards

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    President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both top White House aides, are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans for posting billboard ads in New York City's Times Square linking them to the country's almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths. A lawyer representing Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made the threat on Friday in a letter to the Lincoln Project, calling the ads "false, malicious and defamatory" and saying they constituted "outrageous and shameful libel." "If these billboard ads are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages," Marc Kasowitz said in his letter, which the Lincoln Project posted on Twitter.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 13:46:37 -0400
  • 'Fingers crossed and prayers': Colorado wildfire kills couple, forces more evacuations

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    Residents remaining in Estes Park, in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, were told to evacuate their homes on Saturday as wind gusts fanned the second largest wildfire in state history and the blaze claimed the lives of an elderly couple. Officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for eastern Estes Park as wind gusts pushed the 191,000-acre (77,300-hectare) East Troublesome Fire east, threatening the town of 6,300 people that serves as a base camp for the popular national park. Noel Livingston, incident commander for the fire, said firefighters waged a "very aggressive" battle on Saturday to hold the line at Estes Park and expressed hopes that a winter storm overnight would aid in containment.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 13:04:06 -0400
  • A man reportedly confessed to his 4-year-old daughter that he killed his pregnant girlfriend whose body was found in his freezer

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    23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley was pregnant with her third child when her body was discovered in William James Hernandez's freezer on Monday.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 12:47:10 -0400
  • Fatal police shooting of Black 19-year-old prompts firing of officer

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    Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed, and a Black woman, Tafara Williams, 20, was injured when the officer shot at the vehicle in Waukegan on Tuesday night.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:54:32 -0400
  • Fatal police shooting of Black 19-year-old prompts firing of officer

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    Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed, and a Black woman, Tafara Williams, 20, was injured when the officer shot at the vehicle in Waukegan on Tuesday night.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:54:32 -0400
  • Algerian president, 75, self isolates as pandemic spreads

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    Algeria's 75-year-old President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is self isolating because some officials in "upper ranks of the government" are sick with COVID-19, he said in a Tweet on Saturday. Tebboune took office in December in an election that came amidst months of mass protests which forced his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power after 20 years. The global pandemic struck Algeria's economy as it faced long-term challenges posed by the decline of the oil and gas revenues that finance its historically lavish state spending.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 11:51:01 -0400
  • New Florida resident Trump casts presidential ballot for himself

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    Trump, wearing a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, voted using a paper ballot. "It was a very secure vote, much more secure than when you send in a ballot," Trump said, repeating unfounded allegations that mail-in voting is more susceptible to fraud. "I voted for a guy named Trump," he said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:52:51 -0400
  • Chile surpasses 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

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    Chile has identified more than 500,000 cases of the new coronavirus since the outbreak began in March, the health ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said 500,542 Chileans were now confirmed to have suffered from the virus, including 1,631 cases added in the past day and 48 deaths, taking fatalities to a total of 13,892. Chile, which was among the worst-hit nations by COVID-19 in July, ranking only behind Qatar globally for cases per head of the population, has in the past two months gradually eased lockdowns.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:52:47 -0400
  • Member of far-right group charged with rioting at George Floyd protests

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    Ivan Harrison Hunter, a self-described member of far-right group Boogaloo Bois, has been charged with one count of rioting

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:38:28 -0400
  • Illinois officer who shot Black couple in Chicago suburbs, killing one, has been fired

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    An Illinois police officer has been fired for his role in a police shooting in the Chicago suburbs that left a Black man dead and a Black woman hospitalized earlier this week, according to media reports. The man, Marcellis Stinnette, was a passenger in a car with the woman, Tafara Williams. Williams was in the driver seat when another officer began “investigating an occupied vehicle” in Waukegan, Illinois late night Tuesday, local authorities said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:15:40 -0400
  • Exclusive: U.S. State Department suspends all diversity training after Trump's directive

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    The U.S. State Department has suspended all training programs for employees related to diversity and inclusion, an internal cable obtained by Reuters showed, after President Donald Trump directed federal agencies last month to end programs deemed divisive by the White House. "Beginning Friday, October 23, 2020, the Department is temporarily pausing all training programs related to diversity and inclusion in accordance with Executive Order ... on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping," the cable said. "The pause will allow time for the Department and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to review program content," it said.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:03:42 -0400
  • Police officer fired after fatally shooting Black teen in Illinois

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    Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed during the incident and his girlfriend was seriously wounded.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 08:40:00 -0400
  • Bulgarian capital Sofia shuts nightclubs as COVID infections surge

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    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 05:56:52 -0400
  • Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

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    The coronavirus pandemic is the main domestic issue as Lithuania holds a parliamentary runoff election Sunday, and the winner will have to tackle a rapidly deteriorating public health sector and high unemployment. In the second round, 68 of the 141 seats in Lithuania's legislative assembly, the Seimas, are up for grabs. The other seats were allotted after the Oct. 11 first round of voting.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 04:31:09 -0400
  • A right-wing extremist shot up a Minneapolis police precinct during a BLM protest and screamed 'Justice for Floyd!' prosecutors say

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    Weeks after opening fire, he posted on Facebook "I helped the community burn down that police station in Minneapolis," according to the complaint.

    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 02:19:29 -0400
  • Thailand reports one more local coronavirus infection

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    Sat, 24 Oct 2020 01:57:13 -0400
  • Mexico will not follow FDA in approving Gilead's COVID-19 drug

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    Mexico will not necessarily follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in approving Gilead Science Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for use in COVID-19 patients, a top Mexican health official said on Friday. Mexico's health regulator Cofepris has already twice denied approval for the drug with a "non-favorable" opinion, deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell told his regular nightly news conference.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 22:23:45 -0400
  • NASA probe leaking asteroid samples after hearty collection

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    The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged in the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday. The robotic arm of the probe, OSIRIS-REx, on Tuesday night kicked up a debris cloud of rocks on Bennu, a skyscraper-sized asteroid some 200 million miles (320 million km) from Earth and trapped the material in a collection device for the return to Earth. The leakage had the OSIRIS-REx mission team scrambling to stow the collection device to prevent additional spillage."Time is of the essence," Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science, told reporters.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 22:17:17 -0400
  • Mainland China reports 28 new coronavirus cases vs 18 previous day

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    China reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 23, up from 18 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday. All the new infections were imported, the statement by the National Health Commission said. It reported 27 new asymptomatic patients, up from 11 a day earlier.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:57:43 -0400
  • Scott Peterson, who killed pregnant wife, faces death penalty at resentencing

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    “At this point in time, we are on track to retry" the death penalty case, a prosecutor told a judge in California on Friday.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:26:00 -0400
  • Woman arrested after allegedly kidnapping grandmother for exorcism

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    Melissa Welsh told police that relative was possessed by demons

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 21:20:16 -0400
  • Man who drove semi-truck into BLM protesters charged

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    The man who drove his gas tanker into a crowd of peaceful protesters on a closed-down Minneapolis interstate in May has been charged with two felonies. Bogdan Vechirko, 35, is facing a felony charge of threats of violence and a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular operation, according to a press release from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s office, Star Tribune reports. Vechirko, who was released from jail in June, reportedly admitted to investigators that he was “kind of in a hurry” when he nearly plowed through Black Lives Matter demonstrators on May 31.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:14:29 -0400
  • Alleged member of right-wing group Boogaloo Bois charged with rioting during Minneapolis protest

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    A Texas man allegedly affiliated with the right-wing group, the Boogaloo Bois has been charged with rioting in connection to the Minneapolis protests for George Floyd. Authorities say, Ivan Harrison Hunter, 26, is the person who shot 13 rounds into the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct on May 28 with an “AK-47 style semiautomatic rifle,” according to MPR News. The criminal complaint says it was Hunter who was caught on video high-fiving another man while yelling, “Justice for Floyd!” and that a distinctive skull face mask from the riot was seen on his Facebook page.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:04:00 -0400
  • Arlo Guthrie, citing health, says he's retired from touring

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    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:03:21 -0400
  • Weapons supplier for San Bernardino terror attack gets 20 years

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    Enrique Marquez Jr. was sentenced Friday in federal court after he tried to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:59:59 -0400
  • Second Brazilian company to produce Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

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    A Brazilian pharmaceutical company said on Friday it has signed an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to produce Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 starting in the second half of November. The private company União Quimica said on Friday that it was bound by a confidentiality agreement not to give any technical or scientific details. It still must obtain approval from Brazil's health regulator Anvisa.

    Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:25:27 -0400
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