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Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:55:14 -0400

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Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusal

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:13:53 -0400

(image) The call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials. Schiff said his call for Nunes to step aside was not made “lightly,” because the two have worked well together for years.

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Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:10 -0400

(image) The TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Pricey New Drug Promises Eczema Relief

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42:58 -0400

(image) The FDA has approved a new drug to treat serious cases of the skin condition, but the twice-per-month injections come with a big price tag: $37,000 per year for patients.

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'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:29 -0400

(image) PARIS (AP) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.

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Boeing airliner catches fire in Peru, no serious injuries reported

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:05:35 -0400

(image) A Boeing jet operated by Peruvian Airlines caught fire on Tuesday while landing at an airport near the Andean town of Jauja in central Peru after it swerved on the runway, but there were no serious injuries, a government minister said. Peruvian Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-300 jet drove off the runway for unspecified reasons during the scheduled landing, after swerving to the right. Authorities are investigating the incident, which occurred about 4:30 p.m., involving the Boeing 737-300 jet at the high-altitude airport in an agricultural valley some 265 kilometers from Lima, the capital.

Senate to vote April 7 on US Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:33:47 -0400

(image) The US Senate will vote April 7 on confirming Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the chamber's Republican leader announced Tuesday, amid debate over whether President Donald Trump's pick will receive the necessary votes. "We're going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. After a one-week delay, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Gorsuch's nomination Monday, then sending it to the floor for a full Senate vote, McConnell said.

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China Southern, American Airlines announce tie-up

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:15:52 -0400

(image) China Southern Airlines said Tuesday it would sell almost a one-tenth stake to American Airlines in a $200 million tie-up that could see two of the world's biggest carriers cooperate in a range of areas. American Airlines is the world's largest carrier by scheduled passengers carried, while China Southern is fourth globally and the biggest in Asia, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The deal could give American a foot in the door of China's rapidly expanding air transport market, while China Southern said the move would support its own ambitions of expanding its global presence.

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FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:06:33 -0400

(image) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

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Photos of the day - March 28, 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:42:20 -0400

(image) An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian’s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.

Trump White House a Poor Source for Facts

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:00:27 -0400

(image) Rachel Maddow looks at the facility with which the Donald Trump White House lied about their desire to produce a military spectacle as part of the inauguration ceremony.

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Central European leaders vow not to be blackmailed by EU on migration

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:31 -0400

(image) By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The leaders of four Central European countries vowed on Tuesday not to be blackmailed by threats of financial punishment from Brussels if they don't join in the relocation of thousands of Middle Eastern and African refugees. Austria also said it will seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum-seekers, arguing that it has already taken in its fair share during Europe's migration crisis. The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) -- Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic -- said they have a sovereign right to decide how to deal with the migrants who have flooded into the continent mainly from the war in Syria.

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British soldier's sentence for killing injured Taliban cut

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:22:27 -0400

(image) A British court on Tuesday cut a soldier's sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Veterans hugged, cheered and waved flags bearing former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman's image outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling, which means he could be released within weeks. Blackman was sentenced in 2013 for shooting the fighter at close range in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on September 15, 2011, after the man was seriously injured by fire from an Apache helicopter.

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Elon Musk will reveal new details about Tesla’s Model Y next week

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:27:28 -0400


Over the next few months, Tesla will have all-hands-on-deck as it attempts to meet its ambitious delivery deadline for the Model 3. If all goes according to plan, mass production on the Model 3 will begin in July with deliveries slated to begin before the end of the year.

Tesla's plans for EV domination, however, extend far beyond the Model S, the Model X and the Model 3. While Elon Musk has previously implied that a Tesla truck of some sort is an inevitability, the next new vehicle design from Tesla will likely be a crossover version of the Model 3 that will be dubbed the Model Y.

Musk initially confirmed the Model Y's existence via Twitter back in late 2015. Additionally, the following slide was part of a presentation given by Tesla CTO JB Straubel a few years ago.


Since that time, though, we haven't heard much of anything about what a Tesla Model Y might bring to the table.

This past Friday, however, Musk launched an all-encompassing tweetstorm where he indicated that the Model Y is still a few years away. Not to worry, more details about this mysterious crossover vehicle are on the way. Earlier this week, Musk had a private Twitter exchange with Ars Technica where he revealed that more information about the Model Y will be disclosed next week.

Finally, we've had the closest thing to official confirmation that a cheaper electric SUV—the so-called Model Y—is happening. We asked Musk (via Twitter direct message) whether there was any truth to recent rumors of the fourth model. The reply? An enigmatic "Next week."

While Tesla is likely a ways off from actually coming up with any serious Model Y concepts, Autocar a few weeks ago published its own render of what Tesla's Model Y might look like. In effect, imagine a Model 3 mixed together with a Model X and you get something that looks like this.


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Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:47:59 -0400

(image) TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

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How to Build Your Budget in Retirement

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:02:53 -0400

(image) The earlier you look at how much you will need during retirement, the more time you will have to adjust your current routine. Conventional wisdom is your spending will go down in retirement. For most, spending stays the same or increases, especially at the start of retirement, says Thomas J. O'Connell, president of International Financial Advisory Group in Parsippany, New Jersey.

OAS discusses Venezuela crisis, Caracas protests

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:38:16 -0400

(image) The Organization of American States held a special meeting on the crisis in Venezuela on Tuesday, triggering a furious reaction from the Venezuelan government and its staunchest regional allies. It comes after 14 countries in the OAS, including the United States, urged Venezuela's leftist government last week to release political prisoners and "reestablish democracy" by holding elections. In a sign that Venezuela is increasingly cornered, a total of 20 countries voted to open Tuesday's special session of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.

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House intel panel chief Nunes says he will not divulge his sources

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:48:26 -0400

(image) U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge - even to other members of his panel - who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection.

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten South California Beaches

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:38:55 -0400

(image) A study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey said 31 to 67 percent of the beaches in Southern California could be completely eroded by 2100 if the sea rose 1 to 2 meters.

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How to Stop ISPs from Selling Your Private Data

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:15:00 -0400

(image) The Internet may seem like an apolitical entity, but the fact is, the United States government has a great deal of influence over it. On Thursday (Mar. 23), the U.S. Senate voted to overturn an important broadband privacy rule instituted under the Obama administration. Your ISP will continue to be able to collect and sell your online data with reckless abandon, and frankly, unless you’re willing to kneecap your own Internet access, you can’t do much about it.

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Watch Amazing Makeup Transformation of Model With Vitiligo

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:09 -0400

(image) Brooklyn-based beauty influencer Tameeca Dieujuste, better known as Khloe Dosh shared a stunning makeup transformation on Instagram that she did on a model named Carlene John, who has vitiligo.

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3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:06:33 -0400

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.

Search For Missing Teen Allegedly Kidnapped By Teacher Continues

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:06:03 -0400

(image) Law enforcement officials believe 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas' teacher Tad Cummins kidnapped her. A warrant has been issued against him for kidnapping and having sexual contact with her.

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Virginia's 'Dr. Doolittle' gives amputated animals new lease on life

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:21:07 -0400

(image) Angel Marie the pony was stepped on by her mother shortly after she was born. Her front legs were so severely damaged, she was too crippled to walk.It was a challenge Derrick Campana, the so-called “Dr. Doolittle” of Animal prosthetics, was ready to tackle. The certified orthotist at Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va., fashioned prosthetic front legs using highly durable, medical grade plastics.He says watching Angel Marie take her first steps was emotional. “Seeing her walk, and having her here today walking is just a dream come true. A miracle. ...

US vows to end 'Israel-bashing' at United Nations

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:07:50 -0400

(image) The US ambassador to the United Nations received a rapturous welcome Monday at Washington's biggest pro-Israel forum, where she vowed never to allow "Israel-bashing" at the world body. Nikki Haley was addressing the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference for the first time since President Donald Trump named her Washington's UN envoy. Haley described Resolution 2334 as a "kick in the gut" to all Americans, and warned other UN members that the United States would retaliate against any new attempt to isolate Israel.

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U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:19 -0400

(image) (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation's top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country's deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years to expand their market share," McCaskill, the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a letter to the drugmakers.

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Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:01:26 -0400


There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.

Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.

One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.

Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.

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Russia and Iran discuss energy ties, Syrian settlement

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:25:04 -0400

(image) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Iran agreed Tuesday to boost their energy ties and continue joint efforts to help reach peace in Syria and Afghanistan.

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Lamborghini won't target Nürburgring SUV record with Urus

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0400

(image) It’s been a long time coming, but the Lamborghini Urus SUV is nearly a reality. Motoring reports Lamborghini doesn’t have much interest in proving the Urus around the Nürburgring, as the Italian brand did with the Huracán Performante which just set the lap record at the German track. In fact, the Urus will house a completely different set of objectives than the brand’s super cars.

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Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:14:01 -0400

(image) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

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Queen Elizabeth Needs Help With Her Curtains And Cushions

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:36:13 -0400

(image) Queen Elizabeth II is hiring a new "Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer," who will be offered an annual salary of nearly $30,000.

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How to make $10,000 traveling the world and staying in luxury homes

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:37:04 -0400

(image) It's the final stretch for a competition that comes with a $10,000 jackpot and the chance to travel the world and stay in million-dollar luxury vacation homes around the world. 

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Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:37:48 -0400

(image) Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats. North Korea conducted two nuclear tests last year and test-fired four ballistic missiles just this month, three of which landed off Japan's coast. "North Korea's provocative acts are reaching levels our country can simply no longer overlook," a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) security panel said in a proposal to be submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as early as Thursday.

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Amazon sets mass layoffs at Quidsi products unit after losses

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:53:55 -0400

(image) The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Quidsi operates and other websites. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable, and unfortunately we have not been able to do so," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.

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Clashes in Kashmir: Civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:57:59 -0400

(image) Three civilians were killed and 28 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces that killed a rebel in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.

Verizon wins another wireless speed test thanks to its last real advantage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:34 -0400

Verizon has long had a reputation for the best service in America, with prices to match. Things are changing these days: other networks are catching up, and Verizon even has a reasonably-priced unlimited plan, which is something I thought I'd never live to see. But some things never change, and the latest Tom's Guide network test of all the cell carriers shows why Verizon is likely to remain in first place. The Tom's Guide test used so-called drive testing to compare average download speeds across six major US cities and nine wireless carriers. That means the testers took identical smartphones (in this case, a Galaxy S7) on each network to different locations within each city, ran side-by-side download tests, and compared the results. Those results had Verizon comfortably in first place, and it sounds like one particular feature of Verizon's network put it there: indoor performance. "We split the locations we tested between indoor and outdoor locations to see how being indoors affected carrier performance. Generally speaking, speeds slowed down for most carriers when we tested at indoor locations — dramatically, in some cases. The lone exception was Verizon, whose average download speeds improved during indoor testing in four of our six test cities." It makes sense that performance takes a hit when you go indoors. Mobile data relies on your cellphone talking to a cell tower that's normally at least a couple hundred yards away. The more stuff the cell signal has to go through, the weaker the signal will be, and the slower things will download. But not all cell signals are equal. 4G radios work on tens of different "bands," specific frequencies that each wireless carrier owns the right to use. Lower frequencies are much better at penetrating obstacles (like buildings), and also have superior range. Verizon owns more low-frequency spectrum than other wireless carriers (particularly T-Mobile and Sprint), and has owned it for longer, allowing it to build out the cell towers to actually use the lower frequency. This explains Verizon's place on top of the Tom's Guide ranking. Times are a-changing, however. T-Mobile purchased some low-frequency 700MHz spectrum two years ago, and the government is currently in the process of auctioning off old TV spectrum in the 600MHz range to the wireless carriers. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are all expected to spend billions of dollars arming themselves with spectrum for the coming years, and a big upset there could fundamentally shake up the status quo.  [...]

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Daughter of 'Full House' star on growing up in the public eye

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:27:49 -0400

(image) ABC News' Cameron Jones talks with singer and actress Natasha Bure about her new book, "Let's Be Real," which offers teenagers an honest approach to living life.

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Uber diversity: low on women, like other tech companies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:34:47 -0400

(image) NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's first report on employee diversity shows low numbers for women, especially in technical positions. In that regard, the company is similar to other Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple.

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Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:50:27 -0400

(image) South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

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Coal Industry Executive Doubts Mining Jobs Coming Back

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:13:15 -0400

(image) Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray says he's confident President Trump will follow through on promises to scrap Obama-era clean power regulations.

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Nuclear arms ban talks begin at UN, but US, others boycott

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:14:04 -0400

(image) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons began Monday, but the United States, Russia, China and other nuclear-armed nations are sitting out a discussion they see as impractical.

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Toshiba says Westinghouse had $9.8 billion in liabilities as of end Dec

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:36:55 -0400

(image) Toshiba Corp on Wednesday said its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with $9.8 billion in liabilities as of the end of December. The Japanese conglomerate said Westinghouse would be off its consolidated books as of the end of this month. Toshiba said its own net loss for this fiscal year could reach 1 trillion yen ($9.00 billion), versus its previous estimate of 390 billion yen.

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Russia, Iran ink economic deals as Rouhani visits Moscow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:40:01 -0400

(image) Russia signed Tuesday a string of bilateral agreements with Iran as President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for his first official visit to Moscow. The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual support of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, mostly focused on flourishing economic ties in the fields of energy and industry.

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