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Kamala Harris Can Bait Trump, Giving Biden Vital Cover From His Attacks
Joe Biden's running mate may be able to draw the president into clashing with her, distracting him from attacking the Democratic presidential candidate directly.
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Is 'Rick and Morty' Canceled? Dan Harmon Under Scrutiny For Old Sketch
Co-creator Harmon is once again facing scrutiny for the old clip, which is a spoof of the show "Dexter" from 2009 which has recently remerged online.
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When will new unemployment benefits start flowing? It may take a while
States will have to create a new system to pay out the unemployment benefits provided by President Donald Trump's latest executive action, and that could leave the 28 million unemployed Americans waiting weeks to see the additional $300 payments.
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China's Confucius Institute Hits Back Against Pompeo 'Sabre Rattling'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Confucius Institute's allowing people to learn about Chinese language and culture is part of China's "propaganda apparatus."
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How US military is patrolling virus cases among troops in Asia
Dozens of US military personnel are testing positive for coronavirus while transferring from the United States to South Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks gets an exclusive look at how US Forces Korea are keeping incoming cases away from the rest of the base.
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NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks Round 1 series preview
Kawhi Leonard’s quest for another NBA ring with a third team begins Monday as the Los Angeles Clippers start their first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks.
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GEICO-backed pilots drop roses over WWII cemetery to mark 75 years after war's end
Fox News was invited by a team of aviators to ride in a vintage WWII airplane Wednesday as it dropped roses over a cemetery in New York to commemorate 75 years after the war's end.
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NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies play-in series preview
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Herd Immunity May Be Slowing Spread in U.S., As Study Finds 40 Percent Community Infection Provides Protection
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Op-Ed: Kamala Harris' immigrant family story is an inspiring reminder of why we need to vote out Trump
Harris' experiences and Black and South Asian identities bring important perspectives to the table and allow others to see new possibilities.
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The Trump Administration’s Air Strikes in Somalia Are On the Rise Again—and Civilians Are Paying the Price
In the first seven months of 2020, the Trump administration conducted more air strikes in Somalia than were carried out during the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, combined. This year alone U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has acknowledged 43 air strikes in Somalia compared to 42 from 2007 to 2017. It comes as…
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Tim Tebow: Human trafficking is intolerable – It's time to say, 'Not On Our Watch'
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Vacation rentals are taking a page from the hotel playbook and tacking on extra fees
Like hotels, Airbnb and Vrbo are springing surprise fees on customers right before they book a property – when they're already emotionally invested.        
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On China, Biden may have little choice but to continue Trump's hard-line policy
Biden will rally allies and set a new tone, yet underneath his China policy may look closer to Trump's than to Obama's a decade ago.
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Amid Coronavirus, Some Lawmakers Spot Chance to Abolish Death Penalty
As states across the country look for ways to shore up budgets that have been wrecked by the coronavirus pandemic, some lawmakers are calling for the death penalty to be first item on the chopping block.
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Help! I Think My Wife Is Jealous of the Money I’ve Made in the Stock Market.
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A police officer killed my father 27 years ago and went unpunished. It changed my life forever.
My mother took a photo of my father, Paul, holding me during my first doctor’s visit in 1993. This is our only photo together. | Courtesy of Montinique Monroe It took his resurfaced racist posts for me to tell my father’s story. A familiar numbness occupied my body when I learned George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, had asked her mom why people were saying her daddy’s name. I was relieved to know she wasn’t given the graphic details of Floyd’s death. But I knew one day, she’d find out exactly what happened and would be forced to face the trauma that comes with losing a father to police violence. I was once in her shoes. When I was just 4 months old, my father was killed by a white police officer. To protect my innocence, my family spared me the truth until I was around Gianna’s age. I’ll never forget how fast my breath escaped my body when I learned what really happened. I was confused and unable to decipher what it meant that the police, the people I’d grown up thinking were here to protect me, had taken my father’s life. My views of safety were shattered. Beyond that, I couldn’t bring my father back. I was left with a space that would remain unfilled. My mother Jackie holding me as we viewed my father during his wake at King Tears Mortuary, in Austin, Texas, on April 22, 1993. As I grew older, this emptiness became fear, avoidance, anxiety, anger, and sometimes self-pity. Today, it fuels me. He is unable to speak for himself, so I’ll speak for both of us. Steven Deaton forever changed my life when he shot and killed my father 27 years ago on April 15, 1993. Deaton, who’d been an officer with the Austin police for two and a half years, was dispatched to the scene of an alleged armed robbery with two other officers. When they arrived at Quail Run Apartments, they suspected my 23-year-old father, Paul Monroe, was involved. According to an incident report my family obtained from the Austin Police Department, the officers approached my father as he walked toward them. They gave him directions to drop a duffle bag. He dropped the bag. After he was told to get on the ground, Deaton shot him in the abdomen. Another officer handcuffed my father as he lay helpless in his own blood until the ambulance came. My father asked for water but his request was denied. When EMS arrived, they had to request he be unhandcuffed to treat him. He was rushed to the hospital and after losing too much blood, he died in the ICU the next morning.The medical examiner ruled his death as a homicide. Eleven days after Deaton fatally shot my father, a Travis County grand jury decided against indicting him, claiming the shooting was justified. “Until the moment I pulled the trigger, it was another police call,” Deaton said in a 1993 Austin American Statesman article about killing my father. “It’s something I’m going to have to think about for the rest of my life.” Deaton may have been stuck with the memory, but I’ve had to live with the actual consequences of his actions. I’ve lived my whole life without my dad. Twenty-seven birthdays, countless holidays, basketball games, father-daughter dances, and graduations — that’s what Deaton took from me the day he fired the bullets that claimed my father’s life. My father, Paul Monroe, in 1989. I’ve longed to say “Dad” and hear a reply from my father, to know the sound of his voice, embrace him, hear him laugh, or simply just see his face. But unfortunately, all I have to rely on is my imagination and frequent reminders from my family about the amazing father he would’ve been if he was here. My only way of knowing him has been through the eyes of others. His friends and family say he was highly respected in his East Austin community, taking care of youth who didn’t have families. He was a funny guy and a hustler who would give the shirt off his back at the drop of a dime. His proudest accomplishment was being my father. He called me his “star.” Knowing this gives me endless comfort and happiness I can’t explain. Yet, when I think about him, I always find myself drifting back to the fear he must have felt in his final moments. His last recorded words — “you shot me, I need water, I can’t see, I can’t feel my legs” — show he was scared and confused. His life was more than tragedy and death, but for me the most unforgettable image of my father is of him lying in a casket. I stumbled upon this photo as a teen who spent hours occupied in storage closets, fumbling my way through boxes and boxes of family scrapbooks and photo albums, reflecting on happy family memories. One day, I found an album dedicated to my father, chronicling his life from birth to death. Scattered among his memorial photos were news clips: “Man’s death brings confusion” and “When police officers fire, lives are changed forever.” I remember reading and re-reading Deaton’s chilling words — “The thing about the shooting, it was instinct, it was what the police academy trained you for” — over and over again before closing the album. I didn’t visit the album again until years later. My father with his mother, my granny Joyce, in Dale, Texas, on Christmas Day in 1990. My father (middle) and his younger brothers Patrick (left) and Kelvin (right) after a nighttime fishing trip in 1990. Pallbearers carrying my father’s casket outside of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, on April 23, 1993. But I had always had a desire to tell my father’s story — in fact, I chose to become a journalist so I could. Working for my university’s independent student-run newspaper in 2014, I’d given myself an assignment to cover the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri. I was motivated by the national anger over police brutality, hopeful that the movement could spur outrage about the way my father was executed too. However, I knew that to the mainstream media nothing was newsworthy about a Black man who was killed by a white police officer decades ago. It’s hard to convince an industry that is so heavily driven by, and consumed through, a white lens of the importance of telling stories like mine outside of fires, shattered glass, and national unrest. But five years later, in August 2019, I received a text message from my mother with a link to an article with the headline “Texas sheriff who stars on reality show fails to publicly address sexist images posted on Facebook by one of his top officers.” “Isn’t this the cop who killed your father?” her text read. I sped to the next red light and frantically scrolled up and down, past the graphic images throughout the story. It was as eerie as it was gut-wrenching. The article, from the Southern Poverty Law Center, reported that Deaton had shared racist photos in a Facebook post depicting a Black football player figurine lying in a pool of blood, his knees amputated by a white Santa elf doll with a chainsaw, while an American flag dangles above them. Deaton’s post, a reference to Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against Black people, was captioned: “And here’s the start…...Our Patriotic elf grew angrier all season. He finally snapped and decided to show the NFL how he goes about taking knees for not standing during our national anthem. #thankavet.” Here was my father’s killer so boldly and fearlessly expressing his discontent with protests of police brutality. And that wasn’t even the only sickening post he had shared. Other photos depicted elf dolls sexually assaulting Barbies. A survivor of sexual assault who lived in the city his department serves reported she was retraumatized by his posts. As I looked at Deaton’s grin in the photo at the top of another news article, I too was blanketed by a sense of anxiety. This familiar feeling surfaces at the sight or sound of anything involving law enforcement — a repercussion of losing a loved one to police violence. It comes up during the simplest of times, while driving or even walking past a police officer in public. I tell myself: Don’t speak, don’t make eye contact, don’t make any sudden moves. An officer might “fear for their life,” and I’ll be next. But I couldn’t help but notice that in the coverage of the Facebook posts there was no reporting on the fact that he’d killed my father. If my father didn’t make it into the news, what other countless stories might not have been reported? Like many officers who kill and get away with it, Deaton’s career thrived after he shot my father. He stayed with Austin police for 26 years, rising to the rank of assistant chief. Despite other widely publicized inappropriate behavior and departmental violations, he was able to move to Williamson County Sheriff’s office, where he served until he resigned after the Facebook posts. Seeing my father’s killer share imagery and rhetoric that encouraged violence against Black people confirmed my belief about his lack of remorse and concern for the life he took from me 27 years ago. It confirmed my belief about his complete removal from the pain and suffering of victims of police brutality and their families. It shows what likely was in his heart the moment he fired the bullets that killed my father, and it proved what my family and I have believed all along — he murdered my father. My granny’s photo of me at age 6, next to my father’s gravesite in Mount Olive Cemetery in Cedar Creek, Texas, on Father’s Day in 1998. I’ve fought for so long to tell my father’s story. Unfortunately, there are so many others like me who never will. There are countless children who were sat down and told their father, or their mother, was killed for reasons they couldn’t quite comprehend, unaware that this truth would impact them throughout their entire lives. I’m not sure I have the right words to comfort them. But I know this much: Our stories matter. Every day when we wake up and look in the mirror, we see a reflection of the parents who were taken from us. We are their legacies. Montinique Monroe is a photojournalist in Austin, Texas. Will you become our 20,000th supporter? When the economy took a downturn in the spring and we started asking readers for financial contributions, we weren’t sure how it would go. Today, we’re humbled to say that nearly 20,000 people have chipped in. The reason is both lovely and surprising: Readers told us that they contribute both because they value explanation and because they value that other people can access it, too. We have always believed that explanatory journalism is vital for a functioning democracy. That’s never been more important than today, during a public health crisis, racial justice protests, a recession, and a presidential election. But our distinctive explanatory journalism is expensive, and advertising alone won’t let us keep creating it at the quality and volume this moment requires. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will help keep Vox free for all. 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'A scouting nightmare': 2021 NFL draft could see big ripple effects from college football cancellations, postponements
As college football faces an unclear landscape for the fall, the NFL will have to deal with the fallout when it comes to the NFL draft.        
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Eerie video shows herd of sheep frozen in place
These sheep went from baaa to brrr! On a vacation to a cottage in Troutbeck, UK, Rory Davis was skeptical when he received a text from his mom telling him to look at the sheep. Davis said he didn’t think much of it, until he noticed the sheep weren’t moving at all. “I honestly couldn’t...
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Bald eagle attacks $950 state drone, drops it into Lake Michigan
A bald eagle waged an attack on an EGLE drone 162 feet above the waters of Lake Michigan, and won. The motive for the attack is unknown.        
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Heat wave adds to California fire danger
A heat wave is expected to bring triple-digit temperatures and extreme fire danger to large parts of California over the weekend. Crews are battling several major fires including one that forced the evacuation of about 100 rural homes. (Aug. 14)       
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'Legend Of Korra' on Netflix: How to Show Links to 'The Last Airbender'
"The Legend of Korra" is coming to Netflix, weeks after its Nickelodeon sister show "Avatar: The Last Airbender" became one of the streamer's most-watched shows.
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UFC 252 weigh-in results (noon ET)
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Paris and Marseille area declared "zones of active Covid-19 circulation"
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F1 star Max Verstappen plays down Michael Schumacher comparisons
Fresh off the back of a stunning victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has said that while he appreciates being compared to F1 great Michael Schumacher, he is his own man.
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Max Verstappen plays down Michael Schumacher comparisons
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U.S. Retail Data Expected to Show an Increase
After months of drops, the retail numbers bounced back the past two months and analysts are predicting that sales rose again in July. Here’s the latest.
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Women of the Century didn't succeed despite adversity, but often because of it
The lessons of the women who brought us this far show that from the darkest moments, we find our greatest resolve. Who will be forged by this fire?       
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New Zealand extends lockdown of largest city as COVID cluster grows
Source of 30 new infections remains a mystery, but leader Jacinda Arndern says her country can beat back the disease a 2nd time.
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Chrissy Teigen confirms she’s pregnant with third child
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Genocide: Shining Stars in the Silent Night | Opinion
How you can help the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang, China.
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American Passports Are Useless Now
Becoming a United States citizen was meaningful to me for a great number of reasons. German by birth, I had come to feel at home in America, and to love it. For all the deep injustices that shape this country, I remained convinced that the United States was more likely than just about any other place in the world to build a thriving, diverse democracy. And when I wrote about the danger that right-wing populists like Donald Trump pose to the American republic, I cherished being able to speak about his assault on our, as opposed to your, values and institutions.Alongside all these serious reasons, I also had a very practical one: the power of the U.S. passport. It granted access to just about everywhere, and escape from just about anywhere. Which country—Germany or the United States—would be more likely to rescue me if I got stuck in some foreign country in the middle of a perilous political crisis? Would the last plane to evacuate foreigners from Chad or Chile or Canada before that country devolved into civil war be sent by the Bundeswehr or the U.S. Air Force?[Read: The declining power of the American passport]U.S. citizenship not only ensured that I could choose to live in New York or San Francisco or any place in between; it also seemed to offer the freedom to roam the world in the assurance that, as my passport's old-fashioned preamble promises, “the Secretary of State of the United States of America” would see to it that I could “pass without delay or hindrance and in case of need [enjoy] all lawful aid and protection.”But in this Year of the Pandemic, that promise rings hollow. My German passport, which I was able to retain when I naturalized, currently entitles me to travel almost anywhere in the world. My American passport can gain me access to only a handful of countries—not including Germany or the majority of developed democracies in Asia, Europe, Australia, or South America. The coronavirus is so out of control here that other nations (understandably) fear contamination from our citizens.My assumption about which country would go to greater lengths to repatriate its citizens in a time of crisis appears to have been wrong, as well. Germany would welcome me back with open arms from this COVID-addled land, though I could be asked to self-isolate. But a draft proposal now circulating in the Trump administration indicates that the U.S. may seek to stop its citizens and legal permanent residents from returning to America from abroad if a border agent “reasonably believes that the individual either may have been exposed to or is infected with the communicable disease.”[Read: The decline of the American world]Such a proposal would, despite its cruelty, at least have a certain practical utility in countries such as Australia or New Zealand, which have had barely any COVID-19 cases in recent months. But if the plan becomes a reality in the United States, which is discovering some 50,000 cases a day without any help from the outside world, it will add idiocy to injury.When I became a citizen, back in March 2017, I knew that President Trump would seek to destroy many of the American values I admire. I did not imagine that he would also fail to “leave no man behind.” Shouldn’t that credo hold special appeal to a man who claims to care about protecting America from a dangerous world? Instead of using his office to protect Americans, Trump has capitulated to the coronavirus at home; now his administration may also try to betray Americans abroad.
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Teachers face Covid-19 fears as school districts decide whether to reopen in person
With school districts across the country making tough decisions on whether to begin the year virtually or in person, teachers are grappling with how to instruct scared children and their fears of contracting the coronavirus or passing it to a loved one.
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Republican Candidates Trail Democrats Across the Board in North Carolina: Poll
President Donald Trump trails Joe Biden by a margin of just 1 percentage point in the battleground state.
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'Project Power': Why Joseph Gordon-Levitt Quit Movies For Two Years
"Project Power" is one of two movies Joseph Gordon-Levitt has out this year, but the actor has been off of screens for a while prior to this Netflix movie.
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This Tiny Sponge Is a Super Soaker
Singapore’s Carbon Fiber Aerogel is no ordinary sponge. It’s a super sponge capable of soaking up organic material like oil and fat from water. The sponge absorbs 190 times its weight in waste, contaminants and microplastics—it might even be used to clean up offshore oil spills in the future. With urbanization and global warming, much of the world today lives in areas of high water stress. Creating technologies that can clean waste water on a mass scale are more important than ever. Andre Stolz, CEO and co-founder of Singapore’s EcoWorth Tech, shows us how this reusable sponge is made and explains why it’s so amazingly absorbent. NOTE: This story was filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Great Big Story encourages everyone to stay safe and continue to social distance. This Great Big Story was made possible by Singapore Tourism Board, Enterprise Singapore, and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
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Music is big on Twitch. Now record labels want it to pay up
In 2018, Twitch streamer Ryann Weller played a 30-second snippet of 50 Cent's "In Da Club" on one of his livestreams. He showed viewers an animated e-card featuring his fans' faces dancing to the 2003 hit song. It became one of thousands of clips that fans have created of Weller's livestreams since he joined the Amazon-owned service in 2015.
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How the NBA playoff play-in works for Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers
Memphis and Portland meet Saturday in the NBA's first play-in game for a No. 8 seed. Will the league make it a permanent fixture after bubble success?        
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5 things to know for August 14: Election, coronavirus, stimulus, Mideast, sports
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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On This Day: 14 August 2001
Timn Burton's remake of "Planet of the Apes" premiered in London with stars Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter. (Aug. 14)       
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China's national security law triggering radical transformation of Hong Kong's human rights
Despite pledges from top Hong Kong officials that the draconian national security law, which contains 66 articles and criminalizes succession and subversion, to terrorism and collusion, would only impact a small fraction of the seven million population, almost every facet of the once independent enclave – from education to civil society to technology – has been radically transformed in just over a month.
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Spanish official says outbreaks are the 'new normal' as cases rise in Europe
Spain, France and Greece are all seeing sharp rises in coronavirus cases as experts warn more deaths will come if measures to slow the spread aren't taken soon. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
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It's time for Democrats to go big
As delegates prepare for their convention, CNN Opinion asked 10 contributors from across the Democratic spectrum to weigh in on their visions for the future of the party.
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Masks are on superintendents' back-to-school shopping lists. Some leaders wonder if there will be enough.
Rising COVID-19 cases are putting the first day of school in limbo. Some leaders worry about having enough masks and cleaning supplies.       
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Supreme Court social-distances from coronavirus decisions
The US Supreme Court continues to send a clear message when it comes to emergency requests to block or change state actions and regulations tied to Covid-19: not interested.
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Anti-Vax Posts Against Future COVID-19 Vaccine Steadily Increasing on Social Media, Researchers Warn
"Once misinformation has taken hold, it is notoriously hard to correct," said Jeanine Guidry, who led a piece of research into how vaccine lies were previously spreading on Pinterest.
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