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Omar: Trump comment most un-American thing you can say

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) responds after President Donald Trump backtracked from saying he would listen if a foreign government approached him with damaging information about a political rival.
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Tyson Brummett, former Phillies pitcher, dead in plane crash
A former professional baseball pitcher and three others were killed Friday morning when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Utah mountains south of Salt Lake City, local police said. Tyson Brummett, a 35-year-old who appeared in one game for the Philadelphia Phillies, died alongside his 35-year-old friend Alex Ruenger, Ruegner’s 60-year-old aunt, Elaine...
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Boozy ice cream and pizza crusts: How spiked seltzer is evolving beyond beverages
Spiked seltzers and canned cocktails are wildly popular, and now they're evolving.
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020 Live Stream: Time, Channel, How To Watch Live
The annual contest will take place in a private location with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
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Hot Property: Will Arnett lists award-winning home for $11 million
Will Arnett of "Arrested Development" and "BoJack Horseman" fame has listed his prefab-hybrid home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for about $11 million. Also: Ariana Grande bought two Southern California homes for a combined $20.45 million, and Steve Wynn looks to hit it big with a Vegas home sale.
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Suicide car bomber drives into checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port
At least five people were injured when a suicide car bomber plowed into a checkpoint near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia early Saturday, Reuters reported. The explosion shook parts of the capital and metal debris fell far and wide, witnesses said. Police had no immediate comment on casualties. Security forces immediately blanketed the area. The...
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New legislation aims to force automakers to confront seat safety issues
Child safety seats are now required in cars across all 50 states. While the seats have saved thousands of lives, a hazard known for decades in many vehicles has exposed the young occupants of safety seats to danger. Kris Van Cleave reports on the new legislation introduced by two senators, aimed at forcing automakers to confront the issue.
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US warships deployed to South China Sea for drills
A fleet of US warships have been deployed to the South China Sea and are expected to hold some of the largest military drills the area has seen in recent years. Two aircraft carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, and four other warships, are set to begin their exercises Saturday, according to the...
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Officers fired over photos re-enacting chokehold used on Elijah McClain
Three Colorado officers were fired and a fourth resigned over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a Black man who died last year after police stopped him on the street. Jamie Yuccas reports.
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High tides flood California coastline
The 4th of July forecast calls for high heat in much of the U.S.
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Lightning, thunder and rain expected over July 4 weekend
Lightning, thunder and rain are expected from the Gulf Coast to the Northern Plains over the Independence Day weekend. The rain may bring relief from the persistent heat gripping parts of the country. Saturday, July 4 could see higher-than-average temperatures as Americans look to celebrate the holiday while staying safe. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli explains what the nation can expect while celebrating this weekend.
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This coronavirus-killing MIT robot could end up in your local supermarket
Robot on aisle six? MIT has partnered with Ava Robotics to design a robot that may help fight the coronavirus by disinfecting the floor of a 4,000-square foot warehouse in 30 minutes. It could one day be used to clean your local grocery store or school.
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Coronavirus cases surge in 40 states as U.S. braces for holiday weekend
Coronavirus is surging in 40 states across the U.S., with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases nationwide. The death toll is rising to more than 129,000. Cities and states, like California, have shut beaches ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend in an effort to control the rising COVID-19 infection rates. Michael George reports from Rockaway Beach in New York.
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Washington Redskins to review team's controversial name
After decades of criticism and resistance, the Washington Redskins football team said on Friday that they would be reviewing their name -- considered by many to be racially insensitive. The move comes after dozens of investors reportedly threatened to terminate their relationships with the team, and FedEx sent an open letter to the organization calling for change. Jeff Glor reports on the team's historic decision.
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8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall
Police did not give a motive for the shooting near the food court inside the the Riverchase Galleria.
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Trump defends monuments in fiery Mount Rushmore speech
President Trump kicked off the holiday weekend with an Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore Friday, after protesters were arrested earlier in the day after they blocked a road leading to the monument. Despite the advice of doctors and the White House coronavirus task force, Mr. Trump and the First Lady did not wear masks at the event. Nikole Killion reports on the president's divisive remarks.
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London reopens pubs, hair salons after coronavirus lockdown
England is lifting some of its coronavirus restrictions Saturday, as the global tally for confirmed cases exceeds 11 million. People who are eager to get their hair cut can return to salons and barber shops, while those in need of a pint can go back to their favorite pubs. Roxana Saberi is in London to explain how the lifting of restrictions, nicknamed "Super Saturday," is playing out.
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Doctor shares safety concerns amid surging U.S. coronavirus cases
Many Americans are looking for ways to stay safe this holiday weekend as coronavirus cases rise to record levels in some states. The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. is nearly 3 million. Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Amesh Adalja joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the latest numbers and what that means for the millions of Americans hoping to celebrate Independence Day.
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How you can bet on Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
The Fourth of July is one of the most sacred American holidays. It’s a chance to celebrate our independence, enjoy backyard barbecues and take in fireworks. It also marks the annual 10-minute Super Bowl of competitive eating. The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place at noon Saturday and will be broadcast live on...
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Newsom vows crackdown on coronavirus scofflaws. Will law enforcement cooperate?
Gov. Gavin Newsom again Wednesday threatened more enforcement for businesses that fail to follow coronavirus guidance, but how it would work remains unclear
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Sorry ‘Hamilton,’ ‘1776’ is the Original 4th of July Movie Musical
Oh, so that's why Hamilton yells at John Adams to "sit down."
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Want to exercise your freedom? Join in to stem the spread of coronavirus
Freedom means getting through the coronavirus together, not refusing to wear masks or to take the virus seriously
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Home of the Week: Finding serenity in a 1950s Venice bungalow
The former owner of a Venice bungalow learned CAD software to realize his vision of a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired home. Asking price: $3.895 million.
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This day in sports: Dodgers and Angels were atop the standings in 1962
A look at what happened in sports history on July 4, including the Dodgers and Angels leading their respective leagues in 1962.
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Alveda King: Independence Day aspirations — the challenge to strive for that more perfect union
On the Fourth of July we celebrate the birth of our nation, a nascent state determined to be something different.
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Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol
More than 200 researchers worldwide sign an open letter saying current guidance ignores evidence that the coronavirus readily spreads on microscopic particles known as aerosols that can hang in the air for long periods and float dozens of feet.
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Help! The Neighbor Kids Tore Up My Garden. Now Their Mom Says I’m a Bigot.
I don’t want her to spoil my relationship with my other neighbors, but people keep asking me about it.
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New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents
Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.
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Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein exchanged $20M in financial transactions
Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein engaged in a series of mysterious high-dollar transactions suggesting the pair were financially interwoven, according to federal prosecutors. The two shifted $20 million back and forth between their bank accounts over a period of five years beginning in 2007, according to a memo from US attorneys arguing Maxwell’s financial resources...
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There is no 'I' in 'We the People'
Today's a good day to go back and read the Declaration of Independence, signed by those brave colonists throwing off the yoke of oppression and starting this grand experiment in self-governance.
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Eye Opener: Trump makes divisive speech at Mount Rushmore
President Trump attracted a large crowd for his Mount Rushmore speech, though he did not appear to wear a mask and social distancing measures were not in place. Also, top Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for COVID-19. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Denmark's Little Mermaid statue vandalized with 'racist fish' grafitti
The statue was created in tribute to the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.
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Hogs? Lincolns? Best and worst potential new names for Washington's NFL franchise
If Washington's NFL team decides to change its longtime nickname, what are the best (and worst) options it might go with?        
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Coronavirus updates: Some beaches closed, fireworks canceled as states fear Fourth of July crowds
Backyard gatherings have been of special concern to some health officials heading into the Fourth of July weekend.      
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Trump turns to a dark message on erasing history in Mount Rushmore address
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VIDEO: Driver plows into Seattle protesters, leaving two seriously hurt
A car in Seattle plowed into protesters on a closed freeway early Saturday, sending bodies flying, according to footage of the incident. Two women sustained serious injuries after a white vehicle barreled down the road, tossing them into the air. The driver was later taken into custody. The moment was captured on video by horrified...
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Texas governor reveals his biggest coronavirus regret
Crowds continue to pack bars around the US as coronavirus continues to spread. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th
On a very different Fourth of July holiday, when many Americans are wrestling with the racist misdeeds of the country's heroes and confronting an unrelenting pandemic with surging cases, their commander-in-chief is attempting to drag America backward -- stirring fear of cultural change while flouting the most basic scientific evidence about disease transmission.
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A Revolution Doesn’t Look Like a Revolution
Three months ago, a global pandemic and a sudden economic crisis looked grave enough to suggest that something—if not a revolution, then at least the stirrings of a revolutionary era—was under way. Since then, the revolt against the pre-coronavirus status quo has only gained force. Crowds chanting “Black lives matter” and “Enough is enough” have marched all across the country. Statues have been toppled, buildings have been renamed, and pollsters report that public opinion has shifted with almost unprecedented speed. In Ferguson, Missouri, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, protesters carryied a guillotine. As a historian of the French Revolution, I can’t help but pay attention to guillotines (adopted in the 1790s as an alternative to the cruel and unusual punishment of death by hanging). If the United States right now is not in the early months of a revolution, Americans are certainly surrounded by the signs of past ones.Revolutions dress up in the costumes and rhetoric of the past for the same reason that, as Karl Marx once asserted, people learning a new language begin by translating word for word from a language already known to them. By repeating gestures and slogans from past upheavals—such as damaging a statue of Louis XVI, the French king beheaded in 1793—people pushing for permanent social change make the present recognizable as revolution. They might as well be chanting, “This is what a revolution looks like.”Simultaneously, opponents can exploit the word’s association with violence to make any change seem frightening: When early election returns in New York and Kentucky appeared to favor progressive insurgents over establishment favorites, the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted that the French Revolution had come for the Democratic Party. In an article likening “the illiberal left” and “cancel culture” to Robespierre, the libertarian author Samuel Gregg predicted that the United States is about to fall into an intolerant Great Terror of “wokeness.” In images that went viral Sunday, a St. Louis attorney brandished a rifle as protesters passed his palatial home. He thought they were “storming the Bastille,” he told an interviewer later.[Shadi Hamid: The coronavirus killed the revolution]Would-be revolutionaries and radical counterrevolutionaries both forget, however, that real revolutions invariably catch people by surprise. Revolutions happen when the distinct concerns of many different groups are for a time more or less soldered together—and this coming together is not planned in advance, but produced largely by chance. This is what historians call “contingency”: One thing builds on another in a way that is neither inevitable nor easily reversed.Think about the Russian Revolution. Mutinies in the army, strikes in the factories, a parliamentary body willing to ignore the czar and declare itself a provisional government—all these dramatic struggles had been under way for months before the Bolsheviks eventually took power. So, too, the Black Lives Matter movement has been building for years. Now the COVID-19 crisis and establishment politicians’ continuing battle with Donald Trump have helped move Black Lives Matter’s concerns to the center of American politics. The threat to Black lives from official violence, the failure of anything like public-health policy, the catastrophic scale of unemployment, the inadequacy of federal and state relief measures (so mistakenly referred to as “stimulus”), the climate crisis, America’s dramatic loss of international status over the past four years: All of these threads are now interwoven. It is too early to tell what shape the resulting social fabric will take.The historian William Sewell Jr. helpfully distinguishes between ordinary “events” and “historical events”; the latter resonate as world-changing because they somehow transform the very structures of daily life. In his analysis, the reaction to and aftereffects of an event—and not just the event itself—determine whether it is historical. Imagine, for instance, if the United States Navy had responded to the bombing of Pearl Harbor by concealing the number of lives lost and saying it had long planned to scupper the USS Arizona—the attack would still have happened, but it wouldn’t be the historical event “Pearl Harbor” anymore.Or consider the French Revolution. In the summer of 1789, King Louis XVI convened roughly 1,100 men from France’s tiny elite (aristocratic military officers, major landowners, lawyers, clergy) for the first meeting of the Estates-General (the closest thing the kingdom had to a national parliament) in 175 years. Refusing to abide by rules that effectively silenced most of those notionally represented (as gerrymandering and voter suppression thwart the popular will today), many delegates instead proclaimed themselves members of the National Assembly, a new, constitution-writing body. This was a standstill, not a revolution.A few weeks later, the king summoned troops to Paris and fired his most popular adviser. Parisians poured into the streets; on July 14, about 800 of them swarmed to the Bastille, a fortress on the city’s edge, where they hoped to find weapons and gunpowder. First welcomed by the fortress’s defenders, then fired upon, the crowd eventually succeeded in getting the troops to lower the drawbridge and abandon the Bastille. They then marched the soldiers to central Paris, killed the commanding officer, and paraded his head through the streets on a pike. Popular unrest had become a rebellion, but not a revolution.When word of the violence and mayhem in Paris first reached the National Assembly, 20 miles away in Versailles, its members were horrified. Educated men, many with great fortunes, they had little personal sympathy for a mob of workers and agitators. Fearful for their own lives, many worried they would be the next victims. Within days, however, their anxiety turned to hope, as National Assembly members who took part in a fact-finding mission to Paris reported being greeted by a peaceful and joyous crowd eager to shake their hands. Men whose politics we would today characterize as center-right then spoke positively about the attack on the fortress, describing its conquest as legitimate resistance to tyranny—much like their own decision to write a constitution.[Rebecca L. Spang: The revolution is under way already]The modern concept of revolution—as an enduring political and social change created through mass action—can be traced directly to that reevaluation. Neither the creation of the National Assembly nor the attack on the Bastille was a revolution in and of itself. Both might be dismissed as “performative” insofar as neither alone achieved anything like its stated goals. But revolutionary events, those that result in sustained transformations of society, are not made by strategic plan. They do not have bullet-pointed deliverables and clear metrics of success. If they did, they would be business as usual, not a revolution.The protesters seeking justice for George Floyd have similarly combined collective creativity, a devotion to ritual, and an ability to draw mainstream approval. The Black Lives Matter movement has worked for years to oppose police brutality and show how the American justice system condemns Blackness and routinely presumes the guilt of Black boys and young men. The grossly disproportionate health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made fundamental inequalities all the more glaringly apparent. But it was Donald Trump encouraging governors to “get tough” with protesters and his threat to mobilize the United States military that attracted prominent supporters and establishment politicians—including former President George W. Bush, Senator Mitt Romney, and many others—to the cause.An unexpected and growing coalition now exists. On a basic level, these are pro-democracy protests made difficult to recognize as such because they’re happening in a country that has widely been considered a leading site of liberal democracy. Critics have been fast to dismiss statements from Romney, Bush, and others as mere show, but they signal a decisive change in the direction of public opinion. Republican leaders may (in the eyes of many activists) be on the wrong side of history, but they want to be on the right side of the future.[Shadi Hamid: Things were going to be so much better]Yet if one major lesson of the French Revolution is that people make history, another is that it rarely turns out as planned. The members of France’s first National Assembly were hardly men with an obvious stake in disturbing the status quo. Their conscious impulses in the first months of the revolution were in many ways conservative; they wanted to protect themselves, ensure continuity, and get things over with as quickly as possible. In the name of honoring the absolutist monarchy’s debts, however, many of them opted for policies (such as nationalizing properties held by the Catholic Church and issuing a new currency) that proved to be far more disruptive than expected. We might think of the revolution’s radicalization as a Möbius trajectory—moving in what seemed to be a single direction, it nonetheless arrived on the other side of a metaphorical strip.If the United States is in the middle of a new American revolution, months and probably years will pass before its effects or causes are fully discerned. Even when structures are unstable and existing institutions lack legitimacy, “old regimes” never fall apart neatly and completely—they have to be taken apart piece by piece. Tearing down the Bastille took nearly a year; years more passed before the workers who did the job had all been paid. Late on the night of August 4, 1789, members of the National Assembly voted to give up privilege and abolish feudalism. But privilege (literally, “private law”: one set of laws for the nobility, one for everyone else; one set of laws for the province of Brittany, one for Normandy; one for pork butchers, one for pastry cooks) had been the foundation of the kingdom’s entire judicial and administrative order. Only after decades of legal, political, and violent conflict was something like a new order stabilized.The protocols and norms that emerged in the aftermath of 18th-century revolutions—the inviolability of private property, the abstract idea of the rights-bearing individual, the fiscal-military nation-state—are today under attack as forms of privilege themselves. For now, translating that critique into an existing revolutionary vocabulary (the “poetry of the past,” Marx called it in the text I mentioned above) helps to sharpen it and draw attention to it. But those acts of translation should not, however, be mistaken for revolution itself. For real structural change, Americans will need to look not behind them to vanished certainties but ahead to uncertain possibilities. What is the difference between a revolution and the failure of a state or the collapse of an empire? Only that in a revolution, many men, women, and children have the emotional energy to imagine a better future and put lots of creative work into trying to make it so.
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Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus
Kimberly Guilfoyle had traveled to South Dakota to see the president's Fourth of July speech and celebration fireworks at Mount Rushmore.
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Ohio police officer shot to death in Home Depot parking lot
The suspect was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries
Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas.
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International Flights Are Ramping Up. Slowly. And With Plenty Of Caveats
Many countries shut down international air travel when the pandemic began. Routes are reopening again, but you may need a COVID-19 test before you board.
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This professional grill is on sale for over 40% off just in time for summer
We think it’s is safe to say that grilling is the preferred cooking method of the season—but, is your current grill going to cut it this summer? If your outdoor or indoor grill is lacking, then it’s time you check out the Otto Lite: Professional 1,500°F Steak Grill. This mighty device offers temperatures of up...
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20-year-old scuba diver killed in shark attack
The attack happened not far from where 23-year-old Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba was fatally mauled by a great white shark in April.
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David Asman: On July 4th, remember why US is a magnet for immigrants – like my wife, now a proud citizen
It's important on this July Fourth to spend a moment seeing the United States of America through the eyes of new citizens.
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40 amazing deals you can get a steal on this Fourth of July
July 4th is usually a massive shopping holiday, consisting of packed malls and busy retail stores as customers hunt down the best deals. While you might not be able to shop for deals the way you’re used to this year, you can still find amazing deals online. To help you out, here are 40 incredible...
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Amid coronavirus surge, Roger Penske defends plan to hold 2020 Indianapolis 500 at 50% capacity
Roger Penske believes strongly in holding the 2020 Indy 500 with fans in attendance despite the huge surge of COVID-19 throughout the country.       
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Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.
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