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  • TV anchor, pilot killed in New Orleans stunt plane crash
    Local television anchor Nancy Parker has died in a crash of a stunt plane in New Orleans along with the pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, while covering a story on him.
  • Donald Trump Donates Second Quarter Salary to the Surgeon General
    President Donald Trump will donate his second-quarter salary of 2019 to fund a Surgeon General public health advisory, the White House announced on Friday.
  • MSNBC's Vance: Trump 'Remedy Is the 25th Amendment'
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” network contributor and former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance said the “remedy” for President Donald Trump’s behavior was the “25th Amendment.” Host Nicolle Wallace said, “Let’s go there because The New York Times did. I read this in the
  • Maher: 'BDS Is a Bullshit Purity Test' for People Who 'Slept Through History Class'
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher blasted the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as “a bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke, but actually slept through history class.” Maher said, “BDS is
  • Bill Maher Doubles Down: Recession Worth It If It Means 'Getting Rid of Trump'
    HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher made another desperate plea for a recession on Friday, saying that the economic downturn "would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump."
  • Twitter Briefly Bans Scaramucci For Calling Trump "Fattest President Since Taft"
    Now that the BFF affair between President Trump and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci clearly over,  Trump appears to be getting the best of Scaramucci from a social media standpoint at least for now according to the Daily Mail. Scaramucci found himself briefly suspended from Twitter on Friday after he posted an insult about the President's weight, calling him “the fattest president since William Howard Taft.” And while Twitter is famously littered with users that take every opportunity to insult President Trump on any possible occasion, this time the platform sought to make an example out of Scaramucci.  The comment comes in response to a video where President Trump taunts a person who believes to be an overweight protester during a recent New Hampshire rally, saying: "That guy's got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising." Scaramucci said of his Twitter suspension: "I think it is related to 'fat shaming' President Trump. I should have said he is the largest proportioned President since William Howard Taft. My bad."  Scaramucci was famously fired after just 11 days as White House communications director. He lost his job after launching into a rant about his coworkers during a magazine interview. Ironically, it turned out that the person Trump berated for his weight actually turned out to be one of his supporters, and not a protester. The supporter was following a thinner protester down the stairs as he was escorted from the arena. The Trump supporter laughed it off: "He didn't see me ripping the signs away from those three people that were sitting near us, and they were trying to cause a ruckus, and they jumped up and they started yelling stuff, that I don't even care what they were yelling about." "Everything's good! I love the guy! He's the best thing that ever happened to this country!" the corpulent Trump supporter concluded.  Here is the video of Trump telling a rally protester that he has a "serious weight problem":
  • The man seen placing rice cookers around downtown New York is in custody, police say - CNN
    The man seen placing rice cookers around downtown New York is in custody, police say  CNNThe man who police say is seen on video dropping off rice cookers Friday in downtown New York was taken into custody early Saturday morning, a law ...View full coverage on Google News
  • DEADSPIN Editor Quits, Rails Against Bosses...
    DEADSPIN Editor Quits, Rails Against Bosses... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:'Been Repeatedly Lied To and Gaslit'... Advertise here
  • 'Been Repeatedly Lied To and Gaslit'...
    'Been Repeatedly Lied To and Gaslit'... (Second column, 5th story, link) Related stories:DEADSPIN Editor Quits, Rails Against Bosses... Advertise here
  • Peter Fonda Dead at 79...
    Peter Fonda Dead at 79... (Second column, 1st story, link) Advertise here
  • Americans more in debt than ever...
    Americans more in debt than ever... (First column, 6th story, link) Related stories:Average owes $38,000... Advertise here
  • TEXAS UNDER RANSOMWARE ATTACK
    TEXAS UNDER RANSOMWARE ATTACK (Main headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:20 LOCAL GOVTS HIT Advertise here
  • Epstein death ruled 'suicide by hanging'...
    Epstein death ruled 'suicide by hanging'... (Second column, 13th story, link) Related stories:Lawyers NOT SATISFIED with the coroner's conclusion... Advertise here
  • Lawyers NOT SATISFIED with coroner conclusion...
    Lawyers NOT SATISFIED with coroner conclusion... (Second column, 19th story, link) Related stories:Prince Andrew pictured inside Epstein mansion of depravity...MYSTERY: Photo of gal pal photoshopped?Special treatment in Florida jail was far more lenient than anyone knew...Why was he able to purchase small women's panties from Palm Beach jail? Advertise here
  • Person of interest in rice cooker NYC subway scare in custody...
    Person of interest in rice cooker NYC subway scare in custody... (Second column, 12th story, link) Advertise here
  • TSA agent fired for passing 'You ugly!!!' note to traveler...
    TSA agent fired for passing 'You ugly!!!' note to traveler... (Second column, 12th story, link) Advertise here
  • TV reporter dies in stunt plane crash during filming...
    TV reporter dies in stunt plane crash during filming... (Second column, 10th story, link) Advertise here
  • 6 Terrible New Tech Bills in Congress
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has taken a lot of heat for a recent proposal to ban autoplay videos in the name of stopping "social media addiction." But Hawley's new "SMART Act" may not even the nuttiest tech bill to grace Capitol Hill this year. From the "Bot Disclosure" and "Biased Algorithm Deterrence" Acts, to net neutrality for speech on social media, new ways for the feds to snoop on user data, and a bill that could kill the teen YouTube star, legislative proposals from both Democrats and Republicans display a fundamental ignorance of the internet coupled with a willingness to micromanage even the smallest aspects of digital data and design. Here are six of the worst. Protecting Children from Online Predators Act of 2019 (S.1916) Sponsor: Josh Hawley Hawley's idea of "protecting children from online predators" is to prohibit social media from recommending any videos that feature anyone under age 18. Teen video makers couldn't rely on algorithms to recommend any of their content. Sites like Facebook would be prohibited from recommending family videos featuring children to grandma and grandpa. Across the board, the bill—introduced in June—would make it  illegal for any computer service "that hosts or displays user-submitted video content, and makes recommendations to users about which videos to view," to "recommend any video to a user of the covered interactive computer service if [the company] knows, or should have known, that the video features 1 or more minors." Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2019 (H.R.492) Sponsor: Rep. Louis Gohmert (R–Texas) The so-called "Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act" would discourage web services from displaying content in anything but chronological order. Under Gohmert's bill, any "social media service that displays user-generated content in an order other than chronological order, delays the display of such content relative to other content, or otherwise hinders the display of such content relative to other content" could face huge criminal and civil liabilities. The bill, introduced back in January, would amend the federal law known as Section 230 to say that doing any of the above or otherwise using algorithms to determine how third-party content is displayed makes a company legally liable for that content. Users would have no choice in how content on the apps and sites they use would be displayed. Bot Disclosure and Accountability Act of 2019 (S.2125) Sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Feinstein's bot bill, introduced last month, alleges that in order "to protect the right of the American public under the First Amendment," candidates and political parties would be barred from using any "automated software program or process intended to impersonate or replicate human activity online" (it's not quite clear what precisely that means) and that everyone must disclose to the federal government the use of any such software. The Federal Trade Commission FTC would be in charge of setting specific rules for the disclosure of this activity. For now, the bill lays out this somewhat confusing guidance: the FTC will require "a social media provider to establish and implement policies and procedures to require a user of a social media website owned or operated by the social media provider to publicly disclose the use of any" so-called bots. People running such accounts would have to "provide clear and conspicuous notice of the automated program in clear and plain language to any other person or user of the social media website who may be exposed to activities conducted by the automated program." And companies would have to develop tools to help people disclose bot status, as well as "a process to identify, assess, and verify whether the activity of any user of the social media website is conducted by an automated software program or process." The result would likely be a huge crackdown on the automated scheduling tools that many organizations and people use in perfectly benign ways all the time–all in the name of avoiding a small number of malicious actors who certainly aren't going to play by the U.S. government's bot-labeling requirements anyway. Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act (S. 1914) Sponsor: Hawley, again This June bill from Hawley is ostensibly about preventing online "censorship," but "ESIC" would actually put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of determining what constitutes politically neutral content moderation and link curation, and it would deny Section 230 legal protections to large companies that don't fit the bill. If ESIC passes, companies would be discouraged from investigating and filtering out abusive, hateful, threatening, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content, and would instead be incentivized to simply delete content flagged by any other user, regardless of what rules or norms the content did or did not violate. Check out my recent article on Section 230 for more on how the law works and why Hawley is wrong about it. To amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 … to stop censorship, and for other purposes  (H.R. 4027) Sponsor: Rep. Paul Gosar (R–Ariz.) Gosar's as-yet-untitled bill was introduced on July 25 and still has no full text. But judging from his statements about it, we can expect it to be moderately-to-extremely dumb. In tweeting about the bill, Gosar doesn't even accurately describe the law it's meant to modify, claiming that Section 230 makes some sort of distinction between "platforms," which are allowed "discretion for removing content," and "publishers," who are not allowed this discretion because "they monetize their users' content." This is not accurate. Gosar goes on to say his bill would tweak language in Section 230 that makes it explicit companies can "restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable." He says it would revoke the part about "objectionable" material. This bit gives companies broader protection for content moderation efforts than they might have if only permitted to moderate based on obscenity, violence, or harassment. Under Gosar's vision of social media regulation, there would basically be two settings for social-media users: see everything, or stay on a strictly G-rated version of the internet. Users could choose, Gosar tweeted, between "a self-imposed safe space, or unfettered free speech." Designing Accounting Safeguards To Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data (S.1951) Sponsor: Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) Warner's bill would define digital entities that profit off of user data as "commercial data operators" and require those with "more than 100,000,000 unique monthly visitors, or users" in the U.S. to regularly provide each user with an individual data valuation estimate. At least every 90 days, companies would have to share with each user "an assessment of the economic value that the commercial data operator places on the data of that user." The bill would also require these companies to report to the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission the aggregate value of user data, along with information on all data-sharing contracts with third parties and "any other item the Commission determines, by rule, is necessary or useful for the protection of investors and in the public interest."
  • False alarms and hoax reports: Americans on edge...
    False alarms and hoax reports: Americans on edge... (First column, 11th story, link) Related stories:Mother of El Paso gunman called cops before massacre...Link between pot, shootings?Workers Plot Their Own 'What-If' Escape Plans...With every new tragedy, another 'strong' campaign...UPDATE: Film that satirizes killing 'deplorables' causes outrage...DISNEY Pulls Video Game Tournament... Advertise here
  • Shootings Are Not About Gun Control Or White Supremacy. Just Ask Chicago
    The real issue at the heart of these mass shootings lies with the pain the men who commit these acts are feeling.
  • Yes, The Supreme Court Should Overturn Precedent Sometimes
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas doesn't want to set fire to the rule of law. He simply wants to let the Constitution, the real Constitution, once again be what it claims to be — the supreme law of the land.
  • ‘White Supremacy’ Report The Left Is Using To Attack Tucker Carlson Actually Reinforces His Point
    Many pundits are condemning Tucker Carlson for saying white supremacy is not a major U.S. problem. And the report many of them are relying on actually shows he’s right.
  • Tucker Carlson Isn’t Wrong About White Supremacy
    Tucker Carlson is under fire for saying something blatantly true: that American society is not facing a crisis of white supremacy.
  • AOC: “Perfectly Normal, Good People” Are Capable of Aiding White Supremacy
    Says white supremacy is a "subconscious virus".
  • Actress Rosanna Arquette Apologizes For Being “Born White”
    Locks down her Twitter account after backlash.
  • Four People Killed, Two Injured In Los Angeles "Stabbing And Robbery Rampage"
    In an event that we're guessing will not have liberals grandstanding all over the media asking for a national knife ban, a 33-year-old Garden Grove man who was "full of anger" went on a "stabbing and robbery rampage" that lasted two hours on Wednesday night, according to Bloomberg. As a result, four people were killed and two others were left injured.  The man was taken into custody outside of a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana and relinquished both a knife, along with a handgun that he had stolen from a security guard. Reports claim that the violence was "random", with Garden Grove Police Lt. Carl Whitney stating that the man's only motives seemed to be "robbery, hate, [and] homicide". He also added that both the suspect and the victims were all hispanic.  Whitney stated: "We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight." Detectives are gathering evidence and interviewing the man in preparation for a court case. Lt. Whitney commented that security cameras also "caught some of the carnage". "We have video showing him attacking these people and conducting these murders." The owner of a bakery that the man robbed at about 4PM PST said: "He went directly to the register and tried to open the register ... he showed me a gun. He took all the money and fled. I think I was very lucky because he thought I was a customer, not the owner." The man also robbed an insurance company and stabbed a 54 year old employee.  Photos via NBC Lt. Whitney continued: "He was armed with some sort of machete knives when he confronted the woman. The woman was very brave. She fought as best she could." An alarm company caught the robbery happening live on video and called police. "They could see that the female victim was on the ground with blood and multiple injuries," Whitney commented. The killer then moved next door to a check cashing business, which he robbed. Shortly after 6PM, he attacked a man pumping gas at a Chevron station for no reason without robbing him. The man was stabbed in the back and nearly had his nose "severed off his face".  A male employee of a nearby Subway restaurant was also fatally stabbed during a robbery.  Undercover detectives then tracked the killer's Mercedes to the parking lot of the Santa Ana 7-Eleven, to find the man walking out of the store with a knife and a gun he had "cut from the belt of a security guard" after stabbing him. The killer reportedly stalked the guard walking into the store and stabbed him several times during an altercation.  The man lived in a Garden Grove apartment complex where he stabbed two men during a confrontation. Both men from the apartment complex died as a result of their injuries: one at the complex, the other at the hospital.  The attacks in both Garden Grove and Santa Ana took place at more than 6 places and lasted more than 2 hours. Two people who were injured were reported to be in stable condition and were expected to survive.
  • Mom of alleged El Paso shooter called cops about gun before tragedy: report
    NEW YORK POST: The mother of the El Paso Walmart shooting suspect called police weeks before the massacre because she [READ MORE] The post Mom of alleged El Paso shooter called cops about gun before tragedy: report appeared first on The Savage Nation.
  • Police aren't sure what set suspect off on deadly stabbing spree in Southern California - NBC News
    Police aren't sure what set suspect off on deadly stabbing spree in Southern California  NBC News Video: Probe Continues into Deadly Garden Grove, Santa Ana Robbery Spree  KFI AM 640 4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings  Yahoo News California stabbing: Suspect in 2-hour rampage is gang member  Los Angeles Times Man 'Full of Anger' Kills 4 in Random Attacks in Southern California, Armed with a Machete  The Epoch Times View full coverage on Google News
  • Visa CEO Promises Not to Block Purchases of Firearms
    "Our job is to create and to facilitate fair and secure commerce."
  • Dem Activist ‘Jokes’ About Setting Fire to Tucker Carlson
    "Maybe a milkshake filled with piss."
  • The Hunt: Universal suspends marketing of gory horror film following US mass shootings
    Blumhouse feature has TV ads pulled in wake of recent tragic events
  • Dark matter may predate the Big Bang
    Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to astrophysicist Tommi Tenkanen, a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
  • NRA warns Trump on background checks: report
    NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre has warned President Trump against backing a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases in the aftermath of two mass shootings, citing the unpopularity of the measure with...
  • Chicago Woman Calls 911 Twice -- Gets No Answer...
    Chicago Woman Calls 911 Twice -- Gets No Answer... (Second column, 7th story, link) Related stories:Amnesty International issues travel warning for USA... Advertise here
  • UPDATE: Film that satirizes killing 'deplorables' causes outrage...
    UPDATE: Film that satirizes killing 'deplorables' causes outrage... (First column, 14th story, link) Related stories:DISNEY Pulls Video Game Tournament... Advertise here
  • Link between pot, shootings?
    Link between pot, shootings? (First column, 12th story, link) Related stories:Mother of El Paso gunman called cops before massacre...With every new tragedy, another 'strong' campaign...UPDATE: Film that satirizes killing 'deplorables' causes outrage...DISNEY Pulls Video Game Tournament... Advertise here
  • Radiation leak in Russia after explosion at missile testing facility...
    Radiation leak in Russia after explosion at missile testing facility... (First column, 8th story, link) Related stories:Bio-warfare experts question why Canada sent lethal viruses to China... Advertise here
  • WHATSAPP Bug Lets Hackers Take Over Conversations...
    WHATSAPP Bug Lets Hackers Take Over Conversations... (Second column, 18th story, link) Related stories:'I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in Pile of Privacy Gadgets'...AMAZON high-tech surveillance tools for police...Techlash Has Come to STANFORD... Advertise here
  • UPDATE: TWITTER locks McConnell campaign account over video of protesters...
    UPDATE: TWITTER locks McConnell campaign account over video of protesters... (Third column, 1st story, link) Related stories:White House drafting order on tech industry 'censorship'... Advertise here
  • Regular Guy Hit 96 MPH in Speed-Pitch Booth. Now, One of Unlikeliest Players in History...
    Regular Guy Hit 96 MPH in Speed-Pitch Booth. Now, One of Unlikeliest Players in History... (Second column, 23rd story, link) Related stories:Baseball's future: Shrinking attendance, stadiums... Advertise here
  • 'I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in Pile of Privacy Gadgets'...
    'I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in Pile of Privacy Gadgets'... (Second column, 8th story, link) Related stories:AMAZON high-tech surveillance tools for police...Humans At MICROSOFT Hearing Your Skype Calls?WHATSAPP Bug Lets Hackers Take Over Conversations... Advertise here
  • Twitter locks Mitch McConnell campaign account for posting video of protesters at his home
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Twitter locked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account after it posted a video of activists making threats [READ MORE] The post Twitter locks Mitch McConnell campaign account for posting video of protesters at his home appeared first on The Savage Nation.
  • Lab-Grown Kangaroo Meat: It's What's for Dinner?
    Lab-Grown Kangaroo Meat: It's What's for Dinner? (Second column, 23rd story, link) Advertise here
  • Germany to put 92-year old man on trial for Nazi crimes
    A 92-year old German man will go on trial in October charged with helping to murder 5,230 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi death camp in World War Two, prosecutors said on Thursday.
  • Twitter attacks Mitch McConnell
    (Washington Examiner) Twitter locked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account after it posted a video of activists making threats against the Kentucky Republican at his home. Twitter locked the account Wednesday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. The social media giant has told the campaign that the account will remain locked until the video of protesters is deleted. “This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell. This is a problem with the speech police in America today,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said. “The Lexington Herald-Leader can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can’t mock it.” The post Twitter attacks Mitch McConnell appeared first on WND.
  • Outrage...
    Outrage... (First column, 11th story, link) Related stories:Galveston officers on horseback seen leading handcuffed man with rope... Advertise here
  • Man goes viral for asking about shooting feral hogs amid gun control debate
    An Arkansas man has gone viral for his tweet about feral hogs that he tied into the nationwide debate over gun control, which was reignited after two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, O...
  • "We Are Watching Google Very Closely": Trump Slams Search Giant For 'Making Sure He Loses In 2020' 
    President Trump slammed Google on Tuesday morning in a three-part tweetstorm over allegations by a former engineer that the company will do everything they can to make sure he doesn't win again in 2020. Trump explained how CEO Sundar Pichai "was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, and that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary." "It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to “Make sure that Trump losses [sic] in 2020," Trump continued. @sundarpichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, and that they... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019 "Lou Dobbs stated that this is a fraud on the American public, Trump continued. @peterschweizer stated with certainty that they suppressed negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosted negative stories on Donald Ttump [sic]. All very illegal. We are watching Google very closely!" On Monday night, Trump tweeted a clip of former Google engineer Kevin Cernekee explaining how the company was distrought after Trump won in 2016 - "Google executives went up on a stage right away and cried - tears literally streaming right down their faces over the fact that President Trump won. They vowed that it would never happen again, and they want to use all the power and all the resources they have to control the flow of information to the public and make sure that Trump loses in 2020.  Check out what @Google is up to for the 2020 election! #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/roM2WNmUSP — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019 Trump then tweeted an interview with investigative journalist Peter Schweizer, who explained that Google suppressed negative stories about Hillary Clinton and boosted negative stories about Trump. He added that in 2016, Google thought Trump would lose and didn't need to tip the scales as much. In 2020, they'll "go all in," according to Schweizer.  Thank you @PeterSchweizer! pic.twitter.com/TZxmiouWOm — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019 In June, Google's head of "Responsible Innovation," Jen Gennai, was caught on an undercover video (which Google's YouTube has deleted) admitting that the company is programming its machine learning algorithms in order to avoid the "next Trump situation."  "We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again," said Gennai.  Project Veritas is RIDING A WAVE. A movement for transparency from big tech companies who engage in privacy violations, political censorship, and other data abuses. We recently published a trove of internal docs from Google, along with an insider interview and undercover footage pic.twitter.com/eDnjbBPjZT — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) July 16, 2019 Gennai responded, saying in a Medium post that she had been taken out of context.  Not only is she not denying it, the Google Executive actually just stated, “I was having a casual chat with someone at a restaurant and used some imprecise language. Project Veritas got me. Well done.” Seethread with @cwarzel of NYT for extreme rationalizations for non coverage. https://t.co/UHb6LjkbA9 — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 25, 2019 That said, a Google insider came forward to Veritas, confirming what they filmed Gennai admitting; that the company is using "Machine Learning Fairness" as just one of several political tools used to promote their political agenda by combating "algorithmic unfairness."  "Internal only” documents at Google show Goal to establish a “single point of truth” for definition of news across Google products. @valstreit POC. https://t.co/w984oFqK4Y pic.twitter.com/zsn13FgSgz — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 24, 2019 Sundar Pichai says told Trump that none of this is happening, however - so it must be true! 
  • Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison dead at 88
    Author Toni Morrison, who won Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for books documenting the African-American experience, has died at age 88.
  • Owner of 8chan defends website in wake of outages after mass shootings
    In a video statement on Tuesday, 8chan owner Jim Watkins likened the website to “an empty piece of paper for writing on.” 

 

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