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  2. Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, has taken a direct hit from a tornado and suffered possibly “catastrophic” damage, according to reports. Two local hospitals were treating a total of about 100 people for unspecified injuries, according to a report. "Hospital staff say ambulances have been in and out all morning," the report by Columbia, Mo.'s KOMU-TV said. According to the National Weather Service, a “confirmed large and destructive tornado” was observed over Jefferson City, at 11:43 p.m., moving northeast at 40 mph. The twister appeared to have traveled through the center part of town, the Jefferson City News-Tribune reported. "We are currently identifying the location of damages and searching for injured residents," Lt. David Williams of the city's police department said in a statement to the News-Tribune. "The primary need at this time is for those not affected to stay clear of the impacted areas so that Emergency personnel can assist those in need." Williams referred to the aftermath of the tornado hit as a "chaotic" situation, KOMU reported. The Missouri Department of Public Safety reported extensive damage along Ellis Boulevard near Highway 54 in Jefferson City. (Missouri Department of Public Safety) The Missouri Department of Public Safety reported extensive damage along Ellis Boulevard near Highway 54 and warned of downed power lines. Authorities warned residents that all downed lines should be considered live -- and advised that people stay away from areas that have experienced heavy damage. 498 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy 214 people are talking about this 36 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy The state's Emergency Management Agency tweeted early Thursday that tornado warnings were still in effect in parts of Missouri and that flash flooding remained a threat as long as rain continued. 33 people are talking about this Gov. Mike Parson issued a statement via Twitter: "Major tornados across state tonight, including Jeff City," Parson wrote. "We’re doing okay but praying for those that were caught in damage, some are still trapped - local emergency crews are on site and assisting." 237 people are talking about this Dozens of injured people were being treated at Capitol Region Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital on Jefferson City, KOMU reported, though details on the severity of the injuries were not available. Meanwhile, city officials have requested help from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), the report said. Tanner Isenberger, an aide to the governor, posted video of tornado damage to the area near the headquarters of the state's Division of Employment Security. Whoops! We couldn't access this Tweet. News accounts and posts on social media refer to people possibly trapped in apartment complexes, gas leaks, possible damage to the Missouri Statehouse and other impacts. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for Cole County about 20 minutes before the twister reached Jefferson City, the News-Tribune reported. The tornado first touched ground in the Eldon and Brazito areas, the report said. Weather Nation said emergency officials were reporting "multiple injuries & structure collapses" in the city. 82 people are talking about this 51 people are talking about this Earlier in the day, some Jefferson City residents and businesses were ordered to leave as the Missouri River continued to rise after recent rains. City officials issued a mandatory evacuation order on the north side of the river. The Missouri Statehouse building, state penitentiary and nearly all of the city's homes are on the south side of the river. Residents of several communities in Oklahoma and Kansas also were urged to evacuate. Jefferson City police Lt. Dave Williams told the Associated Press that only about five to 10 homes were in the mandatory evacuation area. As a precaution, the Missouri National Guard also moved four helicopters out of the city's airport, which also is on the north side of the river. And a Memorial Day weekend airshow was canceled. There were no immediate reports about fatalities or injuries. Residents of the area, or those miles away who claimed ties to Jefferson City, posted messages of support on social media. See Jonathan's other Tweets See Kathie Conway's other Tweets See Andruw Wittels's other Tweets See Alyssa Shouse's other Tweets Jefferson City lies near the center of the state, about 158 miles east of Kansas City and about 132 miles west of St. Louis. Storms also struck other parts of Missouri on Wednesday night, with a large tornado blamed for three fatalities in the Golden City area of Barton County, the Kansas City Star reported.
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  4. A 20-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly sent money abroad to Hamas militants in an effort to support the terror group also spoke of bombing Trump Tower and attacking the Israeli Consulate in New York, authorities say. He also spewed hatred against Jewish people, allegedly vowing in an Instagram Live video that he would go to a pro-Israel march and "shoot everybody." The suspect, identified as Jonathan Xie, of Basking Ridge, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated terror group, making false statements and transmitting a threat of interstate commerce. Though he spoke of the attacks, authorities say there was no specific plot. Xie is expected in federal court in Newark later Wednesday. One official tells News 4 Xie has a history of mental issues, but his alleged actions, threats -- and the fact investigators found three guns in his family home -- were part of the reason they moved forward with the criminal terror charges. It wasn't immediately clear if the weapons were legally obtained. I-Team: Woman Uncovers Mystery in Search for Birth Mom A woman adopted at birth searching for her biological mother stumbles onto what could be a 40-year-old Long Island murder mystery. The I-Team's Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Saturday, May 18, 2019) According to a criminal complaint, Xie lied in an effort to enlist in the U.S. Army for training earlier this year. Prosecutors say he went as far as completing a Security Clearance Application for National Security Positions in February and answered "no" to the question "Have you ever associated with anyone involved in activities to further terrorism." An error occurred in the application processing and he had to do it again 10 days later. Again, he answered no to that question. Xie allegedly said he wanted to join "to learn how to kill ... so I can use that knowledge" and "Idk if I pass the training ... If I should do lone wolf." Last month, FBI surveillance saw Xie outside Trump Tower in Manhattan. Shortly thereafter, according to Instagram records, he posted two photos to his account, one with the words "hould I bomb Trump Tower," a “Yes/No” poll and an emoji of a bomb imposed over the Trump Tower building image. Records show Xie then posted on Instagram, "Okay, so I went to NYC today and passed by Trump Tower and then I started laughing hysterically . . . s*** I forgot to visit the Israeli embassy in NYC ... i want to bomb this place along with trump tower," according to the criminal complaint. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court, Xie appeared in an Instagram Live video in April wearing a black ski mask and said he was against Zionism and the neo-liberal establishment. He allegedly said he would "find a way" to go join Hamas if he could, then displayed a Hamas flag and got a handgun. "I'm gonna go to the [expletive] pro-Israel march and I'm going to shoot everybody," officials say he said in that video. In later Instagram posts, Xie allegedly said, "I want to shoot the pro-israel demonstrators . . . you can get a gun and shoot your way through or use a vehicle and ram people . . . all you need is a gun or vehicle to go on a rampage . . . I do not care if security forces come after me, they will have to put a bullet in my head to stop me." I-Team: Investigation into Faulty Bolts on Cuomo Bridge Did construction teams and engineers fail to report dozens of bolts snapping off while making the new Cuomo Bridge? The I-Team's Jonathan Dienst reports. (Published Friday, May 10, 2019) The money to Hamas was sent last year, officials say. Xie allegedly sent $100 via Moneygram to a person in Gaza he believes to be a member of a Hamas faction that has conducted suicide bombings against civilian targets in Israel. At about the same time, he allegedly posted on Instagram, "Just donated $100 to Hamas. Pretty sure it was illegal but I don't give a damn." He also allegedly sent a small Bitcoin donation last month just to see if it went through. The investigation revealed other social media accounts for Xie, including a YouTube account which contained a playlist containing videos, many of which advocated or propagandized Soldiers for Allah, the war in Syria, Hezbollah (a foreign terrorist organization), and the Houthi movement in Yemen, as well as support for Bashar al Assad, Saddam Hussein, and North Korea. "Homegrown violent extremists like Xie are a serious threat to national security,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement. "The actions that he took and planned to take made that threat both clear and present, and we commend our law enforcement partners for working closely with us to stop him before he could carry out his plans to commit violence on American soil. We will continue to do everything in our power to safeguard our country and its citizens from the threat of terrorism, whether that threat comes from abroad or – as here – from within." Each count of attempt to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce counts each also carry hefty prison time and fines of hundreds of thousands of dollars. "The FBI remains vigilant in its efforts to protect the public from those who support terrorist groups and ideologies," FBI-Newark Special Agent in Charge Gregory Ehrie said. "Thanks to the hard work and determination of our agents and their law enforcement partners on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, this defendant’s further support to terrorism was disrupted and a threat to the safety of our community was averted. This case also illustrates the value of public awareness and participation. When you report suspicious activity, you become a force multiplier in the mission to keep America safe."
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  6. President Trump on Wednesday demanded Democrats end what he called their "phony investigations" before he'll negotiate with them on issues like infrastructure, as he delivered a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer was cut short. The president had met for mere minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a session scheduled to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments before that sit-down, Pelosi had accused Trump of having "engaged in a cover-up" regarding the Russia probe. Trump suggested the comments, and the numerous investigations into him, prevented them from negotiating. “You can't do it under these circumstances,” Trump said. “Get these phony investigations over with.” The president said he wanted to pursue an infrastructure proposal, but "instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that have just said that I was doing a cover-up." Trump added: "I don't do cover-ups.” One source told Fox News Trump walked into the Cabinet Room from the outer office of the Oval Office and made his comments to the Democrats in the room. Then, as Pelosi began talking, Trump turned on his heel and walked back to the Oval Office. Asked what happened during the meeting, a Senior House Dem source told Fox News: “Nothing good.” Schumer, during a press conference back at the Capitol, said Trump's decision to bolt the meeting and address the press in the Rose Garden was hardly spontaneous. Speaking alongside Pelosi in a separate session, he called it a "pre-planned excuse" -- citing the ready-made sign that Trump had at the podium. “We are interested in doing infrastructure," Schumer said. "It's clear the president isn't. He is looking for every excuse.” Pelosi appeared exasperated over the meeting, telling reporters, "He just took a pass. And it makes me wonder why he did that. In any event, I pray for the president of the United States. I pray for the United States of America.” The flare up comes as top Democrats have steadily ramped up pressure on the Trump administration. On Tuesday, the Justice Department reached an agreement with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to turn over some documents related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, in a rare de-escalation. But it only came after Democrats issued a subpoena, one of many that congressional Democrats have approved for Trump-related investigations. They've also pursued a contempt citation against Attorney General Bill Barr and could do the same for former White House counsel Don McGahn. In the Rose Garden, the president stood at a podium displaying a sign that said “no collusion, no obstruction.” He also lashed out at media for their coverage of the Russia probe. “This whole thing was a takedown attempt at the president of the United States, and honestly you ought to be ashamed of yourselves for the way you reported so dishonestly,” he said. Last month, Schumer and Pelosi said Trump had agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package. But, at the time, they said no decisions on how to pay for the plan. The president – a real estate developer before he was elected president – has long sought to strike a big infrastructure deal, but has faced some resistance from conservatives in his party over concerns about the country’s rising debt. But questions have remained over whether Pelosi and Schumer can strike deal with Trump on infrastructure, as congressional Democrats ramp up investigations of the president and subpoena members of his administration in the wake of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
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  19. ... DEVELOPING ... STAND BY The Kramer Show. Heard on 101.1 in Panama City. Click here to listen live. Call the show at (850) 233-9988 Email the show at kramer@newstalk101.com Remember, you can sign in on this forum and post by signing in using your Facebook account! 6:00 SHOW PREP MEETING WITH AUDIENCE! --- --- *) 6:30 THE WARM UP! --- JEOPARDY --- *) Jeopardy dude wins again. Here. --- ELLEN --- *) 3 more years. Here. --- KIM JONG UN --- *) Wow, lil Kimmy really dislikes Joe Biden. Here. --- MOBY --- *) Moby says he dated Natalie Portman. Here. --- COW SHIT --- *) A woman coated her car in cow shit to keep it from getting hot. Here. --- NEW COKE --- *) New Coke is coming back. Here. --- GERMS --- *) What's dirtier, cash, credit cards, coins or bathrooms? Here. --- PENIS GONE --- *) A guy woke up from a drunken night out, only to find out his penis was gone. Here. --- NEWSPAPERS --- *) Most newspapers will be gone in the next five years? Here. --- KEANU AND THE CONE --- *) This story has gone viral over the past few days. Here. --- STERN ON TRUMP --- *) Stern says this is the reason why Donny ran for President. Here. 7:00 --- THE WALL --- *) How is that wall comin'!?? Here. --- WASTING MONEY --- *) These 16 money wasters are why American's cannot save for retirement. Here. --- MANDATORY PHONE TOPIC --- *) 850-233-9988 - SHOULD EACH LOACL CITY OR MUNICIPALITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 100% OF ALL DEBRIS PICKUP UNTIL IT IS ALL GONE? 7:30 --- ROAD RAGE SHOOTING --- *) A road rage incident involving a gun in Callaway. Here. --- CONGRESS RELIEF BILL --- *) Lil Marco Rubio says a disaster relief bill could be signed this week. Here. --- ABORTION --- *) AUDIO Things are heating up further, especially with Missouri wanting to pass a no abortion law there. Here. *) There are other reasons besides incest and rape that women have abortions . . . here are a few. Here. *) MINI MANDATORY PHONE TOPIC: On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you care about the abortion issue? 8:00 --- CANDACE COLUCCI --- *) She will be in the studio to answer legal questions. 850-542-1111 www.myhurricanelaw.com 8:30 THE COOL DOWN! --- KIM JONG UN --- *) Wow, lil Kimmy really dislikes Joe Biden. Here. --- NEW COKE --- *) New Coke is coming back. Here. --- GERMS --- *) What's dirtier, cash, credit cards, coins or bathrooms? Here. --- JEOPARDY --- *) Jeopardy dude wins again. Here. --- ELLEN --- *) 3 more years. Here.
  20. From the lofty perch of old age, and after a lifetime of thrift, I declare that I am qualified to comment on how not to waste money. We’ve all heard the reports: Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, a large number can’t come up with $400 for an emergency, and there’s no money to save for retirement and other goals. Most of that data comes from surveys where people are, in effect, saying they don’t have enough income. My curmudgeonly reaction: Stores, fitness centers and entertainment venues are packed with shoppers, many of them buying unnecessary goods and services. If three-quarters of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, how can they afford to spend like this? It’s a funny thing: I have yet to see Warren or Bill in one of the many local spas. Most Americans live like no other people on earth. We have more and bigger stuff: Larger houses, bigger vehicles, more shoes. And, in my not so humble opinion, we can’t tell the difference between needs and wants, between necessities and desires—and we sure can’t defer gratification. All this leads me to one conclusion: We’re unable to control our spending or manage our money. Here are 16 things that this 75-year-old considers big money wasters: 1. Tattoos. They’re an admitted obsession of mine. What will they look like when you’re my age? From what I’ve heard, a good tattoo artist charges $200 an hour. 2. Vacations. Hey, everyone needs a break. But you don’t need to go into tuition-level debt to have a good time. Your kids will survive if they never visit the Magic Kingdom. 3. College. Picking a college involves many factors. Affordability is one that’s often overlooked. If the cost of the school you choose will land you in debt, you’d better have a plan for paying it off. Don’t mortgage your future, just so you can have a prestigious decal on your car window. 4. Restaurants. Eating out, or buying $4 designer coffee, is expensive and—wait for it—it’s also a luxury. Skip that daily $4 coffee and after 30 years you’ll have more than $121,000, assuming a 0.5% monthly return. 5. Opportunities lost. We do it every day by failing to grab the employer matchon our 401(k) plan, not investing in a tax-free Roth IRA, failing to fund a flexible spending account to pay medical costs with pretax dollars, and withholding too much from our paycheck, so we’re essentially making an interest-free loan to the IRS. 6. Transportation. You don’t “need” an SUV or $40,000-plus pickup truck to get from A to B. My four kids grew up riding in our 1972 Duster. Now they, too, all have trucks or SUVs. 7. Credit cards. When people say they live paycheck to paycheck, does that include purchases put on credit cards that aren’t paid off that month? In that case, they’re spending more than their paycheck—and what they buy will cost them the purchase price, plus a hefty interest rate. 8. Lottery. The lowest-income groups spend the most on lottery tickets, wasting hundreds of dollars a year—about the same as that $400 emergency fund they don’t have. Not to worry: 60% of millennials think winning the lottery is part of a wise retirement strategy. 9. Clothing. My new condo has two bedrooms and three walk-in closets, two of them larger than the bathroom in my old 1929 house. The average adult spends $161 a month on clothing. We are obsessed with keeping up with the latest fashions and ensuring nobody sees us in the same clothes twice. 10. Shoes. Surveys suggest the average American woman owns more than 25 pairs of shoes, which they admit they don’t need. So why buy so many pairs? It seems shopping and wearing trendy stuff makes us feel good. 11. Tchotchkes and stuff. Clean out a house after many years—which my wife and I just did—and you often hear the words, “Where did we get that?” Though relatively inexpensive per item, tchotchkes and similar stuff cost money—and it all adds up. 12. Failing to look ahead. Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.” I still marvel that people spend so little time thinking about retirement. After working 30 to 40 years, they reach retirement with no plan and are shocked they can’t live on Social Security alone. Planning for retirement early in your career is essential for financial security—and it isn’t that hard. 13. No backup plan. I like to think ahead about “what ifs” and how I’ll deal with them. In my head, I have backups for the backups. I recently took out a large mortgage to buy a condo. Now I’m thinking, “What if I can’t sell the house to cover the mortgage? What if I must do some upgrades to sell the house?” I temporarily stopped reinvesting my tax-free bond interest, so I can build up more cash—just in case. 14. Holidays. Somehow, every December, financial caution goes out the window and we pay for it the following year. But my pet peeve are those inflatable characters on lawns that cost hundreds of dollars. Talk about blowing money. 15. Toys. One study shows that U.S. parents spend $6,500 on toys during a child’s upbringing. The spending is even higher for millennials, who favor “smart” toys—toys that do the thinking for the child. There’s something wrong with this picture. Hey, I’ll challenge anyone to a contest dropping clothespins into a milk bottle. 16. Haircuts. The average haircut reportedly costs $28.30 in a barber shop. Many men pay a lot more. Nowadays, nearly a third prefer a “salon.” I pay $12 at my local barber. But I’m still annoyed: My hair is disappearing, but the price is inching up.
  21. SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday said the former American vice president had insulted the country’s supreme leadership and committed an “intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation” against the North. Biden during a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of cozying up to “dictators and tyrants” like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” KCNA said. It added: “There is nonstop comment over his bid for candidacy that he is not worth pinning hope on, backed by the jeer that he is a fool of low IQ,” KCNA said. “Yet, he is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh,” the report said. There was no immediate reaction from the Biden camp, possibly due to the late hour in the United States. North Korea has often unleashed crude insults against U.S. and South Korean politicians in past years to criticize what its saw as insults to its leadership or hostile diplomatic and military policies against Pyongyang. The insults have included racist and sexist diatribes, including when the North called former President Barack Obama “a monkey” and former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the country’s first female leader, a prostitute. During tensions created by a provocative run in missile tests in 2017, Kim called Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” after said that the United States would “totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. The North’s description of Trump dramatically improved after Kim initiated diplomacy with Washington and Seoul in 2018 while attempting to leverage his nuclear arsenal for economic and security benefits. The nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang broke down in February when a summit between Kim and Trump collapsed over mismatched demands in sanctions relief and disarmament.
  22. In his new book, MOBY claims he had a brief romantic fling with NATALIE PORTMAN when she was 20. That would be 17 years ago, when he was 36 or so. He says, quote, "I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star. But here she was in my dressing room, flirting with me." But their relationship ended when she called to tell him she'd met someone else. And he says he was, quote, "relieved that I'd never have to tell her how damaged I was." Well, Natalie's version of the story is a little different. She says, quote, "He said I was 20; I definitely wasn't. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18." She adds, quote, "We only hung out a handful of times before I realized that this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate. [Even at the time I realized he was a] much older man being creepy with me'" She also says she's VERY DISTURBED that he used the story to sell books.
  23. This gets a HARD PASS from me. A guy in Ahmedabad, India posted a picture of his neighbor's car on Facebook on Monday. It was over 110 degrees outside, so to keep cool . . . she covered her entire car in COW POOP. It's not clear if that actually DOES keep a car cool . . . or what that smells like in that heat. But in rural parts of India, where cows are a BIG DEAL, people will sometimes put poop on their floors and walls because they think it'll help them stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Sounds great.
  24. Our collective love of nostalgia is SO strong right now that everything from the '80s and '90s is going to be brought back . . . even stuff people hated. And here's Exhibit A: Coca-Cola is bringing back NEW COKE. If you're not familiar, Coke redid its formula in 1985 and called it New Coke. It was a GIGANTIC FLOP and they went back to the old formula within months . . . although New Coke was rebranded and hung around for a while as Coke Two. Anyway, Coke is bringing it back as part of a marketing stunt for the next season of "Stranger Things", which comes out in July and is set in 1985. They say they had to dig deep into their vault to find the can design and recipe. Coca-Cola even more or less admitted they can't believe they're bringing back New Coke but couldn't fight the modern need for viral hits. A spokesperson says, quote, "Maybe a while ago, we wouldn't have done this. But we're changing and trying to innovate in ways that are beyond traditional new products. This is a cultural innovation . . . [to] break the Internet." The cans will be on sale online starting tomorrow, or in special "Stranger Things" vending machines through the summer.
  25. This is one of those stories that makes me want to wash my hands at least 257 times a day. Researchers swabbed a bunch of different surfaces in New York City to see the amount of bacteria on them. And they also swabbed coins, cash, and credit cards . . . which we handle every day without thinking about the germs. Here are the rankings of all these FILTHY things, based on the average bacteria on their surface . . . 1. A McDonald's door handle had the most bacteria. 2. A park bench. 3. A parking meter. 4. A credit card. 5. A public bathroom. 6. Cash. 7. Coins. 8. A subway pole.
  26. Well, we've finally found something worse than waking up from a super drunk night and finding one of your kidneys missing. A 44-year-old guy named Tan Nan in Hunan, in southern China, recently went out drinking. And he put down so much that he passed out drunk. When he woke up the next morning . . . he found his PENIS was missing. That's right, he was so drunk he didn't notice someone chopping it off. There was some good news for him, though . . . at least, as good of news as you can get when someone just chopped off your junk. Whoever did it left Tan's package right next to him. So he rushed himself and his junk to the hospital . . . and after a seven-hour surgery, doctors were able to reattach it and get it working again. Tan says he has no idea who chopped off his penis or why they did it.
  27. Like mother, like daughter! Just as Christie Brinkley recently shared several photos of herself enjoying a tropical vacation, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner's daughter, Sailor Brinkley Cook, did the same. In a series of Instagram snaps on Monday, the 20-year-old model is seen rocking a purple string bikini while she walks along the beach, soaking up some sun. In another set of pics, Sailor is all smiles as she takes a dip in the ocean. "7am, still half asleep, coffee cup waiting for me in the sand, living my best damn life," she wrote alongside the photos.
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