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U.S. colleges scramble after new Trump order on foreign students
U.S. colleges scramble after new Trump order on foreign students
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 23:43:19Z

Many U.S. colleges were scrambling on Tuesday to modify plans for the fall semester in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a day after the Trump administration issued an order that could force tens of thousands of foreign students to leave the country if their schools hold all classes online. The announcement blindsided academic institutions grappling with the logistical challenges of safely resuming classes, particularly after the federal government had granted exceptions to the rules limiting online learning for foreign students when colleges and universities in March rushed to shutter campuses and move to online classes as the pandemic forced lockdowns. There are more than a...

Phoenix protesters demand answers after police fatally shoot man parked in driveway
Phoenix protesters demand answers after police fatally shoot man parked in driveway
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 23:32:00Z

The FBI will conduct an independent civil rights investigation into the shooting, police said Tuesday.

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Trump's convention bash upended by Florida's coronavirus crisis

Trump moved the Republican convention to put it under Republican elected officials' control, but coronavirus has interfered with the plans.

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage
Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 23:03:12Z

Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. "Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic - perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic - remains to be seen," said Michael Zandi, from UCL's Institute of...

Robert Redford Backs Joe Biden For President, Says Four More Years Of Donald Trump "Would Accelerate Our Slide Toward Autocracy"
Robert Redford Backs Joe Biden For President, Says Four More Years Of Donald Trump "Would Accelerate Our Slide Toward Autocracy"

Robert Redford says that he will vote for Joe Biden for president, warning in a new op ed that another four years of Donald Trump "would accelerate our slide toward autocracy." "I don't make a practice of publicly announcing my vote. But this election year is different," Redford wrote in an essay published on CNN.com. […]

'It's time to do it': Trump vows to put 'a lot of pressure' on governors to reopen schools this fall

Donald Trump's push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it's safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus.

Disney says Walt Disney World reopening is on track for Saturday
Disney says Walt Disney World reopening is on track for Saturday

In a statement on Tuesday, Disney's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, said new requirements from temperature checks, to face coverings and extra sanitation would enable guests to enjoy Disney World "responsibly." "While COVID-19, and the risk of contracting it, is present in

Trump Administration Officially Begins United States
Trump Administration Officially Begins United States' Withdrawal From World Health Organization
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 20:34:48Z

A senior administration official confirmed the White House has submitted a formal notice of withdrawal to members of Congress and the United Nations.

China could have done more to aid world
China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 20:16:32Z

At a panel held by the Atlantic Council, a U.S. think tank, Birx said the United States would have been more focused on identifying COVID-19 patients without symptoms if China has shared information about the frequency with which COVID-19 patients, particularly young people, are asymptomatic. "I have to say if we had known about the level of asymptomatic spread, we would have all looked at this differently," Birx said at the panel.

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization
US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 19:53:10Z

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won't take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump's vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he supports the WHO and Democrats suggested he would reverse the decision if he defeats Trump in November.

A Woman Without a Country: Adopted at Birth and Deportable at 30
A Woman Without a Country: Adopted at Birth and Deportable at 30

BETHEL, Alaska -- When Rebecca Trimble was a little girl, she wore red, white and blue to Independence Day parades. In middle school, she was a flag-bearer for the Girl Scouts. During her teenage years, the Backstreet Boys blared from a boom box in her bedroom.It was on the eve of getting married in 2012 that she realized there was something amiss in her all-American upbringing. Adopted as an infant from Mexico, she discovered that what she thought was a minor mix-up in her paperwork was something else entirely. Eventually, she realized that not only was she not American, she did not, in the government's view, belong in the United States at all.This year, a letter from U.S. Citizenship...

New York City to seek assessment on internet providers to fund low-income service
New York City to seek assessment on internet providers to fund low-income service
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 17:47:07Z

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday the city would invest $157 million to expand high-speed internet service to low-income residents as part of a plan to offer universal broadband services to New Yorkers. The service would target 600,000 low-income residents, and to pay for it, de Blasio said the city would charge internet services providers for using the city's infrastructure. Over the next 18 months, the financially strapped city would fund the expansion of broadband service in part by diverting $87 million from the police budget, which is being cut, de Blasio said.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. The team issued the following statement: ''We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. The NFL also issued a statement, saying: ''DeSean's comments were highly inappropriate, offensive and divisive and stand in stark contrast to the NFL's values of respect, equality and inclusion.

As New York grapples with shootings surge, gunshots mix with fireworks over holiday weekend
As New York grapples with shootings surge, gunshots mix with fireworks over holiday weekend
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 17:41:59Z

In Brooklyn's Cypress Hills neighborhood just after midnight on Sunday, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot at a home still decorated with birthday balloons, one of 64 people reported injured or killed over the weekend amid an increase in shootings. A little later in Brooklyn's East Flatbush, at about 4:22 a.m., a 19-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were shot. There were 205 shootings in June, up 130% from the same period a year before, and 39 murders, according to data released by the New York Police Department this week, although it remains a fraction of the high crime rates seen in the early 1990s, when more than 2,000 New Yorkers were murdered each year.

Trump increasingly turning to executive orders, more to come
Trump increasingly turning to executive orders, more to come
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 17:15:08Z

President Donald Trump is setting a brisk pace lately in issuing executive orders and he's just getting started as he tries to position himself as a man of action on everything from foreign policy to racial justice in an election year. Trump has so far issued 33 executive orders this year, though he was a critic of such actions when running for office. Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, says the president is considering more orders in coming days dealing with topics such as immigration, jobs and China.

Dozens of Florida hospitals out of available ICU beds, state data shows
Dozens of Florida hospitals out of available ICU beds, state data shows
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 16:55:37Z

Hospital ICUs were full at 54 hospitals across 25 of Florida's 67 counties, according to data published on Tuesday morning by the state's Agency for Health Care Administration. More than 300 hospitals were included in the report, but not all had adult ICUs. Thirty hospitals reported that their ICUs were more than 90% full.

Biden previews manufacturing plan to counter
Biden previews manufacturing plan to counter 'America First' president
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 16:26:12Z

Biden's team said a policy plan to create manufacturing jobs is coming "soon" but offered early hints in a document outlining how they would prevent shortages of equipment to combat the coronavirus pandemic. "Just like the United States itself, no U.S. ally should be dependent on critical supplies from countries like China and Russia," Biden's campaign said in a new five-page policy outline, including not just coronavirus supplies but also energy-grid technologies, semiconductors and raw materials. The president made manufacturing and tough-on-China trade policies a hallmark of his time in office, making his inaugural address about the need to put "America First" and end an "American...

South Carolina Democrat aiming to unseat Lindsey Graham raises $13.9 million in quarter
South Carolina Democrat aiming to unseat Lindsey Graham raises $13.9 million in quarter

The South Carolina Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham nearly doubled his fundraising this spring, his campaign said on Tuesday, in the latest sign of the mounting campaign hurdles facing Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Harrison faces an uphill climb in trying to defeat Graham in the Nov. 3 election.

Atlanta Mayor: No need for troops, despite governor
Atlanta Mayor: No need for troops, despite governor's order
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 16:02:26Z

The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn't agree with the Georgia governor's order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point. Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the activation of up to 1,000 Guard troops after a weekend of gun violence in Atlanta left five people dead, including an 8-year-old girl. The Guard troops will provide support at sites including the Capitol and governor's mansion, freeing up state law enforcement resources to patrol other areas, according to a statement from Kemp's office.

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Trump's niece writes that his failings 'threaten us all'

President Trump's attitude and policies were shaped by neglect and trauma growing up, his niece claims in a new book obtained by The Times.

Brazil
Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 15:30:23Z

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the coronavirus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. Members of his delegation to the U.S. were later reported to be infected.

Mookie Betts doesn
Mookie Betts doesn't 'regret turning down' $300 million Red Sox offer

Mookie Betts could have signed a $300 million deal with the Red Sox. But even with an uncertain future ahead as a free agent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dodgers outfielder stands by his decision.

Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says
Florida teen treated with hydroxychloroquine at home before dying of COVID-19, report says

A Florida teen was given hydroxycholorquine at home before being hospitalized and eventually dying of COVID-19.

The Trump Family
The Trump Family's Civil War Could Blow Us All Up

Mary Trump's legal battles against her uncle might seem like a fun little political soap opera, but it's way more than that, Mary's lawyer Ted Boutrous explains on the latest episode of The New Abnormal. The attempt to stop her tell-all book before publication-"I think it's really an effort to intimidate people from speaking, to intimidate the press. But also it's a political tool. It's a fundraising tool. It seems to excite people who support President Trump," he tells hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson. So, what exactly will the book tell us about Donald Trump? Boutrous couldn't say too much yet, but what he did reveal looks, um, not-so-hot for the president: "The more people see...

White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap
White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap
  • Tech
  • 2020-07-07 14:36:56Z

(Bloomberg) -- The White House wants Congress to pass another stimulus package by the first week in August, before lawmakers head home for their annual summer recess, and to keep the cost at $1 trillion or less, according to Vice President Mike Pence's top aide."I think we want to make sure that people

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank's Epstein Lapses Spur $150 Million N.Y. Fine

(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG will pay New York's banking regulator $150 million for a string of compliance lapses including a half-decade of lax oversight of the financial dealings of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.New York's Department of Financial Services provided fresh details Tuesday

Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes
Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 13:47:55Z

Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives. Dubbed the BREATHE Act, the legislation is the culmination of a project led by the policy table of the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 organizations. It comes at an unprecedented moment of national reckoning around police brutality and systemic racism that has spurred global protests and cries for change after several high-profile killings of Black Americans, including George Floyd.

Sen Tammy Duckworth Claps Back at Tucker Carlson for Suggesting She
Sen Tammy Duckworth Claps Back at Tucker Carlson for Suggesting She 'Hates America'

Sen. Tammy Duckworth hit back at Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson Monday night after he suggested she "hates America," reminding him of her service in the armed forces."Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" tweeted the Purple Heart recipient, who lost both legs while serving in Iraq.Carlson did acknowledge Duckworth's service before attacking her on Monday night's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," saying, "You're not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military."Also Read: Fox News 'Regrets' Cropping Trump Out of Photo With Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine MaxwellThe Fox News host...

Republicans to require coronavirus testing at party convention
Republicans to require coronavirus testing at party convention

The Republican Party will provide mandatory coronavirus testing at its August national convention in Jacksonville, according to a memo delivered on Monday. The plan to require thousands of attendees to get tested for the coronavirus before entering the convention site illustrates the efforts the party is undertaking to ensure President Donald Trump speaks to a packed house when he accepts the nomination. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, an 86-year old Republican from Iowa, said on Monday that he will skip the Republican National Convention in August due to coronavirus concerns.

Trump Adds to Playbook of Stoking White Fear and Resentment
Trump Adds to Playbook of Stoking White Fear and Resentment

President Donald Trump mounted an explicit defense of the Confederate flag on Monday, suggesting that NASCAR had made a mistake in banning it from its auto racing events, while falsely accusing a top Black driver, Darrell Wallace Jr., of perpetrating a hoax involving a noose found in his garage.The remarks

Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor's Family Claims She Was Alive After Shooting but Given No Aid
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 12:19:59Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For up to six minutes after she was shot by police officers during a drug raid, Breonna Taylor, an emergency room technician, lay dying in her apartment but received no medical aid, her family claims in a new court filing.The document also contends that the post-midnight raid on March 13 was motivated by the mayor's desire to clear a block in one of Louisville's most blighted neighborhoods for redevelopment. The court papers amend an earlier lawsuit against the three officers who fired into Taylor's apartment while executing a search warrant, seeking evidence against an ex-boyfriend who was a convicted drug dealer.City officials called the claims a "gross...

Johnny Depp Libel Trial: Actor
Johnny Depp Libel Trial: Actor's Attorney Says Amber Heard "Invented" Abuse Claims & Now He Wants "Vindication"

(Press Association) Johnny Depp "is not and never has been a wife beater" and his libel action against The Sun newspaper is "not a case about money" but about "vindication," his lawyers have told the High Court. In a written opening note at the start of the three-week trial in London, the actor's lead counsel, […]

Rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, linked to COVID-19
Rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, linked to COVID-19
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 12:14:57Z

The patient in the case report (let's call him Tom) was 54 and in good health. For two days in May, he felt unwell and was too weak to get out of bed. When his family finally brought him to the hospital, doctors found that he had a fever and signs of a severe infection, or sepsis. He tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. In addition to symptoms of COVID-19, he was also too weak to move his legs. When a neurologist examined him, Tom was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes abnormal sensation and weakness due to delays in sending signals through the nerves. Usually reversible, in severe cases it can cause prolonged...

64 Shot, 10 Dead: Spike in Gun Violence Alarms an On-Edge NYC
64 Shot, 10 Dead: Spike in Gun Violence Alarms an On-Edge NYC
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 12:14:54Z

NEW YORK -- A young father crossing a Bronx street, holding hands with his 6-year-old daughter. A 15-year-old who refused to talk to the police in Manhattan. A man in a Staten Island public housing complex, found prone in his apartment.They were among 64 people shot in a surge of shootings over the weekend in New York City, the police said. Ten of those shot lost their lives, including the young father and the Staten Island man -- a wave of summertime violence that has given renewed urgency to a gun violence crisis that had been overshadowed this year by the coronavirus pandemic and by unrest over police racism and brutality.The city surpassed 400 shootings in the first half of the year...

Fox News apologises for cropping Trump out of Epstein and Maxwell photo
Fox News apologises for cropping Trump out of Epstein and Maxwell photo

Network says it mistakenly eliminated Donald Trump from photo with Maxwell and Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in February 2000Fox News has apologised for cropping Donald Trump out of a picture of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.Epstein, a financier with influential connections including Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, killed himself in prison in New York last year, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.Maxwell, a British socialite, was arrested last week in New Hampshire for her alleged role in recruiting, grooming and sexually abusing underaged girls with Epstein. Detained in Brooklyn, she is due in court in New York this week.The full picture used by Fox News on Sunday -...

US killing of Iran
US killing of Iran's top general 'unlawful': UN expert
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 11:55:27Z

The US drone strike that killed Iran's top general Qasem Soleimani was "unlawful", the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report released Tuesday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concluded it was an "arbitrary killing" that violated the UN charter. The US had provided no evidence that an imminent attack against US interest was being planned, she wrote.

Party-switching Congressman who pledged loyalty to Trump sparks heated N.J. primary
Party-switching Congressman who pledged loyalty to Trump sparks heated N.J. primary
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 10:45:17Z

Congressman Jeff Van Drew outraged New Jersey Democrats and delighted Donald Trump last year when he switched parties and pledged his "undying support" to the Republican president. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee, and Trump has no significant national Republican opposition. In New Jersey's 2nd district, which includes Atlantic City, Van Drew, 67, won as a Democrat in 2018.

Giffords group takes aim at key U.S. Senate races in new push for gun limits
Giffords group takes aim at key U.S. Senate races in new push for gun limits
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 10:23:06Z

With Democrats' chances of flipping the Senate improving as Republican President Donald Trump's poll numbers slide ahead of the Nov. 3 election, the group said background checks were a wedge issue that could win support from critical voting blocs in close races and beyond. "This issue helps Democrats in every single state and every single congressional district," Senator Chris Murphy said in an interview, citing opinion polls that show background checks are popular even among Republican voters.

A white Florida man who was filmed yelling at a Black homeowner while waving a BB gun also faked being a Navy SEAL for years, report says
A white Florida man who was filmed yelling at a Black homeowner while waving a BB gun also faked being a Navy SEAL for years, report says

Joseph Fucheck had claimed he was a Navy SEAL in his tirade in North Miami-Dade, Florida. He was arrested for the incident last month.

Russia is killing US soldiers. Trump
Russia is killing US soldiers. Trump's response is a shameful dereliction of duty
  • World
  • 2020-07-07 09:25:10Z

He has probably known for months, yet he continues to praise Putin. The American president is not looking out for the American peopleDonald Trump's response to Russia's attempts to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan is a dereliction of duty, and yet another sad reminder that the actions of the US president cost American lives.Numerous reports detail how the Trump administration - and the president himself - were aware as early as 2019 that Russia had been offering bounties to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to kill US soldiers. The United States reportedly has evidence of money transfers from a bank account controlled by Russian military intelligence to a Taliban-linked account and has...

Poll: Americans trust governors more than Trump on coronavirus
Poll: Americans trust governors more than Trump on coronavirus

Seven in 10 Americans also say they trust their governor over the president when it comes to reopening businesses.

Republicans in danger of losing huge portion of their women senators
Republicans in danger of losing huge portion of their women senators

The Senate GOP has a record number of women. That could soon change.

'We're next': Hong Kong security law sends chills through Taiwan

The imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong has sent chills through Taiwan, deepening fears that Beijing will focus next on seizing the democratic self-ruled island. China and Taiwan split in 1949 after nationalist forces lost a civil war to Mao Zedong's communists, fleeing to the island which Beijing has since vowed to seize one day, by force if necessary. "The law makes me dislike China even more," 18-year-old student Sylvia Chang told AFP, walking through National Taiwan University in Taipei.

TikTok to exit Hong Kong
TikTok to exit Hong Kong 'within days'

The move by the short-form video app comes after China imposed its new security law on the city.

ICE: International students must leave US if universities only offer online classes this fall
ICE: International students must leave US if universities only offer online classes this fall

The Trump administration announced that international students will have to go home if the schools they attend only offer online classes this fall.

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans
Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. The Trump-connected companies obtained the aid through the Paycheck Protection Program, which extends a lifeline to small businesses struggling to navigate the pandemic. Fast-food chains like Muy Brands, oil and gas companies, and white-collar firms were all granted a slice of more than $659 billion in low-interest business loans that will be forgiven if the money is used on payroll, rent and similar expenses.

Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical allies
Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical allies
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 04:03:08Z

Churches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump evangelical advisers received at least $17.3 million in loans from a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. City of Destiny got between $150,000 and $350,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, and First Baptist Dallas got between $2 million and $5 million, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Monday. Loan recipients included several churches and organizations connected to allies who joined Trump's evangelical advisory board during his 2016 campaign, helping a twice-divorced candidate win over a socially...

Pompeo says U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok
Pompeo says U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok

"I don't want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it's something we're looking at," Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok's handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies "to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party." Pompeo's remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China's actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war.

Televangelists, Dallas megachurch that hosted Pence approved for millions in pandemic aid
Televangelists, Dallas megachurch that hosted Pence approved for millions in pandemic aid
  • US
  • 2020-07-07 03:18:32Z

A Dallas megachurch whose pastor has been a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump was approved for a forgivable loan worth $2 million to $5 million, according to long-awaited government data released on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a rally last month at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, whose pastor, Robert Jeffress, has been on Trump's evangelical advisory board. It was among the tens of thousands of religious organizations that received a total of $7.3 billion in pandemic aid from the Small Business Administration.

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is
Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is 'really not good'

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday the United States' handle on the COVID-19 outbreak is "really not good" and that action is needed to curb the spread.

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