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GOP Senator Backs Whistle-Blower Testimony: Impeachment Update
GOP Senator Backs Whistle-Blower Testimony: Impeachment Update
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  • 2019-12-05 18:58:56Z

(Bloomberg) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the House will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and top Republican Doug Collins have both mentioned a hearing next week focusing on the impeachment report's evidence and conclusions, but they didn't provide details.Here are the latest developments:White House Says Democrats Abused Power (12:58 p.m.)White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats in Congress "have clearly abused their power" with what she called an "illegitimate impeachment hoax.""Speaker Pelosi's instruction to advance this impeachment process - one that has...

Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects
Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Outfielder Jake Marisnick has been acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but a weak hitter. He could play center field and allow the Mets to use Brandon Nimmo primarily in left.

Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment
Giuliani in Ukraine as Congress moves closer to impeachment
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  • 2019-12-05 17:31:27Z

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in Ukraine on Thursday, reviving the efforts that landed him and Trump in the impeachment inquiry now roiling Washington. The inquiry was triggered by a July 25 phone call in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son and also a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump denies wrongdoing.

Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret
Trump turns to U.S. Supreme Court as last chance to keep his finances secret
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  • 2019-12-05 17:18:38Z

President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep his financial records out of the hands of a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government. Trump turned to the justices after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided on Nov. 13 that it would not revisit its October decision backing the House of Representatives Oversight Committee's authority to subpoena the records from Mazars LLP, Trump's longtime accounting firm.

Boeing says delays on 737 MAX grounding could force it to halt production
Boeing says delays on 737 MAX grounding could force it to halt production
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  • 2019-12-05 17:10:01Z

Significant additional regulatory requirements or delays in returning Boeing Co's 737 MAX to commercial service could cause it to cut or temporarily halt production of the aircraft, it said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. Boeing said it does not expect 737 MAX order cancellations due to the grounding of its best-selling single-aisle jet to have a material impact on revenues or earnings. The 737 MAX, Boeing's best-selling plane, has been grounded worldwide since March after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people in the span of five months.

U.S. says Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protests
U.S. says Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protests

Iranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday, adding that many thousands were also wounded in the unrest. "As the truth is trickling out of Iran, it appears the regime could have murdered over a thousand Iranian citizens since the protests began," Hook told reporters at a briefing at the State Department. Among those were at least a dozen children, Hook said, but cautioned that the numbers were not definitive as Tehran blocked information.

House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter:
House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'
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  • 2019-12-05 16:30:17Z

Pelosi's bristling response Thursday to a question about whether she "hates" President Donald Trump came two hours after she announced articles of impeachment against him. The House speaker insisted she brought impeachment proceedings because Trump's conduct and the Constitution left the House no choice. Moments later, Trump and House Republicans lashed out in heated personal tones.

Buttigieg: Trump Supporters are
Buttigieg: Trump Supporters are 'At Best Looking the Other Way on Racism'

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg implied on Monday that supporters of President Trump tacitly support racism."Anyone who supported this President is, at best, looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg said at a South Carolina campaign event.This is not the first time that Buttigieg has made this comment. In August, the Mayor told CNN's State of the Union that a vote for Trump in 2020 would mean ignoring racism in the U.S."Do you think that it's a racist act to cast a vote for President Trump in 2020?" host Jake Tapper asked the candidate."Well, at best, it means looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg responded. "Basically, what [Trump] is...

'No choice but to act': House Speaker Pelosi asks chairmen to pursue articles of impeachment against President Trump

Pelosi's statement came shortly after Trump invited House Democrats to impeach him quickly so the country could "get back to business."

Ford workers break their silence on faulty transmissions:
Ford workers break their silence on faulty transmissions: 'My hands are dirty. I feel horrible'

"My hands are dirty. I feel horrible," said a Ford engineer who played a key role in developing the popular compact cars.

'Do it now': Trump tells Democrats to impeach him 'fast' so there can be a 'fair trial' in the Senate

Trump spoke out shortly before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., planned to announce the next steps in the impeachment inquiry.

Police: Slain woman looked up husbands upset with pregnancy
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  • 2019-12-05 15:34:53Z

The couple's cellphones, email accounts, Facebook accounts and Beau Rothwell's SUV were also searched. Beau Rothwell, 28, is jailed without bond on charges of second-degree murder and evidence tampering in his wife's death. Detectives disclosed in warrants that Jennifer Rothwell, who was also 28, had been six weeks pregnant when she died.

Joe Scarborough Accuses Melania Trump of
Joe Scarborough Accuses Melania Trump of 'Faux Outrage' Over Hearing Remark About Son, Barron

On Thursday's "Morning Joe," co-host Joe Scarborough criticized Melania Trump for her reaction to an impeachment hearing witness invoking the name of her 13-year-old son, calling it "faux outrage."During Wednesday's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, constitutional scholar Pamela Karlan said, "Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants. The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron."Also Read: Law Professor Pamela Karlan Scolds GOP Rep Doug Collins at Impeachment HearingThe first lady then tweeted Karlan "should be ashamed" for...

John Travolta Had
John Travolta Had 'No Idea' Wife Kelly Preston Had Sex Scene With Tom Cruise in 'Jerry Maguire'

The actor didn't know about the steamy scene until he saw the movie in theaters with his wife.

Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed
Explainer: How impeachment works and why Trump is unlikely to be removed
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  • 2019-12-05 14:57:17Z

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday instructed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival. What happens next and why Trump is unlikely to be removed from office are both explained here.

18 photos show Trump
18 photos show Trump's disastrous NATO summit, where he was left isolated and embarrassed by his closest allies

Donald Trump cut short his visit to the UK for the NATO summit after a series of humiliating incidents.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges
Rep. Duncan Hunter Shows no Signs of Resigning Despite Pleading Guilty to Campaign Finance Charges

Representative Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) has not indicated that he will leave his seat in the House after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to campaign finance violations.Hunter had long criticized the investigation against him as a "witch hunt," but announced on Sunday that he would change his stance and plead guilty. Hunter and his wife, who pleaded guilty to similar charges in June, were accused of using $250,000 in campaign funds to pay for family vacations to Hawaii, plane tickets for their pet rabbit, and other personal expenses. Both face a possible sentence of eight to fourteen months in jail."I failed to monitor and account for my campaign spending. I made mistakes,...

Dua Lipa just wore the tiniest, sparkliest (not to mention, sexiest) mini dress
Dua Lipa just wore the tiniest, sparkliest (not to mention, sexiest) mini dress

In her own words: "my dream dress" ✨????

UPDATE 4-Pelosi says Democrats to pursue articles of impeachment against Trump
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  • 2019-12-05 13:50:22Z

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from

U.S. trade deficit narrows to 1-1/2-year low on weak imports, exports
U.S. trade deficit narrows to 1-1/2-year low on weak imports, exports

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter, though a fall in imports of consumer goods hinted at a slowdown in domestic demand. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade deficit tumbled 7.6% to $47.2 billion, the smallest since May 2018, as both imports and exports of goods declined. The decreases in imports and exports suggested the White House's "America First" agenda, marked by a 17-month trade war with China, was reducing trade flows.

North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump
North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump 'dotard'
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  • 2019-12-05 13:37:19Z

Choe Son Hui, the first vice foreign minister, issued the warning via state media days after Trump spoke of possible military action toward the North and revived his "rocket man" nickname for North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. The comments came as prospects dim for a resumption of nuclear diplomacy between the two countries.

Divided we fall? Americans see our angry political debate as
Divided we fall? Americans see our angry political debate as 'a big problem'

Americans are united on this: They're sick and tired of being so divided. A USA TODAY/Public Agenda project looks for 'Hidden Common Ground.'

Trump says if House is going to impeach him, lawmakers should act fast
Trump says if House is going to impeach him, lawmakers should act fast

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged House Democrats to move fast if they are going to impeach him, so that the Republican-led Senate can take up the issue. "If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.And in some places, it doesn't even make sense to try.On Wednesday morning, Rhonda Haag, the county's sustainability director, released the first results of the county's yearslong effort to calculate how high its 300 miles of roads must be elevated to stay dry, and at what cost. Those costs were far higher than her team expected -- and those numbers, she said, show that some places can't be protected, at least at a price that taxpayers can be expected to pay."I never...

Climate Change and Its Effects Are Accelerating, Scientists Say
Climate Change and Its Effects Are Accelerating, Scientists Say
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  • 2019-12-05 13:11:51Z

More devastating fires in California. Persistent drought in the Southwest. Record flooding in Europe and Africa. A heat wave, of all places, in Greenland.Climate change and its effects are accelerating, with climate related disasters piling up, season after season."Things are getting worse," said Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, which Tuesday issued its annual state of the global climate report, concluding a decade of what it called exceptional global heat. "It's more urgent than ever to proceed with mitigation."But reducing greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change will require drastic measures, Taalas said. "The...

President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court
President Trump has one last chance to keep tax returns, financial records secret: the Supreme Court

Could Trump get a more friendly reception at the high court where Two of the nine justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, are his nominees?

Hillary Clinton talks Trump, Graham, Sanders and sexuality in new Howard Stern interview
Hillary Clinton talks Trump, Graham, Sanders and sexuality in new Howard Stern interview

Hillary Clinton also discussed the 2016 election, President Trump's inauguration day and Lindsey Graham during a widespread Howard Stern interview.

Trump
Trump's effort to rise above impeachment fray thrown off course on chaotic NATO trip

Trump hoped to use the NATO summit to define the impeachment drive as "crazy." But the meeting devolved into name calling and Trump left London early.

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi to give update on Trump impeachment inquiry
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi to give update on Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will make a statement early Thursday on the status of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, one day after the House Judiciary Committee began weighing potential charges against the Republican president. Pelosi is scheduled to deliver her remarks at 9 a.m

Auschwitz survivor
Auschwitz survivor's 'duty to the dead'
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  • 2019-12-05 09:58:09Z

Leon Schwarzbaum is one of the last survivors of Auschwitz -- the Nazi death camp that Chancellor Angela Merkel will be visiting for the first time on Friday. Schwarzbaum was sent to Auschwitz in occupied Poland at the age of 22. Schwarzbaum survived two years in Auschwitz, working as a forced labourer for Siemens, until he was taken away by fleeing Nazi troops as the Allies advanced.

2 former immigrant housekeepers for Trump explained how they had to follow bizarre rules for setting out his Tic Tacs and testing his makeup
2 former immigrant housekeepers for Trump explained how they had to follow bizarre rules for setting out his Tic Tacs and testing his makeup

Trump had a number of peculiar rules, such as demanding that two-and-a-half containers of Tic Tacs and liquid makeup be set out for him, they said.

Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Fallon Go Busking in Disguise at New York City Subway Station
Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Fallon Go Busking in Disguise at New York City Subway Station

Alanis Morissette & Jimmy Fallon Busk in Disguise at NYC Subway

Elon Musk opens up about his wealth during second day of testimony in
Elon Musk opens up about his wealth during second day of testimony in 'pedo guy' defamation trial

The Tesla CEO took the witness stand in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday in a trial that could set a precedent for public discourse on social media.

3 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
3 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
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  • 2019-12-05 03:56:18Z

An armed, active-duty sailor opened fire on three civilian employees, killing two, before he shot himself at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard near Honolulu on Wednesday afternoon. Three civilian Department of Defense workers were found shot in the vicinity of the base's Dry Dock 2. Two died and a third is in the hospital in stable condition, according to Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, commander, Navy Region Hawaii.

'If you're poor, you're dead': Video shows British are astonished at U.S. health care costs

Viral video of British reacting to the costs of U.S. health care is being used by some American politicians as well to call for universal health care.

Andre Iguodala couldn
Andre Iguodala couldn't believe officials missed LeBron James' travel

If LeBron James isn't the best basketball player ever, he most certainly is on the shortlist. Dribbling the ball just past midcourt -- with an official directly to his side, no less -- James clearly took at least three steps in between dribbles during the Lakers' game in Utah on Wednesday night. The same can't be said of former Warrior Andre Iguodala, who not only saw it, but made sure to point out just how egregious of a travel it was.

Tucker Carlson Blasts
Tucker Carlson Blasts 'Moron' Pamela Karlan: 'This Lady Needs a Shrink'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his show Wednesday night by lashing out at impeachment witness Pamela Karlan, claiming the Stanford law professor was a "moron" who was in "need of a shrink."After insisting that Karlan's testimony during the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing was "

RHONJ
RHONJ's Melissa Gorga Says Her 'Gut Feeling' Is Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Will Split

RHONJ's Melissa Gorga on Whether Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice Will Split

'In cold blood': Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

Syrian Kurdish mother Shara Sido says the news came to her via a messaging application. Sitting inside a modest house in the de-facto Syrian Kurdish capital of Qamishli, the displaced 65-year-old scrolls through her phone to find a picture. Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies have overrun a swathe of northern Syria since October, after a deadly military campaign against Kurdish forces that caused tens of thousands to flee their homes.

Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at Pearl Harbor shipyard
Sailor kills 2, himself in attack at Pearl Harbor shipyard
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  • 2019-12-05 01:22:26Z

The military says a U.S. sailor shot killed two and wounded civilian Department of Defense employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard before taking his own life. The military didn't release a motive or any identifying information about the sailor who opened fire Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has reopened following a lockdown.

Elizabeth Warren Accuses Michael Bloomberg of
Elizabeth Warren Accuses Michael Bloomberg of 'Buying the Election'

(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren accused former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of trying to buy the 2020 election with millions of dollars in advertising to fuel his late entry into the Democratic race.Warren delivered her message in an interview on Bloomberg Television from the company's headquarters in New York City."I don't believe that elections ought to be for sale," Warren said. "And I don't think as a Democratic Party that we should say that the only way you're going to get elected, the only way you're going to be our nominee, is either if you are a billionaire or if you're sucking up to billionaires."Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company...

Democrats See USMCA Deal Near, Urge Mexico to Accept Compromise
Democrats See USMCA Deal Near, Urge Mexico to Accept Compromise

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. House Democrats said Wednesday that a deal on the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement is within reach and urged Mexico to accept a compromise on labor-rights enforcement."We are on the 2 1/2-yard line," Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said about efforts to wrap up negotiations on the replacement for Nafta and clear the way for approval in Congress.Mexico's top trade negotiator, Jesus Seade, met Wednesday in Washington with his Trump administration counterpart, Robert Lighthizer, in an attempt to resolve final details.Leaving the meeting, Seade said there were...

US mulling 14,000 more troops for Mideast: report
US mulling 14,000 more troops for Mideast: report
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  • 2019-12-04 23:54:59Z

The United States is weighing sending up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East in the face of a perceived threat from Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The mulled deployment would include "dozens" more ships and double the number of troops added to the US force in the region since the beginning of this year, the Journal said, citing unnamed US officials. It said President Donald Trump could make a decision on the troop boost as early as this month.

A White House Report Slams Pelosi
A White House Report Slams Pelosi's Drug Plan. Experts Call Its Claims 'Nonsense'

The White House Council of Economic Advisers issued a report Tuesday warning that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill to lower prescription drug prices would have devastating health and economic costs. But health policy experts cautioned that the report itself is a flawed product of questionable methodology and assumptions.The CEA report warns that Pelosi's bill "could lead to as many as 100 fewer drugs entering the United States market over the next decade, or about one-third of the total number of drugs expected to enter the market during that time."The report also claims that, by limiting access to lifesaving drugs, Pelosi's bill would reduce American's average life expectancy by about...

Biden Unveils $3.2 Trillion Tax Plan Targeting Corporations Like Amazon
Biden Unveils $3.2 Trillion Tax Plan Targeting Corporations Like Amazon

Joe Biden rolled out a plan Wednesday to raise $3.2 trillion in additional taxes over 10 years, with the wealthy and corporations paying more to cover the cost of spending proposals on health care, climate, infrastructure and education.Biden's plan would require companies with U.S. net income of more than $100 million to pay a minimum tax rate of 15%. That measure, called a "minimum book tax," would raise about $400 billion over a decade. It would hit about 300 companies, including Amazon, Netflix and others that have been criticized for paying no federal income tax in recent years. Another proposal would double the minimum tax rate on foreign income of U.S.-based companies to 21%,...

Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot
Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot
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  • 2019-12-04 23:14:31Z

A day after U.S. Senator Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination, said on Wednesday he would consider her as a potential running mate. Biden, with whom Harris clashed during a Democratic debate earlier this year, praised her after a campaign event in Ames, Iowa. "Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be," Biden told reporters, according to a video posted by CBS News.

Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot
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  • 2019-12-04 23:11:41Z

A day after U.S. Senator Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination, said on Wednesday he would consider her as a potential running mate. Biden, with whom Harris clashed during a Democratic debate earlier this year, praised her after a campaign event in Ames, Iowa. "Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be," Biden told reporters, according to a video posted by CBS News.

Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go
Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go
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  • 2019-12-04 23:11:13Z

When fellow officers discovered Chicago's police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home - a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. "It's a worst-nightmare situation for a police officer to encounter their superior or chief who has been drinking," said Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Democrat Biden
Democrat Biden's plan would raise taxes from U.S. companies that pay little
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  • 2019-12-04 23:09:06Z

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would use taxes on the wealthy and corporations to pay for $3.2 trillion in promised investment in infrastructure, higher education and healthcare, according to an outline of his plans if he captures the White House. The outline, which puts numbers to several policy proposals for the first time, would implement a new minimum fee on companies that report a profit on their books but manage to pay far less than the official tax rate, which could affect companies such as e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. Biden's campaign team estimates his minimum tax of 15% on the income the most profitable companies report on their books would raise $400...

Melania Trump slams impeachment witness:
Melania Trump slams impeachment witness: 'you should be ashamed'

Karlan "should be ashamed of [her] very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it," Trump wrote on Twitter.

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