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Democratic Party divide on display at debate; A look at Tuesday’s winners and losers

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Democratic Party divide on display in Motor City melee
It was a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party on stage in the Motor City. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — the presidential primary field’s liberal standard-bearers — were pulled into what was essentially a two-and-a-half-hour fight with their more moderate rivals Tuesday night at the second round of Democratic nomination debates. The result was the party’s divide on full display, with the center-left (and lower-polling) contenders fiercely arguing that policies like “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal will “FedEx the election” to President Trump, and the higher-profile candidates on the left flank just as fiercely arguing that their policies are the kind of bold solutions America needs.

The exchange of the night may have belonged to Sanders and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. At one point Sanders fired back at Ryan for claiming the U.S. senator from Vermont didn’t really know the so-called “Medicare-for-all” plan would provide coverage better than the current plans Americans would lose if the country moved to a single-payer system. “I do know. And I wrote the damn bill,” Sanders snapped.

As for winners and losers in Tuesday’s debate, Doug Schoen, a Fox News contributor and Democratic consultant, thought Warren controlled the night. But Schoen also believes the Democratic Party as a whole came away as a general loser, since a lack of unity threatens its chances of defeating Trump in 2020. CLICK HERE for Fox News Digital’s key takeaways from Tuesday’s debate.

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Will ‘Sleepy Joe’ become ‘Smokin’ Joe’? 
The sharp divisions within the Democratic Party may become even more visible during Wednesday’s second Democratic debate in Detroit. The evening will feature: former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado; Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; Cory Booker of New Jersey; and Kamala Harris of California; businessman Andrew Yang; U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro. Observers will be closely watching Biden to see whether he truly means he will not be as “polite” as he was during his underwhelming performance in the first round of debates in Miami in June. Biden admitted he was unprepared when Harris challenged him over his opposition decades ago to federally mandated school busing. Things could get heated Wednesday between Biden, Harris and Booker, who is looking for a boost in his White House campaign. Booker has questioned Biden’s civil rights record and attacked him for his comments on being able to work with segregationist senators.

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FILE – In this July 10, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell has signaled that rising economic pressures, notably from President Donald Trump’s trade wars and from a global slowdown, have become cause for concern. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Fed prepared to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade
For the first time since the start of the recession more than a decade ago, the Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates in hopes of shielding the 11-year economic expansion from growing global uncertainties. The central bank is expected to announce its decision on interest rates at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. The gradual decrease in the benchmark federal funds rate — economists anticipate the U.S. central bank to lower it by a modest quarter of a percentage point — would end an era of monetary tightening by policymakers, who have voted nine times since 2015 to raise interest rates, as recently as December.

TUNE IN: Don’t miss Fox Business’ live coverage and analysis of the Fed’s decision at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday with Charles Payne, Maria Bartiromo, Stu Varney, Neil Cavuto and Lou Dobbs.

‘Entirely divorced from the facts’: Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump campaign
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information. The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts. President Trump, in a tweet late Tuesday, noted that the judge in the case, John Koeltl, was appointed by former President Clinton. Trump called Koeltl’s decision “really big stuff'” and “yet another total & complete vindication and exoneration.”

Trump doubles down on criticism of Cummings and Baltimore, denies being racist
President Trump issued a sharp message Tuesday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. — the real oversight is needed in the congressman’s home district. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Trump was asked about the ongoing feud between him and Cummings since Trump made derogatory remarks about Baltimore, which Cummings represents. “Take your Oversight Committee and go to Baltimore, you’ll learn a lot,” Trump said. The president has been accused of racism for lashing out at Cummings and calling his district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Trump on Tuesday declared that he is “the least racist person” in the world and that he has received a groundswell of support for his comments about Baltimore and its corruption.

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Judge: Parents can sell home of daughter, 37, because they supplied cash

In a ruling Tuesday, a judge sided with the parents in a dispute over a home they had helped buy for their 37-year-old daughter.

The parents wanted the home put up for sale because they ran into tax trouble and needed to access some cash, according to a report.

But the daughter balked, claiming it was “her” home, even though the parents had paid $110,000 of the cost. (It was unclear what percentage of the cost the dollar figure represented.)

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The dispute has reportedly ripped the Canadian family apart.

“We were fair,” the mother told the Vancouver Sun. “We were never vindictive to (our daughter), but we’ve lost our daughter now. I just don’t know how it can be repaired because it’s done so much damage.”

The daughter’s lawyer said there would be no comment from her, the newspaper reported.

According to the Sun, the court case revealed that whenever their adult son and daughter needed something, their parents were supportive.

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A “for sale” sign stands outside a home in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. (Associated Press)

The parents reportedly paid for their children’s education and their vehicles, covered the cost of their daughter’s elective surgery and helped finance homes for both of them.

In the son’s case, the home financing was a loan that the son repaid.

In the daughter’s case, the parents had supplied the $110,000 toward the home purchase. But she argued that the land title, tax bills and day-to-day care of the property all suggested that she was the rightful owner.

In his ruling, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Robert Punnett noted that the case was made more difficult because – as is the case with many family financial arrangements – documentation was lacking, and the bitterness resulting from the dispute made it difficult to assess the credibility of the family members.

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Ultimately, he ordered that the home be sold, with the parents in charge, and that neither the daughter nor her representatives interfere with the sale.

The court ruling issued to the public identified the family members only by their initials, the Sun reported.

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Model lies about being transgender after receiving backlash for anti-trans comments: report

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A fashion model who recently admitted to lying about being transgender after making anti-trans comments online says she’s now “taking full responsibility” for her actions.

Carissa Pinkston, 20, came out last week as transgender after she caused controversy over statements she shared on Facebook suggesting transgender women were not women.

“Being Transgender does NOT make you a woman. It makes you simply Transgender,” Pinkston, who’s modeled for Marc Jacobs and Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty, wrote in May.

“This is how they want to be perceived. In a biological context, there are Females and Males. This is the world in 2019.”

After she was ridiculed and subsequently fired from her agency, Pinkston took to social media again to explain that her comments stemmed from her own “inner insecurities” as a transgender.

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“I wasn’t ready to come out about it yet, but today I got fired and I’ve been receiving hate mail and death threats ever since, so I’m being forced to tell the truth. I’m Transgender,” Pinkston wrote.

“I transitioned at a very young age and I’ve lived my Life as a Female ever since. It’s been very hard to keep this secret but what I said about Trans-Women is a direct reflection of my inner insecurities and I have since come to realize that I am a Woman…WE ALL ARE!”

Aaron Philips, a transgender model who knows Pinkston, later took to Twitter to accuse her of lying about her gender identity. Days later, Pinkston issued another statement confessing that it was indeed a lie.

“I apologize for any transphobic remark I’ve ever made towards the Trans community. I panicked and I thought if I came out as Trans that I could somehow make things better for myself, but it appears I’ve only made things worse,” she said.

“I’m truly sorry. I’m only 20 and I’m human. I make mistakes but I refuse to let them define me. I hope you all can forgive me and move on from this because I’m so much more than this incident and I’m not a coward.”

In an interview with Buzzfeed News published Tuesday, Pinkston explained, “I definitely feel like a trans person in a way” because she was bullied in high school.

Pinkston, however, denied that she lied about being transgender to “cover up” her initial comments.

“It was never to avoid any backlash, but I did panic,” Pinkston said. “And I do know what it’s like to be bullied and picked on for being different. And I wanted to fit in a community. Just in that moment, I didn’t know what to do.”

She’s since deleted her apologies online, the outlet reports.

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‘Hot Water Challenge’ leads to charges for Kentucky mom, report says

A Kentucky mom turned herself in Friday after police say she failed to seek medical help after her son allegedly poured boiling hot water on an 11-year-old pal who was spending the night during a sleepover, a report said.

Billy Oliver, 11, claimed that he was sleeping over the Manchester, Ky., house last week when he woke up to a group pouring boiling hot water on him. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and was later transferred to Cincinnati Burn Center, where he received treatment for second and third-degree burns, police said.

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Angela Guth, 42, is accused of failing to seek medical attention for a child after her son dumped boiled water on top of his friend at a sleepover. (Clay County Detention Center)

The boy’s mother, Patricia Oliver, shared photos on Facebook of her son’s severely burned neck and warned parents of the viral trend called “the Hot Water Challenge.” The challenge calls on people to share videos of each other drinking or pouring boiling water on themselves or other, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

Angela Guth, 42, turned herself in Friday on charges of criminal abuse and wanton endangerment after allegedly failing to seek medical help for the child after the incident, Hazard, Ky.’s WYMT-TV reported.

Last week, a 15-year-old teen in Indiana suffered second-degree burns to his face and body after his friends allegedly poured boiling hot water on him as he slept in a bid to complete the “Hot Water Challenge.”

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Last summer, an 11-year-old girl in New York suffered burns to her face and chest after her friends had poured hot water on her. The 12-year-old who reportedly dumped the water on her was charged with felony assault. In Florida, a variation of the challenge tragically killed an 8-year-old girl last summer after she attempted to drink boiling hot water through a straw.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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DISTURBING VIDEO: Child survives six-story fall, lands in blanket held by onlookers below

A video from China shows a very distressing scene in which a 3-year-old child takes a six-story plunge.

The child is seen holding on to a ledge before losing his grip.

But the story has a fortunate outcome, according to reports: Some onlookers watching from below stretched out a blanket and managers to catch the child.

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Remarkably, the child suffered no injuries, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported, according to the BBC.

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Police said the child had been left alone in the apartment while a grandparent went to buy groceries, NBC News reported.

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Dan Gainor: Debate drama — Marianne Williamson scores with attacks on ‘dark psychic forces,’ Google goes nuts

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It wasn’t the debate result many in the media wanted. Author Marianne Williamson was the surprise star of a debate where she had very little time compared to her opponents – less than half that of the big-name candidates.

Williamson’s debate strategy was to push for “radical truth-telling.” This included a call for up to $500 billion in reparations for African-Americans and some tough talk about the Flint, Michigan, water crisis that won her loud support in the Detroit audience.

New York Times reporter Katie Benner pointed out how Williamson used Flint “to tackle the issue of racism head on.”

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Los Angeles Times National Correspondent Matt Pearce described Williamson as “often a much more skilled communicator than most of the other politicians on the stage.”

It showed.

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Williamson scored big online as a result. She was only the top-searched candidate in two states before the debate, according to Google Trends. Afterward, she was the top Googled candidate in all but Montana. That’s about a 2,450 percent increase.

Williamson’s most memorable line of the night talked about the failure of “this wonkiness” to combat “this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country.” While the comment was mocked by some on Twitter, it also resonated.

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Vanity Fair reporter Tina Nguyen joked: “Next debate: ‘Show of hands, who pledges on this stage to be against dark psychic forces.’”

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat criticized CNN’s handling of Williamson. “CNN obviously spooked by the ‘oops, we made Trump president’ experience into not giving Williamson the space and air she deserves,” he commented.

Comedian Sarah Silverman summed up a lot of the positive and negative comments at once, noting of Williamson: “She may be granola whacky but she’s right.”

Not everyone was happy about Williamson’s success. Vox Senior Correspondent Zack Beauchamp said she “is funny in isolation but when you think about it for more than two seconds her presence on this stage is genuinely disturbing.”

New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni retweeted Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak’s comment about Williamson having a “strong night.” She added: “Trump supporters eager to keep Marianne-mentum going.”

And New York Daily News Opinion Editor Josh Greenman added: “Williamson should have revealed her heat vision and mind control superpowers.”

The Drudge Report ran it as “CLASH OF THE LIBS!” But unlike its major media competitors, Drudge also highlighted the rise of Williamson.

“WILLIAMSON WARNS OF ‘DARK DAYS’ FOR DEMS,” ran a Drudge headline. The site linked to two separate Williamson stories. And though it was a simple push poll, she also won the Drudge poll with 47 percent of online voters.

Liberals were particularly unhappy with how CNN handled the debate. And there was a lot of reason. The distribution of time was so biased as to be ridiculous.

Major media focused on the divide between the left and the far left in the debate, especially when it came to “Medicare-for-all” and so-called free college. The Washington Post led its site with a piece headlined “Liberal-moderate divide emerges on core issues.”

The New York Times chose a similar headline: “Debate Highlights Rift Between Moderates and Progressives.”

Afterward, many showed their support for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

MSNBC “AM Joy” host Joy Reid declared “nobody really laid a glove on her” in discussing Warren.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews depicted it as the Sanders and Warren vs. everyone else. “The people on the left were like Butch Cassidy in ‘The Sundance Kid.’ I mean, Warren and Bernie were basically covering each other as they fought off everyone else. It was interesting to watch,” Matthews said.

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Liberals were particularly unhappy with how CNN handled the debate. And there was a lot of reason. The distribution of time was so biased as to be ridiculous.

The New York Times tallied Warren having 18 minutes 33 seconds and Sanders close behind with 17:45. Compare that to Williamson, whose 8:52 edged out former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 8:49 at the bottom.

It was reminiscent of concerns about the first two debates, where NBC broke its own rules to let Sen. Kamala Harris of California attack former Vice President Joe Biden over busing. Add to that controversy that at least 12 executives at either NBCUniversal or its parent company Comcast donated to the Harris campaign prior to the debate.

There was a great deal of online criticism about how much focus former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland received. Vox Senior Correspondent Matthew Yglesias argued that “these random nobodies” like Delaney were serving as proxies for Biden.

Jon Ralston, the editor of The Nevada Independent, said: “Who had ‘John Delaney speaks more than most of the candidates’ in the pool?”

And MSNBC contributor Sam Seder asked: “Why is John Delaney getting any questions? This is absurd.”

But the result was also what many considered the line of the night from Warren responding to Delaney: “You know, I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.”

Hackers even broke into Delaney’s Wikipedia profile afterward and declared him dead as of that moment, at Warren’s hands.

Time was part of another criticism. The evening began as the cross-talk debate. Moderator Jake Tapper fought repeatedly with desperate candidates who were trying to get their two cents in.

Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten commented: “It’s nuts giving the benchwarmers equal time.”

And Washington Post opinion writer Alyssa Rosenberg said: “The moderators are the big losers here, so far.”

Sanders even called out Tapper at one point after a question about “whether the middle class should pay higher taxes in exchange for universal coverage and the elimination of insurance premiums.”

“Your question is a Republican talking point,” Sanders said to Tapper.

CNN Set the Agenda

It was a foregone conclusion that CNN would help the debates take a left turn. This was evident when moderator Don Lemon asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota: “… what do you say to those Trump voters who prioritize the economy over the president’s bigotry?”

The network included Lemon, who is both openly liberal and anti-Trump, as one of its debate moderators. Lemon has shown his biases so many times it’s almost hilarious. He has bashed Trump and his supporters, defended Antifa, and compared Trump to Adolf Hitler.

Lemon even admitted he doesn’t want “to be ‘fair and balanced.’”

“My thing is about accuracy and the truth,” Lemon told the Dallas Voice. “Just because someone has another point of view or opinion, I don’t believe in false fairness. I just believe in the truth.”

McClatchy said that CNN President Jeff Zucker “has a longstanding personal rule against supporting politicians” and “He’s broken it once – for Kamala Harris.” That was when Harris “ran to become the first woman of color to hold the office of California attorney general a decade ago.”

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But there was more to it than that. The Associated Press reported that “CNN pledges not to ask questions that require a show of hands by the politicians or that confine all the contenders to a one-word ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.”

That strategy could have easily been used to get some of the candidates on the record on issues they dodged. But that would have hurt them, so it wasn’t done.

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Man leaps to death after ordering drink at Manhattan rooftop bar

A 21-year-old man reportedly leaped to his death from a rooftop bar in New York City Tuesday night shortly after ordering a drink.

The unidentified man from Cambridge, Mass. jumped from the 16-story Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, landing on the roof of a four-story apartment building, The New York Daily News reported.

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An employee said the man wasn’t a guest at the hotel.

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“He sat down at the bar, ordered a drink and then just jumped,” the employee said, according to The Daily News. “He didn’t even touch his drink.”

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The man will be identified, pending notification of family.

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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New York luxury realtor buys taxi ad to find ‘wonderful, single, divorced dad’

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A successful New York City luxury realtor bought a 30-second taxi ad this week advertising herself as a potential mate for a “wonderful, single, divorced dad.”

Ann Cutbill Lenane, 56, has sold multimillion-dollar New York properties for 35 years and her real estate ads are regularly on Taxi TV, according to WCBS New York.

She has also been divorced for 15 years and told the station you have to be creative in the “digital age of dating.”

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“So if you’re a gentleman with a kind and generous soul and you love your mother — but you still don’t live with her — and can appreciate a 56-year-old fit and fabulous woman, feel free to give me a call,” she says in the irreverent ad.

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The $5,000 ad campaign, called “A Man For Ann,” is playing in more than 7,000 New York cabs through the weekend.

Lenane told WCBS she’s already had men reach out to her.

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Man leaps to death after ordering drink at Manhattan rooftop bar

A 21-year-old man reportedly leaped to his death from a rooftop bar in New York City Tuesday night shortly after ordering a drink.

The unidentified man from Cambridge, Mass. jumped from the 16-story Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, landing on the roof of a four-story apartment building, The New York Daily News reported.

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An employee said the man wasn’t a guest at the hotel.

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“He sat down at the bar, ordered a drink and then just jumped,” the employee said, according to The Daily News. “He didn’t even touch his drink.”

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The man will be identified, pending notification of family.

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Bus strikes roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed, including children

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A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including women and children, a provincial official said.

Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, said on Twitter that the Taliban planted the mine. He said all of the victims were civilians.

Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 other people were wounded, with most in critical condition. The bus was traveling on a main highway between the western city of Herat and the southern city of Kandahar.

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No one immediately claimed responsibility, but Taliban insurgents operate in the region and frequently use roadside bombs to target government officials and security forces. The Taliban have kept up a steady tempo of attacks even as they have held several rounds of peace talks with the United States aimed at ending the 18-year war.

The U.N. report said 403 civilians were killed by Afghan forces in the first six months of the year and another 314 by international forces, a total of 717. That’s compared to 531 killed by the Taliban, an Islamic State affiliate and other militants during the same period. It said 300 of those killed by militants were directly targeted.

The Taliban, who effectively control half the country, have been meeting with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad since late last year. They appear to be closing in on an agreement whereby American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in return for guarantees that it would not be used as a launch-pad for international terror attacks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report 

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