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‘Pregnant’ woman has 6-inch, 3-pound mass removed from uterus

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A Chinese woman whose friends thought she might be pregnant due to her swollen abdomen and sudden weight gain recently had a 6-inch, 3-pound growth removed from her uterus. The woman, identified as “Ms. Shi,” said she checked into Yangzhou Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital last month for her symptoms, which included heavy menstrual periods and dizziness.

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The woman had experienced heavy bleeding and weight gain over the last several months. (AsiaWire)

“I gained weight and everyone thought I was pregnant,” the 38-year-old told AsiaWire.

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An examination and scans revealed a ball-shaped growth taking up space in her uterus, which was causing the swelling and her other symptoms.

“The tumor was so big it made her seem like she was five or six months pregnant,” Dr. Huang JingBing told AsiaWire. “It was about [6 inches] across, and weighed over [3 pounds].”

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She said her friends assumed she was pregnant, but it wasn’t until she started experiencing dizziness that she sought medical attention. (AsiaWire)

Huang and his team removed the mass and said Shi should not experience any long-term complications.

SURGEONS REMOVE 55-POUND OVARIAN TUMOR FROM RUSSIAN PATIENT, REPORT SAYS

While unusual, uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that range in size and can distort or enlarge the uterus. Symptoms may include heavy menstrual bleeding, longer menstrual periods, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, difficulty emptying bladder, constipation, and backache or leg pain, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Ovarian tumors are the result of abnormal cell growth. Benign tumors are slow-growing and do not spread to other parts of the body, but their exact cause is not always known, according to the University of Colorado’s department of gynecologic oncology. Treatment typically involves surgical removal, and fertility is often unaffected, although most commonly occur in women of childbearing age.

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Ecuador’s government flees capital as violent protests erupt in wake of fuel price hikes

Ecuador’s president is accusing his political rivals of trying to orchestrate a coup this week after violent protests tied to rising fuel prices forced his government to relocate away from the country’s capital.

Officials say about 350 people have been detained so far for blocking traffic, interrupting public services or attacking police following President Lenín Moreno’s decision to end government subsidies that have been keeping fuel prices down. Moreno says the subsidies have cost the government heavily in recent years and dropped them in a bid to stimulate Ecuador’s economy, but scenes coming out of Quito showed protesters throwing stones and marching through the streets in response.

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Indigenous anti-government protesters who traveled from their communities arrive on foot to Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

“[This] is not a protest of social dissatisfaction faced with a government decision but the looting, vandalism and violence show there is an organized political motive to destabilize the government,” the embattled leader said during a televised address Monday, according to The Guardian.

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He went on to accuse political rivals of attempting a coup and joining in on the protests but did not provide any evidence. Moreno also said he moved his government from Quito to Guayaquil for the time being.

Crowds in Quito on Monday broke into the comptroller general’s office and vandalized the National Assembly building in what its Congress described afterward as an “attempt to take over the seat of parliament,” The Guardian reported.

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Protesters cover from tear gas behind a banner which says “Out Lenin,” during an anti-government protest in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

The protests also resulted in the death of one man who was struck by a car, the newspaper added, citing Ecuador’s government.

Moreno’s announcement last week to end the subsidies doubled the price of diesel overnight and sharply raised gasoline prices. It initially triggered a strike by transport workers that ended a few days later, but clashes involving youths and also members of Ecuador’s indigenous communities have kept up pressure on the government.

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Soldiers work to remove a boulder place there by protesters to block the Simon Bolivar highway in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

The government says economic paralysis from the street protests is costing the country $70 million a day, a situation that is likely to fuel public dissatisfaction the longer it continues. In addition to the elimination of the subsidies, Moreno has announced labor reforms meant to help stimulate the economy.

The widespread unrest reflects a sense of alienation among many people who were already suffering economic hardship. Economic problems in Ecuador stem from the high public indebtedness Moreno inherited from the 2007-2017 administration of President Rafael Correa.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ecuador’s government flees capital as violent protests erupt in wake of fuel price hikes

Ecuador’s president is accusing his political rivals of trying to orchestrate a coup this week after violent protests tied to rising fuel prices forced his government to relocate away from the country’s capital.

Officials say about 350 people have been detained so far for blocking traffic, interrupting public services or attacking police following President Lenín Moreno’s decision to end government subsidies that have been keeping fuel prices down. Moreno says the subsidies have cost the government heavily in recent years and dropped them in a bid to stimulate Ecuador’s economy, but scenes coming out of Quito showed protesters throwing stones and marching through the streets in response.

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Indigenous anti-government protesters who traveled from their communities arrive on foot to Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

“[This] is not a protest of social dissatisfaction faced with a government decision but the looting, vandalism and violence show there is an organized political motive to destabilize the government,” the embattled leader said during a televised address Monday, according to The Guardian.

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He went on to accuse political rivals of attempting a coup and joining in on the protests but did not provide any evidence. Moreno also said he moved his government from Quito to Guayaquil for the time being.

Crowds in Quito on Monday broke into the comptroller general’s office and vandalized the National Assembly building in what its Congress described afterward as an “attempt to take over the seat of parliament,” The Guardian reported.

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Protesters cover from tear gas behind a banner which says “Out Lenin,” during an anti-government protest in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

The protests also resulted in the death of one man who was struck by a car, the newspaper added, citing Ecuador’s government.

Moreno’s announcement last week to end the subsidies doubled the price of diesel overnight and sharply raised gasoline prices. It initially triggered a strike by transport workers that ended a few days later, but clashes involving youths and also members of Ecuador’s indigenous communities have kept up pressure on the government.

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Soldiers work to remove a boulder place there by protesters to block the Simon Bolivar highway in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday. (AP)

The government says economic paralysis from the street protests is costing the country $70 million a day, a situation that is likely to fuel public dissatisfaction the longer it continues. In addition to the elimination of the subsidies, Moreno has announced labor reforms meant to help stimulate the economy.

The widespread unrest reflects a sense of alienation among many people who were already suffering economic hardship. Economic problems in Ecuador stem from the high public indebtedness Moreno inherited from the 2007-2017 administration of President Rafael Correa.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mysterious ‘cosmic web’ that sticks the universe together pictured for first time

The cosmic web responsible for ‘gluing’ the far-flung galaxies of the universe together has been directly observed for the first time ever.

Scientists using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope were able to spot an ancient cluster of galaxies 12 billion light-years away that are linked together by a network of gas filaments.

The cosmic web theory is central to current explanations of how the universe formed after the Big Bang.

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However, until this observation, there had only been indirect evidence to suggest it existed.

Prof Michele Fumagalli, an astrophysicist at Durham University and co-author of the work, said: “It is very exciting to clearly see for the first time multiple and extended filaments in the early universe.

“We finally have a way to map these structures directly and to understand in detail their role in regulating the formation of supermassive black holes and galaxies.”

The research team were able to directly detect the web by using intensive equipment designed to pick up the faintest of structures.

Galaxy clusters are known for being the most tightly gravitationally-bound structures in the universe.

They can contain hundreds of thousands of galaxies.

It has been predicted that 60% of the hydrogen created during the Big Bang can be seen as long filaments strung out across space in the cosmic web.

By mapping out some of the light emitted by hydrogen within a galaxy cluster called SSA22, the team were able to identify individual filaments of gas that make up a web-like structure between galaxies.

Erika Hamden, an astrophysicist at the University of Arizona said: “These observations of the faintest, largest structures in the universe are a key to understanding how our universe evolved through time, how galaxies grow and mature, and how the changing environments around galaxies created what we see around us.”

It is thought that the cosmic web is the scaffolding of the cosmos and provides the framework for galaxies to form and evolve.

The latest observations support this theory by revealing supermassive black holes, starbursting galaxies and lots of active stars all at the intersections between the filaments.

First author of the research Hideki Umehata said: “This suggests very strongly that gas falling along the filaments under the force of gravity triggers the formation of starbursting galaxies and supermassive black holes, giving the universe the structure that we see today.”

The cosmic web has been observed before but only as short blobs of gas beyond galaxies.

Umehata noted: “Now we have been able to clearly show that these filaments are extremely long, going even beyond the edge of the field that we viewed.

“This adds credence to the idea that these filaments are actually powering the intense activity that we see within the galaxies inside the filaments.”

The findings have been published in the journal Science.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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NASA: Ancient Mars oasis could have supported life

NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered evidence of an oasis on Mars more than 3 billion years ago, leaving scientists to wonder whether the Red Planet was capable of supporting life.

The research, published in Nature Geoscience, looks at data Curiosity has collected from the Gale Crater, the 150-mile-wide basin the rover is exploring. The scientists behind the study pointed out the rocks that are enriched with mineral salts as evidence of “shallow briny ponds that went through episodes of overflow and drying,” according to a statement from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

“We went to Gale Crater because it preserves this unique record of a changing Mars,” said the study’s lead author, William Rapin, in the statement. “Understanding when and how the planet’s climate started evolving is a piece of another puzzle: When and how long was Mars capable of supporting microbial life at the surface?”

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The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called “Old Soaker” may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view spans about 3 feet (90 centimeters) left-to-right and combines three images taken by the MAHLI camera on the arm of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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The Gale Crater, which is believed to be between 3.5 and 3.8 billion years old, serves as a reminder of the difference between Mars’ climate then, which was wet, to the desolate, arid climate it has today.

Mars once had a very wet surface, covered in wide, raging rivers. Water may be the lifeblood of our planet, but it’s unclear whether Mars ever supported (or still supports) life.

Rapin and his team analyzed the salts they found in a 500-foot-tall section of sedimentary rocks known as “Sutton Island,” visited by Curiosity in 2017.

He speculated that Sutton Island could have looked like the saline lakes that are seen on South America’s Altiplano, believed to be influenced by the climate in the same way Gale was. “During drier periods, the Altiplano lakes become shallower, and some can dry out completely,” Rapin added. “The fact that they’re vegetation-free even makes them look a little like Mars.”

The next steps for researchers will be to understand how long it took for Gale Crater to go from a shallow, briny lake to the arid, desolate region it is now.

“Finding inclined layers represents a major change, where the landscape isn’t completely underwater anymore,” said team member, Chris Fedo, in the statement. “We may have left the era of deep lakes behind.”

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This animation demonstrates the salty ponds and streams that scientists think may have been left behind as Gale Crater dried out over time. The bottom of the image is the floor of Gale Crater, with the peak being the side of Mount Sharp. (Credit: ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development (KED), Michael Northrop)

“We can’t say whether we’re seeing wind or river deposits yet in the clay-bearing unit, but we’re comfortable saying is it’s definitely not the same thing as what came before or what lies ahead,” he added.

MARTIAN METEOR COLLISION MAY HAVE TRIGGERED A 1,000 FOOT TSUNAMI

The Curiosity rover, which celebrated its seventh anniversary on the Red Planet in August, has made several remarkable discoveries, including finding “unusually high” levels of methane and a “shiny” object believed to be a meteorite.

NASA hopes the Curiosity rover, which “has a few more years before its nuclear power system degrades enough to significantly limit operations,” can provide additional clues about the planet prior to the launch of the Mars 2020 rover mission.

In November, NASA announced that it has selected the location where its Mars 2020 rover will land on the Red Planet. The rover is expected to reach the Martian surface on Feb. 18, 2021. NASA’s long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

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Newark Airport passenger tried to bring large sword on plane

You can’t board with a sword, sir.

A Brazil-bound traveler passing through a New Jersey airport was recently scolded by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials for trying fly with a large sword as a carry-on item.

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On Friday, an unidentified man heading to São Paulo brought the weapon in a box to a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s C Terminal, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told Fox News.

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On Friday, an unnamed man heading to São Paulo brought the weapon in a box to a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport’s C Terminal, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told Fox News. (Transportation Security Administration)

“He said he thought he could travel with it as a carry-on item because of its value. Of course, no weapons can travel in the cabin of a plane regardless of value,” Farbstein said.

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“Doesn’t matter to TSA how much the weapon is worth. No weapons should be brought in the cabin of a plane,” she later added on Twitter.

Complying, the passenger checked the blade with his airline for safe transportation. The sword traveled to South America in the belly of the aircraft, in accordance with safety regulations.

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According to the TSA’s official policy on the weapon, swords are forbidden in carry-on bags, but are allowed to be transported in checked bags.

To ensure safe shipping through the entire journey, “any sharp objects in checked baggage should be sheathed or securely wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and inspectors,” the TSA notes.

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Other notably kooky items that security screeners have flagged at Newark airport this year include a golden grenade and a pet snake. (iStock)

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Other notably kooky items that security screeners have flagged at Newark airport this year include a golden grenade and a pet snake.

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Minneapolis’ liberal mayor trying to ‘bully’ President Trump out of Minnesota, says head of police union

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The mayor of Minneapolis, a Democrat, is trying to “antagonize” and “bully” President Trump to discourage him from coming to the historically blue state, a police union leader said Tuesday.

Lieutenant Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said on “Fox & Friends,” that Mayor Jacob Frey is discriminating against Trump ahead of his upcoming rally at the Target Center on Thursday.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale accused Frey of “abuse of power” late Monday over a proposed $530,000 security fee to use the arena.

“It’s disparate treatment,” Kroll said. “They have not charged nearly that much for other events…”

A campaign press release states: “The radical leftist mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempt to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign by conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security in an effort to block a scheduled Keep America Great rally.”

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The dispute came after Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the implementation of a new rule barring off-duty officers from appearing in a uniform at political rallies or events. Officers will still be assigned as security.

The new rule quickly drew the ire of members of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, which sees the timing as a direct jab at the president, who is determined to flip the state’s 10 electoral votes to the GOP.

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Chief Arradondo pushed back at the notion that the move was political in a news conference last week, saying that the department is “not showing favor or bias toward a particular political party or candidate,” and that the step has been under consideration for a year after local constituents protested officers in uniform endorsing local and state politicians.

“I don’t want the Minneapolis Police Department to be politicized at all,” said Arradondo.

The police union has responded by creating red “Cops for Trump” shirts for the officers and others to wear, selling online for $20.

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“In compliance with policy, we don’t want any issue,” Kroll noted. “So, we just thought you know what we’ll turn the place into a sea of red with the shirts we designed. And, they’re available and we can’t keep them on the shelves. They’ve been selling out as fast as they come in!”

Kroll pointed out that, under previous administrations, officers in Minneapolis were ordered to stand behind presidents, calling out local politicians as “very left.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Nick Jonas joins ‘The Voice’ as a coach for Season 18, vows to defeat Blake Shelton

Nick Jonas is joining “The Voice” as a coach for Season 18.

The youngest of the Jonas Brothers announced he is joining fellow singers Blake Shelton, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson — but not Gwen Stefani, who will not be returning to the competition series next season.

The news of Jonas’ new gig was announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday.

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Shelton, 43, welcomed the 27-year-old singer to the series in a video clip shared on DeGeneres’ show.

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“Nick Jonas! How you doing, buddy?” said Shelton. “I heard that you’re going to be a new coach on ‘The Voice’ and I wanted to, first of all, say congratulations, I guess. But second of all, I wanted to voice some concerns that I have. I’m going to have to look through the rules because this is my TV show. I’m not even sure if you’re old enough to be a coach on ‘The Voice,’ but I’m certain that you’re going to get your butt kicked buddy.”

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Meanwhile, Clarkson, 37, said she and Jonas should team up.

“I do definitely feel like the two Texans should maybe team up and form an alliance. I’m just saying,” she said.

Legend, 40, said he wants Jonas’ help to beat Shelton.

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“Our mission is to destroy Blake Shelton. We have to form an alliance — me, you, Kelly. We team up, we beat Blake, nothing else matters. Deal? See you soon.”

Jonas told DeGeneres he’s “so excited” to join “The Voice” and then shared a message for Shelton.

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“Just to be clear, Blake, I’m going to kick your a–. I think Kelly’s point about forming an alliance might make sense, and John, I love you, but we need a side conversation to figure some things out.”

Season 18 of “The Voice” debuts in Spring 2020.

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CNN analyst says Trump has ‘finger on the pulse’ of voters with Syria withdrawal plan

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President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria may be a political winner, despite the national security implications and harsh criticism from Capitol Hill, a CNN legal analyst argued Monday.

Reacting to a montage of news headlines blasting Trump for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria ahead of a planned invasion of the region by Turkey, Jeffrey Toobin pointed out to the panel that a majority of voters favor less military involvement in the Middle East.

He asked whether a significant majority of voters are “more with Trump than with the politicians” on the issue.

“Do you think there’s an enormous desire for our troops to be over in Syria for years more? To be in Afghanistan for almost 20 years? I think the president may have his finger on the pulse. I don’t know if it’s in the national security interest, but I don’t see this as a political negative for the president at all,” said Toobin.

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Many GOP lawmakers who have stood lockstep with the president on almost every other issue have expressed concern that the withdrawal could lead to the genocide of the U.S.’ Kurdish allies and a return to power of the Islamic State in the region.

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On Monday, Trump vociferously defended his decision in a long series of tweets, saying the ISIS “Caliphate” has been defeated and lamenting that the U.S. was in the region years longer than planned. Reprising the rhetoric on foreign wars he has often used on the campaign trail, he described the fight as a regional conflict for Turkey and other countries to wage — not America’s problem.

The strategy was met with opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who urged the president to reconsider the decision, and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who called it “a catastrophic mistake.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Lori Loughlin’s college admissions scandal sentence will likely be harsher than Felicity Huffman’s: US Attorney

Lori Loughlin will likely face a tougher sentence than Felicity Huffman if convicted for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Less than one month after Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, told WCVB in Boston that Loughlin may find herself in more trouble than her fellow actress for her part in the scandal that’s swept up many wealthy parents.

“We will probably ask for a higher sentence for [Loughlin] than we did for Felicity Huffman,” Lelling told the show’s hosts in a recent interview. “I can’t tell you what that would be.”

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Huffman, 56, pleaded guilty in May and accepted responsibility for her actions. Meanwhile, Loughlin, 55, plans to fight the charges against her and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, which Lelling notes may not work out in her favor.

“It just happened to be that Ms. Huffman was probably the least culpable of the defendants who we’ve charged in that case,” he said. “She took responsibility almost immediately, she was contrite, did not try to minimize her conduct. I think she handled it in a very classy way.”

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Lori Loughlin appears in court in Boston in September 2019 about the college admissions scandal. At right, Felicity Huffman leaves her sentencing in the college admissions scam case, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” Huffman will serve 14 days in federal prison following a plea agreement, while Loughlin pleaded not guilty and awaits a trial. (Getty)

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“At the end of the day, we thought the one month was proportional,” he said of prosecutors’ initial sentence recommendation for Huffman. “I think the two weeks that she actually got was also reasonable. We were happy with that. I think it was a thoughtful sentence.”

Lelling concluded by noting that Huffman’s prison sentence sends a clear message to others involved with the case that even the least-culpable defendant is serving some time behind bars.

Huffman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud earlier this year. She confessed to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s answers on the SAT. She considered the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.

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In addition to having to self-report to prison on Oct. 25, she also received one year of probation, was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.

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Actress Lori Loughlin, left, leaves as her husband Mossimo Giannulli, right, trails behind her outside of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on April 3, 2019. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Loughlin, 55, and her husband were accused of paying $500,000 to alleged scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella recruited onto the University of Southern California’s crew team despite neither girl ever being a rower. USC put the girls’ enrollment statuses on hold amid an internal investigation into the scandal.

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The pair rejected the plea deal that other parents allegedly involved in the case – including Huffman – accepted. Giannulli, 56, and Loughlin then were hit with additional charges of money laundering and conspiracy and would face up to 40 years behind bars if convicted on all charges.

Fox News’ Jessica Sager contributed to this report.

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