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Wisconsin governor to release findings of sexual-assault probe of state National Guard

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he will release the findings of a seven-month probe on how the state’s National Guard handled a half-dozen cases of sexual assault allegations after federal investigators brief the Guard’s top commander this weekend, according to a letter to lawmakers on Thursday.

Evers said the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) briefed him on their findings on Nov. 25, which was the result of an overarching investigation of the Guard’s protocols for reporting, investigating and prosecuting sexual assault.

The investigation was ordered by Evers and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., after Master Sgt. Jay Ellis notified Baldwin in November 2018 of the alleged incidents of sexual assault within his 115th Fighter Wing security squadron dating back to 2002 that were brushed aside by senior officers.

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Investigators plan to meet with Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar on Saturday to go over their findings.

Evers also extended an invitation to legislative leaders to attend an OCI briefing on Monday to understand the review “due to the gravity of the situation and the report’s findings.”

Excerpts from the OCI report obtained by The Capital Times revealed that an investigator told an accuser, who said she was assaulted by a male soldier in 2015 in their unit, that the Guard’s response to her case was “an absolute train wreck.”

In that case, the male soldier was charged with four sexual assault violations of the Wisconsin Code of Military Justice, but the military prosecutor missed several administrative deadlines and eventually failed to advance the case. The alleged perpetrator eventually pleaded guilty to one count of indecent conduct for having consensual sex with the woman.

The investigator said in the report that the bungled court-martial was a result of Guard officials’ incompetence.

Prior attempts by State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald in February to glean answers about potential sexual misconduct in the Guard hit a snag when Dunbar said the Guard has “zero tolerance” for sexual assault and harassment but didn’t offer any recommendations for improvement on the process for reporting or handling such cases. Fitzgerald said then that he wasn’t happy with the response and questioned whether the Guard follows its own policies.

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Fitzgerald, who is running for Congress in a heavily conservative southeastern Wisconsin district next year, said in a statement Thursday that he wants to hear what the OCI has to say about shortfalls in the Guard, according to reports by The Associated Press.

“Clearly changes must be made,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Pelosi suggests amid Trump impeachment, ‘the arts’ will help heal America

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested Thursday night that “the arts” will help unite the country as House Democrats pursue impeachment against President Trump.

During a televised town hall, Pelosi was asked how she planned on “unifying the nation” throughout the impeachment process and she began by stressing that the country “was divided” and how Trump had been “divisive” before House Democrats launched their inquiry last fall. She later added that despite existing divisions before he took office, Trump made them “much, much worse.”

After touting the 275 “bipartisan bills” she said the House passed that were “waiting” on the desk of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Pelosi stressed that the country not only had to “heal” but also to “repair” itself.

“I myself think that one of the ways that America will heal is through the arts,” Pelosi told the CNN town hall attendee. “I truly believe that’s something where we find our common ground. You enjoy music together, you see a play or movie, you laugh, you cry, you’re inspired, you laugh, you cry…”

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She went on to paraphrase poet Percy Bysshe Shelley by saying, “the greatest force for moral good is imagination.”

“Imagination, the creativity of it all, again, to share an experience in a way that puts aside your differences. Imagination, put yourself in another person’s shoes,” Pelosi continued. “I think that that plus a discussion, people talking to each other — we all have much more in common than divides us and we have to find that common ground.”

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R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

R. Kelly is facing a new bribery charge allegedly related to the disgraced singer’s 1994 marriage to fellow R&B singer Aaliyah.

The new charge accused R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on Aug. 30, 1994, according to a superseding indictment unsealed on Thursday and obtained by Fox News.

A day later, Kelly, then 27, married Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, in a secret ceremony arranged by Kelly at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of her age.

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The indictment did not mention the wedding. However, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that “Jane Doe” was Aaliyah and that the fake ID listing her age as 18 was to be used to obtain a marriage license.

The indictment didn’t identify the person who was paid the bribe in order to get the fake ID, except to say that the person was a public employee.

Kelly’s attorney, Douglas Anton, told The Associated Press the latest charge against his client was “ridiculous and absurd.”

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Aaliyah, whose full name was Aaliyah Dana Haughton, worked with R. Kelly on her debut album ”Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.” She died in a plane crash in 2001 at age 22.

R. Kelly’s attorneys have long maintained he was unaware of Aaliyah’s age when they married.

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Aaliyah, pictured here at the MTV Movie Awards at Sony Studios on June 3, 2000 in Culver City, Calif., died in a plane crash at 2001 at age 22. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn prosecutors already had charged the 52-year-old singer — whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly — with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation. They alleged he and his employees and assistants picked out women and girls at concerts and groomed them for sexual abuse. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Kelly has been held without bond and is scheduled to stand trial in federal court in Chicago in April on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges before facing trial in Brooklyn.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Alanis Morissette says ‘Jagged Little Pill’ was initially rejected by several record labels

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Record labels oughtta know better than to bet against Alanis Morissette.

Morissette, 45, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about her upcoming Broadway show, and she revealed that her legendary album “Jagged Little Pill” was rejected by several labels before it found success.

“Is it true that no record labels were interested, they didn’t want to sign you?” host Jimmy Fallon asked.

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“No, not an uncommon thing for rejection to persevere,” Morissette said.

According to the “Ironic” singer, she had written 10 songs to “get my whistle wet” before she began getting rejected.

“When we started getting rejections, I asked everyone to stop so that I could go back under my rock and keep writing,” Morisette said. “I went back and wrote more and then once I was writing ‘All I Really Want,’ which is the last song on the record… we got a call to go meet Maverick [and] Guy Oseary, Madonna‘s label.”

Morissette said she was hesitant to go to the meeting because she was wearing sweatpants, but they told her, “Who cares? Get in the car and go.”

“So I met [Oseary] in my sweatpants and we played ‘You Oughtta Know’ and ‘Perfect’ and ‘Hand in My Pocket’ and he was very excited,” she recalled.

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Fallon, 45, then reminded the audience that the album — currently in the top 20 best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide — was certified diamond and 16-times platinum, won four Grammys, spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 charts and produced three number one singles.

“This is like a legendary record, I love it so much,” Fallon said. “It’s so great, one of my all-time favorites.”

The two then discussed Morissette’s upcoming Broadway show, also titled “Jagged Little Pill,” which will feature music from the 1995 album.

According to Morissette, she worked for eight years to create the show, which is not autobiographical.

“It’s not a direct autobiographical story,” she explained. “It’s a story about a family, but [writer] Diablo Cody said she pulled all characters out of the songs, so in some ways, I relate to a lot of the characters in a direct way.”

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The musical, which was set to open Thursday, is only one of Morissette’s current projects, as she is also working on a new album due out in May 2020 and is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” with a tour alongside Liz Phair and Garbage.

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Washington Post mocked for suggesting Melania Trump could be ‘sending coded messages’

The Washington Post raised eyebrows Thursday for a column asking whether first lady Melania Trump is “sending coded messages” while serving as the presidential spouse or if “we are just talking to ourselves.”

Post columnist Monica Hesse opened her piece by addressing the upcoming unauthorized biography “Free, Melania” and acknowledged how much of the book relied largely upon other people’s accounts as well as speculation, which Hesse described as “analysis” about things ranging from the first lady’s body language to fashion choices.

According to Hesse, author Kate Bennett argued that the first lady made “intentional” fashion statements, one of which involved the memorable jacket she wore on a trip to the southern border where migrant children were being detained that read, “I really don’t care, do u?” The biography author insisted it was actually a message to Ivanka Trump, who supposedly took credit for urging her father to end the separations of migrant families.

“Is there symbolism in everything Melania Trump does, or not?” Hesse asked. “Is Melania Trump playing five-dimensional chess against the rest of her checkers-playing family, or not? Will we ever know? Does it even matter? Does your pointed commentary about the administration’s immigration policy matter, if, to understand you’ve commented at all, the American public must intimately know the shopping habits of your grown stepdaughter?”

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A Washington Post columnist suggested first lady Melania Trump may have been sending “messages” with her fashion choices. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Montage)

Hesse then asked whether “bizarrely choosing to communicate in fashion code” instead of spoken language or having “no plan at all” was the “more unsettling interpretation” of Melania Trump, later writing, “I have wondered whether Melania Trump is a genius. I have wondered whether she’s an idiot. I have wondered why I wonder about her at all.”

THE WASHINGTON POST ATTACKS MELANIA TRUMP’S ‘RIDICULOUS’ JACKET AFTER APPROVING HER CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

“A job requirement of models is the ability to disappear: to sublimate one’s own identity into the clothing so that the shopper can picture herself wearing it instead,” the Post columnist explained. “Melania Trump’s greatest achievement has been her self-sublimation, her ability would like Melania Trump to mean something. I would like for her to mean something in the way that we would all like any of this chaotic era to mean anything, because the alternative is that we’re just living in chaos, in a country led by chaotic people.ty to let people project their own worldviews onto her. Conservatives see a classy helpmeet, bringing old-world elegance to the White House. Liberals, zeroing in on her initial New York home base and her thirsty eyes toward Justin Trudeau, proposed for a while that she might loathe her husband as much as they did.”

She continued, “I would like Melania Trump to mean something. I would like for her to mean something in the way that we would all like any of this chaotic era to mean anything, because the alternative is that we’re just living in chaos, in a country led by chaotic people… What if there was no meaning. What if we stopped inventing meaning… Free, Melania. Free us all.”

The column sparked questions of concern from many readers on social media.

“R u ok,” Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel asked.

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The Daily Wire’s Jessica Fletcher similarly tweeted, “Is everyone there doing ok?”

“Always good to get the perspective of absolute lunatics,” Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian quipped.

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Army-Navy game to feature throwback 1960s Navy football uniforms this year

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“Forged by history, bound by brotherhood.”

It’s that time of year again for one of the biggest American college football rivalries.

The 120th ArmyNavy game is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, in Philadelphia, and the Navy Midshipmen are looking to break the Army Black Knights’ three-year winning streak while also showcasing new uniforms.

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Navy, which leads the legendary rivalry 60-52-7, will be sporting throwback uniforms that pay homage to the Midshipmen teams of the 1960s.

“The uniforms they wore featured a traditional navy blue contrasted with brilliant gold accents, a brilliant look for some of the best teams in the nation during their respective seasons,” Under Armour said in a press release. “This era provided the appropriate inspiration needed to outfit the current Midshipmen squad for Saturday’s rivalry game.”

Under Armour and the Navy collaborated to design the uniforms, which are a tribute to halfback Joe Bellino — who passed away in March — and quarterback Roger Staubach, who both won the Heisman while at Navy in 1960 and 1963, respectively.

Once a 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound halfback for the Naval Academy, Bellino was the first player awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1960 for his exceptional performance on and off the field.

Staubach, the 1963 Heisman Trophy winner for the U.S. Naval Academy and a Hall of Fame quarterback, didn’t join the Dallas Cowboys until 1969 — five years after he was drafted — so that he could complete his required military service, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam.

The Army also unveiled their 1st Cavalry Division uniforms for the big game, which feature a camouflage-based helmet and jersey.

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The Midshipmen and Black Knights first met on the football field in West Point, N.Y., in 1890.

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The branches will meet on Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadelphia, on Dec. 14. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET.

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Thailand carnival ride malfunction causes people to fall off in terrifying video

A carnival ride went terribly wrong at a fair in Thailand after a malfunction caused riders to fall off and crash onto the ground.

A one-minute video posted by CGTN on Twitter captured the terrifying incident.

Carnival goers were enjoying the “Pirates of the Caribbean”-themed ride when the safety bars suddenly came loose, the Daily Mail reported. Five riders then fell off their seats and onto the steel platform, and one was even flung onto the ground outside the waiting area.

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Horrified onlookers quickly ran to the aid of the victims. The ride’s operator reportedly turned off the machine immediately.

The riders who fell are seen getting up from off the ground. One of them was a young boy who appeared to have injured his forehead.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported those who were injured to the nearest hospital.

Law enforcement ordered the ride to close down while they interviewed the owner. Local government officials will also reportedly investigate the ride.

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A carnival ride went terribly wrong at a fair in Thailand after a malfunction caused riders to fall off and crash onto the ground. (Photo: iStock)

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One onlooker said they were shocked by the incident.

“I was taking my young relatives to the fair and watching this ride because it looked so scary. I just heard people screaming at the top then they fell out when the ride came down,” said the woman, identified as Jidapa.

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“The people who fell out hit the floor very hard, but they kind of slid along the ground, too. One of the girls was crying because of the shock. One boy was thrown outside,” the woman said.

“I’m very shaken by it, too. I’ve never seen this happen before,” she added.

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Tucker Carlson: Pelosi deployed meaningless ‘cliches’ to defend Democrats’ ‘somber approach’ to impeachment

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Tucker Carlson said Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s continued support for impeaching President Trump has been a political disaster for her party, to the point Pelosi has turned to “cliches” to make her case.

Carlson referenced Pelosi’s comments, in which she invoked Founding Fathers James Madison, Gouveneur Morris and Benjamin Franklin. The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said that the House Speaker implied that the fourth president of the United States had put his “personal seal of approval” on the Democrats’ impeachment process.

“For a brief moment, the founders of our country are useful to the left, so they are being presented as heroes,” Carlson remarked, noting that in the past, Democratic-leaning groups and Democratic politicians have rallied in support of removing statuary and other representations of figures like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

“Enjoy it while it lasts,” said Carlson, who added that Pelosi’s historical references were complemented by a “dense cluster of familiar phrases.”

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“It’s not so much an ‘argument’, as it is a ‘cliche-bomb’.”

During her afternoon remarks, Pelosi claimed America’s “democracy is what is at stake,” adding, “The president leaves us no choice but to act. He is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”

Carlson said Pelosi is essentially saying that going forward with impeachment is vital to our democracy — “In order to honor the spirit of Benjamin Franklin, we must suspend our democracy in order to preserve it.”

He added that Pelosi would’ve been “laughed off the stage” for her remarks had she made them to Democrats in the 1970s. However, Carlson said that at some point, Democrats stopped trying to win elections through persuasion and put their faith in demographics, claiming that former President Barack Obama had helped usher in an era in which Democrats supported open borders in the hope that new citizens would vote them into power perpetually.

“And then, out of nowhere, Donald Trump proved them wrong,” Carlson said. “He leaped off the front page of the New York Post and beat them in a presidential election.”

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The host added that Trump’s victory had left Democrats “shattered” and scrambling for a way to undermine the system that made his election possible.

He also rejected Pelosi’s claim that Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., have taken a “somber approach” in their capacity as House committee chairmen to the process of impeachment.

“That is what Nancy Pelosi would like you to recall from the past couple weeks, and appreciate the ‘dignity’ that that bug-eyed lunatic from Burbank [Schiff] brought to this process,” he added.

Carlson also played a clip of Nadler appearing to doze off while witnesses were being questioned Wednesday. by House Judiciary Committee member Steve Chabot, R-Ohio.

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Darlene Love blasts ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ producers for leaving her out of NBC special

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Darlene Love, best known for her hit song “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” is unhappy with NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which aired on Wednesday.

The singer put the producers of the annual tree lighting ceremony on blast after not being invited to perform.

“Once again I was snubbed by Brad Lachman Productions who produce the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and instead they book another artist to perform my song ‘Christmas Baby, Please Come Home’ each year,” Love, 78, said on Facebook. “Such an insult and let down!”

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Love said that she’s worked for a long time to secure her spot in the annual special.

“They book these young artists who can’t even hit the notes properly and are off-key,” she said. “Makes NO sense!! That’s my song and I’m still alive. Show me some respect! My publicist has been trying for over 10 years to lock this performance down for me and they keep saying that I’m not their demo or big enough and would only book me if Bette Midler or Bruce Springsteen would do it with me.”

This year, Love’s hit was performed by “Pitch Perfect” star Skylar Astin and “Glee” alum Alex Newell. The two are set to co-star in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” for NBC.

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“This business can be so unfair at times,” Love continued. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m TRULY blessed for what I have accomplished at 78 years of age but it’s still a constant struggle to stay relevant and convince those who control the industry that I’m worth it.”

Outside of her Christmas music, Love has released jazz, rock and pop albums, as well as appeared as Trisha Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and several times on Broadway. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix original film “Holiday Rush.”

Released in 1963, “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” has been certified gold. Love performed it each year on David Letterman’s late-night talk show from 1986 to 2014.

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NBC had no comment when reached by Fox News and Brad Lachman Productions, who produced the special, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Blind Tennessee inmate executed by electric chair for murdering estranged girlfriend in 1991

Tennessee executed a blind man convicted in the death of his estranged girlfriend Thursday night, the second blind person to be executed in recent decades.

Lee Hall died by electric chair. He was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m., The Commercial Appeal reported.

The U.S. Supreme Court had refused to intervene in the case, saying earlier Thursday it had denied his lawyers’ request for a stay. For his last meal, Hall, also known as Leroy Hall Jr., ordered a Philly cheesesteak, onion rings, a slice of cheesecake and a Pepsi, the Tennessean reported.

Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Lee also declined to grant a stay. “The justice system has extensively reviewed Lee Hall’s case over the course of almost 30 years, including additional review and rulings by the Tennessee Supreme Court yesterday and today,” Lee said in a statement Wednesday. “The judgment and sentence stand based on these rulings, and I will not intervene in this case.”

Hall was the 13th prisoner executed by the state since 1916 and the sixth since it resumed executions in August 2018.

Hall had sight when he entered death row but he became functionally blind after being improperly treated for glaucoma, his lawyers said, adding that he was the second blind prisoner to be executed since the high court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Clarence Ray Allen, 76, died via lethal injection in 2006 in California.

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Lee Hall, seen here in 2017, is scheduled to be executed Thursday. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)

The 53-year-old Hall has been in prison for nearly three decades for the April 17, 1991 slaying of 22-year-old Traci Crozier.

Investigators said Hall set her car on fire while she was inside. He stuffed a paper towel over the top of the vehicle and lit it on fire with gasoline, resulting in an explosion.

In 2010, he was diagnosed with “chronic angle closure glaucoma,” which deteriorated his eyesight over time, his attorneys said.

“Lee Hall is blind and vulnerable. If confined to prison for the remainder of natural life, Mr. Hall bears no practical risk of harm to anyone,” they wrote in 2018. “The spectacle — guiding him to the gurney — would ‘offend humanity.'”

The Supreme Court has declined to set an age limit for executions or an exemption for physical disabilities.

“Death row is not — and is not intended to be — a nurturing environment, and it is unfortunately an environment that is extremely, physically and mentally debilitating,” said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center.

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Tennessee is one of six states in which inmates could choose the electric chair. Three out of five recent inmates put to death in Tennessee have chosen the chair since last year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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