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Prayers offered around the world for Notre Dame Cathedral

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The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France.

As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, Spain’s prime minister offered France the help of his country in the recovery.

The fire is a “catastrophe for France, for Spain and for Europe,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted, adding that the flames are destroying “850 years of history, architecture, painting and sculpture.”

French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters near the scene that he will seek international help, including from the “greatest talents” in the world, to rebuild Notre Dame.

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at the start of an appearance in Minnesota, spoke of the “terrible, terrible fire” that devastated “one of the great treasures of the world.”

“It’s a part of our growing up, it’s a part of our culture, it’s a part of our lives,” Trump said of the landmark.

The Notre Dame Cathedral, situated on an island in the Seine River in the heart of Paris, is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations, drawing some 13 million people each year. The fire’s emotional impact was widely felt. People from all over described in Facebook posts how they cried when they heard about the fire.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama posted an old photo of himself, his wife Michelle and their two daughters lighting candles in the cathedral.

“Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief,” Obama said on Twitter. Michelle Obama, who was in Paris on Monday on a book tour, said “my heart aches with the people of France.”

“The majesty of Notre Dame – the history, artistry, and spirituality – took our breath away, lifting us to a higher understanding of who we are and who we can be,” she tweeted. She predicted the cathedral would rise again.

The Vatican said Pope Francis “has seen with shock and sadness the news of the terrible fire.”

As the flames spread, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan for intercession.

“God preserve this splendid house of prayer, and protect those battling the blaze,” Dolan said in a statement.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said many works of art and holy objects inside the church had been saved, but the art world was distressed about what might have been lost.

Barbara Drake Boehm, senior curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval Cloisters branch in New York, was desolate about damage to the cathedral, which she called “one of the great monuments to the best of civilization.”

“Civilization is just so fragile,” Boehm told a reporter in a trembling voice. “This great hulking monument of stone has been there since 1163. It’s come through so many trials.”

Jeff Ament, bass player for Pearl Jam, remembered spending hours at the cathedral in his first visit, in 1991, with record executive Michael Goldstone.

“Thinking about Paris,” Ament tweeted, with photos of the cathedral.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tweeted that he’s “horrified,” calling the cathedral “a unique example of world heritage.”

In Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church’s secretary for inter-Christian relations Hieromonk Stefan called the fire “a tragedy for the entire Christian world and for all who appreciate the cultural significance of this temple,” the state news agency RIA-Novosti reported:

On Twitter, Trump suggested using planes to drop water on the flames. France’s Civil Security agency said that wasn’t feasible.

“All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral,” the agency tweeted.

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Associated Press reporters Jocelyn Noveck and Kiley Armstrong in New York, Jim Heintz in Moscow, Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations, and Samuel Petrequin in Paris contributed to this report.

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Bernie Sanders Town Hall’s most buzzworthy moments, from taxes to abortion

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sat down at a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pa., on Monday evening to discuss his presidential campaign.

The 77-year-old covered topics including taxes, immigration, health care and his age, which he discussed with Fox News’ Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum during the hour-long program.

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Here’s a look at some of the most buzzworthy moments from the broadcast.

“I paid the taxes that I owe”

Early in the program, Sanders was asked about the 10 years worth of tax returns he had released just before the program, which showed that he had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, on which he paid a 26 percent effective tax rate.

Baier asked Sanders why he’s holding onto his wealth rather than refusing deductions or writing a check to the Treasury Department — since Sanders had said he voted against Trump’s tax bill that he himself benefitted from.

“Pfft, come on. I paid the taxes that I owe,” Sanders replied. “Why don’t you get Donald Trump up here and ask him how much he pays in taxes?”

“Hey, President Trump, my wife and I just released 10 years. Please do the same. Let the American people know,” he continued, as the audience applauded.

“Follow me around the campaign trail”

As one of the oldest candidates to enter the 2020 race, Sanders admitted that asking about his age is a fair question, but said he has “continued to have my endurance.”

MacCallum asked the senator what he would tell voters who say he’s “too old” to be president.

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“Follow me around the campaign trail,” he quickly replied.

The senator added that his experience in government and what he believes in are really all that matter.

U.S. health care is “embarrassingly wrong”

The senator discussed health care in the U.S., which he said is “embarrassingly wrong.”

Though MacCallum questioned whether health care for all would mean higher taxes, Sanders fired back that without health insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles, people would be saving money.

However, he did admit that “health care cannot be free,” eventually agreeing that some people would have to pay more taxes in order to pay for universal health care.

“I respect her”

Near the end of the town hall, Sanders was questioned about freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has been accused of using anti-Semitic language, even by some fellow Democrats.

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Sanders, who is Jewish, said he does not think Omar is anti-Semitic, instead simply saying: “I respect her.”

“It is not anti-Semitic to be critical of a right-wing government in Israel,” he added.

“I think that happens very, very rarely”

When he was asked whether he supports abortions up to the moment of birth, Sanders responded: “I think that happens very, very rarely and I think this is being made into a political issue.”

“At the end of the day, I think the decision over abortion belongs to a woman and her physician and not the government,” Sanders added.

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Gambler who won $1.2M off Tiger Woods’ Masters win said he’d been in deep debt recently

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The gambler who placed an $85,000 wager on Tiger Woods winning the Masters — ultimately winning $1.2 million — says he was tens of thousands of dollars in debt as recently as four months ago.

James Adducci, 39, made the bet with William Hill at 14-1 odds last Tuesday, the company said. When Woods won the golf tournament on Sunday, the betting business said it turned into a $1,275,000 payout — the largest golf-related payout in the company’s history.

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James Adducci, 39, won $1.2 million on Sunday after Tiger Woods won his fifth-ever Masters golf tournament. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for William Hill US)

Adducci told Golf Digest after the big win that he flew from Wisconsin to Las Vegas last week to place the bet, which he claimed was the first he’d ever made on sports in his life.

The wager, Adducci said, was “everything I had that I could afford to lose.”

TIGER WOODS’ MASTERS WIN MAKES ONE GAMBLER $1.2 MILLION RICHER

He explained that he took the $85,000 cash out, put it in a backpack he just bought at Walmart, and ordered a shared Lyft ride — “so he could save $2” — which he shared with a mother and child who were talking about money problems.

“I felt sick, knowing that I had $85,000 in my backpack and they were talking like this,” Adducci told The Action Network. “If I see them again, I would help them out.”

Less than four months prior, Adducci said he himself was $25,000 in debt after his protein supplement business had gone under.

After the ride, Adducci placed the bet at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the sportsbook which is operated by William Hill. Two other casinos rejected his wager.

“A month before is when I knew I was going to do it,” Adducci said. “I had been thinking a lot about this. I watched Tiger’s performance at the Tour Championship, and things seemed to be going his way.”

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He continued: “I looked at how well he did there, and some other factors you can’t put stats behind. It wasn’t about the stats for me. The fact that this was going to be his first major in front of his kids, I was convinced he would win.”

And Woods did win. In his fifth-ever Masters victory, the legendary golfer shot a 2-under par 70 to win his 15th major championship — and Adducci won $1.275 million.

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US military says it killed ISIS-Somalia deputy in drone strike

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The U.S. military said Monday it had killed the second in command of a Somalia-based ISIS affiliate in an airstrike over the weekend.

In a statement, U.S. Africa Command said Abdulhakim Dhuqub died in the Bari region of Somalia, an area which includes the tip of the Horn of Africa peninsula.

The statement referred to Dhuqub as ISIS-Somalia’s “second in command” and responsible for the “daily operations of the extremist group, attack planning, and resource procurement.”

ISIS MEMBER TASKED WITH ‘BRINGING IN MIGRANTS,’ NEWLY OBTAINED TERROR GROUP DOCUMENTS SHOW

Africa Command said the strike killed only Dhuqub, and also destroyed a vehicle.

“We continue to work with our Somali partners to keep pressure on the al-Shabaab and ISIS Somalia terror networks,” said Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gregg Olson, U.S. Africa Command’s director of operations. “When it supports the strategy, we use precision airstrikes to target those who plan and carry out the violent extremist activities that put Somalis at risk.”

Not much is known about Dhuqub; his name does not appear on the State Dept.’s Reward for Justice website normally reserved for top terrorists and there is not much information publicly available online. ISIS-Somalia is a relatively small terrorist group consisting of roughly 125 fighters, according to officials.

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The strike took place days after Somalia’s prime minister Hassan Khayre visited the White House and the Pentagon.

The U.S. military has launched 31 airstrikes in Somalia this year, following a record-setting 47 last year. In 2017, President Trump authorized the military to conduct offensive strikes in Somalia against Al Qaeda-linked Shabab fighters as well as the ISIS affiliate.

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Lara Trump dismisses Bernie Sanders’ call for president to release tax returns, knocks Buttigieg

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President Trump’s 2020 senior campaign advisor and daughter-in-law Lara Trump responded to presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders asking the president to release his tax returns Monday during a Fox News Town Hall and took aim at newly declared presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

“Oh my gosh. We’re back to the tax returns,” Trump said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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“Hey, President Trump, my wife and I just released 10 years. Please do the same. Let the American people know,” Sanders said on Fox News.

Lara Trump dismissed the call, saying voters were not concerned with the issue in 2016.

“He is still not releasing his tax returns. The people in 2016 of this country did not care about it. I don’t think they care about it now,” she said.

Lara Trump also attacked Buttigieg, the rising Democrat and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who officially jumped into the presidential race this past weekend.

“How horrible that a presidential candidate, someone who wants to run our country, is talking about not making America great. I actually don’t understand the strategy with that,” Trump told Martha MacCallum.

Trump was reacting to Buttigieg’s speech Sunday where he took on the president’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

“And that’s why I’m here today. To tell a different story than ‘Make America Great Again,’” Buttigieg said Sunday.

BUTTIGIEG CONTRASTS HIMSELF WITH BIDEN AND SANDERS

“Because there is a myth being sold to industrial and rural communities: the myth that we can stop the clock and turn it back.”

“I wholeheartedly disagree with everything he said, and especially, again, as someone who wants to be the president of our country, to say that he doesn’t want it to be great, ‘Make America Great’ is a myth. It’s not a myth if it’s working, and it’s working every single day,” Trump said.

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum contributed to this report.

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4 dead after shooting in Canada; 1 male suspect in custody

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Canadian police say a 60-year-old man is in custody after four targeted shootings that killed two men and two women in the city of Penticton, British Columbia.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Ted De Jager says the suspect and the four victims knew each other but gave no details. He says the suspect turned himself in after Monday’s shooting.

Such gun violence is rare in Canada.

Police say they received a call about a possible shooting in downtown Penticton about 10:30 a.m. De Jager says one person was found dead in the north end and the three others were found in the south end.

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Measles cases in NYC rise to 329, outbreak expected to worsen

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The number of confirmed measles cases in New York City has increased to 329 since October, and according to the city’s health department, the outbreak is expected to worsen over the next 3 to 5 weeks.

“We expect these numbers to continue, given the incubation period,” NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said Monday. It can take up to 21 days for measles symptoms to appear after a person is exposed to the virus.

“We are very concerned about Passover and the [spring] break, this is a time students and families are congregating,” Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio said. “This is a highly contagious disease. 90 percent of people who are unvaccinated, or non-immune, and come in contact with someone with measles will become infected.”

The New York City measles outbreak is the largest in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has been experiencing its second-worst measles outbreak since the highly contagious and dangerous disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far in 2019, there have been 555 measles cases across 20 states.

There have been 44 new New York measles cases since last week, when the health commissioner issued a rare emergency order mandating vaccines for everyone living in the outbreak areas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The measles outbreak has spread primarily in the Orthodox Jewish community, where vaccination rates are lower, throughout four zip codes encompassing greater Williamsburg.

The New York Health Department also announced Monday it shut down the United Talmudical Academy child care center for 3-5-year-olds in Williamsburg for refusing to — or being unable to — disclose vaccination and attendance records for students attending its center, a violation of the health commissioner’s emergency order issued last week.

“The school will be allowed to reopen once they convince us that they are able to, on a consistent basis, keep students in school that should be in school, and keep students out of school that should not be in school,” Barbot said.

HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN AGAINST ‘MEASLES PARTIES’ AMID OUTBREAK

Last week, the commissioner ordered all yeshivas, Jewish religious schools and child-care centers in the outbreak zone to exclude any unvaccinated children from coming to school. An additional 22 other yeshivas, Jewish religious schools and child-care centers have been given violation notices and face being shut down if they don’t comply.

Barbot also confirmed Monday that the city issued fines to people or schools who chose not to follow the mandatory vaccination order. The city said those individuals who become infected with measles and chose not to get vaccinated since the mandatory order would be fined $1,000 dollars.

When pressed as to how many fines were issued, Barbot said she did not know at the time.

Of the 329 confirmed New York measles cases, 284 are children and 45 are adults. There have been 25 hospitalizations and of the six people who have been taken to the intensive care unit, two remained and were in stable condition.

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New York health officials said they were working with orthodox Jewish leaders to combat anti-vaccination campaigns. Dr. Barbot said they have issued robocalls throughout 30,000 households and mailings detailing all the ways that vaccines are safe.

“Vaccine is the path to stopping this outbreak,” Dr. Palacio said. “This anti-vax movement has proven to be very dangerous. These outbreaks should not be happening. We should not have active measles in the United States. Period. Full stop.”

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Gutfeld: Questions I’d ask Bernie Sanders

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Monday night Fox News hosted a town hall with Bernie Sanders.

I wasn’t invited.  So I guess I was out of town.

But if I had an hour with our leading pre-eminent socialist, here’s what I’d ask him:

1. If you had to teach a course on Marxism/Leninism, how would you address the 100 million-plus dead left behind?   What caused it, beyond “administrative error?”

2. Socialists bring up small successes in Europe without mentioning that economic growth is miserable compared to the U.S. Why hide that?

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3. You live in the greatest economic system in history. Yet, you see in socialism – a system rejected by nearly every nation that has tried it – as better. Given the previous questions: why?

4. Do you see equality of opportunity and outcome as the same? Should there have been a cap on the book royalties which made you a millionaire? Should you only have one home instead of three? Also, can you give an example of economic inequality that exists after you factor in age, experience and education? Older people tend to have higher incomes and more wealth. You are older and richer than most. Aren’t you proof of economic mobility, not inequality?

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5. Since you became a millionaire, you’ve trained your sights on billionaires. There are 585 of them in the U.S. If we took all their money, would our problems be solved?

6.  It’s been said that if you aren’t a liberal when you’re young you have no heart, but if you aren’t a conservative when you’re old you have no brain. What’s your excuse?

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on April 15, 2019.

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Pulitzer Prizes honor coverage of Parkland, Pittsburgh and Annapolis mass shootings

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The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself.

The Associated Press won in the international reporting category for documenting the humanitarian horrors of Yemen’s civil war, while The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were honored for delving into President Donald Trump’s finances and breaking open the hush-money scandals involving two women who said they had affairs with him.

The Florida paper received the Pulitzer in public service for its coverage of the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and for detailing the shortcomings in school discipline and security that contributed to the carnage.

The Post-Gazette was honored in the breaking news category for its reporting on the synagogue rampage that left 11 people dead. The man awaiting trial in the attack railed against Jews before, during and after the massacre, authorities said.

After the Pulitzer announcement, the newsroom in Pittsburgh observed a moment of silence for the victims. At the Sun Sentinel, too, the staff took in the award in a sober spirit.

“We’re mindful of what it is that we won for,” Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson said. “There are still families grieving, so it’s not joy, it’s almost … I don’t know how to describe it. We’re emotional, as well.”

So, too, at the Capital Gazette, which was given a special citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its own newsroom. The Pulitzer board also gave the paper an extraordinary $100,000 grant to further its journalism.

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette retired Executive Editor David Shribman, center right, hugs city editor Lillian Thomas after the paper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

“Clearly, there were a lot of mixed feelings,” editor Rick Hutzell said. “No one wants to win an award for something that kills five of your friends.”

The Annapolis-based newspaper published on schedule, with some help from The Baltimore Sun, the day after five staffers were shot and killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. The man charged had a longstanding grudge against the paper.

The Pulitzers, U.S. journalism’s highest honor, reflected a year when journalism also came under attack in other ways.

Reuters won an international reporting award for work that cost two of its staffers their liberty: coverage of a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by security forces in Myanmar.

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act. Their supporters say the two were arrested in retaliation for their reporting.

Reuters also won the breaking news photography award for images of Central American migrants heading to the U.S.

The AP’s international reporting prize went to a team of journalists who documented atrocities and suffering in Yemen, illuminating the human toll of its 4-year-old civil war.

As a result of the work by reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry, at least 80 prisoners were released from secret detention sites, and the United Nations rushed food and medicine to areas where the AP revealed that people were starving while corrupt officials diverted international food aid.

“This is a story that everybody was not really paying good attention, and we’re very happy to be able to draw some attention to it,” Michael said.

Images of the famine in Yemen also brought a feature photography award for The Washington Post. The Post’s book critic, Carlos Lozada, won the criticism prize for what the judges called “trenchant and searching” work.

In the U.S., journalists have been contending with attacks on the media’s integrity from the president on down. Trump has branded coverage of his administration “fake news” and assailed the media as the “enemy of the people.”

Monday’s wins by the Times and The Wall Street Journal and freelance cartoonist Darrin Bell may further anger the president.

The Times won the explanatory reporting Pulitzer for laying out how a president who has portrayed himself as a largely self-made man has, in fact, received over $400 million in family money and helped his family avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. Trump has called the Times expose a false “hit piece.”

The Journal took the national reporting award for its investigations of payments orchestrated by the president’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, to buy the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels and a Playboy centerfold. Trump has denied having affairs with them.

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Capital Gazette Editor Rick Hutzell, center, speaks to staffers Monday as the paper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage of a shooting that killed five of the paper’s staffers. (Ulysses Muoz/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Bell, the editorial cartooning winner, called out “lies, hypocrisy and fraud in the political turmoil surrounding the Trump administration,” the Pulitzer judges said.

The Los Angeles Times took the investigative reporting prize for stories that revealed hundreds of sexual abuse accusations against a recently retired University of Southern California gynecologist, who has denied the allegations. The university recently agreed to a $215 million settlement with the alleged victims.

The local reporting prize went to The Advocate of Louisiana for work that led to a state constitutional amendment abolishing Louisiana’s unusual practice of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials.

ProPublica won the feature reporting award for coverage of Salvadoran immigrants affected by a federal crackdown on the MS-13 gang.

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Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch received the commentary award for his series of columns about poor people being thrown back in jail in Missouri because they couldn’t afford to pay the costs of a previous stint behind bars.

The New York Times’ Brent Staples received the editorial writing award. The judges said his writing about the nation’s racial history showed “extraordinary moral clarity.”

The journalism prizes, first awarded in 1917, were established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Winners of the public service award receive a gold medal. The other awards carry a prize of $15,000 each.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLB SUV looks ready to get down and dirty

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Mercedes-Benz already has seven SUVs in its lineup, but it looks as if it has one more ready to squeeze its way in. Well, more like muscle its way in.

The Concept GLB debuting at the Shanghai Auto Show is a sneak peek at a likely future compact crossover utility with rugged features and some off-road capability.

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The seven-passenger vehicle is sized between the GLA and GLC and has boxier and bulkier styling than either of them. From its black fender flares to its pronounced rocker panels and raised right height, it appears to be from an alternate future where Daimler-Chrysler never broke up and Jeep merged with Mercedes-Benz instead.

The formula is similar to what Ford is using to design a Bronco-inspired utility vehicle based on the Escape.

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In concept form, the all-wheel-drive GLB is equipped with a 224 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that can be locked to split the power 50:50 between the front and rear wheels for light off-roading. Rails, spotlights and a storage box on the roof highlight its expeditionary intentions.

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In the spirit of the hardcore G-Class, the GLB’s interior is overdressed with leather, suede and real wood trim and has a short dashboard fitted with round vents and dual 12.3-inch displays just like its big sister. Despite the GLB’s small overall length, Mercedes-Benz says the third row can fit “medium-size’ adults, and the second row slides fore and aft to customize the use of the space.

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Mercedes-Benz hasn’t confirmed plans to put it into production, but did point out that the original GLA Concept was unveiled at the same show in 2013 and was in showrooms the following year.

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