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Farmers concerned over how mandatory water cuts from Colorado River will impact agriculture

Two western states are imposing mandatory water cuts because the Colorado River, which supplies water to 40 million people and about 5 million acres of land across seven states, has dropped to alarmingly low levels.

Nevada and Arizona, concerned that a 20-year drought has dried up much of the river, are trying to rein in water use in an effort to save the disappearing river.

The river’s water levels next year are projected to be just below the threshold of 1,090 feet laid out in the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) that was signed earlier this year by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government.

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A lingering 20-year drought has caused water levels in Lake Mead to drop, triggering mandatory water cuts for Arizona and Nevada next year. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

“It’s very significant in terms of looking at the Basin and internationally both the U.S. and Mexico,” said Greg Walch, general counsel for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. “The DCP cuts that you’re talking about collectively reduce the risk of Lake Mead falling to critically low elevations by more than two thirds locally.”

While officials from both Arizona and Nevada told Fox News they were anticipating the cutbacks and have planned accordingly, farmers say limiting water use could have a striking impact on their future.

BERNIE SANDERS INDICATES CLIMATE PLAN WILL REQUIRE NATIONALIZATION OF US ENERGY PRODUCTION

“Starting in 2021 or maybe 2022 we could get big cutbacks and then 2023, and after we could have huge cutbacks where we lose all of our surface water,” said Dan Thelander, Tempe Farming Company partner. “So, it’s very concerning.”

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Arizona farmer Dan Thelander examines his cotton crop. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Thelander, who has been farming in Pinal County, Ariz., since 1995, is keeping a watchful eye on the water levels over the next few years, hoping for a series of strong winters that will keep further restrictions from being implemented.

Under drought guidelines from the Central Arizona Project, farmers will see a 60 percent reduction, from 275,000 acre-feet to 105,000 acre-feet per year for the first three years, followed by a complete cutoff from the Colorado River, relying entirely on groundwater, according to the Arizona Republic.

“We’re already using a lot of groundwater but we won’t have enough water to irrigate all of our land,” Thelander told Fox News. “So there is going to be 30, 40, 50 percent of our land will not be planted due to not having enough water.”

The river is below the threshold level, but a strong winter could help elevate the water in Lake Mead. That could help the river recover from a decades-long drought.

The river was helped slightly by a snowy winter last year, but that wasn’t enough.

“We had a really great snowpack this past winter that’s helped the lake elevate as well as all the conservation measures,” Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, told Fox News. “So right now everyone’s kind of taking a sigh of relief as the water levels come up but we’re still concerned it’s going to take many good wet snow years before we fully recover from the 20-year drought.”

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Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, said officials have a little breathing room after a strong winter helped boost water levels. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Vanover added that next year’s elevation level is “projected to be 20 feet higher than it was just three years ago when we were at our lowest elevation.”

Climate change has accounted for about half of the river’s lower runoff between 200-2014 in the Upper Basin, according to The Arizona Republic. The river’s flow has decreased by about 17 percent from 2000-2019 from the 20th-century average, the paper said.

Officials have implemented several conservation efforts to help maintain the current levels.

“Water use in Arizona today is about what it was in the ’50s even though our population has probably tripled since then,” said Chuck Cullom, Colorado River programs manager for the Central Arizona Project. “What we’ve been able to do is to increase water efficiency both outdoor water use and indoor water use and irrigated agriculture. We’re recycling more of our water, we’re conserving more so we’re getting more benefit from the same drop of water than we did 50 years ago.”

AL GORE CLAIMS HIS CLIMATE-CHANGE PREDICTIONS ABOUT 2016 HAVE NOW COME TRUE

Like Arizona, officials in Nevada have implemented seasonal water restrictions, employed water enforcers to find where water is being misused and conducted a “smart landscaping program where we have purchased enough grass from our community to roll an 18-inch-wide roll of sod almost all the way around the earth,” Walch said.

“That kind of effort over the past 20 years has yielded unbelievable results. Our population has grown by more than 46 percent, more than 800,000 people and our overall water consumption is down more than 25 percent,” he added.

Still, officials recognize more still needs to be done to ensure the world’s most precious resource won’t dry up.

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“Twenty years ago it was essentially full. Now it’s about 40 percent full. We’re grateful that we’ve had a big snowpack here in the system and the Colorado River is more than 50 percent of capacity, but we all recognize that that’s a temporary positive outcome as we look into the future and see looming impacts of climate change,” Cullum said.

As for Thelander, because Lake Mead is overallocated by about 1.5 million acre-feet in the Lower Basin and agriculture is a low priority, he said the only thing he can do is drill more wells.

“If we lose that much water — when that does happen — there will be some farms that go out of business and other larger farmers will get the remaining land of the small farmer that couldn’t make it,” Thelander said. “It’s going to be a tug-of-war to see who can stay and who gets pushed out,” adding that as water becomes scarcer farmers will need to think of innovative ways to grow crops.

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2 Oklahoma firefighters struck by hydroplaning U-Haul trailer at scene of crash, video shows

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Drivers in Oklahoma are being asked to slow down on wet roadways after officials released dramatic dashcam video of an SUV losing control and slamming its U-Haul trailer into two firefighters responding at the scene of a crash.

The two men with the Stringtown Fire Department were standing on the side of the road when the oncoming vehicle appeared to hydroplane, shows video posted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The spinning SUV struck the side of a parked first responder vehicle on the shoulder, causing the trailer to whip around and smash into the two men.

MOVE OVER OR GET PULLED OVER: MICHIGAN GETS TOUGH ON ‘MOVE OVER’ TRAFFIC LAW

The firefighter facing the out-of-control vehicle appeared to raise his arms in an attempt to push the other man out of the way before the trailer sent them flying several feet away.

The firefighters “miraculously” suffered no broken bones and walked away with only bruises, authorities wrote on Facebook.

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“This is a graphic reminder to slow down, especially when roads are slick and you see flashing lights,” the police said.

Oklahoma’s “Move Over” law requires drivers approaching emergency and law enforcement vehicles to move over to another lane or slow down to “a safe speed,” dependent on existing road condition.

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US citizen, an alleged ISIS sniper, indicted for aiding terror group, officials say

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A 43-year-old man from Brooklyn, N.Y., who allegedly became an ISIS sniper and then a high-ranking emir in the terror organization has been indicted for aiding the group in Syria, Department of Justice officials announced Wednesday.

Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan, was charged with conspiracy to provide and providing material support to ISIS, including weapons training for recruits and advising the militant group, the statement said. He was also charged with obstruction of justice.

NEW YORK MAN ACCUSED OF PLOTTING ISIS-INSPIRED TERROR ATTACK IN QUEENS

Asainov allegedly traveled to Istanbul, Turkey in late 2013 and crossed the border into Syria, where he joined the terrorist organization. He rose through the ranks and became an “emir,” overseeing the training of other ISIS recruits in the use of weapons, according to prosecutors.

He is also accused of attempting to entice an informant working with the NYPD’s intelligence division to join ISIS in Syria. Asainov told the informant he’d help get him a job, housing, food and $50 a month, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court in July.

ISIS USING BOOBY-TRAPPED BOVINES TO GO AFTER ENEMIES IN IRAQ, REPORTS SAY

In March 2015 he requested $2,800 from an informant to purchase a rifle scope, sending photographs, boasting about the group’s barbarity and declaring his wish to die on the battlefield. Instead, he was later detained by the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

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Asainov, also known as “Suleiman Al-Amriki” and “Suleiman Al-Kazakhi,” was transferred into FBI custody in July.

He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. His will be arraigned at a later date.

Fox News’ Hollie McKay and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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Category 2 Hurricane Dorian’s outer bands hit Florida coast with torrential rains, tropical-storm-force winds

Torrential rains and tropical-storm-force winds lashed central Florida’s east coast early Wednesday morning as weakened Category 2 Hurricane Dorian moved north toward the eastern seaboard, according to forecasts.

The 105 mph winds extend up to 175 miles from the eye of the storm, The Weather Channel reported.

HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dorian is heading north northeast at about eight miles an hour nearly parallel to the coast about 100 miles east of Daytona Beach, according to WESH-TV.

A flood advisory was in effect for parts of Orange, Lake and Volusia counties Wednesday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

“A tornado or two are possible near the immediate east coast of Florida during the next several hours,” a 2 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center reported.

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Brandon Ennis runs away from waves caused by Hurricane Dorian crashing over the jetty of the Jupiter inlet, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Officials urged over two million people in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina to evacuate. Dorian is expected to come close to making landfall in Georgia and South Carolina on Thursday or Friday and could reach North Carolina and southeastern Virginia by the end of the week, The Weather Channel reported.

Severe flooding is expected to occur even if the storm doesn’t make landfall.

The storm left more than 1,600 customers without power in Brevard County and Cocoa Beach Wednesday morning.

Dorian’s death toll rose to seven Tuesday after the hurricane battered the Bahamas for two days.

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The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the Category 5 Dorian was the worst hurricane to ever hit the archipelago.

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Category 2 Hurricane Dorian’s outer bands hit Florida coast with torrential rains, tropical-storm-force winds

Torrential rains and tropical-storm-force winds lashed central Florida’s east coast early Wednesday morning as weakened Category 2 Hurricane Dorian moved north toward the eastern seaboard, according to forecasts.

The 105 mph winds extend up to 175 miles from the eye of the storm, The Weather Channel reported.

HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Dorian is heading north northeast at about eight miles an hour nearly parallel to the coast about 100 miles east of Daytona Beach, according to WESH-TV.

A flood advisory was in effect for parts of Orange, Lake and Volusia counties Wednesday morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

“A tornado or two are possible near the immediate east coast of Florida during the next several hours,” a 2 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center reported.

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Brandon Ennis runs away from waves caused by Hurricane Dorian crashing over the jetty of the Jupiter inlet, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Officials urged over two million people in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina to evacuate. Dorian is expected to come close to making landfall in Georgia and South Carolina on Thursday or Friday and could reach North Carolina and southeastern Virginia by the end of the week, The Weather Channel reported.

Severe flooding is expected to occur even if the storm doesn’t make landfall.

The storm left more than 1,600 customers without power in Brevard County and Cocoa Beach Wednesday morning.

Dorian’s death toll rose to seven Tuesday after the hurricane battered the Bahamas for two days.

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The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the Category 5 Dorian was the worst hurricane to ever hit the archipelago.

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As Dorian approaches, millions in Florida, Georgia and Carolinas urged to evacuate; Bahamas death toll rises

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Wednesday…

Hurricane Dorian weakens as Florida braces for impact; Bahamas devastated, death toll rises
Florida began to feel the presence of a weakened, but larger Hurricane Dorian as it churned east of Cape Canaveral Tuesday night after devastating the Bahamas. With maximum sustained wind speeds of 110 mph, Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, packs a “life-threatening” storm surge, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. While the storm had been downgraded, forecasters warned its system had grown in size. The storm advisory warned Florida’s central Atlantic coast could see damage as Dorian charges northward.

Officials urged over two million people in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina to evacuate. Dorian is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday morning, producing 5 to 10 inches of rainfall resulting in dangerous flash floods.

Dorian was the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Bahamas. It devastated the island as a Category 5 storm and killed at least seven people in its wake over the span of several days, officials said. However, the full scope of Dorian’s damage in the Bahamas remains unknown. Officials are bracing for apocalyptic carnage and expect the death toll in the Bahamas to rise dramatically. Click here to read more on our top story.

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Coast Guard releases chilling footage of deadly scuba boat fire
The U.S. Coast Guard released aerial footage Tuesday of the early morning Labor Day boat fire that left 34 dead after passengers were likely being trapped while sleeping below deck. The video was taken by a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.  The crew was responding to the Conception boat fire off Santa Cruz Island off the Southern California coast early Monday. The video shows billowing clouds of white smoke and flames engulfing the 75-foot vessel. The boat appears to tip backward as it begins to sink. Rescue boats can also be seen making their way toward the boat, according to the footage posted by Fox 11 Los Angeles. A total of 39 people were aboard the Conception. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Tuesday that the fire spread rapidly and flames blocked both exits of the lower deck, where passengers and one crew member were sleeping in tight quarters.

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Inspector general report reveals more evidence Comey used transition briefings to gather intel on Trump team
James Comey immediately shared details from a post-election briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump with the FBI’s Russia team, according to the recently released inspector general’s report on the former bureau director’s actions — the latest indication that traditional transition briefings were used to gather intel on the incoming president and his team for the ongoing FBI investigation.

The long-awaited report from Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz last Thursday said Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining his memos documenting private discussions with the president. The report also revealed new details about the FBI director’s actions at that time, including how Comey and his top deputies went to great lengths to confront Trump at a Jan. 6, 2017 meeting at Trump Tower with the salacious and unverified accusations contained in the dossier, which had been funded by Democrats and drafted by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

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Hong Kong’s Lam will formally withdraw extradition bill: reports
Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, will formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of tense protests that played out on an international stage, according to reports. The bill allowing Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials sparked massive protests that have rocked the city since June. Lam has suspended the bill, but protesters want it entirely withdrawn. Pro-government lawmaker Michael Tien confirmed he was notified on Tuesday of the meeting, which includes members of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He said he has no details of the agenda.

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Churchill’s grandson could face expulsion from UK’s Conservative Party for defying Boris Johnson in Brexit vote
Winston’s Churchill’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, will reportedly be expelled from the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party for defying Prime Minister Boris Johnson over a key Brexit vote Tuesday. Soames and 20 other Conservative members of Parliament voted to force a vote to delay Brexit, according to the Washington Post. It was a major blow to Johnson, prompting him to call for a new general election.

A measure for a new election would need a two-thirds majority in Parliament. Last week, Queen Elizabeth approved Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament until two weeks before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline, which critics have said doesn’t give enough time to avoid a No-Deal and disorderly exit from the European Union.

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‘Will & Grace’ star backtracks, says he doesn’t support ‘blacklists’ after calling to out Trump donors
“Will & Grace” star Eric McCormack is walking back his comments after he and his co-star Debra Messing were widely criticized after calling for Trump donors in Hollywood to be outed. Last week, McCormack responded to a report about an upcoming fundraiser being held in Beverly Hills in honor of President Trump’s reelection campaign by requesting a follow-up of all the attendees. “Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event,” he wrote, “so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t want to work with. Thx,” McCormack tweeted.

On Tuesday, however, McCormack attempted to clarify his stance, telling his followers on Instagram that he doesn’t support “blacklists.” Messing agreed with the sentiment. Click here to read more.

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Aerial video captures dive-boat engulfed in flames before sinking off Southern California coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard released aerial footage Tuesday of the early morning boat fire that left 34 dead after likely being trapped while sleeping below deck anchored off the Southern California coast on Labor Day.

FIRE BLOCKED ESCAPE FOR 34 ON BOAT OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST, INVESTIGATORS SAY

The video was taken by a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.  The crew was responding to the Conception boat fire off Santa Cruz Island early Monday.  The video shows billowing clouds of white smoke and flames engulfing the 75-foot vessel. The boat appears to tip backward as it begins to sink.

Rescue boats can also be seen making their way toward the boat, according to the footage posted by Fox 11 Los Angeles. A total of 39 people were aboard the Conception. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Tuesday that the fire spread rapidly and flames blocked both exits of the lower deck, where passengers and one crew member were sleeping in tight quarters.

Five people—the captain and four crewmembers— are known to have survived the fire. They were awake on the upper decks, jumped overboard and steered an inflatable lifeboat toward another ship anchored nearby.

The boat, owned by Santa Barbara’s Truth Aquatics, was chartered by Santa Cruz’s Worldwide Diving Adventures to lead a three-day diving excursion off the Channel Islands.

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Rescuers suspended their search for additional survivors Tuesday evening.

The National Transportation Safety Board is conducting an investigation into what caused the fire and if there were safety measures, such as fire extinguishers, on board. The agency will interview survivors, first responders and the companies involved in the diving trip, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A preliminary report could be released within 10 days of the incident.

Fox News’ Frank Miles and Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Texas woman shoots suspected robber trying to grab purse: ‘I shot until I couldn’t shoot anymore’

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A Texas woman shot at two suspected robbers, wounding one, early Tuesday morning when they allegedly reached into her car to grab her purse, according to a report.

Lachelle Hudgins had just parked outside her home in southwest Houston around 2:30 a.m. when the suspected robbers reached through her driver’s side window, according to KTRK-TV. She told police several other men were also near her parking space.

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Hudgins grabbed her gun from her purse and fired the only two shots left in her gun, hitting one of the men.

“It was all I had in my gun. I shot until I couldn’t shoot anymore,” Hudgins said. “I saved my life.”

All of the men ran away when Hudgins fired and the wounded man was found a short time later on the other side of the apartment complex.

He underwent surgery and is expected to face aggravated robbery charges, KTRK reported.

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No other suspects have been arrested.

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Five-year-old tossed from Mall of America balcony home from hospital

A five-year-old boy who five months ago was thrown off of the third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota by a stranger returned home from the hospital Tuesday, according to family.

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The family of Landen Hoffman announced on GoFundMe that the boy completed inpatient rehabilitation and is now home. He will enter “the next phase of recovery” and receive outpatient rehabilitation for “multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school.”

“Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 ½ months,” the family’s update said.  “You helped to give us hope and show us the Glory of God’s great love here on earth even during the darkest of days.”

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Landen Hoffman, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown nearly 40 feet from the third story balcony at the Mall of America, returned home from the hospital Tuesday. (Christian Broadcasting Service)

The boy’s family said in August that he was moved from the hospital’s intensive care into a rehabilitation program. The child has required multiple surgeries for head trauma and broken bones since the attack.

In April, a man who did not know Landen or his family grabbed the boy and threw him nearly 40 feet to the ground off of the third-story balcony at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. That man–Emmanuel Aranda, 25,–was charged with attempted premediated murder after his arrest in the April 12 incident. He pleaded guilty in May and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

Aranda allegedly told investigators he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill” after past instances of women repeatedly rejecting his advances. Aranda filed a notice Friday to appeal his case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The notice did not give a reason for appealing, Minneapolis’ Star Tribune reported.

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The GoFundMe page raised more than $1 million for Landen’s family. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Sept. 4

On this day, Sept. 4 …

1888: George Eastman patents his roll-film camera and registers the Kodak trademark. 

Also on this day:

  • 1609: Henry Hudson first arrives at the island of Manhattan. 
  • 1781: The city of Los Angeles is founded by Spanish settlers. 
  • 1951: President Harry S. Truman inaugurates transcontinental television service in the U.S. when AT&T carries his address to the opening session of the Japanese Peace Convention in San Francisco.
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  • 1972: U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins a then-record seventh gold medal at the Munich Summer Olympics. 
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