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Georgia man takes down shoplifting suspect with grocery cart during police chase caught on video

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A Georgia man is being praised for his good timing after he was caught on video using his grocery cart to help police nab a shoplifting suspect in a Walmart parking lot.

The quick-thinking Good Samaritan appeared to time the exact moment the suspect would run past his cart before pushing it in front of his path in video the Peachtree City Police Department released last week.

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The video shows the cart knocking the suspect to the ground, allowing officers to catch up and apprehend him. One officer pats the unnamed do-gooder on the shoulder as others help pick up items that fell out of his cart.

The incident happened last month at a Home Depot in Peachtree City, located about 30 miles south of Atlanta. The suspect had taken items from the store and ran into the neighboring Walmart parking lot, FOX5 Atlanta reported.

Police later identified the shoplifting suspect as 41-year-old Marcus Smith, according to the station. He was charged with felony shoplifting and obstruction.

While police were appreciative of the helping hand, they advised potential do-gooders to think of their own safety before stepping in to a police situation.

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“Again, while we are eternally grateful for this citizen’s quick thinking and impeccable timing, we never encourage anybody to intervene in a police situation,” the department wrote on Facebook. “If the decision is made to do so, please consider the safety of yourself and all those around you as a priority.”

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The Next Hurdle for Bernie Sanders: Nevada’s Top Union Dislikes ‘Medicare for All’

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LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders is a longtime supporter of “Medicare for all.” “I wrote the damn bill,” he said on a debate stage last summer, and his support for universal health care has helped propel him to the front of the 2020 Democratic field.

But in Nevada, where the race heads next, his signature policy is a liability with the largest labor union in the state. And the union has enthusiastic allies in Mr. Sanders’s opponents.

On Friday morning, moments after Senator Amy Klobuchar finished a tour of the health care facility run by the culinary workers’ union, she began to lace into Mr. Sanders and his focus on the proposal, which would effectively eliminate union members’ current health care system.

It is unwise and unrealistic, she argued, to eliminate the private health insurance that millions of Americans now use — or to think such a measure could pass.

“Since we’re in Vegas I’d say if your number is not on the wheel, maybe you don’t want to bet on that number,” Ms. Klobuchar said.

A night earlier, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised the issue at a forum for Latino voters. “Who are we to tell them that they have to give up those plans?” Mr. Buttigieg said of the culinary workers’ health care coverage.

Then there’s Tom Steyer, the billionaire self-funder, who is competing aggressively in Nevada and has started airing a commercial that says “unions don’t like” Mr. Sanders’s plan and includes a vow to protect “union negotiated plans.”

The flurry of attacks against Mr. Sanders in Nevada illustrates his growing strength — and the urgency his Democratic rivals feel about the need to stop him from winning the most votes in a third consecutive contest next Saturday. If no Democrat slows Mr. Sanders in the caucuses here, he will gather what may be unstoppable momentum heading into next month’s Super Tuesday states.

But the offensive against the Vermont senator also highlighted some of his most glaring vulnerabilities: The culinary union, which represents many of the workers in Las Vegas’s casinos, is opposed to his single-payer plan. And after its leaders stated that opposition, they were met with the sort of scathing and personal invective that critics of Mr. Sanders often receive.

Culinary Workers Local 226, which is 60,000 members strong and over half Latino, is perhaps the most powerful force in Democratic politics in this state. And there is no benefit its members cherish more than the health care coverage they’ve won in their contract negotiations.

“For their membership, that is the key issue, that is the 800-pound gorilla,” said Richard Bryan, a Nevada Democrat who served as governor and senator.

Mr. Sanders argues that Medicare for all is the only way to guarantee universal coverage, lower costs and bring the nation in line with other industrialized nations, making it both more competitive and just. In Nevada, as he has around the country, he is pitching it as a core part of his agenda for the working class.

Supporters of Medicare for all argue that everyone should be entitled to the same kind of care for which union members negotiate. At a town hall event with culinary union members late last year, Mr. Sanders said that they could expect more money in their paychecks if they did not bargain with employers over health care.

But leaders of the culinary union say his plan would hurt members and their families. After years of organizing, difficult negotiations and multiple strikes, the union won a generous private health insurance plan that leaders are loath to give up. They are wary of the idea that Medicare for all, should it ever pass, would be better than the private plan they have now.

Their unease is shared by other unions, but it’s particularly important because of the culinary union’s clout in Nevada, this pivotal moment in the primary calendar and because it complicates Mr. Sanders’s overarching message — that he’s running on an agenda that’s best for workers.

Suzanne Poquiz, 61, a resident of Las Vegas who was visiting the union health care clinic Friday morning, said she was still undecided but knew she would not vote for Mr. Sanders because of his stance on health care.

“That’s the most important issue to me, being able to come here and get what I need,” Ms. Poquiz said.

What could prove just as problematic to Mr. Sanders, though, is not his split with the culinary union over policy — but over how his supporters handled the dispute.

The fight began last week after the union began distributing fliers to members, comparing the candidates’ stances on policy.

“End Culinary Healthcare,” reads the first bullet point beside Mr. Sanders’s name on a flyer.

It was an unwelcome criticism, made worse by the reaction among some of Mr. Sanders’s supporters. Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the union’s secretary-treasurer, said she received hundreds of emails, phone calls and texts calling her names and threatening her. Her home address was posted online, she said, and her adult children were worried about her safety.

“I believe in the democratic process, and to have this happen is very scary,” Ms. Argüello-Kline said. “After many years as an activist, after many strikes, I have never felt that way in my life. And we are not telling people how to vote — they can make their own decision.”

The vile language prompted Mr. Sanders to issue a statement, in which he said “harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me” and urged “supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks.”

But his general reference to “all campaigns” only further angered some of the union leaders, who, like many of the rank-and-file members, are women of color. Ms. Argüello-Kline said that she wished Mr. Sanders would have spoken out sooner to help quell the threats.

“He understands the world we live in, where there can be a shooting anytime at a church or a school or a casino — that’s the environment we’re in,” she said.

A top aide to Mr. Sanders, Ari Rabin-Havt, declined to discuss how the culinary union’s opposition may affect the campaign in the state, saying only that the senator has ”the utmost respect for them.”

By Saturday, though, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was seizing on the matter on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” condemning “vicious, malicious, misogynistic” statements by Sanders supporters even as the senator’s aides pointed to his comment that “anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of our movement.”

The response in Nevada to Mr. Sanders’s stance on Medicare for all also shows a split among two of his bases — union members and young Latinos. Several other local hospitality unions have endorsed Mr. Sanders, and young Latinos often cite his health care plan as a key reason for their support.

Even among culinary union members, there is a strain of quiet support for Mr. Sanders. In interviews with several union members over the weekend, several said they were backing Mr. Sanders regardless of what the union’s leadership said. Some said they felt stuck in their jobs because leaving would mean losing coverage, and they wanted family members to have access to care as well. “I think his medical plan is really good, I think it is good for everybody,” said Laura Alvarez, 44, a housekeeper at the Aria who voted in the early caucus at the union’s hall Saturday. “We deserve to have a good medical plan. If it’s going to be for everyone, I think that would be the best thing we could have.”

Even as the culinary union’s leaders criticize Mr. Sanders, their decision to not offer an endorsement of any leading alternative may have only helped him — a fact that has irked some of Mr. Biden’s leading Nevada supporters.

If no single rival to Mr. Sanders emerges in the days before the caucuses, Nevadans could render the same muddled or narrow verdict as their predecessors in Iowa and New Hampshire, a result that would benefit Mr. Sanders.

And veterans of Nevada politics say that’s looking even more likely in part because of the presence of a candidate who has spent more than $10 million in television advertising here but was less of a factor in the first two states: Mr. Steyer.

“For a lot of people, that’s all they’ve seen is Steyer, Steyer, Steyer,” said Megan Jones, a Democratic strategist in the state, who said her father had received about “16 pieces of Steyer mail.”

Ms. Jones said that Mr. Sanders’s dedicated supporters, Mr. Steyer’s spending, the residual organizational strength of Mr. Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren and the new attention Ms. Klobuchar and Mr. Buttigieg were enjoying were likely to lead to another split decision.

“I don’t see a scenario in which anybody gets more than 30 percent,” she said.

A poll taken last week and published Friday by The Las Vegas Review-Journal captured the fractured nature of the field: Mr. Sanders leads the field, but all six of the top candidates were in double digits.

One big open question among many in Nevada is turnout. With the culinary union not backing a specific candidate, it is unclear whether its operation will encourage members to show up to the caucuses in droves.

D. Taylor, the president of Unite Here, the national union that Culinary is affiliated with, said that despite the direct involvement of the union in Nevada, many labor leaders throughout the country wanted to stay out of the primary and instead focus on defeating President Trump in the fall.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to say it looks like there’s a split between the progressive and moderate wing of the party,” he said. “I don’t know that there’s a whole lot of benefit for us to get into that.”

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Daytona 500

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David Pearson, driver of the #21 Wood Brothers Mercury and Richard Petty, driver of the #43 STP Dodge, crash during theWinston Cup Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, 1976 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Pearson was able to drive across the line, with Petty finishing second.

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Amanda Bynes shares photo with ‘lover’ after engagement announcement

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Amanda Bynes is in love.

After announcing her engagement, the “She’s the Man” star, 33, took to Instagram on Saturday to show off her beau.

In the photo, Bynes stands with a tall man, smiling behind her.

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In the caption, Bynes wrote one simple word: “Lover.”

The former Nickelodeon star didn’t tag her mystery man.

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The post came just one day after Bynes announced her engagement on Instagram, showing off her massive ring.

“Engaged to tha love of my life,” she wrote in the photo’s caption.

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In the photo, Bynes’ hand rests on someone else’s — presumably her fiancé’s — with her dazzling diamond on full display.

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PragerU rakes in donations after Samantha Bee dis: ‘The left validates what we say all the time’

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Prager University [PragerU] founder Dennis Prager shot back at comedian Samantha Bee’s criticism of the nonprofit saying on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that he takes the criticism as “a compliment,” adding that it’s also “a bit depressing.”

Prager made the comments reacting to the late night host saying on Wednesday on TBS’ “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” that PragerU “is actually dangerous.”

“They’re reaching a new, younger audience with [expletive] conservative propaganda,” she said. “They trick kids into thinking they’re videos are educational even though PragerU is as much of a real college as Monsters University.”

Prager acknowledged that PragerU, a nonprofit that creates videos on various political and philosophical topics from a seemingly conservative perspective, is raking in donations after Bee’s criticism and responded on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday saying, “I do take it as a compliment, but I want to open up my heart to you, it’s actually a bit depressing.”

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“This is the level of criticism that always comes from the left,” he continued. “Not from liberals, but from the left. It’s mockery and lies. That’s all it consists of.”

He went on to say that “The left validates what we say all the time.”

“They reconfirm the need for PragerU, why it’s so effective,” Prager, a talk radio host, said. “They never actually answer what we say. All they do is mock. ‘Oh, PragerU, it’s a right-wing propaganda site.’ No, it’s not.”

Prager added that “we have never-Trumpers, we have liberals, we have Democrats, we have people of every background.” 

When asked what his largest goal for PragerU students is, Prager said, “One of our mottos is ‘we teach what isn’t taught’ because the universities have been ruined intellectually and morally again by the left.”

He added, “Whatever the left touches, it ruins: The universities, journalism, male/female relations, children’s innocence, sports, late night television, whatever the left touches, it ruins. So we are trying to give very serious videos within 5 minutes.”

Prager then noted that the PragerU videos include professors from Stanford, MIT, Yale and Harvard.

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“We have four Pulitzer Prize winners. We have three former prime ministers,” he continued. “It’s a very serious place to learn.”

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Kobe Bryant receives tribute from Queen Latifah at NBA All-Star Game

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Queen Latifah is showing the late Kobe Bryant some love.

The Grammy winner performed at the 2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Night event, singing Stevie Wonder‘s “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” but with a twist.

Latifah, 49, added a rap verse to the legendary musician’s song, in which she added a line paying tribute to Bryant.

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“Give love a shot / When you do, say ‘Kobe’ / 24 hours, eight days a week, trophies,” she rapped.

The crowd could be heard cheering after the line.

The performance comes several weeks after Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California in late January. He was 41. Bryant’s daughter Gianna was also among the victims of the crash.

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On the day he passed, Latifah took to Instagram to share her grief.

The “Chicago” star shared a photo of a cross with the words “God Bless Kobe” written over it.

“Omg an icon and his daughter,” she wrote in the caption. “Lord Find the Way to Make A Restful Peace For The Fans and The Family.”

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The NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday evening and will feature a special tribute to Bryant by Jennifer Hudson before the game begins. Chaka Khan, Chance the RapperLil WayneDJ Khaled and Quavo are also set to perform.

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NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: ‘Bail reform, it’s lit!’

A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the state’s new bail reform law went into effect Jan. 1.

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Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since the start of this year. He’s been released each time without having to post bail under New York’s new bail reform law since his alleged offenses were nonviolent, the New York Daily News reported. In the past, Barry’s served several stints in state prison and has a lengthy record, including six felonies, 87 misdemeanors and 21 missed court hearings, the newspaper reported, citing court records.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry yelled to reporters Thursday outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”

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Charles Barry, 56, has been arrested six times since New York’s new bail reform law took effect Jan. 1.

After his most recent arrest Thursday, Barry was held in custody for about 36 hours until his Saturday morning arraignment hearing in his Manhattan Criminal Court. He was then released before trial without paying bail. He had two warrants out for his arrest for missing court dates related to past alleged subway theft, including one instance in January when he allegedly snatched a $50 bill out of a woman’s hand while she was trying to buy a Metro card at a Bryant Park station machine.

Officers arrested him Thursday after he was spotted jumping a subway turnstile in Penn Station. Barry, a career criminal, has repeatedly duped subway-goers by dressing as MTA officials and robbing people after offering to help them buy their tickets, police said.

“I’m famous! I take $200, $300 a day of your money, cr****r! You can’t stop me!” Barry shouted to reporters.  “It’s a great thing. It’s a beautiful thing. They punk’ed people out for bull***t crimes.”

A high-ranking official in the New York City Police Department said because of the new bail reform law, offenders like Barry are released and then repeat the same crimes because judges cannot order them to be held in jail before trial. Sometimes, what begins as a nonviolent crime often turns violent if a robbery goes awry, he added.

“At least before, he’d be remanded and be behind bars for a couple of days. He wouldn’t be able to victimize people,” Assistant Chief Gerald Dieckmann, the No. 2 officer in the NYPD’s Transit Bureau, told the New York Daily News. “When someone doesn’t pay them or give them the money, it’ll turn into a robbery, a slashing an assault.”

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But Legal Aid Society, which represents Barry, argued the NYPD is using a few cases to spread fear over the new bail reform law.

“Mr. Barry’s case underscores the need for economic stability and meaningful social services, not a need to roll back bail reform,” the society said in a statement. “Locking up Mr. Barry on unaffordable bail or worse, remanding without bail, ultimately does nothing to protect the public and fails entirely to address his actual needs.”

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White House Memo Admits There Was No “Imminent Threat” Before Soleimani Assassination

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Klobuchar wants Barr to testify before Senate about Roger Stone case

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the Senate to answer questions about why Justice Department officials went against their own prosecutors in asking for a shorter prison sentence for Trump ally Roger Stone.

Klobuchar, who is currently vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said during an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” that while she is “very glad” Barr will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee, she hopes he’ll make the same commitment to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Klobuchar continued by saying that it would be during these hearings that lawmakers would be able to discover whether the Justice Department was influenced by President Trump to push for a reduced sentence for Stone.

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“The president is constantly tweeting out different requests of the Justice Department,” she said. “And I think here, where you’ve got career prosecutors that made difficult decisions about how to handle this case, they got a conviction, they put their all into it, and then they get undermined on the sentencing.”

Last week, Barr agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in March.

Democrats said they plan to ask Barr about the department’s decision to overrule four federal prosecutors and lower the amount of prison time it would seek for Trump’s confidant, Roger Stone. The four prosecutors immediately quit the case, in which Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election.

They said they will also ask Barr about his department’s announcement that it is taking information that Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is gathering in Ukraine about the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son. The House voted in December to impeach Trump because of his pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democrats; the GOP-led Senate acquitted the president this month.

“In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership,” the Democrats wrote.

After the department indicated it would overrule the prosecutors, Trump tweeted congratulations to Barr “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have been brought,” suggesting the prosecutors had gone rogue.

The department insisted the decision to undo the sentencing recommendation was made Monday night, before Trump began tweeting about it, and that prosecutors had not spoken to the White House about it.

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The Senate has shown less interest in grilling Barr on the Stone episode, defending the department’s decision to reduce the sentence and saying they didn’t expect to call him specifically to discuss it.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday that he had spoken to the Justice Department and was told that their sentencing guidelines call for three and a half or four and a half years, instead of the seven to nine years the prosecutors had recommended.

“I don’t think any of us should tweet about an ongoing case but, having said that, I appreciate the Department of Justice making sure that their recommendations to the court are to seek justice for the law as it’s written,” Graham said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Boyfriend of Caroline Flack, deceased ‘Love Island’ host, breaks silence following her death

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Caroline Flack’s boyfriend is speaking out after her tragic death.

The former host of “Love Island” recently passed at age 40, as confirmed by her family.

Late Saturday night, Flack’s boyfriend, tennis player Lewis Burton, took to Instagram to pay tribute to his late girlfriend.

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“My heart is broken we had something so special,” He wrote in the caption. “I am so lost for words I am in so much pain I miss you so much I know you felt safe with me you always said I don’t think about anything else when I am with you and I was not allowed to be there this time I kept asking and asking.”

Burton continued: “I will be your voice baby I promise I will ask all the questions you wanted and I will get all the answers nothing will bring you back but I will try make you proud everyday. I love you with all my heart.”

The caption was finished off with a broken heart emoji.

“We can confirm that our Caroline passed away today on the 15th [of] February,” the family said in a statement to the U.K’s press association. “We would ask that the press respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time.”

ITV2, the channel that “Love Island” airs on, reacted to Flack’s sudden passing in a statement to Fox News on Saturday.

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“Everybody at ‘Love Island’ and ITV is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news. Caroline was a much-loved member of the ‘Love Island’ team and our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends,” ITV2 said.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

The television host’s death comes nearly two months after she decided to quit her job as host of the popular British reality show following an assault arrest in London.

“‘Love Island’ has been my world for the last five years, it’s the best show on telly. In order not to detract attention from the upcoming series, I feel the best thing I can do is to stand down for series six. I want to wish the incredible team working on the show a fantastic series in Cape Town,” Flack wrote on social media.

Police had responded to Flack’s home based on reports that a man was assaulted. The man injured was Burton, the BBC reported at the time.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told the British outlet they were called “on 12 December to a residential address in Islington,” where they “treated two people at the scene and took one person to the hospital.”

Despite the arrest, Flack and Burton appeared to be going strong in recent weeks. According to the Daily Mail, Burton shared a photo of the couple on Valentine’s Day, one day prior to her death. The post appears to have since been taken down.

“Happy Valentine’s…Love you,” Burton wrote, according to the British outlet.

Flack also hosted “The X Factor: Celebrity” and “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! NOW!”

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Flack’s passing marks the third death from the “Love Island” cast. Contestants Mike Thalassitis and Sophie Gradon took their own lives in 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.

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