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What’s Really Going On With Twitter?

20Nov

By Justin Ollivierre, Social Strategy, DigitasLBI Chicago The Cultural Role, The Criticism, and our Conclusion You probably noticed that the Presidential election was a serious boon for Twitter. Not a day went by where a trending election hashtag or rogue presidential-nominee tweet didn’t make national—sometimes global—news

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President Obama and Michelle Obama still have two months left in the White House, and yet somehow we already miss them terribly.  The much-adored couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, and by the looks of it, are still very much in love. Their story began at a Chicago law firm  in 1989.

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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An Everyman’s Guide To Moving To A New City

14Nov

Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES – Chanting “Not my president” and “love trumps hate,” thousands of demonstrators took the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday to protest against President-elect Donald Trump , who they say threatens their civil and human rights. The biggest rallies were in New York , Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they wanted to build on the momentum after several nights of protests triggered by the real-estate mogul’s surprise win in Tuesday’s presidential election. In New York, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts, some already bearing Christmas decorations, before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect’s skyscraper home.

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Drug War Hawks and Why I’ll Vote for Peace

07Nov

Like many Americans I was unenthusiastic about having to pick between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It isn’t that I don’t see Trump as a menace to everything decent about America–he is a menace. But, I can’t be enthusiastic about Clinton

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The Chicago Cubs  temporarily abandoned the baseball field to become a barbershop quartet on “ Saturday Night Live .” Players Anthony Rizzo , David Ross and Dexter Fowler donned matching straw hats and Cubs’ sweaters to join Hollywood actor and longtime Cubs fan, Bill Murray , in a rousing rendition of their team’s anthem, “ Go Cubs Go .” The World Series Champions also featured alongside “SNL” host Benedict Cumberbatch  in a somewhat bizarre skit in which they stripped for a grandmother at a Bachelorette party that goes very, very wrong. Check out the players’ singing above, and the stripper clip below: type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5819f9a7e4b01f610e39457d,581b1909e4b0570d6d6f0bfe,581b32a8e4b0c43e6c1e3c32,580f9b23e4b0a03911ef1c23 — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Stephanie Potakis could have ended her 22-year reign as a vegetarian with a discreet bite or two of steak . Instead, she attended a meat orgy and invited the internet to watch.

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The Chicago Cubs finally did it. After 108 years, the curse is over, and the Cubs, odd as it is to say, are World Series champions .  For all Cubs fans, Wednesday night is one they will never forget .

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For the first time in 108   years, the Chicago Cubs   are World Series Champions.  The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, on Wednesday in Game 7 of the World Series behind home runs from Dexter Fowler and David Ross. The Cubs got things started immediately with a leadoff home run from Dexter Fowler. The solo shot to center field was the first leadoff homer in a winner-take-all World Series game , according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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History was made ― and the collective heart rate of America was raised ― Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Game 7 unfolded as we probably should have expected a major championship game would play out in a year like 2016: It was batshit crazy

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WASHINGTON ― You have to be extremely political here in the nation’s capital if you want to acquire a reputation for being nonpolitical. James Comey, as shrewd and politically attuned a player as this city has seen, had accomplished that feat ― until it all fell apart on Friday. Seeking to protect his reputation for impartiality, the FBI director instead revealed his obsession with politics: the politics of his own image.

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Oct 29 – An American Airlines jet engine that failed seconds before takeoff in a fiery runway accident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport flung broken turbine parts as far as half a mile from the scene, a federal investigator said on Saturday. Disclosure of the “uncontained engine failure,” in which internal parts breach the protective housing designed to keep them safely enclosed, even in a breakdown, came a day after a mishap that authorities said neared the point of disaster but caused no serious injuries.

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Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

28Oct

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation. Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone.

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The world has changed a lot since 1908, when the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series . Back then, Orville Wright was trying to fly a plane. Henry Ford had just produced his first Model T automobile

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Chicago Cubs fans are a passionate and resilient bunch ― but most haven’t been dedicated for as long as Jim Schlegel. Schlegel, a 97-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran and die-hard Cubs fan, attended games the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series ― in 1945. He even has his ticket stubs from Game 6 and Game 7

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More than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff’s department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators. The 83 protesters were arrested near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on numerous charges ranging from assault on a peace officer to rioting and criminal trespass, the Morton County Sheriff’s department said in a statement.

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The long-suffering Chicago Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The Cubs , known as the “The Lovable Losers” given years of heartbreak and misery since their last World Series triumph in 1908, clinched the best-of-seven National League Championship Series 4-2 at home and set off wild celebrations across the city

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A super PAC launched by the creators of Cards Against Humanity erected a new billboard denouncing Donald Trump this week. The zeitgeisty card game’s political action group, The Nuisance Committee, paid for the large black and white message to be displayed in Dearborn, Michigan until Election Day on Nov.

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Trina Gordon/Boyden Trina Gordon is President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors.

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Broadway diva is one name for Christine Ebersole, and at her sublime performance in the intimacy of the Café Carlyle, call her “working mom.” Her medley of “Inchworm,” “Autumn Leaves,” “(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair” suggests a big-hearted view of love that could embrace children. She has three, adopted, and now finds herself an empty nester.

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Why Athletes Are Angels

13Oct

October is upon us and so is another year wondering, hoping and praying that the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

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The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board on Sunday shamed GOP leaders for their response to the graphic video of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault , writing that not only should Trump drop out of the race, but all Republicans with “a shred of self-respect” should dump him too. “Every Republican Party leader or elected official who has a shred of self-respect should drop him cold. We question the moral fiber of anyone who does not,” the scathing editorial reads

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With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about women

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Just when you thought  Elon Musk ’s plan for putting humans on Mars  seemed ambitious, or even far-fetched, the world’s largest aerospace company has promised to get there first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg didn’t say whether his company planned to beat SpaceX’s target date of 2025 , only that it would reach Earth’s planetary neighbor before Musk’s SpaceX does. “I am convinced that the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding on a Boeing rocket,” Muilenburg said Tuesday at an innovation conference in Chicago.

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Hillary Clinton’s religious background is more straightforward than Donald Trump’s (on Trump’s religious background, see last month’s blog post), but just as revealing of how well she will likely do this November with churchgoing voters. This is an especially important consideration in the part of the country located between Pittsburgh and the prairies, both because the presidential election will likely be decided there, and because it’s a place with many churchgoing people. Like Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton was an early baby boomer.

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Mitt Romney delivered some searing criticism of Donald Trump ‘s presidential campaign on Friday, hitting the presumptive Republican nominee for his own attacks on Latinos, Muslims and women.  “I simply can’t put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny, bigotry, for someone who’s been vulgar time and time again,” Romney, one of the GOP’s most vocal Trump critics, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to be associated with that in any way, shape or form.” More…

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Jennifer Botha-Brink , University of the Free State More…

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The One Thing to Achieve…

10Jun

Okay – this isn’t the first time you have seen this headline, right? As a matter of fact, there was an article on Inc.com yesterday titled The 1 Thing You Need to Achieve Work-Life Balance – and that prompted my FB Live video yesterday and this Post today.

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President Obama issued a video endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden’s video will presumably be up as soon as the vice president works out the kinks in his fog and laser machines. Bernie Sanders effectively ended his campaign as he began it: looking disheveled in Washington with no one really caring about his agenda

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By Caroline Banton , Contributor More…

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Summer time is often when people get serious about getting in shape. Trips to the beach and summer vacations motivate people to look better in public.

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MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dead At 42

07Jun

Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at the age of 42 . The announcement of his death came hours after Slice was reportedly hospitalized near his South Florida home for “undisclosed reasons.” More…

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Art et catastrophes

07Jun

Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase

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Olivia Wilde announced her second pregnancy in a totally amazing way — and if her most recent red carpet appearance is any indication, she’s going to spend the next several months being equally as amazing. The “Vinyl” star arrived on the CFDA Awards red carpet in New York City on Monday night wearing a skintight, deep green Rosie Assoulin gown with the most perfect cut-out — right alongside her stomach.

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We’re only a few weeks into the presumptive general election, and the wheels are already coming off Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump team is struggling with internal discord over his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge, MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Benjy Sarlin reported Monday. Trump has repeatedly accused the judge, who was born in Indiana, of bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage

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It's always fun on days when Janet speaks . More..

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Best Simple Smartphones for Seniors

06Jun

Dear Savvy Senior, More…

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Arlene Francis: A Forgotten Femcee

05Jun

In the early days of television, what I call “warmth”, they referred to as “charm”. It’s a magical, mesmerizing quality you can’t quite define – that jumps from the screen and enraptures you in a blanket of utter delight. OK, that might be a tad over the top, but you can’t overstate the value of warmth in a morning TV host.

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Low Self-esteem Is Your Ego’s Best Buddy

05Jun

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued her streak of lambasting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during remarks at the Massachusetts Democrats state convention on Saturday. “Every day there’s another story or incident that completely disqualifies him from being president,” Warren said in some of her sharpest attacks yet against the Republican candidate.

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I’m in Romania — home of the descendants of ancient Roman soldiers and young Dacian widows. Join me with my guide in Bucharest as we learn how Romanians were born out of a horrible slaughter. I said the soldiers “made love” to the widows of the locals they killed…on further consideration, it was more likely rape

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The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton More…

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I am not a racist. I just play one on T.V. Well, let me be more clear.

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Do Not Cancel Your Trip to Paris!

05Jun

No, the city is not on lockdown. After the recent dramatic flooding by the expanding river Seine, visitors will be happy to return to the capital where summers are mostly dry

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Muhammad Ali’s sensational spirit extended well beyond the boxing ring. Ali, who sadly passed away Friday , was a man of charisma and charm.

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Mirror, Mirror

04Jun

Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue

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Alabama Redux

04Jun

Old times there are not forgotten. .

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Recently, The WorldPost published an interview with “Sapiens” author Yuval Harari in which he envisioned a future where “organisms become algorithms” as computer and biological sciences converge. In a response, Deepak Chopra writes this week that being cannot be reduced to an algorithm, nor can the mind be reduced to the wiring of the brain which artificial intelligence strives to mimic. “Of all the weird contradictions that plague modern life,” Chopra says, “the strangest is the collapse of philosophy with the triumph of science.

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This clip shares the most unforgettable experience I’ve had in two months of travel. Traveling through countries that spent 45 years in what locals here call “the Soviet club,” it’s fascinating to see how an ideology that preached equality for all built gigantic monuments that impoverished the very workers for whom the ideology was designed to serve. That’s the case on a mountaintop in Bulgaria where we visited a conference center built for the 100th anniversary of the founding of what became the Bulgarian Communist Party.

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Field tests of flood-tolerant ‘scuba rice.’ International Rice Research Institute/Flickr , CC BY-NC-SA By Pamela Ronald , University of California, Davis More…

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The following is a guest post from my Education Post colleague, Caroline Bermudez , a former journalist for the The Chronicle of Philanthropy who spent eight years covering the nonprofit world, with a particular focus on foundations and high net-worth giving. As a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools, Caroline has seen firsthand the inequities and systemic failings of urban school systems.

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The Barcelona Process that formed the basis of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) was launched in November 1995 by the 15 European Union members and 12 Mediterranean partners as a framework for the creation of a Mediterranean region of peace, security and shared prosperity.

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Several Donald Trump supporters were attacked outside a rally for the presumptive GOP nominee in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. In a video clip posted to Twitter, Fusion reporter Tim Pool  spoke with a man who said he yelled, “Yeah Trump!” after leaving the event.

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When you visit Mexico there are a few things you can always be certain about on your trip. One is plenty of sunshine and two is plenty of choices where to stay. While each destination in Mexico has a unique feel, the Grand Velas in Mexico’s lush Riviera Maya area is one place I highly recommend

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Any bartender or bar owner will tell you, the job isn’t always glamorous. The challenges of staying successful go beyond keeping glasses full. While many nights are spent creating, entertaining and hosting guests there is also the task of inventory, management and liability all while keeping morale up, staying focused on business while creating an environment where people want to come, stay and invite their friends

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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Hillary Clinton supports the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the accused shooter of nine parishioners at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, her campaign confirmed.

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by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper More…

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Well, don’t this just beat all: The third season of FX’s Fargo may attack the very way of life on which the movie and the hit TV series have been based. Noah Hawley, the writer who did the near-impossible and turned Joel and Ethan Coen’s weirdly wonderful 1996 movie into two different yet equally compelling TV seasons, says that next time around, “There may be a threat to Minnesota Nice itself.” More…

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12 Exercises for the Soul

01Jun

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how we as a culture spend so much time focused on physical exercise–on our physical bodies and our physical world–and perhaps not as much time as we should on exercising our souls and spirit. More…

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How big an issue is the nausea problem for Virtual Reality products? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested Monday on a felony domestic violence charge  after allegedly assaulting a woman at a residence outside Sacramento.

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Secret is Out It is no secret that solar energy is a money maker. Since 2011, the cost of solar electricity has been less than what consumers pay their electric utilities in a growing swath of America. Solar costs have plummeted like a rock and are continuing to drop

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Book Review – Jackie K Cooper FLIGHT PATTERNS by Karen White More…

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“There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear …” More…

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This post is by Erika Hairston and originally appeared on The Well , Jopwell’s editorial hub. More…

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What are the best ways for someone to prepare for a technical interview? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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Lessons from a Marriage

31May

In a few days, we will celebrate fifty years together.

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The violence in Chicago has reached a critical level, and holiday weekends like Memorial Day tend to particularly deadly. As of Sunday morning, May 30th, four people had been killed and thirty-six wounded since the holiday weekend began

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After releasing a first look at the upcoming “Fast 8” movie , Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has even more news for us: He’ll be starring in “Iron Man 3,” director Shane Black’s adaptation of “Doc Savage”  from Sony Pictures. If you’re unfamiliar with “The Man of Bronze,” also known as “the world’s first superhero,” Johnson helpfully clued in the clueless on Instagram.  More…

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A car plunged off a 200-foot cliff on the Hawaiian island of Maui Sunday afternoon, killing one woman and critically injuring another. The incident occurred at approximately 4:41 p.m.

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