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Posted: Fri-Apr-2020



A campaign is under way in Paris to ban heaters due to concerns about their electricity use.

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White House expected to roll out mask guidance to combat COVID-19 spread
Virus Outbreak Fauci Bobblehead

The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but top U.S. infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's no substitute for physical distance in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

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3M faces pressure from Trump order to stop exporting N95 masks to Canada
HONG KONG N95 MASK 3M

Medical device manufacturer 3M says it is under pressure from the White House to stop exporting N95 masks it currently produces in the United States to other countries, including Canada.

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Prince Charles opens new London hospital for coronavirus patients
Virus Outbreak Britain

Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London's main exhibition and conference centre, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted COVID-19.

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COVID-19 has upended the U.S. election campaign and could also change how Americans vote
Election 2020 Money

It may not be the leading worry for most Americans right now, but amid the anxiety over coronavirus, another kind of concern is quietly growing in this country: how to deal with the coming presidential election.

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U.S. economy lost jobs in March for 1st time since 2010
Virus Outbreak Unemployment

The U.S. economy lost 701,000 jobs in March, and the jobless rate spiked by almost a full percentage point to 4.4 per cent. The data released Friday, however, doesn't reflect the full impact of COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by some states later in the month.

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Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working
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Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has affected people's mobility worldwide, using "Location History" from users's phones to pinpoint where they're spending their time.

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Neiman Marcus may seek bankruptcy protection
USA/BLACK FRIDAY Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Group is stepping up preparations to seek bankruptcy protection, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the debt-laden U.S. luxury department store chain to close its stores, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Canadian passengers on virus-stricken Coral Princess cruise ship worry how they'll get home
Frank Béchamp and wife, Celine Charette Princess Coral

Canadian passengers on the Coral Princess cruise ship nearing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., worry how they’ll get home after at least a dozen COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed on board.

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Peru, Panama to quarantine men, women on separate days
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/PERU

On Thursday, Peru and Panama started limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. Navy now says commander who sounded COVID-19 alarm will be reassigned
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-NAVY

The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the navy but rather reassigned, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday, adding that an investigation would determine if he should face disciplinary action.

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Canada pulls military trainers out of Iraq as pandemic spreads
Erbil air base

A significant number of Canadian military trainers have been redeployed out of Iraq to Kuwait as the federal government temporarily shrinks the size of its overseas missions in response to the pandemic, a senior defence source told CBC News.

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The lessons Italy has learned about its COVID-19 outbreak could help the rest of the world
APTOPIX Italy Virus Outbreak

Only epidemiological studies will bring to light exactly how and why COVID-19 took off in northern Italy with such speed. But experts say there are already lessons to be gleaned from Italy's fatal errors.

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'Wartime president' Trump isn't calling all the shots in U.S. battle against COVID-19
USA-ECONOMY/

Donald Trump likes to say he feels like a "wartime president" battling an "invisible enemy," as though he were in command of the fight against COVID-19 in the U.S. However, as Keith Boag explains, it's often the governors and Congress making key decisions that could decide the outcome of the crisis.

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Record 6.6M Americans filed for jobless benefits last week
JOBLESS CLAIMS

More than 6.6 million Americans filed for new jobless claims last week, doubling the record amount seen the previous week, when the COVID-19 crisis was beginning to wallop the U.S. economy.

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Georgia governor slammed for not knowing asymptomatic people could transmit virus
Virus Outbreak Georgia

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a shelter-in-place order on Wednesday and ordered public schools closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He said he didn't know until this week that the asymptomatic "could have been infecting people before they ever felt bad."

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Many COVID-19 cases in New Orleans complicated by underlying health conditions
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate twice that of New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy's high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem.

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In Taiwan, anger at China over virus drives identity debate
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/TAIWAN

Anger at being confused with China amid the coronavirus outbreak and Beijing's stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty are stirring heated debate in Taiwan about how to distance itself from its giant neighbour.

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Democratic convention postponed 1 month, but primary vote is still on for next week
Election 2020 Joe Biden

The coronavirus pandemic has forced a one-month postponement of the Democratic National Convention, organizers announced on Thursday.

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Solved mystery shows 3 human species shared Africa 300K years ago
SCIENCE-SKULL/

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia — the first fossil of an extinct human species discovered in Africa — in research with big implications for deciphering the origin of our own species.

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UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19
Britain COP26

This year's United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country Britain said Wednesday,

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Coronavirus Live Updates: New York's Javits Center To Begin Treating Patients
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Lead to a Political Shakeup?
Even reluctant world leaders like Donald Trump and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro have been forced to reckon with the crisis — for political reasons, if not scientific ones. ... read more


After Ignoring Warnings, Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Hit By Virus
The central Israeli city of Bnei Brak has become the country’s worst hot spot for the coronavirus and now resembles a ghost town. ... read more


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Tells Visitors To 'Go Home' Amid Coronavirus Crisis
“As lovely as it is to have visitors to Australia, it is time – as it has been for some while – to make your way home." ... read more


UN Unanimously Adopts Resolution Urging Global Cooperation To Defeat COVID-19
It was the first resolution adopted by the 193-member world body on the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Climb To 1 Million Worldwide
The U.S. has the most known infections of any country with at least 236,000 confirmed cases. ... read more


'Coronavirus' Is Now A Racial Slur In India: What Can Govt Do To Prevent Attacks?
Many Northeast Indians living in other parts of the country have been racially attacked and find it hard to even buy essentials like groceries at the time of a pandemic. ... read more


Rainbow Trails Are Popping Up Everywhere. Here’s The Story Behind Them
Kezia Roberts from Leeds explains the trend that's making the nation's lockdown that little bit more colourful. ... read more


‘Hundreds Of Deaths’: Doctor’s Grim Coronavirus Warning For Australia's Indigenous Communities
The community of Yarrabah in the Far North is pleading for supplies kits and isolation facilities to try to prevent hundreds of deaths. ... read more


Official Coronavirus Figures Don’t Reveal The True Scale of the Pandemic
The number of deaths and infections around the world, including in the U.S., are likely far higher than government tallies suggest. ... read more


Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction In Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl
The court instead found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison. ... read more


Tenants Want Rent Freeze From Landlords As April 1 Looms
Over 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for rent payments to be cancelled during the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more


In Spain We’ve Been In Lockdown For Weeks – And I Promise You It Gets Easier
When I moved to Barcelona, this wasn’t the life I pictured for myself. But I’m also getting weirdly used to this one, writes Elizabeth Bennett. ... read more


Meet The Nurses Risking Their Lives At The Coronavirus Frontline In India
Running out of equipment, dealing with scared roommates, hiding the truth from their families—5 nurses on working with COVID-19 patients. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Prince Charles Breaks Silence After Coronavirus Diagnosis With Hope-Filled Video Message
“None of us can say when this will end, but end it will,” said the Prince of Wales, who said he's now "on the other side of the illness." ... read more


Indian Migrants Walk Hundreds Of Miles To Return Home Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
An estimated half a million migrants have walked to their villages from India's big cities since India's 21-day lockdown began. The journey has been fatal for some. ... read more


Wild 'Goat Gang' Takes Over Streets Of UK Town On Coronavirus Lockdown
"I, for one, welcome our new goat overlords," tweeted a journalist in the Welsh town. ... read more


CNN's Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With Coronavirus
The host of “Cuomo Prime Time” will continue to anchor the show from home and is reportedly "feeling well." ... read more


A New Enemy In The Battle Against Coronavirus: Lockdown Fatigue
In a possible sign of what's to come in the U.S., solidarity has given way to unease and anger as Italians face a prolonged period of isolation. ... read more


Coronavirus: Europe's care homes struggle as deaths rise
France reveals 884 deaths linked to coronavirus and more cases emerge in Spain and Italy. ... read more


Coronavirus: France racism row over doctors' Africa testing comments
Two French doctors spark anger by suggesting coronavirus vaccines be trialled in Africa. ... read more


Coronavirus: Slovakia to test Roma community
The government says around 1,500 members of the Roma community have recently returned from abroad. ... read more


Coronavirus: What does ‘from Russia with love’ really mean?
Russian aid for Italy and the US helps Russia's image - and pro-Kremlin media make much of it. ... read more


German cruise ship collision sinks Venezuelan boat
The cruise ship's owners say the naval vessel rammed it, but Venezuela accuses the ship of "piracy". ... read more


The staff battling coronavirus in a Barcelona ICU
The head of the intensive care unit at one of Spain's biggest hospitals show us what staff are facing. ... read more


MI6: World War Two workers in rare 'forbidden' footage
Rare footage is released of workers at MI6 during WW2 which has never been seen by the public before. ... read more


Culture from your sofa: Five best activities to see or hear online for free
From DJ sets to virtually visiting the Vatican, here's five free online activities to immerse yourself in. ... read more


Coronavirus: Transforming London's ExCeL centre into Nightingale hospital
The ExCeL centre has become the Nightingale and is due to start taking coronavirus patients this week. ... read more


Coronavirus: How news is made while there are restrictions
The pandemic has led to new challenges for broadcasting and newsgathering. Amol Rajan looks at some of the changes. ... read more


Coronavirus: The snorkelling mask that can help fight Covid-19
One Italian company has created a 3D print design that can turn snorkelling masks into oxygen masks. ... read more


Coronavirus: Russians confused and wary of strict coronavirus lockdown
Russia has implemented measures in most regions, but people are wary amid a swathe of disinformation. ... read more


Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus. ... read more


Record number of unemployed Americans will stress state Medicaid programs
"This is a quick enough shock that it could be a huge financial burden on Medicaid systems across the states," one researcher said. ... read more


Trump admin's lack of a unified national coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts
Each day that passes without a national strategy, the experts say, will raise the ultimate U.S. death toll from the coronavirus. ... read more


Fauci: 'I don't understand' why all states are not under stay-at-home orders
As of Friday, 39 states and Washington, D.C., were under stay-at-home orders while 11 states have not issued statewide stay-at-home orders. ... read more


U.S. expected to recommend masks in hot spots
Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday's coronavirus briefing. ... read more


Making all Americans wear masks won't end coronavirus. Here's what might.
In 1918, Americans took comfort in wearing masks. Today, their descendants may be taking false comfort in thinking a few thin layers will prevent infection. ... read more


'Lean on Me' singer Bill Withers dies at 81
His death from heart complications comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with health care workers and more posting their own renditions of “Lean on Me.” ... read more


Houston hasn't reported a surge of coronavirus cases. But its hospitals tell a different story.
A jump in hospital admissions suggests that most coronavirus cases have gone undetected in America's fourth biggest city. ... read more


A little-known industry has lent billions to America's small businesses. Now the bills are due.
Small businesses have borrowed billions from unregulated merchant cash advance companies. Now, amid the coronavirus crisis, the lenders have come for their money. ... read more


Students who canceled ill-fated spring break trip say they aren't getting refunds
The trip was arranged by JusCollege, which reassured students they would be safe on the trip despite the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Navy relieves captain of coronavirus-plagued USS Theodore Roosevelt after he sounded alarm
The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. ... read more


Children — but also parents — adapt to life over video chat
With many parts of the U.S. now almost a month into seemingly open-ended orders to stay home, the novelty of moving life online has begun to wear off. ... read more


Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus
One health care expert has told the Israeli Parliament he believed almost 40 percent of Bnei Brak's residents could be infected. ... read more


Projected ventilator demand 'outstrips the capacity' of national stockpile, FEMA tells Congress
Agency officials acknowledged struggling with procuring masks, saying it's like "chasing rabbits in an open field," House Oversight Committee Democrats said. ... read more


European countries develop new ways to tackle domestic violence during lockdowns
“Women, stuck in their own homes, are facing serious trouble and asking for help,” Lella Paladino, of an Italian association that provides support to abused women, said. ... read more


DOJ's coronavirus response could lead to lasting reforms — or scary power grabs
If done right, the Justice Department may come out the other side of this pandemic with lasting criminal justice reforms. If done wrong, the opposite could be true. ... read more


'Act as though it's going to be a lot longer': American in Wuhan warns U.S. over lockdowns
“No one would have anticipated that it would be this long,” said American Benjamin Wilson, who has been in lockdown in Wuhan for more than two months. ... read more


How New York City's oldest hospital prepared for the coronavirus
New York City's oldest hospital moved at breakneck speed to accommodate an influx of COVID-19 patients, its chief medical officer told NBC News. ... read more


Should millionaire soccer stars take a pay cut to ease coronavirus pain?
"The first thing Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution," the country's health minister said. ... read more


As unemployment skyrockets, should the government be doing more to supplement companies?
In Europe, generous employment subsidies encourage "labor hoarding" in a crisis, thereby reducing the number of near-term job losses. ... read more


CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says he lost 13 pounds in 3 days from coronavirus
The CNN anchor said he has also experienced headaches, high fever, blurry vision and extreme fatigue, with symptoms intensifying at night. ... read more


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Record number of unemployed Americans will stress state Medicaid programs
"This is a quick enough shock that it could be a huge financial burden on Medicaid systems across the states," one researcher said. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3293251/200402-donald-trump-ew-1215p_447f50e515b401627cea940e0dbd66be.jpg
Trump admin's lack of a unified national coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts
Each day that passes without a national strategy, the experts say, will raise the ultimate U.S. death toll from the coronavirus. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294481/200403-anthony-fauci-mn-0850_50969b883552e635fde01a682222d216.jpg
Fauci: 'I don't understand' why all states are not under stay-at-home orders
As of Friday, 39 states and Washington, D.C., were under stay-at-home orders while 11 states have not issued statewide stay-at-home orders. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294141/200402-face-mask-brooklyn-coronavirus-ac-1102p_bbc992a94249f8b830434a4b304bc338.jpg
U.S. expected to recommend masks in hot spots
Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday's coronavirus briefing. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3293756/200402-spanish-flu-red-cross-1918_c2e688bea45426082cdfa13251578616.jpg
Making all Americans wear masks won't end coronavirus. Here's what might.
In 1918, Americans took comfort in wearing masks. Today, their descendants may be taking false comfort in thinking a few thin layers will prevent infection. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294636/200403-bill-withers-2020-ew-1034a_81bf55f2bc7d170de041c8c26150ae8c.jpg
'Lean on Me' singer Bill Withers dies at 81
His death from heart complications comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with health care workers and more posting their own renditions of “Lean on Me.” ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3293366/200402-alexandra-carmina-al-1307_3bb33938a9a20b65482b5335b50bf09d.jpg
Houston hasn't reported a surge of coronavirus cases. But its hospitals tell a different story.
A jump in hospital admissions suggests that most coronavirus cases have gone undetected in America's fourth biggest city. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3292031/200401-north-river-outfitter-ew-226p_6bb1f6b780f6106b10f8255ff448da8d.jpg
A little-known industry has lent billions to America's small businesses. Now the bills are due.
Small businesses have borrowed billions from unregulated merchant cash advance companies. Now, amid the coronavirus crisis, the lenders have come for their money. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294026/200402-spring-break-beach-ac-720p_d5a876d580336e6fc3ab2e72ec698c19.jpg
Students who canceled ill-fated spring break trip say they aren't getting refunds
The trip was arranged by JusCollege, which reassured students they would be safe on the trip despite the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_13/3284881/200326-uss-theodore-roosevelt-ew-203p_3917c8607fff625be0c3fb29084acd20.jpg
Navy relieves captain of coronavirus-plagued USS Theodore Roosevelt after he sounded alarm
The Navy relieved the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294451/200403-child-video-chat-al-0826_90c897ad97389b09b6c281c7799af93a.jpg
Children — but also parents — adapt to life over video chat
With many parts of the U.S. now almost a month into seemingly open-ended orders to stay home, the novelty of moving life online has begun to wear off. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294301/200403-3tel-aviv-corona-virus-mc-1140_2b72a457c9fc4368745118172e1c79dc.JPG
Israel locks down ultra-Orthodox city hit hard by coronavirus
One health care expert has told the Israeli Parliament he believed almost 40 percent of Bnei Brak's residents could be infected. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3293526/200402-ppe-coronavirus-test-cs-318p_48c3043de3c0d1c5f5721ad169360543.jpg
Projected ventilator demand 'outstrips the capacity' of national stockpile, FEMA tells Congress
Agency officials acknowledged struggling with procuring masks, saying it's like "chasing rabbits in an open field," House Oversight Committee Democrats said. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3292151/200401-rome-al-1523_b2344fdb4fd29f1527d92a3149605b16.jpg
European countries develop new ways to tackle domestic violence during lockdowns
“Women, stuck in their own homes, are facing serious trouble and asking for help,” Lella Paladino, of an Italian association that provides support to abused women, said. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3293636/200402-william-barr-ew-431p_35697f0a968b19ce2af6e3736ec2de6d.jpg
DOJ's coronavirus response could lead to lasting reforms — or scary power grabs
If done right, the Justice Department may come out the other side of this pandemic with lasting criminal justice reforms. If done wrong, the opposite could be true. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3291456/200401-wuhan-china-mc-1245_9e358fb2677961f2cb6d9c8f377a934a.JPG
'Act as though it's going to be a lot longer': American in Wuhan warns U.S. over lockdowns
“No one would have anticipated that it would be this long,” said American Benjamin Wilson, who has been in lockdown in Wuhan for more than two months. ... read more


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How New York City's oldest hospital prepared for the coronavirus
New York City's oldest hospital moved at breakneck speed to accommodate an influx of COVID-19 patients, its chief medical officer told NBC News. ... read more


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Should millionaire soccer stars take a pay cut to ease coronavirus pain?
"The first thing Premier League footballers can do is make a contribution," the country's health minister said. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294331/200403-jobs-report-al-0716_7cb8b84fc96259f6c6cbec19d3fc3759.jpg
As unemployment skyrockets, should the government be doing more to supplement companies?
In Europe, generous employment subsidies encourage "labor hoarding" in a crisis, thereby reducing the number of near-term job losses. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3294831/200403-chris-cuomo-al-1220_9ce0ab806077feba65dc66d4c85cfd03.jpg
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says he lost 13 pounds in 3 days from coronavirus
The CNN anchor said he has also experienced headaches, high fever, blurry vision and extreme fatigue, with symptoms intensifying at night. ... read more


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