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The Lawyer, the Addict
In July 2015, something was very wrong with my ex-husband, Peter. His behavior over the preceding 18 months had been erratic and odd. He could be angry and…
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8 days ago
How to Sell a Billion-Dollar Myth Like a French Girl
You know it’s a racket, but you click anyway. You already know what it’s going to say: Showing less skin is ultimately sexier than wearing something too short…
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11 days ago
BECU Online Banking
Welcome to BECU Online Banking. Please sign in with your User ID and Password: User ID Password Forgot your Password? Forgot your User ID? Not a member? Sign up…
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12 days ago
[Easy Chair] | Occupied Territory, by Rebecca Solnit | Harper's Magazine
O ne morning, as I walked on the quiet, mostly wooded King Mountain trail above San Francisco Bay, a dog not much smaller than I and possessed of much sharper…
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13 days ago
The Strategy of No Strategy
Strategy is everywhere in our society. But strategy in practice seems to be a cruel and even silly joke. I learned that the hard way when I went to college long…
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15 days ago
America’s Future Is Texas
When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies at…
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21 days ago
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Send Cash
Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western Union offices around the globe began to notice something strange. The world’s largest money transfer company,…
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4 weeks ago
What’s Wrong With the Democrats?
The strategy was simple . A demographic wave—long-building, still-building—would carry the party to victory, and liberalism to generational advantage. The wave…
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4 weeks ago
As she operated on babies' birth defects, a doctor hid her own diagnosis
H OUSTON — For many years, Dr. Mary Austin could count on one hand the people who knew. There was her close friend through middle school, who helped her pee by…
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5 weeks ago
China’s Mistress-Dispellers
Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing…
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5 weeks ago
Inside Gwyneth Paltrow’s ridiculous Goop summit
LOS ANGELES — Gwyneth Paltrow’s inaugural health-and-wellness summit on Saturday kicked off just as you’d expect: well-groomed women wearing yoga pants and…
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5 weeks ago
The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning
O n a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest…
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6 weeks ago
The lost genius of the Post Office
Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Postal Museum In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative…
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6 weeks ago
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Nuts
At 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, an orange Freightliner tractor-trailer arrived at Crain Walnut Shelling in Los Molinos, California. The truck’s…
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8 weeks ago
The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks
At Fountain Court Chambers in central London, the senior clerk is called Alex Taylor. A trim, bald 54-year-old who favors Italian suiting, Taylor isn’t actually…
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8 weeks ago
And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead - Lightspeed Magazine
The mobster has a gun pressed to Rack’s forehead. The mobster has a god-shitting gun pressed to her partner’s fucking forehead, and the only thing Rhye can do…
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10 weeks ago
The Doomsday Glacier
In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming planet. Thwaites…
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10 weeks ago
Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.
Keith Olbermann doesn’t look much like a warrior. His gray hair is giving way to white, his midsection threatens the buttons of his sport coats and he walks…
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11 weeks ago
How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas
Posters advertising screenings at the 12th Pyongyang International Film Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo by Ian Timberlake/AFP/Getty Laya Maheshwari is…
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11 weeks ago
The United States of Work
Work no longer works. “You need to acquire more skills,” we tell young job seekers whose résumés at 22 are already longer than their parents’ were at 32. “Work…
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11 weeks ago
Our world outsmarts us
When mulling over possible reasons for the alarming nastiness associated with the recent presidential election in the United States, I am reminded of my…
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11 weeks ago
Operation Streamline
The last person to be sentenced was a young woman, Ms. Galvez. All the other women and men had been escorted, in handcuffs, waist chains, and leg shackles, out…
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11 weeks ago
Where oil rigs go to die
I t was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on…
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11 weeks ago
Dave Eggers' short short stories
Fiction Short short stories Accident Shares 53 53 Dave Eggers First published on Friday 15 April 2005 20.01 EDT You all get out of your cars. You are alone in…
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11 weeks ago
Collateral - Lightspeed Magazine
They got Becker out in eight minutes flat, left the bodies on the sand for whatever scavengers the Sixth Extinction hadn’t yet managed to kill off. Munsin…
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11 weeks ago
How Trump Could Get Fired
Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns. In only a few…
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11 weeks ago
Football 3.0 is coming. This is what it will look like
Published May 1, 2017 Football as we know it is done, because the lawyers are here. When the lawyers arrive, things as you know them are over. After making an…
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11 weeks ago
Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.
WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to…
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april 2017
‘The Ocean Is Boiling’: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
On January 28th, 1969, crude oil and gas erupted from a platform off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Alarm over the disaster reverberated around the…
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april 2017
[Report] | Snowden’s Box, Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge | Harper's Magazine
MAHARIDGE I t was a frigid winter, and the Manhattan loft was cold — very cold. Something was wrong with the gas line and there was no heat. In a corner,…
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april 2017
Beyond right or wrong, beyond fact or fake, lies sincerity – Faisal Devji | Aeon Essays
A generation ago, the philosopher Judith Shklar at Harvard argued that hypocrisy is one of the ordinary vices. By mimicking virtue, Shklar pointed out, the…
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april 2017
Tim Kaine is back at his old Senate job. It’s never seemed more important.
It was mid-November, and Tim Kaine was not going to be vice president of the United States after all, and some of his fellow senators had an invitation: “They…
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april 2017
Going It Alone
It's the spring of 2016, and I’m ten miles south of Damascus, Virginia, where an annual celebration called Trail Days has just wrapped up. Last night,…
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april 2017
Netflix, Amazon, and the End of Independent Film As We Know It
Twenty-five years ago, films emerging from festivals like Sundance disrupted the movie business, producing subversive filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and…
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april 2017
The Long Con
M itt Romney is a liar. Of course, in some sense, all politicians, even all human beings, are liars. Romney’s lying went so over-the-top extravagant by this…
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april 2017
The Long, Lucrative Right-wing Grift Is Blowing Up in the World's Face
Illustration: Jim Cooke/FMG If you want to understand intra-GOP warfare, the decision-making process of our president, the implosion of the Republican…
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april 2017
Death of a Dystopian
David Crowley began keeping a journal in April of 2014. He was twenty-eight years old, and he lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota, with his wife, Komel, and their…
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april 2017
Why cops shoot | investigations | Tampa Bay Times
Miami Beach police officers shoot and kill robbery suspect David Winesett, 51. [Image from 2015 YouTube video] WHY COPS SHOOT An unprecedented review of Florida…
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april 2017
Six Degrees Of Trump Opposition
M any of the early struggles of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to be self-inflicted: a leader with little experience in government or politics, an…
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april 2017
Whispers in the Vomit Vale.
The hatch closed at our backs, swallowing us in brief darkness; it brightened to dim twilight as our eyes adjusted to luciferin constellations glowing dimly on…
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april 2017
The Baby Goat Murders
This story first appeared in the July 2000 issue of Men's Journal. I saw the son of a bitch while I was up on my tractor, running the rotary cutter along a wall…
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april 2017
Your Boss’s Big Little Secret
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . I celand recently decided its laws preventing…
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april 2017
What Nate Missed
The new issue of Jacobin , “ Journey to the Dark Side ,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount . T he pundits and pollsters have been…
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april 2017
Lipstick Fascism
Anytime they [the Left] talk about the alt-right, they make it sound like it’s just about a bunch of guys in basements. They don’t mention that these guys have…
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april 2017
Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred – Ben Thomas | Aeon Ideas
From 'Le Livre des merveilles de Marco Polo'. Courtesy Biblioteque Nationale, Paris Ben Thomas is a journalist telling stories from the frontiers of science,…
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april 2017
PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming Home
Brace Belden can’t remember exactly when he decided to give up his life as a punk-rocker turned florist turned boxing-gym manager in San Francisco, buy a plane…
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april 2017
Love in the Time of Cryptography
Love in the Time of Cryptography How security software and encryption created an old-fashioned romance. (Illustration by Daniel Stolle) I’ ll tell you this much…
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april 2017
How Clown Pants Saved My Life
Last January, after a lifetime on the East Coast, my then fiancée, Amanda, and I moved from New York to Los Angeles and promptly fell to hapless pieces. Our…
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april 2017
From Horror Stories to Brotherly Goofs, Podcasts Head to Network TV and Streaming Platforms
In 1950, CBS convinced comedian Lucille Ball to bring her radio show, My Favorite Husband, to TV, giving life to I Love Lucy. If a radio program can make the…
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april 2017
A Brief History of Random Numbers
A Brief History of Random Numbers Roman 12mm dice, The Portable Antiquities Scheme/ The Trustees of the British Museum (CC BY-SA 2.0) “As an instrument for…
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april 2017
Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up
Published on March 30, 2017 BEAVERTON, ALA. The lobby at the pain-management clinic had become crowded with patients, so relatives had gone outside to their…
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april 2017
ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It
The main SportsCenter studio at ESPN ’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., is a blue-lit box. The ceiling is as high as a cathedral’s, and there’s enough floor…
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march 2017
How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace
July 23, 2015 was the eve of Joseph Lloyd Keller's 19th birthday. The Cleveland, Tennessee, native had been spending the summer between his freshman and…
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march 2017
Why Trump’s ties to Russia would be way worse than Watergate
At 5:25 am on Monday, March 20, Donald J. Trump logged onto Twitter and “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia.…
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march 2017
I Can't Have Enough Mothers
Gillian Jacobs on the "bonus moms" she has collected over the years. version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"? By Mar 29, 2017 GIF Katty Huertas…
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march 2017
Tom Perriello Is Not Bernie Sanders
T he first time I saw Tom Perriello, he was walking slowly down a light-soaked hall at Reagan National Airport, hands stuffed in his pockets, head bent in a…
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march 2017
Trump vs. Congress: Now What? - NYTimes.com
O n Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with…
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march 2017
Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse
Photograph by Spencer Lowell for Fortune December 3, 2016, 8:00 AM EDT Culture is its edge—but even a phenomenal company faces threats. You would never guess by…
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march 2017
Puyallup Restorative Correctional Facility
Sgt. Winnette Young and language instructor Amber Hayward with drums and necklaces inmates have made as they experience healing from embracing their culture and…
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march 2017
The Russia Connection
Sam Harris Podcast Latest Debates Ethics Politics War In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Anne Applebaum about Russia’s meddling in…
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march 2017
This is what slavery looks like today, in the eyes of slavers – Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick | Aeon Essays
I liked Aanan as soon as I met him. My field notes read: ‘What a nice guy, you can just see from his face.’ Open-faced and conversational, he was enthusiastic…
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march 2017
On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider
In twenty-first-century America, what happens to a young woman who has wised up and quit a faith-based ideology that ordains the second-class status of women,…
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march 2017
What it would take to impeach president Trump
Conflicts of interest. Authoritarian tendencies. Finances obscured from public view. Secret ties to Russian oligarchs. There are those who have speculated that…
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march 2017
The Enduring, Anxious Appeal of Gray
Looking back, I should have realized it sooner, this problem that I have. The only excuse I can give is that introspection often takes time, and it’s only…
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march 2017
Your “Lean Daily Management” Approach Would Be Even Better with Some Simple Statistical Methods
For a long time, many of us have taught that Lean is more than a set of tools, more than Kaizen Events and projects. As Toyota teaches today , through its TSSC…
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march 2017
How ambient music can help ease the trauma of the ICU – Charles Fernyhough | Aeon Essays
It’s an odd gig, even for musicians who are used to some odd venues. For one thing, we can’t see our audience. It’s not that we haven’t attracted many people,…
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march 2017
Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death
I n the plans that exist for the death of the Queen – and there are many versions, held by Buckingham Palace, the government and the BBC – most envisage that…
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march 2017
The Right to Remain Silent
Ableism, the English to prison pipeline, and the plight of deaf inmates BORN into a working-class family with six children, Felix Garcia was plagued by ear…
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march 2017
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’
‘I Shouldn’t Be Here’ The shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub claimed 49 lives and altered countless others. Nine months later, the tragedy still shapes three…
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march 2017
Betsy DeVos' Holy War on Education
A few weeks after September 11th, 2001, with the nation reeling from the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., about 400 or so of the country's…
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march 2017
Understanding the Dark, Loud, and Stinky Cities of the 18th Century
Urbanites navigated narrow streets by touch, sound, and smell. (Charles Soulier/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) How did 18th-century urban…
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march 2017
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself
Gillian Jacobs: Learning How to Act Like Myself An actress, director, and only child reflects on being herself. By (Photo courtesy of Gillian Jacobs)…
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march 2017
Out of Print: Anita Loos
Love' s Gillian Jacobs explores the history of the Hollywood screenwriter Anita Loos. By (VERITY SLADE) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When I started…
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march 2017
The Iron Maidens of the Bronx
(RACHEL LEVIT RUIZ) Violet Killy and Jenny Li were both on the Bronx High School of Science's all-girls robotics team, the Fe Maidens, before they graduated…
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march 2017
The Lenny Interview: Megan Smith
The chief technology officer of the United States wants to use data to create change. By (MARJA DE SANCTIS) Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In 2009,…
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march 2017
Department of Justification - NYTimes.com
O ne night in September 2014, when he was chief executive of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon hosted cocktails and dinner at the Washington townhouse where he…
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march 2017
I’m Renting a Dog?
After her family’s shiba inu died of cancer, Dawn Sabins decided to surprise her 7-year-old son with a new puppy. In March 2015, she dropped into a San…
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march 2017
Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement
Dan Winters It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously…
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march 2017
The Hunt for the Perfect Sugar
When the history of sugar is written, 2016 may go down as the year its image turned. Sure, we always knew those sweet white crystals could rot teeth and cause…
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february 2017
Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War
1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”— aktivniye…
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february 2017
How to Understand Extreme Numbers - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
Galaxy collision | Illustration by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr T he late statistics wizard Hans Rosling, who died this month at age 68, brought at…
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february 2017
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