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Opinion | Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin
Wren McDonald The extraordinary rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led many people to worry that this market is a giant bubble. Many,…
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Opinion | The love affair with John Kelly won’t end well
White House chief of staff John F. Kelly listens as President Trump speaks during a meeting on tax policy with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the…
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7 hours ago
A guide to dealing with another Patriots Super Bowl
So here we are again. The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl , a development even non-Tony Romos could’ve predicted. If you’re a Patriots fan, then…
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7 hours ago
Scientists Identify Centipedes' Deadly Weapon
Email Researchers have identified the lethal toxin that centipedes use to disable, kill and eat prey that are much larger than them. When centipedes bite, they…
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The Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Oscar Nominations
Rachel Morrison on the set of “Mudbound.” Steve Dietl/Netflix The Oscar nominations on Tuesday included many of the usual suspects (like Meryl Streep, with her…
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Ecuador’s president calls Julian Assange ‘more than a nuisance’ - The Washington Post
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange comes to the balcony of the Ecuadoran Embassy to address the media in London on Feb. 5, 2016. (Ben Steansall/AFP/Getty Images)…
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8 hours ago
Population estimates for user-drawn shapes on a map
NASA has built a service for estimating populations , part of which is a map hosted by Columbia on which you can draw a circle or a shape and the map will give…
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20 hours ago
What’s Scary About Shutting Down the C.D.C.
“Having the government shut down—particularly during a bad flu season, in a setting of outbreaks—could very well cost American lives,” a furloughed employee at…
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20 hours ago
The Patriots’ Marvellous Comeback Against the Jaguars, and the Muddled Joy of Rooting for the Bad Guys
Tom Brady, despite an injury to his throwing hand, led the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his career. Photograph by C.J. Gunther / EPA /…
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20 hours ago
After the Mudslides, an Absence in Montecito
In the devastated area, houses vanished, trees were uprooted like weeds, and the slurry of mud and ash rose as high as fifteen feet in some places. Photograph…
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20 hours ago
Cheating and change... and clues about the Iran and NK wars.
== Cheaters: Have we had enough? == I've inveighed elsewhere against the wide variety of ways that the Confederate lords and their devoted foot-soldiery slam…
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20 hours ago
Science Updates!
== We are still busy, even while sabotaged == Among my messages that get the most buzz, is proclaiming that we need to be militant and proud! This spectacular…
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20 hours ago
OpEdNews|You Don't Need a Telescope to Find a
From Truthdig ( Image by Mr Fish/Truthdig) Permission Details DMCA - Advertisement - I covered the war in El Salvador for five years. It was a peasant uprising…
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20 hours ago
America, Oprah is Not Your Savior
Oprah Winfrey’s remarkable Golden Globes speech rocked not only the event’s A-list attendees, but almost all of America. Winfrey cited the under-told story of…
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20 hours ago
Trump Appointee Resigns After Perfectly Reflecting the Trump Administration's Views on Everything - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Just had to update CNN’s headline on the resignation of Carl Higbie , who said absolutely nothing that Trump and many of his supporters don’t also think. On…
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20 hours ago
Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs
W ork is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially…
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20 hours ago
The intricate, ancient bronze-casting process that ends with a satisfying crunch | Aeon Videos
The intricate, ancient bronze-casting process that ends with a satisfying crunch The lost-wax technique (also known as lost-wax casting or cire-perdue in…
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20 hours ago
Sprouted Wheat Pain de Mie - Flourish - King Arthur Flour
When I first started baking seriously in 1996, I focused on making crusty hearth breads. It wasn’t long, though, before I was I intrigued by other styles of…
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20 hours ago
Lipavi Sous Vide Container — Tools and Toys
When you first dip into the world of sous vide cooking , you’ll often find people recommending that you use a restaurant-grade polycarbonate container just for…
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20 hours ago
The Field Company № 10 Cast Iron Skillet — Tools and Toys
In March 2016, I wrote about a Kickstarter project for the Field Skillet , a #8-sized cast iron skillet made in the style of those in the early 1900s: Unlike…
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20 hours ago
Wobble Chess Set by Umbra — Tools and Toys
We’ve posted a few of Umbra’s products around here in the past, and they’re always something a bit different from the norm but still nifty. Today’s example is…
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20 hours ago
Sensor Swabs
Cleans delicate optical and hard to reach imaging surfaces I shoot a lot of photos with my DSLR camera. I also teach a photography course and am responsible for…
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20 hours ago
MEASUREMENTS: Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Adaptor (CES 2018 Creative Super X-Fi audio, and A/C cable "proof"?)
Ludicrous combination of iPhone 6, Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, and Sennheiser HD800 :-). Well, as you likely already know, since the iPhone 7 , Apple has…
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20 hours ago
“Another Nut Job”: Trump Fumes That Kelly “Thinks He’s Running Things”
John Kelly speaks to Donald Trump as he participates in a bilateral meeting at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, November 7, 2017. From AP/REX/Shutterstock.…
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Belichick & Saban: The stories behind a friendship
They agreed to meet in West Point, N.Y., at a little hotel with a name neither can remember. For two men with deep connections to Navy, the locale was a…
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yesterday
How to Raise a Prodigy
The result of cramming kids isn’t as predictable as enthusiasts hope or critics fear. Illustration by Golden Cosmos We know we’ve come to a crossroads when…
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yesterday
Why It’s So Hard to Calculate What You’ll Pay for College - The New York Times
Smith College in Northampton, Mass., began offering more merit aid a few years ago in the form of $10,000 annual scholarships, but offers little information on…
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yesterday
For better science, call off the revolutionaries - The Boston Globe
Even in science , revolutions often go far beyond reason. This year, let’s hope that scientists of all stripes — but especially social psychologists — will slow…
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yesterday
The Lies Facebook Tells Itself (and Us)
Mark Zuckerberg on a tractor in Blanchardville, Wis., in April Mark Zuckerberg informed us a few days ago that he would be rewiring our information landscape.…
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yesterday
CES 2018: Real Advances, Real Progress, Real Questions
CES 2018. All photos by author unless noted. Suggested reading: Read the intro then scan through looking for pictures that are in your area of interest. Each…
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yesterday
Conservatives Shake Their Heads at the Stormy Daniels S---storm
John Podhoretz speaks during “The First Amendment Resistance” panel during the BookExpo 2017 at Javits Center on June 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo by John…
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4 days ago
Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Eat A Tide Pod
If you've been on the internet in the past week, you've probably read that people are eating Tide Pods for fun. View this post on You'd like to believe nobody…
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4 days ago
'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of 'Breaking Bad'
Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: Breaking Bad , a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school teacher so desperate for cash…
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4 days ago
Borrow $5,000, repay $42,000 — How super high-interest loans have boomed in California – Los Angeles Times
JoAnn Hesson, sick with diabetes for years, was desperate. After medical bills for a leg amputation and kidney transplant wiped out most of her retirement nest…
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4 days ago
My year of living ignorantly: I entered a news blackout the day Trump was elected
Life and style Being a news junkie left me well-informed but simmering with rage. Unplugging from the media made me feel better, but is it a cop-out?…
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4 days ago
Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned
Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, on Wednesday in Washington. He attended the meeting on immigration with President Trump last week. Erin Schaff…
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4 days ago
Opinion | What will Republicans say to justify condoning Trump’s racist remarks?
President Trump spoke on his tax and economic plan on Thursday in Coraopolis, Pa. (Evan Vucci/AP) Led by the Congressional Black Caucus, about 130 House…
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4 days ago
Opinion | The man-child in the White House reels wildly out of control
President Trump. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The rude, petulant man-child in the Oval Office is reeling ever more wildly out of control, and those who cynically or…
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4 days ago
Opinion | A Modest Immigration Proposal: Ban Jews.
Until his dying day, my dad’s Uncle Bern was a communist sympathizer. I remember him as an affable old man with a gracious wife who made a modest living selling…
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5 days ago
Fear of the Federal Government in the Ranchlands of Oregon
I took the eastern route from Idaho, on a day of freezing rain, over the Strawberry Mountains, into the broad John Day River Basin, in Oregon. I was used to…
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5 days ago
Analysis | The Democrat Trump should fear the most in 2020 — and it’s not Oprah
More than half of Americans are uninterested in keeping President Trump around for a second term, according to a new poll. But to be fair, considering his…
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5 days ago
Opinion | Is Trump’s doctor okay?
White House physician Ronny Jackson addresses reporters Tuesday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) Examining the White House physician’s briefing on President Trump’s…
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5 days ago
Opinion | How the Republicans are blowing their blame game
The Republican gambit to blame Democrats — who control neither the House, Senate nor White House — for failure to keep the government running was always a long…
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5 days ago
Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners
Donald Trump President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the media Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington…
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5 days ago
How to Write 100,000 Words Per Day, Every Day
Most people don’t believe me when I tell them I write 100,000 words every day of my life. If I’m being totally honest, 100,000 is probably just a baseline…
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5 days ago
In the coldest village on Earth, eyelashes freeze, dinner is frozen and temperatures sink to -88F
© Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post In this photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, Anastasia Gruzdeva poses for selfie as the Temperature…
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5 days ago
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech
For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure…
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5 days ago
Opinion | What if Trump had said dung heap?
President Trump in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Tuesday. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency/Rex/Shutterstock) CAMDEN, S.C.…
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6 days ago
Opinion | What Flake got right -- and wrong
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today delivered one in a promised series of floor speeches. He started off with a bang: 2017 was a year which saw the truth –…
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6 days ago
Full text: Jeff Flake on Trump speech transcript
Prepared remarks for Sen. Jeff Flake, who delivered a speech to the Senate on Jan. 17, 2018. Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us…
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6 days ago
Opinion | Mr. President, stop attacking the press
Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. (Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters) John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate. After…
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6 days ago
This is why the Stormy Daniels story is so dangerous
There are credible allegations that the President of the United States engaged in an affair with an adult film actress, paid her over $100,000 to keep quiet…
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6 days ago
The Case for New California
California was once the land of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and John Birch socialites; a state that revolted against taxes and immigrants before it was cool.…
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6 days ago
Judge hears suit on Trump White House use of encrypted apps
The judge also seemed reluctant to embark on an unbounded, free-range inquiry into whether the Trump White House is policing its staff's compliance with record…
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6 days ago
The rise and fall of Bitcoin - Tales from the crypto
THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day,…
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6 days ago
Women’s March 2.0: How fiery emotions became fuel for activism
Politics Colorado Politics Activated women focused on keeping the energy flowing on the streets and the ballot Andy Cross, The Denver Post Tens of thousands of…
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6 days ago
The Stick Is an Unsung Hero of Human Evolution - Issue 56: Perspective - Nautilus
I n April 1997, at the snooker world championship held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Ronnie O’Sullivan stepped up to the table to play a frame in what…
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6 days ago
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid T he sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an…
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6 days ago
A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen
A tsunami of sick people has swamped hospitals in many parts of the country in recent weeks as a severe flu season has taken hold. In Rhode Island, hospitals…
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6 days ago
50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968
An American lieutenant carried a wounded South Vietnamese Ranger to an ambulance in February 1968, during the Tet offensive. Dang Van Phuoc/Associated Press It…
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6 days ago
Opinion | Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling
Crews cleaning up Refugio State Beach north of Goleta, Calif., in May 2015, after crude oil spilled from a pipeline. The Trump administration said this month…
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7 days ago
Opinion | Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham during a meeting at the White House last week. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters One day it’s all sun and sycophantic fun on one of the president’s fancy…
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7 days ago
Opinion | The President and the Porn Star
Donald Trump at a campaign rally in October 2016, about the time his lawyer, according to news reports, arranged a $130,000 payout to a porn star. Eric Thayer…
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7 days ago
Opinion | John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life
This year we’ve been so besieged by Donald Trump’s shriveled nature that we sometimes forget what full and courageous human life looks like. And so today I’d…
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7 days ago
Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms
The Nuclear Posture Review was written at the Pentagon and is being reviewed by the White House. Charles Dharapak/Associated Press WASHINGTON — A newly drafted…
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7 days ago
Opinion | Raging, isolated Trump retreats deeper into his bubble
THE MORNING PLUM: President Trump, having clearly spent the morning absorbed in the careful study of immigration issues, just unleashed this thoughtful and…
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7 days ago
Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting
(CNN) Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars of a bipartisan immigration deal.…
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7 days ago
Opinion | Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump’s behalf
There is no honor among anti-immigrant advocates and liars, I suppose. After dutifully lying on behalf of the president regarding his abhorrent language…
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7 days ago
Black Label Diamond Coating Application Guide
With the introduction of Diamond Paint, Glass, Wheel, and Surface coatings from Pinnacle Black Label, protecting your vehicle for the long haul has never been…
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7 days ago
Times of change: male behavior, boomer crankiness
I’ve long held that Rebecca Solnit is one of the best essayists in the modern era. I’ve reviewed some of her books and deem A Paradise Built in Hell, to be of…
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7 days ago
New Book — Manheim & Watts, “The Limits of Presidential Power: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law”
A comprehensive and accurate description of the powers of the President of the United States. The book is intended primarily to benefit non-lawyers in…
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7 days ago
Listen: Deep house mix of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" (1989)
From 1989, Fingers Inc.'s beautiful mix of "Can You Feel It" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.
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7 days ago
Vansky Motion-Activated Bed Light — Tools and Toys
If you’re the type who commonly gets up in the middle of the night to get a drink of water or take a trip to the bathroom, these motion-activated bed lights can…
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7 days ago
The least racist person in the world doesn't talk about it
(CNN) Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your home and over the course of watching…
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8 days ago
Guns or marijuana? Firearm-owning cannabis users facing a choice
Published: • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 12:31 am HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use…
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8 days ago
Peter Thiel, "libertarian," wants to buy Gawker's archive, which would give him the power to censor stories he didn't like
Libertarian wisdom holds that "the answer to bad speech is more speech," but if you're a Peter Thiel libertarian (that is, the kind of "freedom lover" who…
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8 days ago
Opinion | Trump’s Threat to Democracy
Chang W. Lee/The New York Times Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a…
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8 days ago
9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!) | SimplyRecipes.com
It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili! Whether you like your chili with beans…
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8 days ago
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe | SimplyRecipes.com
Tater tots plus eggs plus sausage equals a one-skillet breakfast casserole you can eat all week long. Call it a hot dish or call it a tater tot casserole,…
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8 days ago
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