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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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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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'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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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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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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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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20 hours 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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20 hours 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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20 hours 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2 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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2 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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2 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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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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2 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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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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2 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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2 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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2 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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3 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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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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 days ago
'Modernist Bread' — An Encyclopedia of Bread-Making — Tools and Toys
From the creators of Modernist Cuisine comes Modernist Bread , a five-volume book chronicling the history and science of bread-making in depth. This veritable…
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5 days ago
Students are mining cryptocurrency from their dorm rooms on college campuses — Quartz
Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident. In November 2016, he stumbled on…
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5 days ago
anil seth on sam harris - Google Search
Search Options All results Verbatim About 2,590,000 results #113 — Consciousness and the Self: Sam Harris https://www. samharris…
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5 days ago
Arsonist falcons suggest birds discovered fire before humans did
Home News Humans Life This Week 5 January 2018 Auscape International Pty Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo By Andy Coghlan Some birds of prey have learned to control fire,…
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5 days ago
Singularity Skepticism 2: Why Self-Improvement Isn’t Enough
[This is the second post in a series. The other posts are here: 1 3 4 ] Yesterday, I wrote about the AI Singularity, and why it won’t be a literal singularity,…
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5 days ago
Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens
Image by Jim Cooke Facebook has long said that it doesn’t use location data to make friend suggestions, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t thought about using it.…
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5 days ago
Status of Quantum computer hardware | NextBigFuture.com
D-Wave Systems has commercially sold 2000 qubit quantum annealing systems. D-Wave System announced reverse annealing. Reverse annealing lets programmers start…
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5 days ago
Edward Lucas: The Kremlin’s 20 toxic tactics
Photo: Kremlin.ru By Edward Lucas, for CEPA Human weakness means we find it is easier to admire problems than to solve them, to focus on the dangers we can see…
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5 days ago
Tesla Model 3: The First Serious Review
The most important car since the Model T is brilliant—with one big caveat. By Alex Roy New Cars Autopilot model 3 new cars Tesla Shop Alex Roy SHARE…
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Robo-sidekick: Ocado’s super-smart machine helps engineers fix machines by chatting and handing them tools
Sections Secondary menu Advertisement Robotics Ever need a second pair of hands? Ocado’s got you covered @1AlexL 11 Jan 2018 Advertisement You may never have…
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Fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics
Top stories The best fitness trackers to keep you healthy The best fitness trackers to keep you healthy 1 day ago From space bread to robot burgers, these are…
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5 days ago
Bitcoin is no longer the only game in crypto-currency town
IT STARTED as a joke. Dogecoin was launched in 2013 as a bitcoin parody, using as its mascot a Japanese shiba inu dog, a popular internet meme. The…
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5 days ago
If Facebook stops putting news in front of readers, will readers bother to go looking for it?
I gave a talk at NYU’s Studio 20 last month. It’s a review of the year in journalism innovation; I’ve given it at the program’s graduation each of the past four…
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5 days ago
Facebook’s Changes – Whither news? – Medium
[Disclosure: I raised $14 million from Facebook, the Craig Newmark and Ford foundations, and others to start the News Integrity Initiative . I personally…
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5 days ago
Resident Thought | La Posada at Park Center, Inc.
How do you manage your free time in retirement? Do you idle and see what happens next? Or, do you set goals to accomplish retirement experiences? Yes, we are…
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5 days ago
Opinion | No Place for 200,000 People to Go
Alex Wroblewski for The New York Times Will it affect my brothers?” That was the first thing the 23-year-old Salvadoran woman asked me about the Trump…
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5 days ago
Opinion | Congrats on Your Engagement! Now Learn to Fight
Jing Wei It’s peak “engagement season” — the span of time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day when, according to the website WeddingWire , more than a…
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5 days ago
Opinion | The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial
President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in December. Mr. Trump has described himself as “the least racist person that you’ve ever met.” Evan…
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5 days ago
Opinion | Is There Life After Liberalism?
A portrait of Alexis de Tocqueville by Théodore Chassériau. The political scientist and historian saw that liberalism depended largely on pre-liberal forces and…
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5 days ago
A close reading of Glenn Simpson's Trump-Russia testimony - LA Times
Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, released this week, is a tale of two research projects. One is about the financier turned…
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5 days ago
Opinion | Proud to Live in a Nation of Holers
European immigrants at Ellis Island, circa 1900, waiting for the ferry to New York City. Bettmann/Corbis As tourist destinations go, the Republic of Moldova —…
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5 days ago
Roko's basilisk - RationalWiki
Carefully, correctly LessWrong Singularity blues AI-box experiment Aumann's agreement theorem Cybernetic revolt Effective altruism Eliezer Yudkowsky Julia Galef…
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6 days ago
Macron’s War on Fake News - The Atlantic
World leaders and information gatekeepers have struggled to determine how best to address the epidemic of “fake news.” French President Emmanuel Macron joined…
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6 days ago
The President is Wrong to Accuse the FBI of Treason - Lawfare
With all of the attention paid to President Donald Trump’s confusing tweets about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and his profane description of…
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6 days ago
AMP letter
We are a community of individuals who have a significant interest in the development and health of the World Wide Web (“the Web”), and we are deeply concerned…
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6 days ago
Casting a $20 Million Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope - IEEE Spectrum
Building a mirror for any giant telescope is no simple feat. The sheer size of the glass, the nanometer precision of its curves, its carefully calculated…
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6 days ago
The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018 | The New Yorker
For every amusingly wrong prediction in “Toward the Year 2018,” a speculative book from 1968, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark. Illustration by Robert…
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6 days ago
Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary
This is the text of my keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December 2017. (You can also watch it on YouTube, but it runs to…
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6 days ago
Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away - The New York Times
BY THE GUN José Santos at a checkpoint near the entrance to Tancítaro. Fed up with both the cartels and the government, the people of Tancítaro pushed out both.…
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6 days ago
Articles and Stories We Do Not Want to Read or Edit - The Atlantic
Before memes, before the internet, there were just regular old cliches—text and imagery recycled and adapted across media. All cliches are memes, really, though…
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6 days ago
Colo. Sen. Cory Gardner expands on marijuana meeting with Jeff Sessions
Published: • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 9:05 am WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday provided additional details on his meeting Wednesday with U.S.…
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