Bacteria sickens more than 500 at Tennessee zipline center

Tennessee authorities say E. coli bacteria caused the sickness that affected more than 500 people at a zipline attraction
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Correction: Zipline-E Coli story

Correction: Zipline-E Coli story
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Dolly Parton receives award named after her in Tennessee

Country music star Dolly Parton has been honored with a leadership award that is named after her
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Tennessee editorial roundup

Summary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials
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Tennessee health investigation of zipline illness continues

The Tennessee Department of Health says its investigation continues into gastrointestinal illness that affected more than 500 people who visited a zipline attraction
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Court asked to monitor Chemours' messages to plaintiffs

Lawyers for residents suing a company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant have asked a federal judge to supervise communications between the defendant and their clients
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Murphy seeks change to rules to end engineer shortage

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he wants legislators to change residency rules so New Jersey Transit can hire more engineers to address a shortage
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2 works of art return to Waterloo parks

Two unsanctioned art pieces previously removed from Waterloo parks have been approved to be put back up.
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Teen preparing for college dies crashing car into library

A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community library in upstate New York
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Attorney General: OK to post list of write-in candidates

Kentucky's attorney general says it is OK for election officials to post a list of certified write-in candidates at polling places
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Report: Massive fire tornado killed California firefighter

Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 centigrade)
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Man steals seafood, beer from restaurant

Police say a man broke into a Rhode Island restaurant and made off with seafood and beer
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Dishwasher pleads guilty to stabbing chef at restaurant

A former dishwasher at a Massachusetts restaurant has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison for stabbing his boss last fall
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New Orleans park's beignet battle rolls on as lease revoked

A famed New Orleans beignet and coffee shop will avoid being displaced by a competitor at one of the country's oldest urban parks for now
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Johnson praises Kavanaugh, expects Senate confirmation

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is praising President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, saying he expects swift confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh
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18-year-old teenager dies from injuries in library crash

A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community library in upstate New York
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School workers donate sick days to help Florida teacher

A Florida teacher who ran out of sick days while fighting cancer can now take more days off for treatment thanks to his coworkers at Palm Beach Gardens High School who donated their sick days.
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North Carolina county school board votes to stop spanking

Corporal punishment will end in one North Carolina county's schools
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Texas couple races against time to treat son's rare disease

A Dallas-area couple whose 6-year-old son has an ultra rare genetic disorder must raise $300,000 to launch the medical experiments that may prove beneficial in treating the boy
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The Latest: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
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Taxpayers foot bill for Pennsylvania politician's car wrecks

State records show that a Pennsylvania state representative has had three car accidents in three years _ with repairs and insurance claims covered by state taxpayers
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Ski resort owner to fix child labor violations, pay penalty

A company that runs ski resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts has agreed to resolve child labor law violations and pay a penalty of over $21,500
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DA sees hopeful signs in East Baton Rouge parish murder rate

The East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney is cautiously optimistic the parish may have turned a corner in combatting crime but says the murder rate is still too high.
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Woman sues surgeon who wrongly removed her kidney

An Iowa woman is suing a Sioux Falls surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her kidneys
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Woman swept into lake by flash flood called 911, loved ones

A woman who survived being swept into one of the Finger Lakes by a flash flood says she called 911 and her family to say she didn't think she'd survive the ordeal
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Oklahoma lawmakers criticize state audit of Veterans Affairs

Oklahoma lawmakers are siding with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs after a state audit criticized the agency
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Ditech Financial to close Rapid City call center

A mortgage lending firm plans to close its call center in Rapid City that employs about 450 people
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Gianforte, Williams hold meetings on wilderness study areas

Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, are both bringing Gianforte's proposal to release hundreds of thousands of acres of land from study for federal protection to the forefront of the campaign
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Former school board member pleads guilty in sex assault

The former chairwoman of a Connecticut school board has pleaded guilty to her role in the sexual exploitation of a child
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Sheriff: Student airlifted after stabbing at Oklahoma school

Oklahoma authorities are investigating the stabbing of a student by another student at a small-town high school on the first day of classes
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Correction: Gerrymandering Lawsuit story

Correction: Gerrymandering Lawsuit story
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Mother sues Omaha over son's stun gun death

A mother has sued Omaha police over the death of her son who investigators say was shocked at least a dozen times with a stun gun and punched repeatedly while in custody
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Missouri auditor candidate faces questions over eligibility

A Missouri candidate who recently won a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about whether she's eligible to run
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3 die in car crash near Usk

The Washington State Patrol says that alcohol or drugs played a role in an auto crash in Pend Oreille County that killed three people
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Officials: Arrest made in crash death of off-duty officer

Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of an off-duty Wayne County sheriff's sergeant who was struck and dragged while jogging
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Man pleads guilty in shooting that killed man, injured 3

A man has pleaded guilty to murder charges stemming from a shooting two years ago that left a man dead and three women wounded
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'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, including Diana Ross, Clive Davis, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson and Lionel Richie
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Cause of seal deaths likely won't be known for weeks

The cause of a rash of seal deaths in Maine and New Hampshire likely won't be known for at least a couple of weeks as sample collections and tests are still needed
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Man charged with murder in stabbing of Kansas victim

A 49-year-old Paola man is charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabling last week in Shawnee
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Medical marijuana in Louisiana expected to be planted Friday

Louisiana's first legal crop of medical marijuana can be planted this week, after breakthrough on regulatory logjam
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Judge denies deadbeat dad's estate claim

A Milwaukee County judge says a man who abandoned his child at age 5 is not entitled to collect any money from a settlement in his son's wrongful death 20 years later
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State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

The state of Washington has not made a decision on whether it will kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle
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Bryant says special session for roads and bridges coming

Mississippi's governor says he will call lawmakers into special session next week to consider more money for transportation
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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, say the 24-hour drug overdose total from a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has increased to 76 as investigators try to determine exactly what sickened the victims
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Judge: Cop who shot naked man not entitled to immunity

A judge says a white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran isn't entitled to immunity based on self-defense
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Bike share contract nearly finalized for Champaign-Urbana

Agreements are almost finalized for Champaign-Urbana's first dockless-bike-share service
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AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
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Funeral services Friday for Utah code officer killed on duty

Funeral services will be held Friday in West Valley City for a municipal code enforcement officer fatally shot while on the job
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Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland on Monday.
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City sewer fee case goes to Idaho's highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a case where a lawsuit is seeking refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a new home there
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Cause of seal die-offs likely won't be known for weeks

The cause of a rash of seal die-offs in Maine and New Hampshire likely won't be known for at least a couple of weeks as sample collections and tests are still needed
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Rock slide sends massive boulders into Billings home

Billings residents say a rock slide sent massive boulders crashing down onto a home in their neighborhood
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The Latest: Missing woman quickly sold North Carolina house

A social media account of a pregnant Colorado woman whose husband has been arrested in the disappearance of her and her two young daughters paints a portrait of a happy family
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Documents: Mom depressed before driving into river with kids

A Missouri woman who is charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn't want anyone else to have her children
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Lost exams found; students won't have to retake tests

About 200 Florida high school students briefly thought they may have to retake tests after learning that the United Parcel Service lost a box containing college credit exams they took last spring
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Districts argue against school merger plan

Representatives from multiple school districts in Vermont have presented arguments to the State Board of Education against the state's district merger plan
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Bathroom video peeper gets 60 days in jail, probation

A former janitor accused of video recording people in a northern Iowa school staff restroom has been given 60 days in jail
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Trump administration fight Indiana Dunes national park plan

The Trump administration is opposed to designating the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan as a national park
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2 works of art to be reinstalled at Waterloo parks

Two unsanctioned art pieces previously removed from Waterloo parks will be reinstalled
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Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated pushback on his attacks against what he calls "fake news."
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Woman sues Mississippi city for injuries in police chase

A woman is suing a Mississippi city after her vehicle was hit by a man fleeing police
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Nebraska county attorney wants to hire daughter

A county attorney in southern Nebraska wants to hire another part-time deputy attorney and is asking commissioners to allow his daughter to fill the role.
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Man located in Maine after going missing overnight

Police in Maine say game wardens have located a man alive after he went missing overnight
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Woman gets suspended sentence for embezzling employer

A Connecticut woman has been found guilty by a judge of embezzling more than more than $178,000 from the company where she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for 14 years
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Shootout wounds Colorado sheriff's deputy, suspect

A sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded in a gunbattle with a suspect in northern Colorado
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Dad charged after 2-year-old shoots, wounds self in Detroit

Authorities say a man has been charged after his 2-year-old son accidentally shot and wounded himself after finding a gun under a couch at their Detroit home
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Prosecutors: Arrests made in Indiana synagogue vandalism

Federal prosecutors say they've made arrests in connection to anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray-painted at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue last month
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Correction: Publisher Steps Down story

Correction: Publisher Steps Down story
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Inmate facing new charges in prison guard's hammer death

An inmate accused of using a hammer to kill a Minnesota prison guard has been indicted on first-degree murder charges
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New Jersey man admits leading online child porn chat rooms

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has admitted serving as an administrator for multiple chat rooms where child pornography was shared and discussed on an instant messaging application
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Judge dismisses lawsuit over newborn blood draws in Michigan

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Michigan parents who alleged that the state didn't obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns' blood for medical research
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Man sentenced to prison in ex-girlfriend's beating

Massachusetts man convicted in the brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend sentenced to nine years in state prison
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Committee endorses plan to remove trees to prevent ash borer

A Rutland city committee is endorsing a plan to remove all the city's ash trees as a precaution to prevent infestation by the invasive emerald ash borer
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Woman accused of faking own kidnapping, sending ransom notes

A woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400
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Police: Woman struck and killed while crossing highway

Police in Connecticut say a woman walking along an interstate highway has been struck and killed by a vehicle
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Osprey nest catches fire from lightning, killing young bird

Officials in South Kingstown say a bolt of lightning caused a fire to an osprey nest, trapping a helpless young bird that later died
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The Latest: Missing woman's online page implies happy family

A social media account of a pregnant Colorado woman whose husband has been arrested in the disappearance of her and her two young daughters paints a portrait of a happy family
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Baltimore police withhold internal affairs cases from panels

An independent review panel is considering subpoenaing the Baltimore Police Department for withheld cases
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A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin
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Jury deliberations under way in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

Jurors begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort
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1 killed, 3 hurt when stolen van crashes on LA interstate

Authorities say a minivan that fled from a traffic stop crashed and caught fire on a Los Angeles interstate, killing a woman and seriously injuring three other people inside
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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut city, probe continues

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, say the 24-hour drug overdose total from a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has increased to 76 as investigators try to determine exactly what sickened the victims
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Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

Federal officials will investigate Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s
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Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on mega-donor

One of the biggest questions in Wisconsin's race for the U.S. Senate is what will GOP mega-donor Dick Uihlein do
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The Latest: Jury deliberations start in Manafort trial

Jurors begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort
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US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

America's newspapers are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people"
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Family who owns restaurant avoid prison time for tax evasion

Members of a family that owns a Massachusetts restaurant will avoid prison time for a nearly $3 million tax evasion scheme
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Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

Authorities recover the bodies of 2 men who drowned in the ocean off Georgia's largest public beach
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Jury deliberations begin in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

Jurors begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort
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Moran to speak about global security on 9/11 anniversary

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is speaking at Kansas State University about global security on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
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Passersby rescue woman being beaten at shopping center

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby
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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
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Fall trial set for ex-SC lawmaker charged in corruption case

The former chairman of one of South Carolina's most powerful legislative committees is set to go on trial later this year on charges part of a wide-ranging probe into Statehouse corruption
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Suspected gang members arrested on narcotics, fraud charges

Authorities say a months-long investigation into the Puente 13 street gang has led to a dozen alleged gang members being arrested on federal narcotics and fraud charges in Southern California
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North Dakota small grains harvest ahead of average pace

The small grains harvest in North Dakota remains ahead of the average pace
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Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.
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Many state offices closed during Bennington Battle Day

Many state offices are closed in Vermont for Bennington Battle Day, a state holiday commemorating the Battle at Bennington
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