Ex-Florida GOP Gov. Crist to run as Democrat

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Florida Republican governor turned Democrat Charlie Crist has filed paperwork to run for his old job with his new party.
 
The state Division of Elections posted the filing on its website Friday. Crist couldn't be immediately reached for comment, but has an announcement scheduled for Monday morning in St. Petersburg.
 
Crist has been building up to an announcement for months, talking to Democratic groups and campaigning with Democratic candidates. That includes President Barack Obama last year.
 
He has already set up a website, and his speeches recently have criticized Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
 
Scott's political committee has already bought anti-Crist ads to begin airing the day of the announcement and the race is expected to be one of the most expensive, brutal governor's races in the county next year.
 
 

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TSA agent gunned down at Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — A deadly shooting spree at crowded Los Angeles International Airport by a lone gunman left a security official dead and a half-dozen other people injured Friday, creating scenes of mayhem that sent hundreds scurrying and snarled travel plans for thousands more.
 
The FBI identified the shooter as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia of Los Angeles. Police said he fired a series of shots from an assault rifle in LAX Terminal 3 at 9:20 a.m. and was apprehended after being shot by authorities.
 
The dead TSA officer, Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, was a behavior-detection officer tasked with spotting suspicious activity and identifying potential terrorists, said TSA Administrator John Pistole.
 
Hernandez is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history of the agency, created after 9/11. Another victim was listed in critical condition, and at least two of the injured were TSA employees.
 
"No words can explain the horror that we experienced today when a shooter took the life of a member of our family and injured two TSA officers at Los Angeles International Airport," Pistole said late Friday.
 
Pistole said he would travel Saturday to Los Angeles to meet with Hernandez's family and the local TSA workforce.
 
Investigators recovered a rambling message from the bag the shooter was allegedly carrying, which detailed an intent to "kill" TSA officers, said two federal law enforcement officials familiar with the message's contents. The officials, who are not authorized to comment publicly, said it was written in way that suggested the author expected to lose his life.
 
One of the officials described the incident as a suicide mission.
 
In recent days, one of the officials said, the New Jersey family of the alleged shooter had become worried about his emotional state and called local police, who relayed their concerns to Los Angeles authorities. The official said Los Angeles police reportedly were in contact with the alleged shooter's roommates, who indicated that he appeared to be OK.
 
The suspect entered Terminal 3, pulled out an assault rifle from a bag, then began to open fire at a screening checkpoint, according to LAX Police Chief Patrick Gannon. He then proceeded up to a screening area, where he continued shooting, then went past the screeners back into the airport itself, Gannon said. He continued to move along a terminal corridor until apprehended at a Burger King in the food court.
 
Before arriving in the LA area, Ciancia lived with family in a quiet, wooded neighborhood in Pennsville, N.J., police said.
 
Joshua Pagan, 17, has lived across the street from Ciancia's residence in Pennsville for the past 10 years. He said Ciancia has a brother close in age to him.
 
"I've seen (Paul) a few times, but I did not know him personally," Pagan said. "From what I've seen and heard, he was just a normal person — just an every-day guy. Right now, I am still trying to process this. Did this really happen? Did they get the wrong guy? Because if they told me they got the wrong guy, it would make a lot more sense to me."
 
The shooting left much of the nation's third-busiest airportshut and the surrounding area in gridlock. The Federal Aviation Administration canceled or diverted 746 flights. Airport roadways were closed. Travelers were stuck on incoming and departing planes on the tarmac, on buses or sidewalks.
 
Monitored in real-time by scores of terrified bystanders on social media websites such as Twitter and Instagram, the incident was the latest in a recent spate of mass shootings. Some passengers built walls of luggage to protect themselves from flying bullets. Others fled through emergency doors and onto the tarmac, including some who were briefly handcuffed and questioned by swarming groups of police before they were released.
 
"They probably thought I was the shooter. They handcuffed me and told me not to move," said Nick Pugh, who was attempting to fly to New York to watch Sunday's New York Marathon.
 
Aleksander Fiksdal, 22, was in a security checkpoint line for a flight to his native Norway when he heard shots ring out. "I turned and saw a guy with a rifle and I threw myself on the ground," Fiksdal said. Other passengers in the security line did the same, while some broke and ran.
 
Miguel Suarez, 32 of Mexico City said he was in line at the Aeromexico counter when he heard gunfire erupt. "When I looked where the sound came from, (everyone) just started running. It was just panic," he said.
 
Friends Mara Allen, 42, of Yuba City, Calif., and Vicki Powell of Sacramento had just arrived on a flight so they could go on a cruise to celebrate Powell's 50th birthday. Gathered with others around a baggage carousel, they were startled when a police officer started yelling for people to flee. Wheelchair-bound Powell wasn't sure how she was going to get out.
 
"I was waving. Come get me. Help!" Powell caught the attention of an attendant who wheeled her outside. The pair had to leave their luggage behind, and it was unclear whether they'd be able to retrieve it before their ship leaves LA for Mexico. "This is something I see on TV. I don't want to be in it," Powell said.
 
"It was like a dream, a movie. It was intense. We all sort of panicked. I'm shaking and scared. I don't know if we're still safe," passenger Audrey Henry told Fox News after fleeing the terminal. Her husband, Mark, said the couple were unsure when they would be able to recover their baggage. "We just ran," Mark Henry said.
 
The Radisson Hotel close to LAX was turned into a makeshift refugee center crammed with passengers. One large group gathered around a television set in the bar, where a clot of them were glued to coverage of the unfolding drama.
 
The last shooting at the airport occurred in July 2002, when an Egyptian immigrant shot and killed two bystanders in a rampage at the El Al ticket counter.

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Los Angeles shooting grounds jets, causes flight delays

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Los Angeles International Airport was expected to slowly start returning to normal late Friday afternoon, but some passengers might still see their travels delayed through the weekend because of the flight disruptions that followed a fatal shooting inside one of the airport's terminals.
 
Flights heading to LAX, the nation's third busiest airport, were held on the ground Friday in the wake of a shooting that left a Transportation Security Administration agent dead. But flight tracking site FlightAware.com said that The Federal Aviation Administration would once again allow flights, headed to LAX from the western U.S., to take off starting at 5 p.m. EST.
 
Departures from LAX's Terminal 3, where the shooting occurred, as well as Terminals 1 and 2 were expected to resume at 4:30 p.m. EST, on Friday, FlightAware said. Flights were expected to begin arriving again at those terminals at 5 p.m. EST.
 
Still, some carriers believes those initial departing flights might be largely empty, says FlightAware's vice president, operations, Mark Duell. And though flights might largely be back on track by Saturday morning, "passengers may be delayed into (Saturday and Sunday( due to space available for rebooking,'' he said in an e-mail.
 
The shutdown of terminals at LAX along with the order for flights headed there to stay where they were affected travelers far beyond Los Angeles. Of the 1,144 flights scheduled to operate at LAX after 12:30 p.m. EST Friday, there were 65 canceled departures, and 61 canceled arrivals by the afternoon. Among departing flights, 113 were delayed, while 119 arrivals were delayed.
 
American and United were among the airlines to waive rebooking fees for those affected by the disruption at LAX. Virgin America, which has operations in Terminal 3, along with Southwest, JetBlue and several other carriers, said that passengers who were scheduled to fly to, from or through LAX on Friday could rebook through Saturday at no extra cost for travel through Nov. 15. Fliers could also get a credit or refund.
 
On Friday afternoon, Los Angeles officials were warning of extensive flight delays and telling those on the way to the airport that they might want to steer clear.
 
"We're encouraging you at this point to stay away from the airport,'' Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference, advising those already there to wait at nearby open terminals or even local hotels.
 
Airports in the region were beefing up security in the wake of the shooting. While Long Beach and San Francisco airports were open, police in those cities said they were boosting their presence "in an abundance of caution," according to San Francisco police. Passengers were encouraged to arrive at those airports early because of the extra security.
 
Other airports across the U.S. were also watching the situation closely.
 
Officials for Boston's Logan Airport said in a statement on Friday that it "maintains an appropriate level of security and is monitoring the situation in Los Angeles with our law enforcement partners in the intelligence community.''
 
Perry Cooper, a spokesman for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said, "We're keeping a close eye.'' Their law enforcement officials were keeping in close contact with the Transportation Security Administration and FBI.
 
Contributing: Bart Jansen

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Proposal Video

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LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sued a co-founder of YouTube on Thursday claiming he violated a confidentiality agreement by posting a video of the couple's marriage proposal to his new video-sharing website.

The couple's lawsuit states Chad Hurley wasn't invited to the elaborate Oct. 21 proposal at San Francisco's AT&T Park, but was allowed to stay because he signed an agreement not to post any video or images from the event. West allowed other cameras to film the event for possible broadcast on E! Entertainment Television, home to his fiancee's show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," according to the suit.

Hurley posted a fuzzy 2 ½ minute long video on his new website MixBit, that showed West proposing to Kardashian while an orchestra played. The video also showed the ensuing celebration with Kardashian's family and invited guests toasting the newly-engaged couple.

Kardashian and West are seeking unspecified damages from Hurley and his company, Avos Systems Inc.

"Exclusive rights, such as those sold by plaintiffs to publication of video of the event, are particularly valuable," the lawsuit states. "If people violate these rights … they are of substantially diminished value."

A message sent through MixBit seeking comment from Hurley was not immediately returned.

West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday; the couple's first child North West was born in June.

The lawsuit was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

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Kylie Jenner, Boyfriend Jaden Smith Hug on Red Carpet of Ender’s Game Premiere

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Red carpet official! Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Jaden Smith attended the Hollywood premiere of Ender's Game, starring Harrison Ford, together on Monday, Oct. 28. Not hiding their romance any longer, the young couple shared a big hug in front of photographers while walking the carpet.

An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that Jenner, 16, and Smith, 15, both looked relaxed while posing for pictures with their arms around each other. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star dressed up for the date night in a black printed T-shirt, mauve skirt and gladiator heels. Will Smith's actor son rocked a futuristic-looking white-and-black shirt and shorts with mismatched sneakers.

Us exclusively reported in March that the young stars were dating. A source told Us at the time, "It's new, but they've been friends forever." Since then, their love has only appeared to blossom. In July, Jenner wrote a heartfelt note to her boyfriend in celebration of his 15th birthday. "Although we can't remember exactly when we met, I couldn't be more grateful that we did," she wrote. "You understand me like not many do and you always know the right time to make me laugh. And no, you haven't failed once to catch me when I attempt to walk or open the door on my every entrance. Happy birthday to my best friend."

After her movie premiere date with Smith on Monday, Jenner retweeted a telling quote: "I hope you fall in love with someone who makes you question why you ever thought you would be better off alone."

While Jenner was on her date with Smith, many of her family members attended soon-to-be brother-in-law Kanye West's Yeezus tour show at the Staples Center in L.A. In addition to Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian and Kendall Jenner attending, Khloe Kardashian and her estranged husband, Lamar Odom, also reunited at the show.

Tell Us: Do you think Jenner and Smith make a cute couple?

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Chris Brown Enters Rehab After Alleged Assault, Hopes to Gain “Insight Into His Recent Behavior

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Chris Brown is trying to get back on the straight and narrow. One day after his release from jail on misdemeanor assault charges, the "Don't Judge Me" singer, 24, has decided to voluntarily check himself into rehab to deal with some personal issues, his rep says in a statement to Us Weekly.

"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," the statement reads. "His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."

The news comes at a crucial time for the controversial star, who was released from jail on Monday, Oct. 28, following his arrest for an alleged assault in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. According to a police report, Brown and his bodyguard were involved in an altercation with another man outside the W Hotel after the man tried to join a picture with the Grammy-winning singer. The report claims that Brown made a homophobic remark to the alleged victim — "I'm not down with that gay s–t" — before reportedly punching him in the face.

The hip hop star — who is still on probation for his 2009 attack of then-girlfriend Rihanna — was initially charged with felony assault in connection with the incident. Prosecutors reduced the charge to a misdemeanor on Monday; he was released without bail after 36 hours in jail.

Brown has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting. He and his bodyguard are scheduled to return to court on Nov. 24

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VConnect Assures Nigerians of Online Safety

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VConnect, one of Africa’s largest search engine platforms has assured its Nigerian customers of online safety, while transacting business on its website.
It gave the assurance at the recent 2013 annual science and technology conference and exhibition, with the theme – ‘Digital Technology and New Media:  Transforming businesses, challenging family values’,  which took place at the Lagos Business School in Ajah, Lagos.
Speaking at the event, General Manager, VConnect Global Services, Mr. Rustagi Deepankar, said: “In ensuring trust to its registered businesses, VConnect carries out an intensive verification process on all businesses registered on its website to assure users that they can do business with them”. He cited the example of a VConnect business owner who while being interrogated at a foreign airport gave his business details and showed means of identification but when the immigrations officer was not convinced and asked for more proof, he referred him to the VConnect website, and the officer was convinced.
This, he said, helped establish that he was the owner of a legitimate business in Nigeria.
According to him, “VConnect is focused on helping Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria by taking them online and building trust in their brands.
 
According to Deepankar, VConnect does not only provide information for emergency situations, but has also brought over 800,000 SMEs online. “The brand has gained the peoples’ trust as more than 3,000 businesses are added and verified daily.”
 
VConnect, he said, is a localised search engine, which was created to help Nigerians locate service centres and businesses around them rather than relying on information from limited sources, which sometimes lead to waste of time.
A current research carried out by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), discovered that there are about 50 million Nigerians online daily and according to statistics released by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), there are 17 million small and medium enterprises, 4 million of which are full structured businesses.
 
“Most SMEs are prone to using one-on-one sales methods, promoting businesses to their friends, neighbours, mosques and churches, and such businesses are the small giants waiting to erupt.  Combined, they would make a big fish. This big fish does not have any power until we infuse the power of digital technology into them” Deepankar further stated. 
He said the focus of VConnect is to empower and nurture Nigerian businesses and transform them by providing affordable means of advertising via targeted SMS, email marketing, lead generation, search engine optimisation, online business profile pages among other numerous options.
He advised business owners to seize the opportunity of registering their businesses on VConnect.com and upload photos, videos and contact details of the owners or personnel to contact.

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Kanye West Says He, Kim Kardashian More Influential Than Obamas

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Walt Disney, Michael Jordan and Jesus Christ are but a few of the historical icons to whom rapper Kanye West has compared himself. Now, the outspoken artist has taken things a step further, measuring his public prominence against the president of the United States.
West stopped by "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" Tuesday with a stunning case on the syndicated radio program for why he and fiancée Kim Kardashian are more influential than the first couple.During the interview, West was frank in his assessment of his influence on popular culture. "People get really hung up in the way I word things, but I'm the best," he told Seacrest. "That's the bottom line."
 
Kanye West Opens Up About Kim Kardashian Proposal, Possible 'Fighter Jets' at Wedding
Despite the self-confidence, the 36-year-old rapper expressed frustration with being held back by "classism." Such bias is not only stalling his career, he said, but is holding back his fiancée, reality star Kim Kardashian.
"Now for me, what I want to create isn't about black and white, but the reason why I'm not able to create what I want to create is about being black and is about classism," he explained. "And that's that wall when I took my girl to the Met Ball and they put it up on Vogue.com and tried to say she wasn't there because they didn't want a reality show girl there.
"It's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue," West continued. "She's like the most intriguing woman right now. Barbara Walters is calling every day. Of course, we're the most interesting and collectively we're the most influential, especially in clothing."
See: Kim Kardashian Through the Years
With a steady stream of superlatives, West makes his point clear: He believes he and Kardashian are tops, better even than the first couple of the United States.
"No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing," he said. "Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day."
West was referring to the revealing swimsuit selfie that Kardashian, 33, posted to Instagram Oct. 17. Following a flattering comparison to the first lady, West went on to praise his "girl" for being "one of the most beautiful people of all time."
President Obama has recognized West as smart and "very talented," despite calling his fellow Chicagoan a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at an awards ceremony in 2009.
West, although frustrated with his perceived inability to follow through with some of his goals, appeared hopeful for the future in the radio interview Tuesday, saying, "There's a wall of classism that we are breaking through because we will be the most influential in clothing because it's true to us."

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Obama: Health care plan will work over time

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President Obama promoted his embattled health care law Wednesday by arguing that a similar plan in Massachusetts surmounted its early problems.
 
"Health care reform in this state was a success," Obama said during a speech at Boston's Faneuil Hall, the same place where then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts plan into law in 2006.
 
"That doesn't mean it was perfect right away," Obama added. "There were early problems to solve."
 
With the rollout of Obamacare under fire from Republicans and some consumers, Obama said his plan will provide quality, affordable health care when it is fully operational.
 
Officials are "working overtime" to fix a website that has prevented many people from signing up, Obama said.
 
He also said that people who have had their insurance policies canceled are being offered better plans with more coverage as demanded by the Affordable Care Act.
 
"You're going to get a better deal," Obama said.
 
Obama also stressed that the Massachusetts law had bipartisan political support, a dig at Republicans who have consistently opposed the Obama plan.
 
Republicans said Obamacare has already been undermined by a malfunctioning website and people who have had policies canceled because of new regulations.
 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Obama had promised people they could keep their existing insurance, and they now feel betrayed.
 
"A website can be fixed," McConnell said. "But the pain this law is causing — higher premiums and canceled coverage — that's what's really important. And that's what Democrats need to work with us to address by starting over fresh with true, bipartisan health reform."
 
Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said health care policy should be a responsibility of the states and that Obama has misread the lessons of the Massachusetts experience.
 
In a Facebook post, Romney said: "Health reform is best crafted by states with bipartisan support and input from its employers, as we did, without raising taxes, and by carefully phasing it in to avoid the type of disruptions we are seeing nationally."
 
Obama spoke just hours after congressional testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who apologized for the poor website but also argued that the plan will work in the long run.
 
In his Boston speech, Obama said people who have had their insurance canceled had "cut-rate" policies that did not provide adequate coverage when people got sick.
 
The Affordable Care Act requires certain types of coverage and ends discrimination that has led to higher costs and cancellations for women and people with pre-existing medical conditions, the president said.
 
Some people will face higher costs, Obama said: "To help pay for the law, the wealthiest Americans, families who make more than $250,000 a year, have got to pay a little bit more. The most expensive employer health insurance plans no longer qualify for unlimited tax breaks."
 
He said, "Some folks aren't happy about that, but it's the right thing to do."
 
Obama also decried what he called the politics surrounding Obamacare, saying some Republicans who are attacking it didn't want to overhaul health care in the first place.
 
"We are just going to keep on working at it," Obama said. "We're going to grind it out, just like you did here in Massachusetts."

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Cockpit smoke reported at least 650 times since 2000

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Smoke in a plane's cockpit from electrical or other failures is reported an average of four times each month, a USA TODAY analysis finds.
 
Smoke is an immediate safety concern anywhere in an aircraft and an even greater concern in the cockpit where it could cripple vital systems or obscure navigational instruments.
 
USA TODAY's analysis, which included data from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, shows more than 650 reports of smoke in jet-plane cockpits since Jan. 1, 2000.
 
Most involve airline jets; some were corporate jets.
 
The 650 reports may seem small compared to more than 800,000 flights flown monthly by U.S. airlines. The number of incidents, though, is underreported to the FAA, according to past studies of smoke in aircraft, and a 2004 FAA advisory warns that a small in-flight fire can lead to catastrophe.
 
In-flight fires left unattended "may lead to catastrophic failure and have resulted in the complete loss of airplanes," the FAA warned. A flight crew "may have as few as 15-20 minutes to get an aircraft on the ground if the crew allows a hidden fire to progress without intervention."
 
In the 650 reports, there were at least 242 unscheduled or emergency landings, nine emergency descents below 10,000 feet and 16 aborted takeoffs.
 
USA TODAY's findings show that a system to remove cockpit smoke — which the FAA doesn't require — should be required, says former NTSB chairman Jim Hall.
 
The need for such systems has "always been a no-brainer," Hall says. "The nearest fire exit doesn't work well at 30,000 feet."
 
While USA TODAY found hundreds of smoke-in-cockpit incidents, including some involving heavy or dense smoke, the FAA says in a written statement it is aware of no events during the past 10 years of "dense, continuous smoke" in the cockpit. The agency says its data and NTSB data show "there is no safety benefit" to require airlines to install systems to remove cockpit smoke.
 
A June report by the Government Accountability Office said the FAA receives "several" reports annually of smoke in cockpits, but the FAA and NTSB did not identify any accident or incidents from 2002 through 2012 that involved "dense, continuous smoke."
 
The report added, however, that the FAA and NTSB have no definition of "dense, continuous smoke," and neither agency tracks such incidents.
 
The GAO report did not mention hundreds of smoke-in-the-cockpit incidents found by USA TODAY in the FAA's service-difficulty report database.
 
It also didn't mention that, in 2006, Jim Ballough, the FAA's director of flight standards that year, said "numerous events" of smoke or fumes in the cockpit are "not being reported," or, in a 2000 study for the Society of Automotive Engineers, now SAE International, airline pilot Jim Shaw said the FAA database "has many limitations" and under-reports "significant events."
 
The GAO report did not mention that pilots reported cockpit smoke before all 110 aboard were killed in a May 1996 crash of a ValuJet DC-9 in the Everglades in 1996 and before all 229 aboard were killed in aSeptember 1998 crash of a Swissair MD-11 into water near Halifax, Canada.
 
The report also did not mention two UPS cargo plane accidents in 2006 and 2010.
 
In the 2006 accident in Philadelphia, cockpit smoke "became so thick that the two pilots could not see each other before evacuating the airplane."

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