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Pak arrests 'main operator' in Mumbai attacks
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Teacher who skipped class went to motel to turn tricks
I know times are tough, but...
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio -- It was a delicate conversation, to be sure. The principal tried to tell a class of fourth-graders why their teacher was absent, arrested just after lunch and hauled to jail.
It's a secret, kids...
She couldn't come right out and tell them that Amber Carter, a 13-year employee of the Bellefontaine City School District, apparently was arrested in a sex sting at the local Super 8 Motel just after noon Tuesday.
The Super 8? That's class...
Carter, a 13-year employee of the Bellefontaine City School District, took a half day of sick leave Tuesday, said Superintendent Larry Anderson. Not long after she left the school, sheriff's deputies, following a tip, arrested Carter at 12:05 p.m. in the hotel parking lot.
So...doing a little "tutoring" on the side, Ms. Carter?
She was charged with prostitution, a third-degree misdemeanor, and unauthorized use of property, a felony. Anderson said the felony charge stems from the fact that she may have used her school computer to set up inappropriate meetings.

The school district is cooperating in the investigation, he said. Anderson placed Carter on paid administrative leave last night. Carter was processed at the Logan County Jail and then released.
Paid administrative leave. Gives her time to turn more tricks. She can clean up...
A substitute assumed her class at Western Intermediate School today, and the guidance counselor and the principal met with the students to answer any questions they might have had.
I'll bet they had some real good ones...
"It's just a bad situation," Anderson said. "It's not our place to tell them too much, but we figured the students might have heard rumors and would have some questions." A letter will go home to parents tonight.
Dear Epstein's Mother...
Carter has taught in the Logan County district for 13 years and hasn't had a single disciplinary problem, he said. She's been a popular teacher.
Oh, no doubt...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 12:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under:

#1  My wife used to teach in Ohio. Better not tell her about this, she would go nuts.
Posted by: Richard of Oregon || 02/12/2009 13:29 Comments || Top||

#2  There's a mugshot at the link.

She's not all that hot. (They seldom are.)
Posted by: Mike || 02/12/2009 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  The name alone should have been a tip-off..."Amber"?

Only "Tiffany" or "Brandi" would have been more of a give-away.
Posted by: Snosing Peacock4825 || 02/12/2009 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  sheriff's deputies, following a tip, arrested Carter at 12:05 p.m. in the hotel parking lot.

One wonders who made the 'tip'. A parent? "I didn't really expect our parent-teacher conference to be held in a super-8 hotel room...."
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/12/2009 14:07 Comments || Top||

#5  That mugshot is of a football player in drag, right? Right? Guys?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 02/12/2009 14:20 Comments || Top||

#6  So the hooker Amber Carter was playing hooky?
Right! gotya.
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2009 15:10 Comments || Top||

#7  "But, Principle Farnsworth you've been teaching us that sex between consenting adults was alright regardless of color, race, creed, or sexual preference. Or is this the act of evil capitalism and exploitation of the workers you've also taught us?"
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2009 15:40 Comments || Top||

#8  At least she didn't involve the kids like so many other teachers.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/12/2009 19:55 Comments || Top||

#9  There is no woman (or tranny) so repulsive that she cannot get someone to pay for her, ahem, services.

You shoulda seen some of the "ladies" busted at my old job. She's a princess by comparison.
Posted by: Cornsilk Blondie || 02/12/2009 23:00 Comments || Top||

#10  I think of all the education that I've missed...but then my homework was never quite like this....

Hot For Teacher
Van Halen
Posted by: Unens McGurque aka Broadhead6 || 02/12/2009 23:01 Comments || Top||

Taxpayers may have to cover octuplet mom's costs
No kidding. Best part: she'll go back to school to get her masters and use school loans to pay for the kiddies.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/12/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the "no-shitter" of the day award goes to the genius journalist who made this astute assumption out loud.
Posted by: Unens McGurque aka Broadhead6 || 02/12/2009 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  I'll have to give it to her, she certainly took the welfare mom thing to an entirely new level. It is quite amazing what you can learn from the locals. I heard her say yesterday on the telly that this is her last litter.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 6:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Whaddya think, Ahhhnold? Kalifornia could use the money...

Soon, the Ontario government intervened. The custody of the five babies was withdrawn from their parents by the Ontario government of Mitchell Hepburn in 1935, originally for a guardianship of two years. Although Oliva Dionne remained part of the guardianship, they were put under the guidance of Dr. Dafoe and two other guardians. The stated reason for removing the quintuplets from their parents' legal custody to ensure their survival into healthy toddlers. The massive interest in Cecile, Annette, Marie, Yvonne, and Emilie, and proceeded to engender a tourist industry around them. The girls were made the wards of the provincial crown until they reached the age of 18. Across the road from their birthplace, the Dafoe Hospital and Nursery was built for only the five girls and their caregivers to live in. The observation gallery, where thousands of people watched from meshed screens as the children played twice a day, became part of "Quintland," a theme-park like atmosphere showcasing and selling Quintuplet merchandise.

Approximately 6,000 people per day visited the observation gallery to view the Dionne sisters. Close to three million people walked through the gallery between 1936 and 1943[1]. In 1934, the quintuplets brought in about $1 million, and they attracted in total about $51 million of tourist revenue to Ontario. Quintland became Ontario's biggest tourist attraction of the era, at the time surpassing Niagara Falls.
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 9:38 Comments || Top||

#4  A call to Suleman's publicist Mike Furtney was not immediately returned.

A welfare mom with a publicist. I doubt she would have any issues with the above...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 9:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Just an aside: the handling of the Dionne quintuplets was a tragedy and a farce. It was done for human spectacle and all ended up with miserable lives. I wouldn't do to the current batch of 14 Sulemans what was done to the Dionnes, but I don't think Mom is playing with a full deck.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/12/2009 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  I agree. But her version of the above would be the desperately desired reality TV show.
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm sure she'd happily sell the lot of 'em to the highest bidder if he/she promised to pay for the maintenance on her face.

(Yep, she's had work done too. No way in hell is that her "natural" face. Amazing what Kalifornia will pay for if you are on the dole, ain't it?)
Posted by: Cornsilk Blondie || 02/12/2009 14:20 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
George Clooney is 'dating Benazir Bhutto's niece'
Mr Clooney has embarked on a long-distance relationship with Fatima Bhutto after meeting her at an international conference last year, the National Enquirer has reported. The 26-year-old is an outspoken poet and journalist born into Pakistan's greatest political dynasty who lives with her brother and step-mother in a prosperous suburb of Karachi.
Poet and journalist? Translation: she's a rich, bored parasite waiting her turn as the leader of the PPP.
America's top "supermarket tabloid" has alleged that the 47-year-old actor and political activist is smitten by the "brainy foreign beauty."

It quotes a friend of Mr Clooney's as saying: "George has courted her by phone and email, and arranged to meet her abroad when their schedules allowed.

"Now he wants her to spend time with him in Hollywood. He's still out there with his usual assortment of eye-candy hanging from his arm. But George insists those days could be coming to an end if Fatima wants to take their relationship to the next level."
Stay in Europe, honey, the boy-toys there at least can quote poetry ...
The unnamed friend added that Miss Bhutto is said to be worried about the 21-year age difference between herself and Mr Clooney. The friend said: "Fatima was educated at Columbia University [in New York] and knew of [Mr Clooney's] heart-throb rep.

"But she didn't take his advances seriously because she thought their age difference would make a serious relationship impractical."

Miss Bhutto is reported to be contesting her late aunt's former seat in the Larkana constituency in the next elections. She is also a prominent intellectual who has published a book of poetry, The Whispers of the Desert, and a memoir of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.

Mr Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, is a famous journalist and politician in the US, and ran as a Democrat in the 2004 election for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2009 07:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  should change his name to Clowney. The guy's a total narcissistic clown.
Posted by: Andy Ulusoque aka Broadhead6 || 02/12/2009 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmmmmmm...Maybe this news puts Georgie on someone's list? Someone's list you don't wanna be on?
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 11:03 Comments || Top||

#3  He'll look good in salwar kameez and curly-toed slippers.
Posted by: Seafarious || 02/12/2009 11:22 Comments || Top||

#4  "But she didn't take his advances seriously because she thought their age difference would make a serious relationship impractical."

To say nothing about their religious differences - she worships a moon-god and he worships himself. And while he may be 'Looney Clooney' I don't think it qualifies.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/12/2009 11:55 Comments || Top||

#5  To say nothing about their religious differences - she worships a moon-god...

It is highly unlikely that she pays anything more than lip service to Islam. Most of the so-called elites in these countries exhibit an astonishing variability in their piousness.
Posted by: Trader_DFW || 02/12/2009 12:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Muslim women are not allowed on pain of death to marry infidels. Death for her and for him.
Posted by: JFM || 02/12/2009 13:50 Comments || Top||

#7  Does this mean Clooney will have to limit himself to only 4 women at a time?
Posted by: ed || 02/12/2009 16:56 Comments || Top||

#8  More to the point, will he be the trendsetter in Hollywood conversions to Islam?
Posted by: lotp || 02/12/2009 21:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Mr Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, is a famous journalist and politician in the US

I'm not sure about the politician part, but Mr. Nick Clooney was an news anchor on one of the local Cincinnati television stations. It is his sister, I believe, Mr. George Clooney's aunt, who is the famous singer Rosemary Clooney.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/12/2009 21:48 Comments || Top||

Biden to attend Special Olympics
The comments write themselves ...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/12/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, which events is he entered in?
Posted by: PBMcL || 02/12/2009 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Bada BING!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/12/2009 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I heard he runs a mean 100 yd dash...
Posted by: Unens McGurque aka Broadhead6 || 02/12/2009 1:11 Comments || Top||

#4  How apropos.
Posted by: Shieldwolf || 02/12/2009 2:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Heptalklon
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 02/12/2009 4:42 Comments || Top||

#6  I wasn't aware they had a foot-in-mouth olympic event. I hope he isn't injured in some way, call the Hilderbeast forward, and resign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 6:22 Comments || Top||

#7  ...to receive a special life time achievement award.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/12/2009 8:20 Comments || Top||

#8  There's nothing I can add that hasn't already been said.
Posted by: Hellfish || 02/12/2009 8:43 Comments || Top||

#9  What's the spread?
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 02/12/2009 9:08 Comments || Top||

#10  Probably the only class of people who actually understand what he says.
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 02/12/2009 10:04 Comments || Top||

#11  Sounds just about what type of job Joe should be assigned to.
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 10:22 Comments || Top||

#12  There to demonstrate a Fosbury Flop.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/12/2009 10:35 Comments || Top||

Newly-wed strangled by husband
Come to think of it, I think I used to be married to her, too...
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#1  Let me guess. Was the husband a Quaker?

Posted by: Frozen Al || 02/12/2009 11:35 Comments || Top||

#2  No biggie. Praying mantises do this all the time.
Posted by: Carbon Monoxide || 02/12/2009 12:37 Comments || Top||

#3  CO, yeah, but with praying mantises, it's the female who kills the male.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/12/2009 18:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Spiders, too. Again the female eating the male. In some species being eaten is necessary for fertilization to take place, I believe. And the extra protein gives the mother more strength to lay eggs or something.

Carbon Monoxide = CO? Love it, Rambler!
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/12/2009 21:51 Comments || Top||

Army orders Prince Harry into equality course after 'Paki' comments
Prince Harry has been ordered by his British army bosses to enrol in an equality course after calling a fellow officer a "Paki".

The 24-year-old is understood to have been formally disciplined by army chiefs for making the offensive remark and told he must realise his behaviour was unacceptable.

Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper reported the prince will have to attend an equality and diversity course, while the name-calling incident will be formally noted in his army record. "Harry has been subjected to normal army discipline procedures," a Clarence House spokeswoman told the newspaper.

The prince personally apologised to his former colleague, Ahmed Raza Khan, in January after a newspaper released a video made by Harry in which he calls Khan a "Paki".

Harry filmed Khan, who is now a senior soldier in Pakistan's army, and other fellow trainee soldiers three years ago while they waited to board a flight to Cyprus. He is heard to say on the video: "Ah, our little Paki friend, Ahmed."

A senior military source told the Daily Mirror that the jibe was not expected to harm Harry's military career. "Although this matter will go on Harry's record it will not go against him," the source said.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said the army had "concluded its considerations in relation to this case".

After the furore his "Paki" comments created last month, it was revealed how Harry and his father Prince Charles called an Indian polo player mate "Sooty".

Harry also found himself in hot water four years ago when he was pictured at a fancy dress party dressed in a Nazi uniform. This week it was claimed Harry told black British comic Stephen K Amos, "You don't sound like a black chap", after meeting him at Prince Charles' 60th birthday party last November.
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2009 07:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nicely done there Gen Sir David Richards. I hope to hell it blows back on your very soon!
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  He is in trouble again. Called one of his mate's a "darkie" or something like that. Runs in the family - Prince Phillip for one.
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 02/12/2009 10:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Our little Paki friend is bad? Hyphenating a country to describe a person's background is a thing to be chastised for? I could see if he called him a rug merchant or a push starter to get a talking to but Paki seems very innocuous.
Posted by: Andy Ulusoque aka Broadhead6 || 02/12/2009 11:07 Comments || Top||

#4  This'll probably have about as much effect on him as the Diversity Awareness courses I took had on me.
But it'll make somebody fell better somewhere about something...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 11:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Not a "Life and Accomplishments of Sam Colt" course?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/12/2009 11:41 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Chavez erects obstacles for foes who won office
CARACAS, Venezuela - In November, Antonio Ledezma, a well-known opponent of the Venezuelan government, defeated President Hugo Chavez's handpicked candidate for mayor of greater Caracas. It was a particularly bitter setback for Chavez, not just because city hall is such a prized post but because Ledezma is so reviled by the president and his backers.

But Ledezma, 53, was mistaken if he thought winning office would mean controlling a far-flung city apparatus. Armed supporters of the president, wearing the government's trademark red T-shirts, took over city hall and three other vital government buildings. Incoming municipal officials found offices ransacked, computer equipment pilfered and vehicles missing.

The officials also said they discovered that former mayor Juan Barreto had hired thousands of hard-line Chavez supporters -- not to work in city agencies but to proselytize for the president's so-called Bolivarian revolution, serve as bodyguards to pro-government lawmakers and function as shock troops to intimidate Chavez's foes.

Balance at link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 12:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  THIS is the Chicago way. Don't be surprised when it starts showing up here. Can you spell Acorn?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/12/2009 14:08 Comments || Top||

Down Under
Lesbian couple sues doctor for $317,000 compensation for IVF twins
A LESBIAN couple who said having two IVF babies instead of one damaged their relationship have won an appeal against their doctor and been awarded $317,000 in compensation.

In the first Australian case of its kind, the Melbourne parents of the twin girls sued Canberra obstetrician Sydney Robert Armellin for implanting two embryos instead of the requested one. During the initial proceedings, the ACT Supreme Court heard that following the twins' birth, the mother had lost her capacity to love.
A little post-partum depression? Happens all the time.
The couple's relationship had also suffered as they became mired in everyday tasks associated with raising two children.
Didn't know that raising the little bundles of joy took time and effort?
The couple, whose combined income is more than $100,000, sought $398,000 from Dr Armellin to cover the costs of raising one of the girls, including fees for a private Steiner school.
Public school isn't good enough [sniff] ...
In July last year, Justice Annabelle Bennett rejected the couple's claim and ordered them to pay Dr Armellin's legal costs. The doctor had not breached his duty of care to the twin girls' birth mother and was therefore not negligent, Justice Bennett said.

But the ACT Court of Appeal has overturned that decision, ABC Television reports.
Can't let a sensible ruling stand ...
The three judges of the appeal court awarded the couple, who can't be named for legal reasons, $317,000 in damages and ordered Dr Armellin to pay their legal costs.

The IVF procedure, carried out in Canberra in November 2003, used sperm from a Danish donor.
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2009 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The couple's relationship had also suffered as they became mired in everyday tasks associated with raising two children.

Now that's funny...
Posted by: tu3031 || 02/12/2009 11:14 Comments || Top||

Norway backtracks on letting police wear hijab
Norway's government will reexamine its week-old decision to allow Muslim women police officers to wear the Islamic head scarf following massive criticism of the ruling, Justice Minister Knut Storberget said. "In light of the debate that has surfaced ... especially the reactions from (the main police union) Politiets Fellesforbund, I think it is necessary to start over again," Storberget said during a televised debate on Norway's TV2 late Tuesday.

Storberget's comment came a week after Norway's centre-left government approved a police decision to allow female officers to wear the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, in a bid to improve recruitment of Muslim officers.

"We think it's necessary to recruit widely and to develop a police force which reflects all classes in society, regardless of beliefs and ethnicity, which is more important than demanding a neutral uniform," police chief Ingelin Killengreenv said.

The decision was made after months of debate but sparked an outcry, especially from the main opposition populist right Progress Party, which decried the "gradual Islamisation" of the Scandinavian country. The police union, which has demanded that force uniforms remain "neutral," also objected.
Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under: Global Jihad

#1  How bout make anyone carrying 21st century tech (radio, pistol) dress like a denizen of the 21st century? It's just a thought...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/12/2009 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  MM like your idea. Anyone dressing like the 7th century only gets to use 7th century tech. Anyone caught breaking this is an apostate.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/12/2009 10:24 Comments || Top||

#3  If they insist on wearing Hijabs, let 'em form a specialty tactics group for the force.

I believe "Bomb De-fusers" has a certain symmetry to it....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 02/12/2009 13:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Not surprising...28 students in one "life" drawing class-(fyi-nude model) 1 Muslim student, no Hijab, yet the life model, was requested to replace clothes so as not to offend 1 musli!!!....at $659.00 a credit..you'd think the university would do the math, nope..! grrrr...
Posted by: pghartist || 02/12/2009 23:39 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Home invasion caught on camera
Posted by: tipper || 02/12/2009 06:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Quite an arsonal the gang squad brought - good job on the homeowner.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/12/2009 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Hat tip to the "homeowner" but something tells me there may be just a bit more to this story.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Besoeker; I concur. There has to be a real story leading to this. They weren't packing to knock over a store clerk, AR-15 clone w/ 30 rd mag, gloves, masks. The homeowner had overlapping high quality security cameras and his own firearm readily available and ready for use. This was not "accidental".
Posted by: tipover || 02/12/2009 12:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Most likely the homeowner is a self-employed pharmaceutical distributor.
Posted by: Steve || 02/12/2009 19:22 Comments || Top||

#5  I had to read that twice, Steve. Well said!
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/12/2009 21:44 Comments || Top||

#6  but more likely he would be destined for an Obama Cabinet post (his tax returns meet the current standards) if he hadn't had that pesky firearm.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/12/2009 22:13 Comments || Top||

Kevin Bacon - Taking Chance
Share it, pass it around. About time we saw some real Americans.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/12/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I looked at the trailer and read some of the background and the website. I don't see how a 6'2" man who served in the military can keep a dry eye during this movie. I had a hard enough time just trying to read the information
Posted by: Art || 02/12/2009 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm suspicious about this movie because I just can't believe that Hollywood is capable of doing justice to the memory of a true hero. I'm going to wait until others see it first and give a review. I'm afraid that ultimately this will just be another sermon on the futility of war. Nothing would be worse than allowing Hollywood swine to profit off a good man's death for their own cynical purpose.
Posted by: Gluting Fillmore6653 || 02/12/2009 16:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I briefly served with LtCol. Strobel back in the late 80's/early 90's. He's an honorable man and evertything you'd think a Marine should be. I've done some reading on this film and Mike and the family were very adamant that the film stay true to the real story and the memory of Chance.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 02/12/2009 17:00 Comments || Top||

#4  From 2004: Taking Chance Home
Posted by: ed || 02/12/2009 17:28 Comments || Top||

#5  HBO isn't really Howlywood - think of Band of Brothers....
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Thu 2009-02-12
  Pak arrests 'main operator' in Mumbai attacks
Wed 2009-02-11
  Taliban Attack Afghan Government Buildings, Killing 20
Tue 2009-02-10
  FBI woman sexually harassed me: 26/11 accused terrorist
Mon 2009-02-09
  Female Tamil Tiger bomber kills 28 after hiding among refugees
Sun 2009-02-08
  India wants Pak declared terrorist state
Sat 2009-02-07
  Russia allows transit of US military supplies
Fri 2009-02-06
  Islamabad High Court frees AQ Khan
Thu 2009-02-05
  Thirty dead in Pakistan blast: hospital
Wed 2009-02-04
  Bridge Attack Severs Afghan Supply Route
Tue 2009-02-03
  Somalia orders recapture of Baidoa
Mon 2009-02-02
  Bomber in police uniform kills 21 Afghan policemen
Sun 2009-02-01
  Sheikh Sharif elected as Somalia's president
Sat 2009-01-31
  Polls Close in Iraq Elections, No Major Violence
Fri 2009-01-30
  'Incompetent' Hamid Karzai's political future in doubt
Thu 2009-01-29
  Pakistan busts suicide bomb gang

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