12 min ago

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

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    New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
    The memorial and an accompanying museum that open this week in Montgomery are a project of the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, a legal advocacy group in Montgomery. The organization says the two sites will be the nation's first "comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror lynchings of African Americans and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America."
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1 hour ago

Invasive tick species found last year in New Jersey survived winter

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    Invasive tick found last year in New Jersey survived the winter
    An East Asian tick species that made its first U.S. appearance in a Hunterdon County pasture in November has survived the winter. Now, New Jersey officials are now trying to wipe it out.
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5 hours ago

Closing arguments begin in Wilmington Trust fraud trial

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    Closing arguments begin in Wilmington Trust fraud trial : Courts & Law : WHYY
    Closing arguments began Monday during the seventh week in the trial of four former Wilmington Trust executives accused of bank fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Kravetz argued financial documents and emails discussed throughout the trial prove the defendants were aware their practice of waiving and extending past-due loans was illegal - but continued their efforts to conceal the bank's poor fiscal health.
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5 hours ago

Pa. aid society honors young immigrant author for courage, determination

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    Pa. aid society honors young immigrant author for courage, determination : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY
    Plastered with poster-size Post-It notes, Liliana Velasquez's Upper Darby apartment has the air of a classroom. In the living room are long lists of words with silent consonants, like g in gnaw; b in plumber; k in knack. In the kitchen, verb conjugations. In the bathroom, measurements: 24 hours is a day; seven days is a week.
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5 hours ago

Former U.S. attorney general predicts continuing wave of political engagement

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    Former U.S. attorney general predicts continuing wave of political engagement : Community : WHYY
    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Speaking in Philadelphia Monday, former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder said he thinks gerrymandering cases before the U.S. Supreme Court could bring a similar "sea change" to the country.
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9 hours ago

All 2nd Street Festival applications are live...

All 2nd Street Festival applications are live at www.2ndstfestival.org. Apply to be a performer, food or arts & craft participant at the 10th anniversary celebration. #live #2ndstreetfestival #phillygram #streetfestival #blockparty #bestofthebest #music #art #food #beer #cocktails🍹

    2nd Street Festival
    All 2nd Street Festival applications are live at www.2ndstfestival.org. Apply to be a performer, food or arts & craft participant at the 10th anniversary celebration. #live #2ndstreetfestival...
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9 hours ago

Hear ye, hear ye! The Food & Art vendor appli...

Hear ye, hear ye! The Food & Art vendor applications for this year's 2nd Street Festival are now available on our website. Go forth and apply!

    Vendor info for 2nd Street Festival
    Maps, load in info, and FAQ for vendors of the 2nd Street Festival
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13 hours ago

No motive yet: ‘Numerous’ pedestrians hit by van in Toronto, police say

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    No motive yet: 'Numerous' pedestrians hit by van in Toronto, police say
    Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET A white van has struck multiple pedestrians in the North York area of Toronto. The driver was located and arrested, said police. It's unclear why the driver of the van collided with people and the Toronto Police Service has not yet released a statement on the motive or cause.
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13 hours ago

Philly students host forum on gun violence

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    Philly students host forum on gun violence
    On Monday morning, ninth-grader Nyla Brooks stood in front of her classmates at Parkway Center City High School in Philadelphia and spoke about the broken promise of her city, the "City of Brotherly Love." "I see fear, and I see damage, and I see people that are hurt because they feel guns is the way to go," Nyla said.
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15 hours ago

Alexa, tell me a national security secret: Amazon’s reach goes beyond the Post Office

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    Alexa, tell me a national security secret: Amazon's reach goes beyond the Post Office
    Amazon has been one of President Trump's favorite targets on Twitter. He's accused the company of not collecting taxes (which it does), charged it with putting retailers out of business - and focused his attacks on the tech company's relationship with the Post Office. I am right about Amazon costing the United States Post Office ...
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15 hours ago

Murphy plans greater state investment in NJ Transit

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    Murphy plans greater state investment in NJ Transit : Politics & Policy : WHYY
    Planned improvements to New Jersey Transit are expected to bring some relief to hundreds of thousands of frustrated bus riders. The agency is recruiting 40 more bus drivers and taking other steps to minimize bus delays, said Kevin Corbett, NJ Transit's executive director.
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15 hours ago

Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment

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    Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment
    The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others.
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15 hours ago

Philadelphia social workers honored at City Hall

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    Philadelphia social workers honored at City Hall
    Four involved in caring for abused and neglected children have been recognized for their work in Philadelphia. The 19th annual Children's Crusader awards were given to those who work directly with children under the supervision of the city's Department of Human Services or its community umbrella agencies - often called CUAs.
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16 hours ago

Bucks County Democrats battle to take on Fitzpatrick

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    Bucks County Democrats battle to take on Fitzpatrick
    While Democrats around the country look forward to taking on Republicans in swing congressional districts, Bucks County voters these days are seeing Democrats trading punches with each other. A military veteran and a self-funded millionaire are battling in the Democratic primary for the right take on U.S. Rep.
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17 hours ago

Anxiety relief without the high: New studies on CBD, a cannabis extract

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    Anxiety relief without the high: New studies on CBD, a cannabis extract
    As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract - cannabidiol, also known as CBD. It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety - and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD doesn't ...
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18 hours ago

Cosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears end

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    Cosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears end
    Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't hear old deposition testimony from a confidante of his chief accuser, a judge ruled Monday, dealing a blow to his lawyers' effort to undermine her credibility. As the trial entered its home stretch, Judge Steven O'Neill said there's "no persuasive" reason to let Cosby's lawyers read Sheri Williams' deposition testimony into the record.
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18 hours ago

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

    Kearny Friends - General Philip Kearny Elementary School - Philadelphia
    Happy Monday!
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20 hours ago

More than 800 acres of forest burning in Pine Barrens

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    More than 800 acres of forest burning in Pine Barrens
    State officials say a forest fire in a remote area within the New Jersey Pine Barrens has burned hundreds of acres. The blaze broke out early Sunday afternoon near Oswego Lake in Burlington County's Washington Township. The area is about five miles west of the Ocean County border.
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20 hours ago

Philly’s LGBTQ softball league celebrates 35 years on the field

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    Philly's LGBTQ softball league celebrates 35 years on the field
    The first teams to take Dairy Field Three in Fairmount Park Sunday afternoon were the Flaming Poodles and the Bad News Queers. It was a confusing matchup for onlookers as both teams were wearing purple shirts. But that's life in a summer beer league, and the City of Brotherly Love Softball League is no exception.
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20 hours ago

Happy #MugshotMonday with this "Small Favors"...

Happy #MugshotMonday with this "Small Favors" piece from Amy Shindo. Shop this and more "Small Favors" here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/shop/collections/51/Small%20Favors%20

    The Clay Studio
    Happy #MugshotMonday with this "Small Favors" piece from Amy Shindo. Shop this and more "Small Favors" here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/shop/collections/51/Small%20Favors%20
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21 hours ago

Commercial Robbery 2145 W Allegheny Ave DC 18 39 026391

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    Commercial Robbery 2145 W Allegheny Ave DC 18 39 026391
    On Friday, April 20, 2018, at 4:56 am, an unknown black male knocked on the window of the drive thru window of Dunkin Donuts located at 2145 West Allegheny Avenue. When the employee opened the window the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband demanding money.
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21 hours ago

New owners investing millions to update DuPont Country Club

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    New owners investing millions to update DuPont Country Club
    "Instead of all Sunday, let's spend four hours together. Mom will go work out, dad will go swimming with junior, and the older kids will go play out on the golf course and we'll all meet for lunch," said duPont, who sees the club less as a country club and more as an athletic club.
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23 hours ago

Behind the scenes of the Chinese Lantern Festival

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    Behind the scenes of the Chinese Lantern Festival : View Finders : Arts & Entertainment : WHYY
    The Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Philadelphia's Franklin Square Park for the third year on May 1, featuring 1,500 individual works to be lit with more than 15,000 LED lights. Only two exhibits from the 2017 festival return, the pandas and the beloved Chinese dragon.
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24 hours ago

Amid Pa. opioid disaster, lacking ID still a barrier to treatment

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    Amid Pa. opioid disaster, lacking ID still a barrier to treatment
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently renewed the state's disaster declaration for the opioid crisis, in part to remove barriers to addiction treatment. But not having a simple ID card still stops many drug users from getting help when they need it, treatment advocates say.
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24 hours ago

Amid licensing limbo, immigration advocates push to shut down Pa. detention center

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    Amid licensing limbo, immigration advocates push to shut down Pa. detention center
    More than two years after Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the department would not renew its license, the Berks Family Residential Center is still housing dozens of families awaiting decisions about their immigration cases.
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36 hours ago

After Starbucks arrests, Philly women of color reflect on racism’s effect on men in their lives

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    After Starbucks arrests, Philly women of color reflect on racism's effect on men in their lives : Community : WHYY
    When she was a little girl, Aja Graydon Dantzler's mother worked hard to conceal her father's problems from her, an effort to preserve her daughter's ability to refer to her father with pride as her "daddy." But Graydon Dantzler's father struggled with drug addiction and had affairs, which eventually led father and daughter to become estranged from one another.
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37 hours ago

As Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban ends, filmmakers eye new opportunities

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    As Saudi Arabia's cinema ban ends, filmmakers eye new opportunities
    An elite group of movie lovers in the Saudi capital Riyadh got a special treat on Wednesday - a screening of the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther. The invitation-only event marked the lifting of a ban on cinemas that's lasted more than three decades. It also heralds a new era for Saudi filmmakers, who for years ...
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38 hours ago

Naked gunman kills 4 in Waffle House shooting

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    Naked gunman kills 4 in Waffle House shooting
    Nashville Police are warning residents to keep their doors locked and their eyes open for a partially nude man following a shooting early Sunday morning that left four people dead. A man wearing only a green jacket shot three people dead at a Waffle House.
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40 hours ago

A lesson in how to overcome implicit bias

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Jack Willis leans on a sign that reads "Coffee Is Black" as people gather outside a Starbucks on 18th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia to protest Thursday's controversial arrests of two black men. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)

    A lesson in how to overcome implicit bias
    A week after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia, the company announced plans to close 8,000 stores across the country on May 29 for an afternoon of racial bias education. Many people remain skeptical if such training will actually work and prevent further incidents like this, and it's not entirely ...
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42 hours ago

When teens cyberbully themselves

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    When teens cyberbully themselves
    During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like anxiety or depression. Studies show that 13 percent to 18 percent of distressed teens physically injure themselves via cutting, burning or other forms of self-harm as a way to cope with their pain.
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43 hours ago

Demolition has begun on the old Frankford Chocolate Factory in South Philly, despite preservationist concerns

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Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
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44 hours ago

We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-...

We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-12! Check out all of the Clay Camps happening this summer: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps

    The Clay Studio
    We've got claymation camp for ages 6-8 and 9-12! Check out all of the Clay Camps happening this summer: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps
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45 hours ago

Anticipating a Supreme Court win, New Jersey begins drafting sports gambling rules

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    Anticipating a Supreme Court win, New Jersey begins drafting sports gambling rules
    As New Jersey awaits a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether sports betting will be allowed in the state, a bill introduced in the legislature would set some regulations for that wagering. Assemblyman John Burzichelli, who said the bill has some rudimentary points on the operation and licensing of sports wagering activities, said it will be expanded depending on what the Supreme Court decides.
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46 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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47 hours ago

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

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    After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again
    How do they do it? It's a question facing survivors of this week's Southwest Airlines accident, which killed one woman who was sucked partway out of the plane after the engine exploded and shattered a window. Authorities said 148 passengers walked away, underscoring an important point: Plane crashes are rare, but when they happen, people often survive them.
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2 days ago

2 days ago

More than a Zappa “Freakout”: Exploring Frank Zappa’s classical roots with two Philly performances

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    Exploring Frank Zappa's classical roots with two Philly performances
    Guitarist Frank Zappa was best known for his intricate brand of rock music, coupled with a sardonic social commentary. Not as well known is the classical side of his composing. This month, the Philadelphia-based new music ensemble Orchestra 2001 will explore that territory with two concerts.
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2 days ago

IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

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    IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy
    The International Monetary Fund's policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries' heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded by sluggish growth in productivity and aging populations in wealthy nations.
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2 days ago

Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

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Frankford Chocolate Factory at 2101 Washington Ave. ((OCF Realty)

L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss says the demolition permit, when he seeks it, will exempt the smokestack and its adjoining building at the corner of 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

    Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops
    The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block, anchoring the roadway in the industrial uses that dominated it for the past century or more. In 2006, the red-brick factory that could once claim to be the nation's largest manufacturer of chocolate Easter bunnies closed down.
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2 days ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 2 new photos...

Today, Sat, April 21st is the last day of the exhibition Seeing the Forests and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon! While you're here enjoy Earth Day at the Center with hands-on crafts with recycled materials, info on keeping the planet beautiful, and free giveaways! Open until 5 pm.


2 days ago

Pa. poll reinforces theory of Democrats’ 2018 wave

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    Pa. poll reinforces theory of Democrats' 2018 wave
    A new poll from Muhlenberg College is giving Democrats reason to feel hopeful about their midterm chances in November. The survey, conducted over eight days early this month, sums up its findings as showing Democratic candidates "in strong positions across an array of races within Pennsylvania."
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2 days ago

Barbara Bush remembered in her own, never-minced, words

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    Barbara Bush remembered in her own, never-minced, words
    Unlike her trademark three-strand pearl necklace, Barbara Bush was known for her authenticity. The former first lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of President George W. Bush, died this week at the age of 92. Her funeral is Saturday, and those eulogizing her might not have to look far for inspiration - to ...
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2 days ago

International theater collaboration examines Cuban, American perspectives

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    International theater collaboration examines Cuban, American perspectives
    A Philadelphia theater company is premiering a new work made in collaboration with theater artists in Cuba. "¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People!" by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation concerns the sometimes conflicted relationship Cuban-Americans have with Cuba - and vice versa.
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2 days ago

Philly is ‘floating on opioids’: Civic leaders address drug crisis, share solutions

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    Philly is 'floating on opioids': Civic leaders address drug crisis, share solutions
    Shortly after Michael McMahon won Staten Island's district attorney's race in 2015, a young man collapsed on the street where he lived in the middle of the night. The 22-year-old, whom McMahon had watched grow up, died of a heroin overdose in front of his parents' house.
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