41 min ago

Philly DA says more money needed for restorative justice programs

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    Philly DA says more money needed for restorative justice programs
    All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, and insightful features brought alive through sound. In the just over 100 days he's been in office, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says the city has made progress.
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1 hour ago

The Clay Studio added 11 new photos.

In advance of our 2020 move to South Kensington, The Clay Studio is introducing ourselves to the neighborhood through our Making Place Matter and Maker Days projects. On Sunday we kicked it off with a surprise wheel throwing event in Norris Square Park. Artist Roberto Lugo demonstrated and allowed park goers to try their hand at wheel throwing. Keep your eyes out for information about upcoming events! This project was generously funded by Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio added a new photo.
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1 hour ago

Bob Dorough, jazz musician best known for ‘Schoolhouse Rock!,’ dead at 94

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    Bob Dorough, jazz musician best known for 'Schoolhouse Rock!,' dead at 94
    Updated at 12:33 p.m. ET Bob Dorough, whose career began as a composer, arranger and singer in the booming New York jazz scene of the '50s and '60s before he became the musical keystone of Schoolhouse Rock!, died Monday afternoon in Mt. Bethel, Penn., his wife, Sally Shanley Dorough, confirmed to NPR.
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1 hour ago

Bridgegate defendants appeal their convictions in federal court

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    Bridgegate defendants appeal their convictions in federal court
    Two allies of former Republican Gov. Chris Christie are hoping to overturn their 2016 criminal convictions for their roles in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge in retaliation against a political enemy.
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2 hours ago

Defense tells Cosby jury Constand was opportunist out for cash

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    Defense tells Cosby jury Constand was opportunist out for cash
    Bill Cosby's lawyers told the jury in the entertainer's retrial that main accuser Andrea Constand is a "pathological liar" whose story of "so-called assault" is "ridiculous" and so replete with inconsistencies that it cannot be trusted. "In a case like this, credibility becomes everything," defense attorney Tom Mesereau told the jury in closing arguments Tuesday morning.
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3 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood updated their cove...

    The Center for Art in Wood
    The Center for Art in Wood updated their cover photo.
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3 hours ago

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Int...

Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Intensive? Dive into José Raúl Mangual's blog to explore an inside look into the #WilmaHotHouse Intensive experience.

    HotHouse Intensive: Corporal Sequence
    The HotHouse Intensive is a deep dive into the acting methodologies of Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company. HotHouse practice is grounded in the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos and focuses on fostering embodied acting through exercises that draw actors out of their heads and into their bodies.
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3 hours ago

#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. cities race to keep up with small vehicle shares

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    #ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. cities race to keep up with small vehicle shares
    From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., e-scooters and dockless bikes have become the latest transportation trend to grip urban spaces - and local governments are struggling to keep up. The concept is simple: Riders download an app, find and unlock a scooter or bike, and leave it when they're done.
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3 hours ago

Villanova official, former Del. Senate candidate killed in Main Line murder-suicide

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    Villanova official, former Del. Senate candidate killed in Main Line murder-suicide
    A 2016 Delaware Senate candidate and former University of Delaware official was killed Monday in a murder-suicide on Philadelphia's Main Line. Meredith Sullivan Chapman, 33, moved to the Bryn Mawr section of bucolic Radnor Township after leaving her UD post as director of digital communications and taking a job as assistant vice president of marketing and creative services at nearby Villanova University.
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4 hours ago

Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: D...

Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: Darrell Copeland Date: 2012 Materials: Wood, fire, and pigment Dimensions: H-22 W-15.5 D-6 inches You can see this piece by Darrell Copeland and more in our Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects. You can also view and search our Collection online at http://ow.ly/DVui30jDDp9 Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Collection Highlight: Title: Refuge Artist: Darrell Copeland Date: 2012 Materials: Wood, fire, and pigment Dimensions: H-22 W-15.5 D-6 inches You can see this piece by Darrell Copeland and more in...
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4 hours ago

Just in time for Spring 🌸 Check out Curbed Ph...

Just in time for Spring 🌸 Check out Curbed Philly's Guide to Philadelphia parks and green spaces, including Independence National Historical Park in Old City 🌷🌼🌷

    Secret gardens, parks, and green spaces in Philadelphia
    The weather is finally warming up a little-well, at least the sun is out-and it's the perfect time to check out Philly's wealth of parks and green spaces. Sure, you likely know the four main public squares in the City of Brotherly Love: Logan, Washington, Rittenhouse, and Franklin squares.
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5 hours ago

Watch: President Trump hosts a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron

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    Watch: President Trump hosts a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron
    The Takeaway is the national news program that delivers the news and analysis you need. The program invites listeners to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online. President Trump is hosting French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit this week.
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5 hours ago

Wolf pushes GOP lawmakers to extend Pa. gun sale background check

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    Wolf pushes GOP lawmakers to extend Pa. gun sale background check
    Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing Pennsylvania's Legislature to broaden firearm background checks - in particular, to close an exception for certain rifles, shotguns, and handguns sold at gun shows. Variations of the "gun show loophole" are relatively common across the country. His administration has acknowledged it will be difficult to get the measure through the GOP-controlled legislature.
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5 hours ago

Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist’s mark

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    Cosby jury to decide: Serial rapist or con artist's mark
    Accompanied for the first time by his wife of more than 50 years, Bill Cosby walked into a courthouse Tuesday morning ahead of closing arguments in his sexual assault retrial. Camille Cosby had been absent from the courtroom as prosecutors called a series of women to the stand who testified her husband drugged and sexually assaulted them, but she was by his side Tuesday for the trial's conclusion.
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5 hours ago

Facebook updates community standards, expands appeals process

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    Facebook updates community standards, expands appeals process
    Facebook announced changes to its content review policy Tuesday, adding an appeals process for removed content and releasing the internal guidelines it relies on to make content determinations. While the social media giant has listed a set of publicly available community standards for several years, the latest update includes the more detailed guidelines utilized internally ...
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6 hours ago

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S...

The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” exhibit opened on March 21, 2018, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, and continues through June 30, 2018. United States Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies had the idea for the exhibition. You can learn more about the exhibit and the role of the National Archives in making it all possible on the AOTUS blog: https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/29/great-and-good-friends-national-archives-loans-artifacts-to-thai-exhibition/

    Great and Good Friends: National Archives Loans Artifacts to Thai Exhibition
    The National Archives played a major role in the grand opening last week of a new exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles. An international group effort, the exhibit-"Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship"-features more than 40 records and gifts loaned from the National Archives.
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6 hours ago

Announcing the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner

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    Announcing the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner
    Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre - and lots of music that couldn't be categorized.
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6 hours ago

Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community

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    Poetry conveys sense of Philadelphia community : Community : WHYY
    With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports, and humor. 1A's goal is to act as a national mirror-taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.
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9 hours ago

South Korea stops its pop bombardment ahead of meeting with the North

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    South Korea stops its pop bombardment ahead of meeting with the North
    Ahead of a summit scheduled for Friday between the leaders of South and North Korea, Seoul says it is no longer blasting pop music toward its northerly neighbor. The South Korean Defense Ministry announced the move Monday, saying it aims "to establish the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and to reach a peace settlement and ...
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10 hours 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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11 hours 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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15 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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15 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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15 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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20 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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20 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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23 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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23 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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25 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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25 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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25 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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25 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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26 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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27 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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28 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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28 hours ago

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

    Kearny Friends - General Philip Kearny Elementary School - Philadelphia
    Happy Monday!
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30 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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30 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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30 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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31 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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31 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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33 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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