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    Chinese hoax?

    Remember when our president declared that global climate change was a ‘Chinese hoax’? That his assertion ran against the judgment of 97 pe... Read More

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    Tax cuts

    Lawrence MishelOne of the leading arguments for the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been that it will raise the wages of rank-and-file w... Read More

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    Inconvenient realities

    As Australia’s tattered yet new government, led by the increasingly oafish and amateurish Scott Morrison trundled into its post-climate phase, s... Read More

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    The bank bailout

    This week marked 10 years since the harrowing descent into the financial crisis – when the huge investment bank Lehman Bros went into bankruptcy... Read More

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    Hurricane Florence

    ‘Storm of a lifetime’ is how the National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC, described Hurricane Florence as it came lumbering across the ... Read More

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    No clarity on economic management

    The economic performance of the government continues to look tentative. There is confusion in the minds of policymakers – at least that’s ... Read More

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    Prison labour

    As wildfires rage across California, some of the people risking their lives to fight them are paid only a few dollars a day. They’re part of a 2... Read More

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    Hurricane of destruction

    While the Trump administration swirls around in a vortex of Tweets, one thing is for certain, while we are all distracted and perplexed by the daily m... Read More

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    Time to take a stand

    Rahul Gandhi and Chandrababu Naidu standing together, shoulder to shoulder and in a single frame, waving to incredulous, rapturous crowds? Who would h... Read More

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    Maria?s dead

    They knew it was coming. They knew when it would hit. They knew how strong the winds would be and how much rain the storm bands would unleash. They kn... Read More

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    Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence is projected to be an ‘extremely dangerous’ storm, poised to inflict life-threatening impacts on low-lying coastal comm... Read More

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    Sweden is no exception

    Sweden has failed to escape the emerging phenomenon of the far-right making gains across Europe. In the September 9 general elections, established pol... Read More

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    Eco-tourism

    The Montana Wilderness Association and other self-declared ‘conservation’ groups regularly tout efforts to get more and more people into t... Read More

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    A dangerous attack

    In an unprecedented attack on one of the most important judicial bodies in the world, National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday threatened to sa... Read More

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    Memories of 9/11

    What promised to be a peaceful September morning turned into a nightmare. As usual, that day (a beautiful diaphanous day with a very clear sky) my wif... Read More

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    Violence at the border

    Nidzara AhmetasevicDuring the first two weeks of August, when most people in Western Europe were enjoying their summer holidays, volunteers from No Na... Read More

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    Fear of freedom

    The blatant acts of terrorism against the US on September 11, 2001 jolted the entire world. These attacks raised important questions about the future ... Read More

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    Trump?s latest experiment

    President Donald Trump appears to enjoy experimenting on human beings. First came the separation of young children from their parents. In May 2018, Tr... Read More

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    Climate crisis

    We are facing deep-rooted climate, social, and environmental crises. The current dominant economic system cannot provide solutions. It is time for sys... Read More

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    A killing machine

    Wildlife Services is a secretive taxpayer-supported federal agency whose prime purpose is to kill wildlife. Wildlife Services uses a host of cruel met... Read More

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    Offline tracking

    Google is in the news (again) for creepy surveillance practices. Google, AP reported, is tracking your physical whereabouts even after you tell them t... Read More

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    No war

    A national collaborative grassroots coalition to abolish nuclear weapons is rapidly emerging in this country. The effort called “Back from the B... Read More

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    A people?s history

    The process of writing history by reflecting on political, social and economic factors has gone through different stages. In the first phase, it prese... Read More

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    Healthy eating?

    One of the biggest open questions of this century is whether 144,000 different chemicals swirling throughout the world are properly tested and analyze... Read More

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    Net neutrality

    California’s net neutrality bill, S B 822 has received a majority of votes in the Senate and is heading to the governor’s desk. In this fi... Read More

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    Public debt: boon or bane?

    We now turn to the use of the proceeds of public debt. For this purpose, it is important to understand the system of fiscal management in the country.... Read More

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    Wishing them the best

    A new government has been sworn in. The outgoing one tried all the tricks in the bag to stay in power, but the voters could not be fooled this time. T... Read More

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    The exiled

    Immigrants are the “enemy” in Donald Trump’s America. The president has made the arrest, detention and deportation of immigrants the... Read More

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    Fake boom

    It’s now almost a decade since the last fiscal crisis, launching what was dubbed the ‘Great Recession’. It wreaked havoc on the US b... Read More

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    War to the knife

    On August 23, the US imposed tariffs worth $16 billion on Chinese imports. On the same day, Beijing paid Washington back in the same coin by racking u... Read More

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    Stop the violence

    The suffering of Gaza women rarely makes headlines. When Palestinian women are not invisible in Western media coverage, they are seen as hapless victi... Read More

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    Going the way of China

    The debate over China’s economic model has re-emerged as the trade war between the US and China intensifies. It had previously emerged during th... Read More

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    Apocalyptic threat

    A letter from the civil society campaign to Brown sent in April read: “In September, as you welcome the world to San Francisco for the Global Cl... Read More

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    An unfair burden

    Twenty years ago, and without any public debate, an arcane international agreement entered into force. The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) gives sweeping ... Read More

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    European intellectuals and the East

    Asia and Europe are fundamentally different from each other in social, cultural and historical terms. Differences in the climate and environment of bo... Read More

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    Reaching out to victims

    In an extraordinary move, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court recently issued a decision ordering its registry “to establi... Read More

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    What the US has done

    Latinx migrants at the southern border have been in the national spotlight. But too rarely has the question been asked: What situation would compel so... Read More

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    Immigration chaos

    If you scan the Internet for immigration-related news stories following the Trump administration’s May 7 announcement of its ‘zero toleran... Read More

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    Mob violence and political will

    Aijaz Zaka SyedAnd so it goes on and on. If a widely respected 80-year-old public figure and civil society activist like Swami Agnivesh can be brutall... Read More

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    Nature strikes back

    The Trump administration’s every move is marked with a strange creepiness as well as confusing messages that can only mean: They don’t get... Read More

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    No cause for celebration

    Momentous things are happening in our national politics. The media is in a state of frenzy. There is euphoria, but very little cause for celebration.T... Read More

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    Tax the rich

    The United States ended the 20th century on a roll – for the rich. Between 1973 and 2000, the nation’s most prosperous 1 percent tripled t... Read More

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    A post-growth economy

    The crowds of protesters that confronted US President Donald Trump during his visit to London last week have channelled the world’s outrage at a... Read More

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    Digital aesthetics: me, myself and myselfie

    Expressing one’s love for his/her partner at a wedding anniversary used to be a very private affair. Not anymore. Now, love is not real unless e... Read More

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    Change behind waves

    Last week’s heatwave brought record temperatures to Southern California. Hot winds blew fire into my community in Santa Barbara County, ripping ... Read More

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    Reorienting the media

    The media has permeated our lives so much that now we cannot live without it. It gives us information, entertainment and views on personal and collect... Read More

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    From summits to strategic tensions

    After the demise of the USSR, it was widely believed by people in the West that Nato would become democratic and work for peace. But to their utter su... Read More

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    Baby snatchers

    Soon after Trump ordered the separation of immigrant children from their parents, conscientious observers began exposing the longer roots of such raci... Read More

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    Workers in America

    According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey on the Economic Well-Being of US Households in 2017 40 percent of adults said they would be unable to ... Read More

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    Remembering Srebrenica

    It has been more than 23 years since the Srebrenica genocide happened. In the dark days of July 1995, the Bosnian Serb Army – under the command ... Read More

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    Drivers of disbelief

    The last few days of June 2018 saw most people in the United States sweltering in an epic heat wave. High temperatures were uniformly between 90 and 1... Read More

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    Can the south save India?

    It has been raining like cats and dogs in Hyderabad in India since the return of the native. Yet, the heat coupled with humidity is never far away. It... Read More

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    Children in the US

    Children are crying for their parents while being held in small cages. The attorney general tells us the Bible justifies what we see and the White Hou... Read More

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    A historic bill

    On July 11, the upper house of the Irish parliament, the Seanad, will vote on a landmark bill that, if passed, would ban the purchase of goods and ser... Read More

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    Racism in a cage

    Kenneth C Davis wrote in a New York Times op-ed more than a decade ago, pointing out, among much else, Benjamin Franklin’s contempt for the newl... Read More

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    The Helsinki summit

    On July 16, US President Donald Trump will meet in the Finnish capital Helsinki a triumphant Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has just secured an... Read More

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    Theories of evolution

    In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin proposed a theory of biological evolution in his book ‘On the Origin of Species’. This later be... Read More

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    Privacy problem

    The United States has a privacy problem. Sensitive consumer data are everywhere, and they are vulnerable. Just this year, we learned that two billion ... Read More

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    Images of death

    Although everybody knows that death is inevitable, nobody is ready to recognise this fact and continue to desire to live for as long as possible. The ... Read More

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    Saving tigers, killing people

    From forced eviction to restrictions on access to resources, conservation practices have long been tied to violence against the indigenous peoples tha... Read More

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    Deep poverty

    This summer, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty Philip Alston presented his observations on the state of international poverty to the UN Human R... Read More

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    Boat to Gaza

    Aboard the international solidarity boat Al-Awda, part of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC), we are a more motley crew than the passengers aboard t... Read More

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    Demonising children

    In a June 18 press conference, Kirstjen Nielsen, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, was challenged on the problematic nature of the imagery releas... Read More

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    The American nightmare

    Deniers like Nikki Haley refuse to admit that mass poverty exists in their prosperous nation. That would reflect poorly on their capitalist beliefs. B... Read More

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    Ignorance is catastrophe

    Tropical rainforests are the lungs of the planet, but an acre of this most precious land is being cleared every second, and it’s increasing: In ... Read More

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    The wall

    The wailing in our country about the ‘invasion of immigrants’ has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, “Few of their child... Read More

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    Trump?s Muslim ban

    June 26, 2018, will forever stand as one of those moments. On that day, with a 5-to-4 vote the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited rul... Read More

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    Living on a prayer

    Homelessness happens. Maybe you have no pension, or maybe your pension is too little to keep up with what the real estate speculators are doing to ren... Read More

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    Executive President Erdogan

    If we believed the so-called liberal Western media, from the US mainstream corporate houses to their smaller European cousins, including the officiall... Read More

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    The next step

    Julian Assange is the helmsman of a publishing outfit that has blended the nature of journalism with the biting effect of politics, and duly condemned... Read More

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    Trump shuts out the world

    Check this out. With more than 1.8 billion population, Muslims are currently the second largest religious community in the world after Christianity. I... Read More

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    Grizzly delisting

    Broken promises, disrespect and outright lies. These are at the heart of the Trump Administration blitzkrieg against environmental laws across the nat... Read More

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    The border crisis

    As Trump and his enablers gin up anti-immigrant rhetoric, labeling undocumented immigrants as law-breakers for crossing the border without papers, and... Read More

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    A global nuclear threat

    India’s nuclear weapons now pose a potential threat to the world. The Agni-V, India’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile (IC... Read More

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    Europe?s dark past

    Various European powers constructed the image of non-European nations on the basis of three elements: rational, religious and civilisational superiori... Read More

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    After the storm

    Puerto Rico was already in trouble after suffering a ‘lost decade’ without economic growth after 2005, leading to a default on its public ... Read More

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    Economic reformsBy Waqar Masood KhanThe second major initiative taken in the last decade was the devolution of power to provinces under the 18th Const... Read More

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    Power and perception in the US

    US President Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents triggered a wave of anger across America, forcing the &ld... Read More

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    Refugees? plight

    The world is experiencing the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. The Trump administration’s response has been to reduce the annual numb... Read More

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    Prohibiting chemical weapons

    Like architecture and art, the value of some international agreements lies in the eye of the beholder. But no one would seriously question the worth o... Read More

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    Forecasting elections

    Forecasting the winners and losers in the upcoming national and provincial elections is akin to trusting prodigious parrots to pick the team that will... Read More

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    End the wars

    African immigrants are often blamed for ‘taking advantage’ of the porous Libyan coastline to ‘sneak’ into Europe. Yet, many of... Read More

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    The myth of voting rights

    There is a myth among election law experts that voting is a fundamental right in the United States. However, the Supreme Court’s recent Husted v... Read More

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    The public value of forests

    Recently in an interview about the 2018 Farm Bill, US Sen Steve Daines advocated more ‘active’ management of our national forests. ‘... Read More

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    The Trump-Kim rendezvous

    Who says we are not living in interesting times? If you still doubt this assertion, a look at what transpired in Singapore on June 12 is enough to con... Read More

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    Notions of development

    In modern times, tall buildings, shiny commercial plazas and dazzling shopping malls are considered to be symbols of progress and advancement. We neve... Read More

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    Terror in Gaza

    The Israeli military has been disseminating on social media images and videos of young children at protests. One short clip plays a lullaby interrupte... Read More

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    The post-West order

    During the recent G7 summit, the president of the European Council – a subsidiary of the EU – sent out the warning that Donald Trump&rsquo... Read More

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    Protect forests

    A few weeks ago, my wife and I were backpacking on the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail along Rock Creek in McCreary County when we came acro... Read More

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    Actions without solutions

    On June 11, Italy’s new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini blocked the Aquarius rescue ship carrying 629 refugees and migrants from docking at its... Read More

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    Economic reforms

    The second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was prepared in 2009, after a lapse of eight years. The methodology was getting out of fashion and,... Read More

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    Life in plastic

    Mainstream western culture is addicted to the convenience of plastic, to single-use items, cheap electronics of limited lifespan, and excessive packag... Read More

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    Qatar?s miracle

    The Gulf state of Qatar has just completed its first year of an all-out land, sea and air blockade that was aimed at cowering down the tiny nation of... Read More

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    Europe?s Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment emerged in 18th century Europe and played an important role in changing the nature of its political, social and religious life.Philo... Read More

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    The end of the Modi affair

    Isn’t it interesting that just when the battle for 2019 is about to take off in India, more and more ardent admirers of Indian Prime Minister Na... Read More

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    Who benefits from booms?

    Although the US mass media are awash with stories about America’s “booming economy,” the benefits are distributed very unequally, wh... Read More

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    Stop the border separation

    Between October 2017 and April 2018, 700 children have been separated from their parents at the border. One-hundred of these children are under 4 year... Read More

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    Net neutrality

    A future without net neutrality is here. Well, almost. The Federal Communications Commission will take away the rights of internet users on Monday. Of... Read More

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    Healthy forests

    The Northern Rockies Ecosystem is unique. These wildlands support almost all the fish and wildlife species that were present when Lewis and Clark pass... Read More

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    Crime against humanity

    In an unprecedented move, the prosecutor of the ICC is seeking to assert the jurisdiction of the court for the deportation of Rohingya from Myanmar to... Read More

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