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eaglebeaky - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News -
What the heck are you talking about, XBC? (To be honest with you, I didn't even realize that your previous comment was directed towards me.) What group is it that you seem to think I am "trying to lump Rauner into"? That's news to me... especially since I'm actually supporting Mr. Rauner this time -- if only because (in my opinion) he is (marginally) the lesser of two evils. (And,…
AYHSMB - Rauner racking up newspaper endorsements - Quincy, IL News -
Calling him a Republican is misleading. Still, better for the State than Quinn.
AYHSMB - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News -
WC. Got that right.
eaglebeaky - Illinois quarantine for people who touched Ebola patients - Quincy, IL News -
Oh, I see. Point well taken, AYHSMB. Thank you for the clarification. (I guess I'm just hoping that nobody starts throwing that kind of negative stuff around in relation to the Ebola issue. That's probably just wishful thinking on my part... but I'd like to hope that some sense of civility and humanity will win out -- at least while the doctors and nurses lives are at risk.) It's…
AYHSMB - Illinois quarantine for people who touched Ebola patients - Quincy, IL News -
sorry for the late reply, eagle. Just seems as of late we can't do anything sensible without someone being accused of racism.

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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

25 minutes ago by (David Waldman)

It's a Joan McCarter Thursday! That's pretty rare, and it makes today's show a collector's item! And it's not even the FBI impersonating Joan, which is a thing they're doing now, apparently. Well, impersonating people. Not Joan. Or perhaps that's what they want you to think! Listen LIVE at 9:00 ET, here:…
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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

38 minutes ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Maine Governor's Race: The Choices Democrat Mike Michaud: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 Mainers Independent Eliot Cutler: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 Mainers Tea Party Republican Paul LePage: Get sick on your own dime, moochers Michaud: Increase the minimum wage Cutler:…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Quarantines and the election

1 hour, 25 minutes ago by (Greg Dworkin)

Freedom! Liberty! Unless I'm scared, in which case: armed, individual quarantine enforcement! #Gimmetarianism — @KagroX USA Today: Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday that Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox was "unwilling" to follow state health guidelines and that he was seeking legal authority to force her to remain…
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Open thread for night owls: 11 states spent more on corrections than on higher education in 2013

9 hours, 55 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Michael Mitchell and Michael Leachman at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities have authored a new report, Changing Priorities: State Criminal Justice Reforms and Investments in Education: Most states’ prison populations are at historic highs after decades of extraordinary growth; in 36 states,…
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Economics Daily Digest: Internet access, progressive taxation, lobbying your attorney general

1 day ago by (Roosevelt Institute)

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Digital Divide Exacerbates U.S. Inequality (Financial Times) David Crow quotes Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford on how the digital divide…
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What Mike Brown did and did not do inside of the Ferguson convenience store

1 day, 15 hours ago by (Shaun King)

Approximately 15 minutes before he was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, Mike Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson entered a local convenience store, the Ferguson Market. What happened in the store has been subject to much debate and was very…
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UNH's House polling makes absolutely no sense, but they continue to thrive anyway

18 hours, 37 minutes ago by (Jeff Singer)

UNH says there's been a 27-point swing against Republican Marilinda Garcia in only a week. That's hard to swallow. There's one general truism it comes to the University of New Hampshire's polling: If you don't like the results, just wait—the next poll will show the opposite. UNH just released new polls…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: NOM and Mitt Romney remind North Carolina that they still exist

14 hours, 39 minutes ago by (Jeff Singer)

Leading Off: • NC-Sen: It's been a while since we've seen too many anti-same-sex marriage ads in a general election, even in red states. But the National Organization of Marriage is quickly running out of reasons to exist, so they're hitting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan for voting to confirm a judge who…
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Earliest police report from Ferguson is released and conflicts with Darren Wilson's testimony leaks

17 hours, 49 minutes ago by (Shaun King)

On October 21, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch released the official autopsy results for Mike Brown. Accompanying the autopsy was an analysis and commentary from forensic scientist Dr. Judy Melinek. Her commentary actually made more news than the results of autopsy itself. Tucked away inside of the full…
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Thanks to you, Kansas' Jean Schodorf outraised the worst secretary of state in the nation

16 hours, 53 minutes ago by (Jen Hayden)

Kris Kobach with good buddy, Ted Nuget. Let's help send him on permanent tour with his favorite racist rocker. Big news on the Kansas election front. Thanks in large part to Daily Kos readers, the Kansas City Star reports that Jean Schodorf, the Daily Kos-endorsed Democratic challenger for secretary…
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Low-wage workers sue Scott Walker over minimum wage

1 day, 20 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Low-wage workers in Wisconsin are suing Gov. Scott Walker's administration over its refusal to raise the minimum wage in accord with the state's unusual law requiring the minimum wage to be a living wage that provides workers "reasonable comfort, reasonable physical well-being,…
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Michigan governor's race tied because of Democratic GOTV

14 hours, 15 minutes ago by (kos)

Mark Schauer, working hard to rid us of the plague that is Rick Snyder. New poll out of Michigan, one of millions of polls, but this one is particularly noteworthy. Why? Because it gives us insight into what happens when "likely voter" models run into "actual voters" early vote. First the toplines: With…
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Spotlight on green news & views: Reframing 'infrastructure,' 10 billion people, tribe bans fracking

14 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Atlantic Stingray. See more in this post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.…
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Cartoon: Monsters of the midterms

15 hours, 5 minutes ago by (BrianMcFadden)

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Congressional Wingnut Caucus unveils post-election agenda and it's exactly what you expect

15 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

GOP 2016 game plan? The election is next Tuesday, but conservative House and Senate Republicans have already established an agenda for the upcoming Congress if their party manages to reclaim control of the Senate and you won't be surprised by the first item on their list: Though no calendar has been…
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Hillary Clinton slams Joni Ernst for hiding from the Iowa press

16 hours, 46 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Hillary Clinton Campaigning for Bruce Braley's Senate run in Iowa, Hillary Clinton called out Joni Ernst's refusal to sit down with the Iowa press for endorsement interviews, a refusal the Republican candidate has said was because she figured they'd endorse Braley anyway. Hillary Clinton: Joni Ernst's…
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McConnell campaign spent $75,000 buying 'volunteer' enthusiasm from late-September to early-October

17 hours, 17 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

McConnell is so naturally likable his campaign had to copy and paste a dog to demonstrate his warmth It turns out buying "volunteer" enthusiasm is nothing new for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign: Even before reports surfaced that McConnell was offering all-expenses-paid…
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New polling–the outlook in Kansas looks shockingly grim–for Republicans

19 hours, 6 minutes ago by (Jen Hayden)

Yes, you read that headline correctly. SurveyUSA is out with new polling in Kansas and the results are stunning for the previously moderate sunflower state that's taken a hard conservative turn in recent years. Let's start with Gov. Sam Brownback and his disaster of an economy: In Tuesday’s new poll,…
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The early GOTV looks (mostly) good for Democrats

17 hours, 57 minutes ago by (kos)

GOTV'ing in Louisiana. What are YOU doing to win? Senate Democrats decided to do things a little differently this time. Under the leadership of Guy Cecil, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee committed to spending over $60 million in building a presidential-like field operation. To say this…
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Midday open thread: Red Cross botchery exposed, street harassers recorded, Canseco's finger blasted

17 hours, 55 minutes ago by (Meteor Blades)

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Gamergate Contagion Spreads: Please take 30 seconds to bookmark this for election night: the Daily Kos Elections map of poll closing times for the entire country. That way, you can know when to start checking returns in each state as results roll in on Nov. 4. Note that…
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We're THIS close to winning, and losing

19 hours, 5 minutes ago by (kos)

Heavy GOTV emphasis in early voting is giving North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan the early lead. Yesterday I showed how tiny the margin between victory and disaster really is—about three points. Politico notes that the large number of tossup Senate races is a recent record: It’s the largest and most wide-open…
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McConnell claims he never supported Social Security privatization

19 hours, 5 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last Thursday, boasting about having worked with George W. Bush in a failed effort to create private Social Security accounts—and complaining that Democrats refused to help: “After Bush was re-elected in 2004 he wanted us to try to fix Social Security,” said McConnell.…
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Stupid or evil? Ron Johnson on Obamacare premiums in Wisconsin

20 hours, 58 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Sen. Ron Johnson Probably no one has accused Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson of being the brightest bulb in the Republican conference, but his latest ramblings demonstrate just how dim—or phenomenally dishonest—he's capable of being. (Not that stupid and dishonest are mutually exclusive.) Sen. Ron Johnson…
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McConnell flip-flops on West Africa travel ban days before election

20 hours, 20 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Mitch McConnell: A man of two positions who takes them frequently Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, endorsing a travel ban for people who have been in West African nations experiencing Ebola outbreaks: During a Tuesday interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, McConnell said he thinks…
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Nurse Kaci Hickox continues one-woman crusade for Ebola sanity

22 hours, 16 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

Nurse Kaci Hickox, whose forced quarantine in New Jersey created a massive headache for a bumbling Gov. Chris Christie, is taking her fight for science to Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage is apparently catering to the worst fears exhibited by some of their residents (the school board who forced a teacher…
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Eliot Cutler announces ... nothing. Now let's elect Mike Michaud.

21 hours, 27 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Eliot Cutler (at right) Eliot Cutler, the independent candidate who finished second in 2010 as Paul LePage was elected governor of Maine with just 38 percent of the vote, held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that he was not dropping out of the race. Cutler told his supporters to vote…
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Joni Ernst: 'It didn't make sense' to talk to Iowa press if they might criticize her

22 hours, 29 minutes ago by (Laura Clawson)

Joni Ernst, talking to people who already agree with her. Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has finally offered an explanation for why she refused to do an endorsement meeting with the Des Moines Register: She didn't think it would endorse her, so why bother? Republican Joni Ernst defended Tuesday her decision…
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National Organization for Marriage has a $125,000 tantrum over marriage equality in North Carolina

1 day, 22 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Scenes like this in North Carolina have the bigots at NOM extremely upset. Marriage equality is now the law in North Carolina, but the sore losers at the National Organization for Marriage are spending $125,000 in the state anyway: The group, which opposes same-sex couples’ marriage rights, spent $117,000…
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Cartoon: Gamergate Contagion Spreads

23 hours, 5 minutes ago by (Matt Bors)

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Social Security emerges as an issue in Kentucky Senate race

23 hours, 25 minutes ago by (Jed Lewison)

Greg Sargent on relatively quiet, last-minute effort by Alison Lundergan Grimes her campaign allies to make Social Security an issue in the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign: When reporter Joe Sonka asked whether a GOP Senate majority would pursue privatization, McConnell replied:…
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The abyss beckons to Lee Terry

1 day ago by (Jeff Singer)

Republican Lee Terry Leading Off: • NE-02: It's been a long time since things have looked good for Republican Rep. Lee Terry. He came close to losing his seat in 2012 to an underfunded opponent even as Romney was winning it 53-46, he made national headlines for all the wrong reasons during the shutdown,…
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Daily Kos Elections Nov. 4, 2014, poll closing times map

3 days, 1 hour ago by (David Nir)

Bookmark this handy map of poll closing times for the Nov. 4, 2014 general elections so that you can know when to start checking returns in each state on election night. Note that all times are Eastern, not local. You can click the map for a larger version: And if maps like this are your thing, sign…
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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

1 day ago by (Bill in Portland Maine)

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… I Give Up Okay, fine. I'm now willing to believe that Ebola is the #1 threat to the American homeland. You can get it through bodily fluids, shoelaces and sunspots. You can get it from touching a doorknob, boiling a potato, talking on the phone, looking at a map of Africa…
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Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET! Why not listen? You're not doing anything right now anyway.

1 day ago by (David Waldman)

OK, fine, so you're actually surrounded by high quality written commentary and insightful opinions on all the latest, breaking news. Big deal! We have jokes, and even some sound effects! And also, Greg Dworkin, who is apparently some sort of medical professional, so he knows some science junk about Ebola. And…
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Politics, science and quarantine

1 day, 1 hour ago by (Greg Dworkin)

Josh Voorhees: Chris Christie, Andrew Cuomo, and other American governors are the last people who should be making rules about Ebola. TPM: If anything is clear from the reporting of the nurse who was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital over Ebola fears, it's that the actual quarantine itself was handled…
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Open thread for night owls: 19th century protections for 21st century workers in 'sharing economy'

1 day, 9 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Some folks in the "sharing economy" would like a bit more of the sharing to travel in their direction. At In These Times, Amanda Armstrong writes The Sharing Economy: 21st Century Technology, 19th Century Worker Protections: This summer, the California legislature passed two bills designed to protect…
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Photo Diary: Saving the Senate in pictures

2 days, 18 hours ago by (TealBomb)

Almost two weeks ago, I relocated from my home in Portland, OR, to Louisville, KY, to volunteer with the Ditch Mitch campaign. Below is a photo diary of campaign life. You don't have to move to Kentucky to help save the U.S. Senate from a tea party takeover. Click here to volunteer from the comfort of…
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Columnist for Charleston's newspaper says Mike Brown was an 'animal' who needed to be 'put down'

1 day, 19 hours ago by (Shaun King)

Don Surber is a columnist for the Charleston, West Virginia, newspaper, the Daily Mail. Opining about Ferguson, Surber said: This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police…
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Daily Kos Elections Early Voting Report: Kay Hagan is getting the turnout she needs

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Taniel)

North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Are Kay Hagan, Charlie Crist or Joni Ernst favored based on early voting statistics? We just can never draw such conclusions from early voting reports alone. We just don't know whether voters who are turning out would have voted anyway or whether parties are…
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Does Ed Gillespie sound just a tad desperate to you?

1 day, 16 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

Leading Off: • VA-Sen: Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner has not gone incredibly well. Gillespie consistently trails in the polls and doesn't have enough money left to run a statewide ad campaign. Gillespie's pretty desperate, so it's not surprise he's throwing a…
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Reince Priebus dusts off GOP 2012 playbook in new attack on Hillary

1 day, 12 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he's totally fired up for 2016 because Hillary Clinton tries too hard and isn't a good politician: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says Hillary Clinton is “becoming sort of a caricature” and that “she’s not really good at…
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Republicans opposed to dark money? Who knew?

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Joni Ernst Republican hypocrisy has gotten to be kind of an old, tired story. But then you come across a headline this this, "Republicans Join Attacks on Big Money," and realize the astonishing depths of their ability to twist the truth, to co-opt a popular liberal position—like protecting Social Security—and…
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Republicans scramble to hide their real minimum wage stances

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Bruce Rauner is just one of the Republicans forced to get wishy washy on the minimum wage this fall. Raising the minimum wage is a potent enough issue this election cycle that Republicans have collectively put together a really impressive record of waffling on it. Current Republican candidates have…
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In Kansas, the worst secretary of state in the nation continues to waste taxpayer money

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

Kris Kobach, the worst secretary of state in the nation When the Democratic nominee, Chad Taylor, withdrew his name from the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Kris Kobach—the worst secretary of state in the nation—interfered in the race by trying to prevent Taylor from withdrawing and then trying to…
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Shocking statement from Mike Brown autopsy expert gets lost in the shuffle of leaks and lies

1 day, 21 hours ago by (Shaun King)

When the St. Louis Post-Dispatch somehow obtained the confidential autopsy report from the local medical examiner, the newspaper consulted Dr. Judy Melinek to analyze the report and draw some very basic conclusions on how exactly Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown on August 9 in Ferguson,…
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Cartoon: Income Inequality

1 day, 15 hours ago by (keefknight)

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DSCC returns to airwaves in Kentucky: McConnell 'working for himself, not us'

1 day, 17 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

Here's the ad that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will run in Kentucky in the wake of their decision last week to commit $650,000 in television ads against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes: The ad features Estelle…
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Judge offers BS reasons for refusing to rule on 40,000 missing voter registrations in Georgia

1 day, 15 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and founder of the civic advocacy organization, New Georgia Project. In a Tuesday decision called "outrageous" by one leading voter advocate, Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher of Fulton County denied a petition demanding that the Georgia secretary of…
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Scott Walker's Palinesque word salad meltdown on Medicaid

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Puddytat)

This has to be seen to be believed! Wow, the extreme Republican Wisconsin governor sounds just like Sarah Palin! Befuddled, confused, and incoherent. Normally, smooth-talking Scott Walker has all his talking points lined up and ready to go.  The greasy spinmeister never ever gets rattled (a political…
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That 93-year-old turned away at the polls in Texas is not the only person rejected for lacking an ID

1 day, 18 hours ago by (Meteor Blades)

Texas election Judge William Parsley told Emily Atkin at Think Progress that he had only seen one person turned away during the first six days of early voting at his downtown Houston polling station. In fact, there have been plenty of rejects. That fellow Parsley rejected was a 93-year-old veteran whose…
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