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  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:03:52 GMT
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
  • Lawmakers grill Dempsey, Hagel on ISIS fight

    Lawmakers grill Dempsey, Hagel on ISIS fight

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:05:04 GMT
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress he would recommend deploying U.S. ground troops if airstrikes against ISIS, or ISIL, do not work. General Martin Dempsey also said he is confident the coalition forces will be able to stop the terrorists. He spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee as the threat from ISIS seems to grow by the day.
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress he would recommend deploying U.S. ground troops if airstrikes against ISIS, or ISIL, do not work. General Martin Dempsey also said he is confident the coalition forces will be able to stop the terrorists. He spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee as the threat from ISIS seems to grow by the day.
  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:18:53 GMT
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
  • Jenny McCarthy heads to satellite radio

    Jenny McCarthy heads to satellite radio

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:11:51 GMT
    Entertainer Jenny McCarthy has a non-stop schedule. From TV to radio, movies and the comedy circuit, the mother and newly re-married McCarthy opened up to Good Day New York about life nowadays. While she's called Los Angeles and Chicago home, it's New York City and New Jersey where she's now spending most of her free time (when she has it.)  McCarthy will host her own satellite radio show- Dirty, Sexy, Funny- on SiriusXM starting in October. 
    Entertainer Jenny McCarthy has a non-stop schedule. From TV to radio, movies and the comedy circuit, the mother and newly re-married McCarthy opened up to Good Day New York about life nowadays. While she's called Los Angeles and Chicago home, it's New York City and New Jersey where she's now spending most of her free time (when she has it.)  McCarthy will host her own satellite radio show- Dirty, Sexy, Funny- on SiriusXM starting in October. 
  • NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:05 GMT
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.
  • Suspect dead following police chase

    Suspect dead following police chase

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:59 GMT

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

  • Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:41:06 GMT
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos.
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to say he left Atlantic City years ago but may return.
  • Enterovirus outbreak hits New York

    Enterovirus outbreak hits New York

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:26:36 GMT
    The New York Health Department has confirmed that a viral-based severe respiratory illness has sickened several children in the state. New York is the latest state to confirm cases of sickness caused by enterovirus EV-D68. More than a dozen children are sick, officials said. The CDC has said this unusually severe outbreak has caused serious breathing problems.
    The New York Health Department has confirmed that a viral-based severe respiratory illness has sickened several children in the state. New York is the latest state to confirm cases of sickness caused by enterovirus EV-D68. More than a dozen children are sick, officials said. The CDC has said this unusually severe outbreak has caused serious breathing problems.
  • A history classroom in the real world

    A history classroom in the real world

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:09:49 GMT
    When Denis Belliveau is teaching kids about Marco Polo, he is in his element. He makes the explorer's journey come alive by taking students on a No. 7 train ride through Queens, New York's most diverse borough. He brings history alive for his students. Along the way the students stop in neighborhoods that mirror Polo's trip. I caught up with the class in Flushing, Queens, which easily resembles China.
    When Denis Belliveau is teaching kids about Marco Polo, he is in his element. He makes the explorer's journey come alive by taking students on a No. 7 train ride through Queens, New York's most diverse borough. He brings history alive for his students. Along the way the students stop in neighborhoods that mirror Polo's trip. I caught up with the class in Flushing, Queens, which easily resembles China.
  • James Dolan, country singer

    James Dolan, country singer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:05:42 GMT
    Billionaire CEO James Dolan- owner of Cablevision, Madison Square Garden and the NY Knicks, says he always wanted to be a singer. Ten years ago he got serious about music. Today, he's performing with his new band, JD & the Straight Shot. The band's name is a play on words having to do with sobriety.Their sound is country, folk and Bluegrass. 
    Billionaire CEO James Dolan- owner of Cablevision, Madison Square Garden and the NY Knicks, says he always wanted to be a singer. Ten years ago he got serious about music. Today, he's performing with his new band, JD & the Straight Shot. The band's name is a play on words having to do with sobriety.Their sound is country, folk and Bluegrass. 
  • More abuse accusations against Adrian Peterson

    More abuse accusations against Adrian Peterson

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:02:32 GMT
    Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is accused of abusing another one of his children while in Texas in June of 2013.  In a text message to the child's mother obtained by a TV station in Houston, Peterson allegedly said the child injured himself. “Hit his head on the Carseat. I felt so bad. But he did it his self.” The four-year-old boy reportedly flinched and hit his head as Peterson gestured to strike him, reported KHOU-TV.
    Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is accused of abusing another one of his children while in Texas in June of 2013.  In a text message to the child's mother obtained by a TV station in Houston, Peterson allegedly said the child injured himself. “Hit his head on the Carseat. I felt so bad. But he did it his self.” The four-year-old boy reportedly flinched and hit his head as Peterson gestured to strike him, reported KHOU-TV.
  • Etan Patz murder confession played in court

    Etan Patz murder confession played in court

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:43:37 GMT
    A judge allowed a confession tape to be played in court in connection with the case of Etan Patz, who vanished in 1979. On the tape, Pedro Hernandez described how he killed Patz. But his lawyers say Hernandez falsely confessed and doesn't understand his rights. Before Hernandez's videotaped confession was played, Patz's mother quickly left the courtroom unable to watch the video.
    A judge allowed a confession tape to be played in court in connection with the case of Etan Patz, who vanished in 1979. On the tape, Pedro Hernandez described how he killed Patz. But his lawyers say Hernandez falsely confessed and doesn't understand his rights. Before Hernandez's videotaped confession was played, Patz's mother quickly left the courtroom unable to watch the video.
  • Single in the USA

    Why more people remain unmarried

    Why more people remain unmarried

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:48:59 GMT
    This is the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking marriages in 1976 that we have more single than married adults in this country.
    This is the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking marriages in 1976 that we have more single than married adults in this country.
  • NJ, NY officials meet about security

    NJ, NY officials meet about security

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:11 GMT
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
  • Jennifer Lopez: 'True Love'

    Jennifer Lopez: 'True Love'

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:44:41 GMT
    One look at Jennifer Lopez and it is overwhelmingly clear that the 45-year-old mother of two has never looked better. When you've hit the genetic lottery, working out is only part of it. Her current single "Booty" aptly celebrates her famed natural asset alongside another curvaceous pop star, Iggy Azalea. But when it comes to picking her favorite feature, the Bronx native has a hard time choosing just one.
    One look at Jennifer Lopez and it is overwhelmingly clear that the 45-year-old mother of two has never looked better. When you've hit the genetic lottery, working out is only part of it. Her current single "Booty" aptly celebrates her famed natural asset alongside another curvaceous pop star, Iggy Azalea. But when it comes to picking her favorite feature, the Bronx native has a hard time choosing just one.
  • Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:14:33 GMT
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid?  Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips.
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid?  Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips.
  • Learning mindfulness in elementary school

    Learning mindfulness in elementary school

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:00:52 GMT
    Coping with stress and anxiety is on the curriculum at several Long Island schools. Students in elementary grades are learning meditation techniques. On most days, Mr. D's fourth grade class in Islip is like any other class. But once a week for 8 weeks, teachers like Kelly come in and teach students about mindfulness. Kelly is with Mission Be, a nonprofit organization bringing mindful education to public schools.
    Coping with stress and anxiety is on the curriculum at several Long Island schools. Students in elementary grades are learning meditation techniques. On most days, Mr. D's fourth grade class in Islip is like any other class. But once a week for 8 weeks, teachers like Kelly come in and teach students about mindfulness. Kelly is with Mission Be, a nonprofit organization bringing mindful education to public schools.
  • Urban Outfitters' 'fake blood' Kent State shirt draws outrage

    Urban Outfitters' 'fake blood' Kent State shirt draws outrage

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:10:31 GMT
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said Monday.
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said Monday.
  • Eric Matthew Frein

    Pa. State Police name survivalist as suspect in trooper ambush

    Pa. State Police name survivalist as suspect in trooper ambush

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:17:35 GMT
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name.
    The suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks is a survivalist who has expressed a desire to kill law enforcement officers and commit mass murder, state police said Tuesday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Pa., is still armed with the .308-caliber rifle that he used to open fire on the barracks late Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said at a news conference where he revealed the suspect's name.
  • Elderly couple found living in car in Walmart parking lot

    Elderly couple, down on their luck, found living in car

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:58:45 GMT
    A couple in their 70s, down on their luck, is living in their car in a Pasco County Walmart parking lot. But thanks to a group of teens, they're slowly getting back on their feet.
    A couple in their 70s, down on their luck, is living in their car in a Pasco County Walmart parking lot. But thanks to a group of teens, they're slowly getting back on their feet.
  • Tourists found dead on Thai beach in 'gruesome' attack

    Tourists found dead on Thai beach in 'gruesome' attack

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:50:01 GMT
    Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the country's most popular diving destinations.  The nearly naked bodies were discovered on Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand.  A bloodied hoe was found near the bodies and is believed to have been used as the murder weapon
    Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the country's most popular diving destinations.  The nearly naked bodies were discovered on Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand.  A bloodied hoe was found near the bodies and is believed to have been used as the murder weapon
  • Smoke alarm recall 2014

    Smoke alarm recall 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:42:24 GMT
    About 1.2 million smoke alarms have been recalled in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada due to alarm failures after power outages.The recalled models include:Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014The alarms look like...
    About 1.2 million smoke alarms have been recalled in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada due to alarm failures after power outages.The recalled models include:Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014The alarms look like...
  • Police detain `Django Unchained' actress

    Police detain `Django Unchained' actress

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-09-15 11:15:24 GMT
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.  Brian Lucas said in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute "because he was asking me questions like, `Who is she? How do you know her? Are you together?"
    Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.  Brian Lucas said in a joint interview with Watts that he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute "because he was asking me questions like, `Who is she? How do you know her? Are you together?"
  • Light The Night Walk

    Light The Night Walk

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:20:43 GMT
    Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) annual evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer.
    Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer.
  • Most germ-infested tourist attractions

    Most germ-infested tourist attractions

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:50:49 GMT
    Ever waited for hours to kiss the Blarney Stone? Attendants swear that the stone is washed four or five times every day, but in 2011, the Forensic Science Technician, an organization that promotes the teaching of forensic sciences, ranked the Blarney Stone above airplane bathrooms, ATMs and murder scenes when it came to the number of germs.
    Ever waited for hours to kiss the Blarney Stone? Attendants swear that the stone is washed four or five times every day, but in 2011, the Forensic Science Technician, an organization that promotes the teaching of forensic sciences, ranked the Blarney Stone above airplane bathrooms, ATMs and murder scenes when it came to the number of germs.
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  • Exchange Student Rejected By Public H.S. Offered Spot At Top NJ Private School

    Exchange Student Rejected By Public H.S. Offered Spot At Top NJ Private School

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:13:30 GMT
    17-year-old Netherlands resident Thomas Van Uggelen traveled over 4,600 miles by air to attend school in New Jersey, only to get rejected once he arrived in the Garden State. “I didn't expect this at all. I know a few other exchange students and everything was going well with them and then I had all of this,” he said. Van Uggelen planned to leave his home country for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a public high school student in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
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  • Video Surfaces Of Irate Jersey City Staffer Confronting Residents About Litter

    Video Surfaces Of Irate Jersey City Staffer Confronting Residents About Litter

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:11:04 GMT
    A viral video has surfaced that shows Jersey City, City Hall employee Brooke Hansson going on a vulgar rant about litter on the streets. In the video you see Hansson yelling directly at people to clean up their mess. “Tell me what the f*** this is. Clean up your f****** garbage. Self-respect! Do not live in garbage," she screams at people on the street. Hansson reportedly works on Mayor Fulop's “Stop the Drop” anti-litter campaign.
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  • Christmas Craze Coming to NJ Early This Year

    Christmas Craze Coming to NJ Early This Year

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:22:41 GMT
    It's only September, but the big box stores are already putting Christmas trees and apparel out on the shelves and some people say it's just too early for all that stuff!  “I just saw Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and my air conditioner is on at home. So I have no intention of going anywhere near them, I think it's a horrible idea,” one customer said.
    It's only September, but the big box stores are already putting Christmas trees and apparel out on the shelves and some people say it's just too early for all that stuff!  “I just saw Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and my air conditioner is on at home. So I have no intention of going anywhere near them, I think it's a horrible idea,” one customer said.
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  • NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    NY grand jury to weigh charges for Tony Stewart

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:43:05 GMT
    A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected by county sheriff's investigators.
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  • Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:18:53 GMT
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
    A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail. The victims' families, who say poor lighting on the barge was the main cause of the collision on the Hudson River, called the sentence "incomplete justice."
  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fake 'sugar tax' on soda

    NY: Wal-Mart levied fake 'sugar tax' on soda

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:53:56 GMT
    New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.
    New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. Investigators say some consumers who complained were falsely told the state has a "sugar tax." They say the markup of more than 16 percent violated state laws.
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