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Biden, Speaking to National Guard Group, Takes Aim at Republican Criticism on Crime

But if Mr. Sanders’s remarks were intended to unify his supporters behind Mr. Biden nine weeks before the general election, he also went out of his way to present Mr. Biden as a moderate. All of the Biden policies that Mr. Sanders noted were widely acceptable liberal proposals. Mr. Sanders made plain that he and Mr. Biden were not ideologically aligned, in a clear effort to defend Mr. Biden from Republican attempts to cast him as a “Trojan horse for socialism.”“Joe Biden and I have differences of opinion, and that is no great secret. It is no great secret that Joe and I disagree on a number of issues,” Mr. Sanders said, before lauding Mr. Biden’s economic plan.Mr. Trump and Republicans have repeatedly sought to misleadingly paint Mr. Biden, a…
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N.Y.C. Tenants Say They Were Tricked Into Appearing in R.N.C. Video

It started with an unexpected call last week from Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump associate who oversees federal housing programs in New York.Ms. Patton told a leader of a tenants’ group at the New York City Housing Authority, the nation’s largest, that she was interested in speaking with residents about conditions in the authority’s buildings, which have long been in poor repair.Four tenants soon assembled in front of a video camera and were interviewed for more than four hours by Ms. Patton herself. Three of the tenants were never told that their interviews would be edited into a two-minute video clip that would air prominently on Thursday night at the Republican National Convention and be used to bash Mayor Bill de Blasio, the three tenants said in interviews on Friday.“I…
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Daniel Cameron, Kentucky A.G., Speaks at the R.N.C.: Full Transcript

Attorney General Daniel Cameron of Kentucky has been under intense pressure in recent months to charge three police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was unarmed when the officers broke into her home without warning and shot her.But in his speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, his only mention of her — or of the demonstrations over police violence and systemic racism that her killing helped fuel — was in a brief, broad assertion that, “whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn,” the ideals of democracy and equality “will heal our nation’s wounds.”Mr. Dorn was a retired Black police captain in St. Louis who was killed in June by someone looting a store during protests.Mr. Cameron is a notable figure within the…
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Closing Night at the D.N.C.: Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

Joseph R. Biden Jr. accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night, beginning a general-election challenge to President Trump that Democrats cast this week as a rescue mission for a country equally besieged by a crippling pandemic and a White House defined by incompetence, racism and abuse of power.Speaking before a row of flags in his home state of Delaware, Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could “overcome this season of darkness,” and pledged that he would seek to bridge the country’s political divisions in ways Mr. Trump had not.“The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long — too much anger, too much fear, too much division,” Mr. Biden said. “Here and now, I give you my word: If you entrust me with…
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Trump and the corrupt lackeys in his government need to know they will be prosecuted

Trump has surrounded himself with self-interested sycophants and corrupt grifters who have wielded enormous power within our government structure. The entire tenure of Betsy DeVos, Andrew Wheeler, Ryan Zinke, and Wilbur Ross (to name just a few), whom Trump placed in charge of our federal agencies over the past four years, has been dedicated to siphoning as much as possible from the taxpayer’s coffers and redirecting it for their own benefit or the benefit of interests they represent. There will be no thought whatsoever by these people as to what type of future they are leaving the American people, or what kind of condition the country will be in after their loot-fest is completed. These are not people who entered public service out of any sense of responsibility or altruism;…
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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday rebuffed the Senate bid of Kris W. Kobach, a polarizing figure in state politics and a staunch ally of President Trump’s. The result was a major relief to party leaders in Kansas and Washington who had worried that he would uniquely jeopardize the seat in the general election.Representative Roger Marshall, a conservative congressman from rural western Kansas, won the primary, The Associated Press reported, and will face State Senator Barbara Bollier, a former Republican herself, in November.Kansas was one of several states, including Missouri, Michigan and Arizona, holding some of the last remaining primaries before November’s general election. It was another test of the mail-in voting systems that many states are relying on during the coronavirus pandemic. The lack of immediate results in some places was…
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Inside the Democratic Party—Excitement? Exhaustion?

Opportunities provide excitement A lot of this week will look at large races like those for the U.S. Senate and the presidency, but these same strategies apply to every race. The first rule of generating excitement around any candidate is simple: Narrow down the items you want to excite voters with to a small list—three is preferable—and make them your key, core message. These items don’t have to be exciting, glamorous, or glitzy on their faces, but they have to show that the person running is excited about them. I can truly dislike President Trump’s policies and everything he stands for, but one of the items that assisted him in 2016 was the fact that when he stood in front of an audience and talked about “The Wall” or immigration, you could…
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Trump Expands Federal Crackdown from Portland to Chicago

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to deploy federal law enforcement to Chicago and threatened on Monday to send agents to other major cities — all controlled by Democrats.Governors and other officials reacted angrily to the president’s move, calling it an election-year ploy as they squared off over crime, civil liberties and local control that has spread from Portland, Ore., across the country.With camouflage-clad agents already sweeping through the streets of Portland, more units were poised to head to Chicago, and Mr. Trump suggested that he would follow suit in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and other urban centers. Governors and other officials compared his actions to authoritarianism and vowed to pursue legislation or lawsuits to stop him.The president cast the confrontation in overtly political terms as he seeks an issue that…
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Powerful House chair Eliot Engel defeated by progressive newcomer Jamaal Bowman in stunning upset

WASHINGTON – Rep. Eliot Engel, a powerful House committee chair who served decades in Congress, was defeated by a political newcomer in a stunning upset showing the power of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, according to the Associated Press. More than three weeks after polls closed in the the New York primary, Jamaal Bowman was officially declared the winner Friday over incumbent Engel, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee – ending a 30 year career in Congress. "The numbers are clear, and I will not be the Democratic nominee for the 16th Congressional District seat in the fall election," Engel said. "Serving the people of the Bronx and Westchester in Congress has been the greatest privilege of my life, and what a remarkable 32 years it has been."Engel's defeat at the hands of a progressive candidate who…
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Trump Suggests Biden and Sanders Working Together on Policy Will Mean The “Guaranteed Destruction of America”

Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump attempted to tie his electoral opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, to the “radical left.” suggesting that Biden’s work with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), a noted democratic socialist, on their joint unity task force will mean “The guaranteed destruction of America.” “Has anybody seen or reviewed the written ‘pact’ between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe. It is further left than even Bernie had in mind,” Trump tweeted. “Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and military – The guaranteed destruction of America. Joe never told us this. Never been so CLEAR!!!” Has anybody seen or reviewed the written “pact” between Bernie Sanders & Sleepy Joe. It is further left than even Bernie had in mind. Open Borders, crime, really bad to cops and…
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Despite corporate messaging in support of Black Lives Matter, companies are banning ads in stories

Vice Media’s vice president Paul Wallace told the WSJ that Vice’s most popular news in June was its Black Lives Matter coverage. But even though more people were coming to read those stories (more eyes on the page, so to speak), ad sales were 57% lower compared to other news topics on the site. “The most frustrating part of all of this is that the brands that are sending this stuff are standing on a pedestal saying that they support BLM.” Vice Media has been public about these sales drops, calling on corporations to drop these search terms, which apparently included “Black people” in one case. Marsha Cooke, senior vice president at Vice Media Group, told Variety that the blocklist search terms being added are “pretty far removed from the national conversation.” This is…
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November literally can’t get here fast enough, and that’s the problem

With COVID-19 infections around the country potentially skyrocketing to 100,000 new cases per day, it appears increasingly certain that the current trajectory of the U.S. economy will not appreciably improve within the next 15 weeks. We are suffering from a massive self-inflicted wound caused entirely by this administration’s incompetence in fashioning a unified national response to the pandemic. Even if all businesses were suddenly forced to reopen at gunpoint, the economic progress would still be hampered by an unprecedented collapse in consumer spending as entire industries such as travel, entertainment, and hospitality can no longer sustain themselves. The brutal fact is that absent more massive lockdowns, the pandemic is going to remain out of control. Despite exhortations by Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies that Americans somehow need to “live with it,”…
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President Trump’s Pardons: Stone, Blagojevich and More

President Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime friend and former campaign adviser who had openly expressed loyalty to him throughout a congressional investigation into ties between Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.“The simple fact is that if the special counsel had not been pursuing an absolutely baseless investigation, Mr. Stone would not be facing time in prison,” the White House said in a statement on Friday evening.Mr. Stone had been days away from reporting to a federal prison to serve a 40-month sentence for seven felonies, including lying to federal investigators, tampering with a witness and impeding a congressional inquiry. He had aggressively lobbied for clemency, both in the courts and on social media.The commutation, which was immediately criticized by Democrats, adds Mr.…
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a sweeping set of joint policy recommendations on Wednesday, a significant if tentative sign of cooperation among Democrats as Mr. Biden’s campaign continues its appeals to the progressive left.Mr. Biden is expected to adopt many of the recommendations, which were submitted by six policy task forces and cover a wide range of issues including health care, criminal justice, education and climate change.For all of the details, the lengthy recommendation document amounted to a collection of widely acceptable liberal proposals, many of which Mr. Biden has already embraced in his bid for party unity. And they come at a time when policy differences that stood out in the primary campaign have largely faded to the backdrop as Democrats look toward…
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9 Women from American History You Should Know, According to Historians

With Females’s Historical past Month underway and International Females’s Day drawing near on March 8, classrooms and museums across the US will be focusing on famed women folk who formed the enviornment we're living in. But not every person who did so has gotten the recognition she deserved. This week, TIME is telling the tales of women folk who can maintain earned the title Person of the twelve months — a century’s price of the women folk who most formed as soon as a year, for precise kind or for ill. Besides to, to shed gentle on other lesser-known female history-makers, we requested historians to call a lady from the American past whose memoir must be better known. Listed below are their picks. Emilia Casanova de Villaverde Portrait of Emilia…
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Sanders and Biden to Face Off in Debate on Sunday, Amid a Winnowing Primary and COVID-19. Here’s What to Know

What a distinction about a weeks can form. Since the closing Democratic presidential debate on Feb. 25, extinct Vice President Joe Biden has emerged because the birthday party’s presidential most predominant front runner, cementing a transparent path in the direction of his nomination. Simplest Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stays a viable opponent to the extinct Delaware senator, and his candidacy took a serious hit when Biden obtained the delegate-affluent Michigan most predominant on Tuesday. On March 15, Biden and Sanders will face off in a one-on-one debate in contrast to any this election cycle. On legend of the spread of COVID-19, the illness triggered by the radical coronavirus, the eleventh and penultimate Democratic presidential debate obtained’t have an target audience and must happen in Washington D.C. And as one more…
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Inside Jared Kushner’s Unusual White House Role

Jared Kushner’s White House predicament of enterprise is a shrine to his hang impact. Gold-framed accolades from his accomplice's father dangle on the partitions, written in thick shaded Sharpie in President Donald Trump’s spiky hand. To Jared, Colossal job on Mexico. Thanks DAD, reads one. A limestone reproduction of the plaque marking the switch of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, which Kushner helped orchestrate, rests atop a bookcase. There’s his medal representing the Roar of the Aztec Eagle, basically the most attention-grabbing award given to foreigners by the Mexican govt, with whom Kushner hammered out a switch deal. Above the door is a commemorative poster for the prison-justice invoice Kushner shepherded, signed by the rapper Kanye West. (To Jared from your buddy Ye.) Shut to his desk sits a rack…
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Thousands Gather for Women’s March Rallies Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as phase of the nationwide Females’s March rallies targeted on factors similar to native climate switch, pay fairness, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds confirmed up in Modern York City and hundreds in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which plot to harness the political vitality of girls folk, even when crowds were noticeably smaller than in outdated years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in extra than 180 cities. The first marches in 2017 drew hundreds and hundreds of of us to rallies in cities across the country on the day after President Donald Trump turned into inaugurated. That twelve months’s D.C. march drew shut to 1 million of us. In Enormous apple on Saturday, hundreds of of us gathered as phase of…
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The December Democratic Debate Is Back on After Labor Dispute. Here’s What to Know

After days of tense negotiations, it seems the December Democratic debate will go ahead as scheduled. The last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019 — and the last before the debates move to early voting states — will air live from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m on PBS. All seven of the candidates in the debate had said they would boycott the event because of a labor dispute between food services company Sodexo and the union representing service workers on the campus. Each pledged to “not cross the picket line.” But on Tuesday morning, the union — Unite Here Local 11 — announced they had reached an agreement and the debate could go ahead as scheduled. PBS NewsHour and Politico will co-host the…
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Trump Has a Gift for Tearing Us Apart

There are a vogue of more than a few ways to blueprint partitions.By Thomas B. EdsallMr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.Dec. 11, 2019Supporters at a Trump rally in Dallas in October.Credit...Jonathan Ernst/ReutersDonald Trump has done all the pieces inner his vitality to set off racial and ethnic animosity in this nation. His main targets are immigrants, who are veritably greeted with putrid hatred. Nonetheless it no doubt’s a mistake to deem that Trump started all this, even as he’s taking elephantine benefit of the alternatives animosity has unleashed. He’s utilizing a wave.“Immigration attitudes are the fulcrum round which the politics of western societies are realigning,” in step with Eric Kaufmann, a political scientist at Birkbeck College, College of London.Kaufmann pointed me to…
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Editors’ DifferentThere’s a silly moment in Kevin Wilson’s new recent, “Nothing to Survey Right here” — it’s one of two novels we recommend this week — by which a 10-year-former lady tells her new caretaker that she loves studying but had nothing simply to make a possibility from at her grandparents’ house, where she and her twin brother had been living. “What did they've?” her caretaker asks, and the girl solutions: “Books about World Battle II. Two various books about Hitler. Wait, four books about Hitler. And various books about Nazis. And books about Stalin. Patton. Of us admire that.”The shaggy dog myth lands for me partly since it gets at one thing most principal in regards to the relationship between our personalities and our obsessions and the way they…
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Michael Bloomberg Launches Democratic Presidential Bid

NEW YORK — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President Donald Trump. He will quickly follow with a massive advertising campaign blanketing airways in key primary states across the U.S. “I’m running for president to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America,” Bloomberg wrote. “We cannot afford four more years of President Trump’s reckless and unethical actions,” he continued. “He represents an existential threat to our country and our values. If he wins another term in office, we may never recover from the damage.” Bloomberg’s entrance…
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How Advocates of Reproductive Justice Found Their Spotlight

The hotel ballroom is packed when the spoken-word poet Staceyann Chin takes the stage on a Saturday morning in late October. At least 1,100 mostly women and nonbinary people of color have filled the vast space in the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta in anticipation of her performance and of Stacey Abrams’ keynote address, which will come next. Chin’s first poem is a polemic against President Donald Trump, which elicits yells of support along with sharp laughs and applause. But the second performance, called “Tsunami Rising,” is when the audience explodes. In a monologue describing how black women have been brutalized, beaten down and discarded since before the founding of America, Chin expresses both the rage she feels at being ignored and the adoration she has for her fellow women of…
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Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

Our battleground surveys had some outcomes that upended the outmoded files. Nov. 12, 2019ImageDemocratic strength in Arizona used to be seemingly basically the most shapely topline consequence in the six states polled.Credit rating...Matt York/Associated PressDemocratic voters absorb a clear ideological preference in this year’s presidential primaries. However if there is any lesson from the fresh Novel York Occasions/Siena College surveys of the six closest states carried by the president, it’s that the Democrats were presented with a series of choices about scheme shut encourage the White House which might perhaps perhaps be not in truth even clear choices the least bit.It is most often posited, as an instance, that Democrats face a preference between a moderate who might perhaps perhaps scheme shut encourage a extremely basic sliver of white working-class…
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Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

Our battleground surveys had some outcomes that upended the dilapidated wisdom. Nov. 12, 2019ImageDemocratic energy in Arizona turned into perchance basically the most surprising topline lead to the six states polled.Credit rating...Matt York/Related PressDemocratic voters like a obvious ideological different on this twelve months’s presidential primaries. But if there is any lesson from the most up-to-the-minute Recent York Conditions/Siena College surveys of the six closest states carried by the president, it’s that the Democrats were introduced with a chain of choices about take hold of encourage the White Dwelling which may presumably presumably be not basically even obvious choices the least bit.It's customarily posited, as an instance, that Democrats face a different between a sensible who may presumably presumably well take hold of encourage a fundamental sliver of white working-class…
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10 Candidates Will Take the Stage in November’s Democratic Debate. Here’s Everything to Know

Get ready for heated arguments, political debates and pointed questions. No, it’s not your Thanksgiving dinner — it’s the November Democratic debate. Democratic presidential primary candidates will square off tonight on a debate stage in Atlanta, where the primary debate will be co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, airing live from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Follow along with TIME’s live coverage here. Candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala Harris will all grace the stage again. But some things have changed since the October Democratic debate. Only 10 candidates will appear on stage, down two from the debate last month. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped out of…
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Who Will Wear My Dead Husband’s Clothes?

It took me a really lengthy time to search out a fresh residence for the belongings he left gradual.By Fernanda SantosMs. Santos, a extinct national correspondent for The Events, teaches journalism at Arizona Negate College.Nov. 1, 2019Credit rating...Bianca BagnarelliPHOENIX — My husband and I shared a narrow, shoebox-formed closet in our residence here, his apparel going by strategy of mine from double-putting wardrobes mounted on the walls. After he died of pancreatic most cancers on Nov. 1, 2017, a month after his diagnosis, I’d ceaselessly coast into the closet to gaze his scent on his shirts. My mother caught me at some point sniffing his shirts and crying, and acknowledged, “It is most likely you'll well presumably’t utilize doing this forever.”“What might perchance possibly well possess to I attain?” I…
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Children of Poor Immigrants Rise, Regardless of Where They Come From

The Upshot|Young people of Terrible Immigrants Upward push, Irrespective of Where They Arrive FromA pattern that has persevered for a century: They are inclined to outperform young people of equally uncomfortable native-born Americans. Oct. 28, 2019AdviseImmigrants ready to be transferred, Ellis Island, Oct. 30, 1912.Credit rating...Library of CongressImmigration to the United States has repeatedly equipped a path to uncover away poverty — if now not for uncomfortable immigrants themselves, then for their sons.Modern study linking millions of fathers and sons relationship to the 1880s reveals that young people of uncomfortable immigrants in The United States maintain had increased success mountain climbing the financial ladder than young people of equally uncomfortable fathers born within the United States. That pattern has been remarkably steady for better than a century, at the same…
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Democrats Flip Virginia, But the Kentucky Governor Race Is Too Close to Call

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades on Tuesday while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and declared victory in the governor’s race over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin, though Bevin had not yet conceded. And in Virginia, Democrats flipped control of the state Senate and House, gaining outright control of state government in a state that is often a battleground for the White House. “I’m here to officially declare today, Nov. 5, 2019, that Virginia is officially blue,” Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam told a crowd of supporters in Richmond. A year before the presidential election,…
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Wildfires, Impeachment, Facebook: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Right here’s what you would possibly per chance per chance like to know on the raze of the day.Oct. 28, 2019(Are attempting to construct up this briefing by email? Right here’s the mark-up.) Upright evening. Right here’s doubtlessly the most neatly-liked.ImageCredit ranking...Kyle Grillot for The Unusual York Instances1. Californians are an increasing form of the usage of the phrase “apocalypse” to record the raging wildfires, evacuation orders, compelled energy outages and worsening air prerequisites tormenting the snort.Above, the 405 in Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest twin carriageway, after a brush fire swept hundreds of acres. Colleges closed and evacuations were ordered.To the north, the unbiased correct Kincade fire spread in Sonoma County, the place about 180,000 folks were ordered to go. Thousands of firefighters are in corpulent battle mode, however…
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