World news headlines 6/28/2020



Trump denies knowing Russia offered the Taliban bounties for US soldiers

Democrats and Republicans alike demand answers from an administration that’s long been soft on Russia.Vox.com2 hours ago

Russia offered cash rewards to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan

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Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 500,000 mark, Johns Hopkins University research shows

The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide passed the 500000 mark on Sunday, with more than a quarter of all deaths occurring in the United States, …Fox News2 hours ago

Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.CNN19 minutes agoView Full Coverage

Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Cases Pass 10 Million

Vice President Mike Pence asserts that increased testing explains a surge in cases, but experts and evidence say otherwise. Taiwan holds a Pride Parade in …The New York Times32 minutes ago

Coronavirus cases worldwide top 10 million with nearly half a million deaths — and 25% are in the US

Roughly a quarter of confirmed coronavirus cases are in the U.S., followed by Brazil, Russia and India.CNBC10 hours agoView Full Coverage

Poland presidential election heads for second round – exit poll

Exit polls in Poland’s presidential election suggest the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, has finished first but without enough votes to win outright. If confirmed, Mr Duda …BBC News2 hours ago

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Europe Travel: US Banned But Here’s 54 Countries You Can Visit

Americans remain banned from Europe travel as the EU opens its borders to international tourism in July. A draft list of 54 low-risk Covid-19 countries to be …Forbes7 hours ago

Europe’s economy: Between rising China and Trump’s US | Counting the Cost

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Senior official in Boris Johnson’s government stepping down

LONDON — Mark Sedwill, the most senior official in Boris Johnson’s government, will stand down in September, Downing Street confirmed. Sedwill will leave …Politico5 hours ago

UK’s top civil servant stepping down after reports of tensions – BBC News

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World hits coronavirus milestones: 500,000 dead, 10 million confirmed cases

Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections.Chicago Tribune1 hour ago

COVID-19 cases hits 10 million worldwide as pandemic gains momentum in parts of US

The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday — 500000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases — and hit another high mark for …BetaBoston1 hour agoView Full Coverage

British PM Boris Johnson does pushups as he preps UK recovery plan, claims he’s ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’

British PM Boris Johnson declared himself “fit as a butcher’s dog” as he boasted about both his health and his plans for the U.K.’s economic recovery from the …Fox News3 hours ago

UK ready to quit EU on ‘Australia terms’ if no Brexit deal, Johnson says

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will be ready to quit its transitional arrangements with the European Union “on Australia terms” if no deal on their future relationship …Reuters AustraliaYesterdayView Full Coverage

After historic election, what next for Malawi?

How significant is Lazarus Chakwera’s win and what are the challenges ahead as he takes the reins of a divided country?Al Jazeera English12 hours ago

Malawi opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera wins historic poll rerun

Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has won the country’s rerun presidential vote, officials say. He defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% …BBC News4 hours agoView Full Coverage

Coronavirus: Newsom orders bars shut in L.A., 6 other counties

Citing the rapid pace of coronavirus spread in some parts of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered seven counties including Los Angeles …Los Angeles Times4 hours ago

California Gov. Newsom orders bars closed in counties including Los Angeles, citing coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars to close in counties including Los Angeles, while recommending closures in some other counties, citing …Fox News3 hours agoView Full Coverage

Thousands flock to beaches in Florida amid fears it will become the next epicenter of coronavirus

A rise in COVID-19 cases was reported in a staggering 36 states, including Florida, which some experts are tipping to become the next epicentre, after 8.5k new …Daily Mail2 hours ago

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases

Only two US states are reporting a decline in new coronavirus cases compared to last week: Connecticut and Rhode Island.CNN23 minutes agoView Full Coverage

Spy chief Ratcliffe says Trump never briefed on Russia offering Taliban bounties

The nation’s spy chief denied reports that President Trump had been briefed on a U.S. intelligence report claiming that Russian military intelligence was offering …Washington ExaminerYesterday

Trump thanked ‘great people’ shown in Twitter video in which a man chants ‘white power’

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning widely shared a video he said is from the Villages, a retirement community in Florida, in which a man driving a golf …CNN25 minutes agoView Full Coverage

HHS Secretary Azar: ‘The Window Is Closing’ To Stop Virus Spread | Meet The Press | NBC News

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‘We have to act’ — HHS Secretary Azar warns ‘window closing’ to halt coronavirus spike

Azar also denied that states reopening prematurely was tied to the spike in coronavirus cases and instead blamed “inappropriate individual behavior” that has …CNBC3 hours agoView Full Coverage

Taiwan Celebrates Pride With a Public Parade

Hundreds joined a march in Taipei, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event during the coronavirus pandemic.The New York Times44 minutes ago

Taiwan stages LGBT pride parade ‘for the world’

Taiwan has escaped the worst of the pandemic while hundreds of parades around the world have been axed.BBC News6 hours agoView Full Coverage

How the founder of the Telegram messaging app stood up to the Kremlin — and won

MOSCOW — The man who took on the Kremlin and won is rarely heard from: a tech nomad in self-imposed exile with a reclusive aura and signature all-black …The Washington Post11 hours ago

Global COVID-19 Deaths Top 500,000 : Coronavirus Live Updates

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 10 million on Sunday while deaths topped half a million. Health officials estimate the actual …NPR1 hour ago

White House denies it was briefed about Afghan militant bounties | TheHill

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied a Friday.The HillYesterday

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Saharan dust cloud hits Southern states in U.S. already struggling with coronavirus surge

A massive Saharan dust cloud that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean is set to hit the South Sunday, with Florida expected to be hit the hardest.NBC News5 hours ago

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Libya’s GNA: ‘Liberation’ of Sirte, Jufra ‘more urgent than ever’

Army spokesman for GNA blames deployment of mercenaries for making Sirte ‘most dangerous place in Libya’.Al Jazeera English14 hours ago

Libya plagued by war decade after U.S.-backed forces toppled Gadhafi

Libya has become a battleground for feuding foreign parties including Russia and Turkey, while millions of Libyans feel trapped in the middle.NBC NewsYesterdayView Full Coverage

The new coronavirus surge in the US, explained

The past week gave America an ugly reminder that the threat of the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Cases are rapidly rising again. The nation on …Vox.comYesterday

New U.S. coronavirus cases break record; Pence cancels campaign events in Arizona, Florida

The U.S. set a new grim record in the number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, with reports of nearly 46000 on Friday. VP Mike Pences postponed …NBC NewsYesterdayView Full Coverage

Coronavirus updates: Number of virus infections tops 10m worldwide

The number of infections globally has passed 10m and nearly 500,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University; In the UK, the city of Leicester …BBC News12 hours ago

Global coronavirus infections pass 10M mark, data show

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed the 10 million mark early Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University.Fox News5 hours agoView Full Coverage

Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

Experts advising the federal government say authorities should now prioritize reducing mortality over containing the spread of the virus.CNBCYesterday

India coronavirus infections: Anxiety over rising number of cases

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Latinos hit hard by COVID-19

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US COVID-19 cases soar past 2.5 million

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Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing U.S. ambassador after anti-Hezbollah comments

BEIRUT — A Lebanese judge ordered media organizations to stop interviewing the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon after she criticized Hezbollah, stoking new …The Washington Post7 hours ago

A Row Over Trees Could Spark the Next Israel-Lebanon War

RAMYAH, Lebanon—At the heart of tensions that threaten to trigger a new war between Israel and Lebanon are lines of trees planted along their blurred border.The Wall Street Journal10 hours agoView Full Coverage

Dozens arrested as Hong Kongers protest planned national security laws

Hong Kong police arrested at least 53 people on Sunday after scuffles erupted during a relatively peaceful protest against planned national security legislation …Reuters7 hours ago

China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers meeting from Sunday could approve a national security law as early as this week, drastically curbing political protest and dissent in Hong …The New York Times7 hours agoView Full Coverage

Explainer: Israel’s annexation plan for occupied West Bank

The West Bank is seen as occupied territory under international law, making the planned annexation illegal.Al Jazeera English15 hours ago

Everyone loses from Netanyahu’s territorial ambitions

The land grab in the West Bank will damage the region, the international community and Israel itself.The Guardian15 hours agoView Full Coverage

U.S. envoy urges United Nations to renew Iran arms embargo

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An expiring United Nations weapons embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent it from “becoming the arms dealer of …Politico5 hours ago

Satellite image: Iran blast was near suspected missile site

An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile …ampFox NewsYesterdayView Full Coverage

Liverpool condemns fan behavior in title celebrations

English champion Liverpool has condemned the behavior of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year …Fox NewsYesterday

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Glasgow Migrant Hotel Stabber Named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam

An asylum seeker who stabbed six people including a police officer at a Glasgow hotel has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam.Breitbart9 hours ago

Glasgow stabbings: Suspect family ‘shocked and saddened’

Suspect Badreddin Abadlla Adam was shot and killed by armed police following the Glasgow stabbings on Friday.BBC 中文网5 hours agoView Full Coverage

South Korea struggles with new spikes, but WHO disputes claim of ‘second wave’

South Korea has confirmed dozens of new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours as it continues to struggle with a spike in new cases, but world health officials …Fox News7 hours ago

The Latest: South Korea still coping with new virus clusters

By The Associated Press. SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 62 additional cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period as the Asian country …The Mercury NewsYesterdayView Full Coverage

Afghan Deaths Pile Up in Uncertainty Over U.S. Deal With Taliban

Targeted killings and widespread attacks across Afghanistan have sapped brief optimism as peace talks remain stalled.The New York TimesYesterday

Bomb attack kills two human rights workers in Kabul

Homemade device attached to vehicle caused explosion in Afghan capital, says employer.The GuardianYesterdayView Full Coverage

Martin named new Irish prime minister, vows to tackle deep recession

Ireland’s parliament picked veteran opposition leader Micheál Martin as prime minister on Saturday to head the first coalition uniting the two parties that have …ReutersYesterday

Fianna Fail’s Micheal Martin named Ireland’s new prime minister

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Egypt cyber attack on Ethiopia is strike over the Grand Dam

In an extension of a bilateral dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the $4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam being built on the Nile River, Egyptian …Quartz AfricaYesterday

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree on Nile dam deal

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Glasgow stabbings: Man shot dead named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam

The man shot dead by police during a stabbing attack in Glasgow has been named as Badreddin Abadlla Adam. He was from Sudan. The 28-year-old’s identity …BBC 中文网Yesterday

New video shows moments before shootout that left suspect dead, police officer injured

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ReOpen Maryland co-founder catches coronavirus, won’t help contact tracers

Tim Walters, the co-founder of ReOpen Maryland, revealed in a video that he “crashed” last Wednesday and “had to go to the emergency room.”New York Post8 hours ago

Co-founder of Maryland group that protested for state to reopen tests positive for coronavirus

The co-founder of a Maryland group that protested the state’s stay-at-home order and has pressured Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to ease restrictions amid the …CNNYesterdayView Full Coverage

India opens one of the world’s largest hospitals to fight coronavirus

India has opened one of the largest hospitals in the world to help fight coronavirus, as health authorities announced the country’s biggest one-day increase in …CNN1 hour ago

Gottlieb expects COVID deaths to rise again amid “major epidemics” across the South

Gottlieb said the coronavirus is likely to spread to more vulnerable communities, resulting in more deaths.CBS News5 hours agoView Full Coverage

‘We need to look at a greater use of Defense Production Act’ for testing: Hutchinson | ABC News

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Arkansas governor: States ‘can’t be putting restrictions on each other across the country’ | TheHill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday that states “can’t be putting restrictions on each other” after New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced …The Hill8 hours agoView Full Coverage

Brazil Reaches Deal to Produce Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine

Brazil, the nation with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths, reached a deal with the U.K. to produce the Covid-19 vaccine that’s been …BloombergYesterday

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Florida, Arizona, Nevada set records for new coronavirus cases

The three states saw their highest daily infections yet as outbreak continues to surge in the south and west.Al Jazeera EnglishYesterday

Florida Covid-19 Cases Rise by 8,942, Most During Pandemic

Florida reported 122960 Covid-19 cases on Friday, up 7.8% from a day earlier, compared with an average increase of 4.1% in the previous seven days.Bloomberg2 days agoView Full Coverage

Global COVID-19 Obituaries: From A Climate Change Leader To A Wise Grandma : Goats and Soda

Writers and activists around the world share stories of those who have died from COVID-19 — in Colombia, Senegal, Pakistan, the Philippines and many other …NPR12 hours ago

Zuckerberg once wanted to sanction Trump. Then Facebook wrote rules that accommodated him.

Hours after President Trump’s incendiary post last month about sending the military to the Minnesota protests, Trump called Facebook chief executive Mark …The Washington Post41 minutes ago

Biden slams Trump for not sanctioning Russia over Afghan militant ‘bounties’ intelligence | TheHill

Former Vice President Joe Biden bashed President Trump for not sanctioning Russia after the.The HillYesterday

Trump denies knowing about intelligence report that Russia put bounty on U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan

Note: A quote from Joe Biden has been updated to correctly reflect what he said. WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump denied Sunday that he knew about …USA TODAY8 hours agoView Full Coverage

Counter-terrorism police charge man with three murders after knife attack in English town

A suspect has been charged with three counts of murder over a knife attack in the English town of Reading described by police as a terrorist incident, the Crown …ReutersYesterday

Mourners gather in Reading’s market place for a vigil to remember victims of attack

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Is It Too Late to Buy Moderna Stock?

It seems as if nearly everyone is talking about Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA). The biotech’s rapid progress in advancing its COVID-19 vaccine into clinical studies …Motley Fool10 hours ago

Putin Seizes Moment to Rule Until He’s 83 Amid Fading Popularity

After two decades in power, Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings are at an all-time low as Russia’s economy reels under the impact of the coronavirus epidemic and …Bloomberg12 hours ago

How Vladimir Putin’s dirty power grabs made him a modern czar

The new book “Putin’s People” by Catherine Belton, explores how Russian president Vladimir Putin screwed over billionaires to fund his dirty dealings.New York PostYesterdayView Full Coverage

Germany cautions virus risk still high as economies restart

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second …NBC NewsYesterday

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Russia denies its nuclear plants are source of radiation leak

Russia has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants. Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway …BBC News3 hours ago

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Mexico launches raids after assassination attempt of police chief

Mexican authorities have carried out a series of raids while investigating the attempted assassination of Mexico City’s police chief, according to local media.BBC NewsYesterday

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NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. F-22 stealth fighter aircraft scrambled on Saturday to intercept four Russian reconnaissance jets off Alaska, said NORAD, the U.S …ReutersYesterday

US fighter jets again intercept Russian military aircraft near Alaska

US F-22 fighter jets intercepted four Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance aircraft Saturday entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), NORAD said …CNNYesterdayView Full Coverage

Inside ‘Office 39’: North Korea’s illicit global smuggling network

The shadowy Office 39 in Pyongyang is the headquarters of an allegedly illicit global smuggling network designed to make millions.New York PostYesterday

Why Did Kim Jong-un’s Sister Become the Face of North Korea?

Kim Yo-jong, the only sister of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, is now setting the tone of the country’s foreign policy. And if he is young and …The New York Times2 days agoOpinionView Full Coverage

Israel orders US-based Christian TV channel off the air | TheHill

Israel officials announced Sunday they have withdrawn the broadcast license for a U.S.-based evangelical TV channel that they allege hid its missionary agenda …The Hill3 hours ago

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Vatican eyes late Italian teen as patron saint of internet

A 15-year-old boy who helped spread Roman Catholic teaching online is a good candidate to become patron saint of the internet, the Vatican says.Los Angeles Times12 hours ago

Italian teen moves closer to becoming ‘patron saint of the internet’ as miracle recognized

A London-born “computer genius” who died in Italy from leukemia at 15 is one step closer to becoming a saint, now that the Vatican has attributed a miracle to …NBC News15 hours agoView Full Coverage

Tyson Foods says 371 additional workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at Missouri chicken plant

Tyson Foods announced Friday that 371 employees at its chicken plant in Noel, Missouri had tested positive for COVID-19. Friday’s announcement confirms …USA TODAYYesterday

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China’s big three airlines take delivery of domestically made ARJ21 aircraft

China’s three biggest state-owned airlines on Sunday took delivery of their first ARJ21 aircraft, a short haul 90-seater aircraft made by state-run Commercial …ReutersYesterday

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Global report: India Covid-19 cases pass 500,000 as Texas revives lockdown

US reports highest daily new infections as EU says it may exclude US from list of ‘safe countries’; Brazil records nearly 47,000 new cases. Coronavirus – latest …The GuardianYesterday

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Chinese firm says coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in human test

BEIJING (Reuters) – China National Biotec Group (CNBG) said on Sunday that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine candidate suggested it could …Reuters15 hours ago

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With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

BUENOS AIRES — Days after Argentina canceled all international passenger flights to shield the country from the new coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero …The New York Times2 hours ago

White House: Trump and Pence Were Not Briefed on Russia Paying Taliban Bounties to Kill American Soldiers

After golfing, the president tweeted out photo after photo of protesters being sought in connection with federal property damage during protests.The Daily BeastYesterday

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Biden VP hopeful Karen Bass slammed over past praise for Fidel Castro: report

Past praise for the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has some Miami-area Democrats worried about a lawmaker said to be in the running to join the Joe Biden …Fox News15 hours ago

Democrats grimace at Fidel Castro comments by Biden VP contender Karen Bass

Joe Biden VP contender Rep. Karen Bass raised eyebrows after the death of Fidel Castro when she referred to the Cuban autocrat as “Comandante en jefe”New York PostYesterdayView Full Coverage

Galwan Valley: China to use martial art trainers after India border clash

The move follows deadly fighting between Indian and Chinese troops in an area where guns are banned.BBC News6 hours ago

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Dafonte Miller, Toronto police chief react to officer Michael Theriault found guilty of assault

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White Canadian cop convicted of beating black teenager

Montreal (AFP) – A Canadian court convicted a white police officer Friday of beating a young black man in Toronto in 2016, in a highly anticipated judgment as …Yahoo News2 days agoView Full Coverage

Millions of children face starvation in Yemen warns United Nations – BBC News

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UN: Millions of Yemeni children on the ‘brink of starvation’

Almost 2.4 million children could be malnourished by the end of the year, UNICEF warns, appealing for urgent aid.Al Jazeera English2 days agoView Full Coverage

Leicester faces new lockdown as top scientist warns UK “is on a knife edge” – BBC News

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Britain is ‘on a knife edge’ in coronavirus crisis and could face a severe second wave in winter when people won’t be able to tell Covid-19 from a cold, SAGE scientist warns

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust research charity and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said he was worried …MSN UK13 hours agoView Full Coverage

World Health Organization warns of COVID resurgence in Europe | WNT

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WHO warns of coronavirus summer spike as Europe lifts lockdown

As temperatures climb, so do cases of coronavirus in Europe, as the World Health Organization warns of a potential summer surge.NBC News2 days ago

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