55 min ago

Now that's a comeback story...

Now that's a comeback story...

    'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Johansson called Franco out in a speech at th...

Johansson called Franco out in a speech at the Women's March in Los Angeles, saying "I want my pin back."

    James Franco attends SAG Awards amid scrutiny, scathing Scarlett Johansson speech
    Despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, James Franco attended Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. He's nominated for an acting award for his performance in "The Disaster Artist."
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1 hour ago

See what the party scene looks like near the ...

See what the party scene looks like near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    ¿Qué Pasa? Out & About - Friday, January 19, 2018
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1 hour ago

Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rod...

Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rodeo Ball where rodeo supporters danced and frolicked for a good cause.

    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo got good and fancy at the annual Let's Rodeo Ball
    Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rodeo Ball where rodeo supporters danced and frolic for a good cause.
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1 hour ago

A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden n...

A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston and the suspect fled and got away, http://bit.ly/2E0Wf7g

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston and the suspect fled and got away, http://bit.ly/2E0Wf7g
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2 hours ago

You will be disappointed.

You will be disappointed.

    A Texas sommelier tries to pair wine with Whataburger
    We've always wondered what wine pairs with our #2 with extra bacon, cheese, and jalapenos.
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2 hours ago

A Houston man has been charged with murder af...

A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex happened on the southwest side. http://bit.ly/2rAfaTV

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex happened on the southwest side. http://bit.ly/2rAfaTV
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3 hours ago

Jason Elliott is aiming for the big bucks.

Jason Elliott is aiming for the big bucks.

    College Station tattoo artist appears on this season of 'Ink Master'
    Jason Elliott has only been tattooing for seven years but he already has a devoted following of fans and tattoo collectors. The owner-artist from the private Novellus Studio in College Station is currently one of the cast members on the tenth season of the reality series "Ink Master", which pits two teams of tattoo artists against each other to see who can churn out the best looking work on human canvases.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Wedding envy

Wedding envy

    Peek inside the luxury resort where Astros star George Springer got married
    Astros star George Springer married personal trainer Charlise Castro on Saturday at a picturesque luxury resort on California's coast. The Resort at Pelican Hill sits on California's Newport Coast and from the look of Yelp photos, the hotel is stunning. The resort features a golf course, spa, and massive villas overlooking the water.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL...

The Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL playoffs, and now Wade Phillips has turned his attention to the sale of his Texas mansion.

    Wade Phillips Takes Another Pass at Selling His $2.95M Dallas Mansion
    NFL coach Wade Phillips relisted his five-bedroom home this week for $2.95 million. He had tried to sell the Dallas home in January 2014 for the same price. Erik Gunther, provided by Published 2:30 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The Los Angeles Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL playoffs, and now Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has turned his attention to the sale of his luxurious Dallas mansion.
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4 hours ago

This week's international news in photos:

This week's international news in photos:

    World news photos: Femen protest 'pro-life,' women march and more
    Published 1:13 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 First up this week in our gallery of world news photos is the international women's march. The AP sums up: Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration.
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5 hours ago

A driver crashed into cars parked in front of...

A driver crashed into cars parked in front of a northeast Houston house Sunday afternoon, damaging the home's facade and several of the vehicles. http://bit.ly/2n4hq0b

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A driver crashed into cars parked in front of a northeast Houston house Sunday afternoon, damaging the home's facade and several of the vehicles. http://bit.ly/2n4hq0b
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5 hours ago

At least one person was detained.

At least one person was detained.

    Houston police respond to stabbing at Greenspoint Mall
    Published 5:28 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 At least one person is in custody after a stabbing near the Greenspoint Mall, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD says the stabbing happened inside the mall parking lot, although there is no word on the number of victims or the nature of their injuries.
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5 hours ago

Developing:

Developing:

    Five missing after Houston firm's rig explodes in Oklahoma
    A fiery explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig Monday left five people missing, including employees of the rig's owner, Patterson-UTI Energy of Houston. The explosion cut through the Patterson-UTI rig just before 9 a.m. Monday, according to Oklahoma authorities, and the Houston driller confirmed that some of its workers were among the missing at the Pittsburg County natural gas well site.
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5 hours ago

A Chambers County family is asking the public...

A Chambers County family is asking the public for help in finding their 2-year-old German Shepard who was taken from their home nearly two weeks ago. Any information leading to the dog will have up to $1,000 reward. Get more details here: http://bit.ly/2n0K5Um

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Chambers County family is asking the public for help in finding their 2-year-old German Shepard who was taken from their home nearly two weeks ago. Any information leading to the dog will have up...
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6 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Executed Houston serial killer confessed to 60 more rapes
    No one knows their names or ages, what they did or where they lived. But Anthony Shore says he raped them. In the weeks before his execution, the Houston serial strangler known as the Tourniquet Killer confessed to another 60 rapes, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.
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6 hours ago

This week's shutdown is the 19th time in hist...

This week's shutdown is the 19th time in history that the U.S. federal government has had a shutdown.

    Here are the states that are most affected and least affected by the federal government shutdown
    Amid the battle for a new federal budget, lawmakers in Washington D.C. have caused the federal government to temporarily shutdown. While the matter was resolved with a vote by the U.S. Congress on Monday (at least until Feb.8), the shutdown caused federal services and social media accounts to be inactive while politicians debated on a plan moving forward.
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6 hours ago

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionair...

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionaire:

    Helicopter crash claims Texas millionaire, decorated pilots
    RATON, N.M. (AP) - Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61 Born in England, Burnett was an investor and philanthropist with links to a wide range of businesses and a love of entertaining friends extravagantly.
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6 hours ago

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to ex...

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, they found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers.

    NOAA reveals deep-sea images from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
    Updated 7:26 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf of Mexico, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, the Okeanos Explorer found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers, according to the NOAA Facebook page and website.
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7 hours ago

Two roommates in the next room overheard the ...

Two roommates in the next room overheard the fighting and gunshots that followed.

    HPD makes arrest in Post Oak deadly shooting
    A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on the city's southwest side. Authorities arrested Alberto Sanchez, 22, after the shooting at 4 a.m. Sunday at the Post Oak Manor apartments, 12111 South Post Oak off South Main.
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7 hours ago

The FBI is searching for an allegedly violent...

The FBI is searching for an allegedly violent pimp who's a wanted fugitive for aiding a sex trafficking ring that amassed millions by brutally forcing women and girls to sell themselves in Houston cantinas

    Alleged sex trafficking fugitive wanted by FBI in cantina case
    It's been four years, but the FBI still wants to arrest an allegedly violent pimp who's a wanted fugitive for aiding a sex trafficking ring that amassed millions by brutally forcing women and girls to sell themselves in Houston cantinas.
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7 hours ago

She brought her Japanese and Hawaiian influen...

She brought her Japanese and Hawaiian influence to Texas barbecue.

    The pioneering woman behind Driftwood's Salt Lick BBQ has died
    One of the founders of Texas barbecue favorite The Salt Lick, making great smoked meats since the late '60s, died this past week at the age of 104. Texas Monthly's BBQ czar Daniel Vaughn shared the sad news late Friday.
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8 hours ago

One of the people who died was a 19-year-old....

One of the people who died was a 19-year-old.

    Two dead, infant critical in crash off Texas 249 near Cypress
    Updated 3:42 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 Two people are dead and an infant is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in northwest Harris County. Three others were also hurt in the Texas 249 crash, including the one-year-old baby who was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Here are the top high school basketball playe...

Here are the top high school basketball players in the area that you should check out before the season ends.

    Houston's top high school basketball recruits
    Every year, the Houston area produces some of the top high school basketball talent in the country. This year, College Park's Quentin Grimes, who will play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game in March, tops the list. According to 247Sports, Grimes, who has signed with Kansas, is the 11th-ranked recruit in the country.
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8 hours ago

NASA continues to receive backlash as to why ...

NASA continues to receive backlash as to why they booted a woman, who was set to be the first African American on the International Space Station crew, from her mission.

    NASA faces called for reinstatement of first African American on International Space Station crew
    The quest for answers as to why NASA booted a woman -- set to be the first African American on the International Space Station crew -- from her mission continued over the weekend, with an online petition and harsh words from her brother.
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8 hours ago

Most of the village's residents live abroad a...

Most of the village's residents live abroad and only stay there during brief vacations.

    AP PHOTOS: Village of sprawling mansions empty most of year
    GOMILICA, Serbia (AP) - The tiny hamlet of Gomilica in western Serbia is full of sprawling mansions with dozens of rooms, sumptuous decorations and swimming pools - and most of the year they are empty. Most of the village's residents live abroad and only stay there during brief vacations.
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9 hours ago

The snacking continues! (We're kidding, don't...

The snacking continues! (We're kidding, don't eat soap.)

    Nope, Tide PODS aren't being discontinued.
    Tide PODS are here to stay, despite rumors that suggest the internet-famous soap is being discontinued. A screenshot of a fake tweet recently alleged that Tide would be removing the product from shelves starting Feb. 1, saying the company "can't risk lives over having clean clothes."
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made this y...

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made this year:

    'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Award Nominations
    Not only did Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" disappoint at the box office, it disappointed enough to draw the attention of the Razzies. The umpteenth installment in the CG action franchise landed nine nominations for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Monday, followed closely by eight for Universal's "Fifty Shades Darker."
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9 hours ago

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made have a...

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made have announced this year's nominees:

    'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Award Nominations
    Not only did Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" disappoint at the box office, it disappointed enough to draw the attention of the Razzies. The umpteenth installment in the CG action franchise landed nine nominations for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Monday, followed closely by eight for Universal's "Fifty Shades Darker."
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Forrest Whitley, who graduated from San Anton...

Forrest Whitley, who graduated from San Antonio Alamo Heights High School just two years ago, already is the No. 10 ranked prospect in all of baseball.

    Astros have four prospects on Top 100 list
    The Astros' 20-year-old Class AA pitcher Forrest Whitley shot up the prospect rankings, moving all the way up to No. 10 in the latest rankings released by Baseball America on Monday. Whitley, who was the Astros' first-round pick out of San Antonio Alamo Heights High School in 2016, was ranked 57th in the publication's mid-season rankings last July.
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9 hours ago

In the most active season in recent years, th...

In the most active season in recent years, the number of Texans dying from a flu-related cause has now doubled.

    Flu-related deaths in Texas double
    In the most active season in recent years, the number of Texans dying from a flu-related cause has now doubled. The Texas department of health this season is reporting the deaths of 2,355 people for whom the flu was an underlying or contributing cause, up from 1,155 such deaths two weeks ago.
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10 hours ago

Defined as people born between 1995 and the m...

Defined as people born between 1995 and the mid-2000s, Generation Z has a markedly different approach to social media than the generations that preceded it.

    Millennials ruin everything, but it looks like Gen Z will be the ones to hurt Facebook
    Generation Z - the generation after millennials - is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms. A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram's user base is surging.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The Texas politician is facing years in priso...

The Texas politician is facing years in prison and millions in fines.

    Criminal fraud trial puts San Antonio Democrat Uresti's career on the line
    A lot is on the line for state Sen. Carlos Uresti as his criminal fraud trial commences with opening statements this morning in U.S. District Court in San Antonio. "This is about a person's life, a person's career and a person's family," Tab Turner, one of Uresti's lawyers, told jurors Thursday.
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11 hours ago

Good news for those who didn't get tickets fo...

Good news for those who didn't get tickets for the first Houston show:

    Justin Timberlake adds second Houston date
    Justin Timberlake has added a second Houston date to his The Man of the Woods Tour. The former boy-bander has added May 25 at Toyota Center to his itinerary. The May 23 date is sold out. Tickets for the second show go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday via the venue site .
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Slayer is going on one last tour to destroy t...

Slayer is going on one last tour to destroy the rest of the world's hearing.

    Iconic thrash-metal act Slayer to call it quits
    According to a video posted on Monday, iconic thrash-metal act Slayer is going on a farewell tour in 2018. The band, active since 1981, is one of the loudest bands to ever hit the metal scene.
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11 hours ago

The government shutdown inspired a flurry of ...

The government shutdown inspired a flurry of memes and reactions.

    How the internet reacted to 2018's brief government shutdown
    While the Senate voted to repoen the government Monday afternoon, that didn't stop the internet from jumping to conclusions and over exaggerating about what could have happened if the shutdown persisted. Democrats reached across the aisle to support a bill financing federal agencies through Feb. 8.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

According to a GoFundMe page, the woman was s...

According to a GoFundMe page, the woman was struck by "a highly aggressive form of Necrotizing Faciitis," a flesh-eating bacteria.

    Woman diagnosed with flu loses more than 30 percent of body due to flesh-eating bacteria
    An Arizona woman who thought she had the flu discovered she had something much worse when doctors told her she was being affected by a flesh-eating bacteria. According to news station KNXV-TV, Christin Lipinski, of Litchfield Park, was diagnosed with the flu and began viral treatment on Jan. 11.
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12 hours ago

Bats were reported at the Houston-area Walmar...

Bats were reported at the Houston-area Walmart as early as Jan. 8. Now, officials are taking a new step.

    Wildlife specialist to get rid of bats at Alvin store
    Walmart officials are one step closer to having a bat-free store in Alvin after reportedly hiring a wildlife specialist to help move the bats. A Walmart spokesperson told news station KTRK-TV on Sunday that the wildlife specialist was on site at the Alvin store, doing a "catch and release" of the bats.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

THE LATEST: Several Democratic senators predi...

THE LATEST: Several Democratic senators predict a proposal to fund the government until Feb. 8 will move forward, overcoming a Democratic filibuster. That would clear the way for an end to the three-day shutdown.

    The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.
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12 hours ago

THE LATEST: The Senate has advanced a bill re...

THE LATEST: The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

    The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

He's reportedly involved in a gang-connected ...

He's reportedly involved in a gang-connected brothel that allegedly operated for eight years in a southwest Houston apartment complex.

    Alleged pimp tied to Gulfton gang brothel expected in court
    Published 8:27 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 Another defendant is expected in court Monday in a expansive federal indictment involving a gang-connected brothel that allegedly operated for eight years in a southwest Houston apartment complex. Walter Lopez, 26, will likely waive his rights to a detention hearing during his arraignment Monday at the federal courthouse in Houston, his lawyer, Brent Mayr, said.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Three young children were found after being k...

Three young children were found after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight. Houston Police Department is still looking for the suspects. Here is the surveillance video below. http://bit.ly/2F2rPAz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Three young children were found after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight. Houston Police Department is still looking for the suspects. Here is the surveillance video below....
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13 hours ago

She founded the legendary Texas barbecue outp...

She founded the legendary Texas barbecue outpost with her husband in the late 1960s:

    The pioneering woman behind Driftwood's Salt Lick BBQ has died
    One of the founders of Texas barbecue favorite The Salt Lick, making great smoked meats since the late '60s, died this past week at the age of 104. Texas Monthly's BBQ czar Daniel Vaughn shared the sad news late Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Sheriff's officials say there's been a shooti...

Sheriff's officials say there's been a shooting at a high school in a small town south of Dallas and a suspect is in custody.

    Sheriff: Shooting at Texas high school, suspect in custody
    ITALY, Texas (AP) - A suspect has been arrested after a shooting Monday morning at a high school in a small town south of Dallas, sheriff's officials said. The Ellis County sheriff's office said on Twitter that the "shooter is in custody" after the shooting in Italy, some 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Dallas.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Experts say at any given moment there are mor...

Experts say at any given moment there are more than 400 storefront sex businesses in Houston.

    Houston: City has 'more brothels than Starbucks'
    For eight years, at least thirteen undocumented women were allegedly trafficked by a family affiliated with the Southwest Cholos gang in a Gulfton-area apartment. "We have more brothels than we have Starbucks in our city," Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk, told the Houston Chronicle.
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14 hours ago

Experts say at any given moment there are ove...

Experts say at any given moment there are over 400 storefront sex businesses in Houston.

    Houston: City has 'more brothels than Starbucks'
    For eight years, at least thirteen undocumented women were allegedly trafficked by a family affiliated with the Southwest Cholos gang in a Gulfton-area apartment. "We have more brothels than we have Starbucks in our city," Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk, told the Houston Chronicle.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A man police said they believe caused the de...

A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested.

    Driver charged in Christmas Day racing deaths
    Updated 9:04 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested, the Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Monday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer S...

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others.

    Kendrick Lamar returning to Houston
    Kendrick Lamar announced dates for his TDE: The Championship Tour, which will include a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others. They'll play the Pavilion on May 19.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The Texas native was the first meteorologist ...

The Texas native was the first meteorologist for ABC's "Good Morning America" program.

    Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.
    http://www.chron.com

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