- New Alzheimer’s test seeks to diagnose the disease sooner
- Report: Trillion-dollar student loan crisis looming in US
- Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweets in contradiction to Trump
- BREAKING: Top Trump security adviser resigns (video)
- Trump cancels South American trip
- Syria to chair UN Disarmament Forum that established chemical weapons ban
- Words banned in school classrooms which may trigger Muslims
- DML: Changes taking place with DML News, DML App, and The Truth
- Trump Tweet: Sends cryptic message about American military
- Family outraged after men get off on probation for gang-rape of teen
- State passes net neutrality law
- Dershowitz rips ACLU for silence on FBI raid on Cohen (video)
- Zuckerberg’s testimony released to public before hearing
- Ingraham returns to Fox following vacation
- REPORT: Republican governor to skip fundraiser with VP Pence, receives backlash
- REPORT: New poll sees wave of young voters this fall, spelling trouble for Trump
- REPORT: Chinese president vows to cut auto tariffs and warns on ‘Cold War mentality’
- Hannity accepts apology from Kimmel, outlines what’s important
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 09:33 AM PDT
In an effort to improve Alzheimer’s disease research, the government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define the illness by basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are currently used.
According to the Associated Press, the change in Alzheimer’s disease research would involve the use of more objective criteria, such as brain scans, to select patients for studies and enroll them sooner in the course of their illness, when treatments might be more likely to be successful.
Experts warn that it is too early to use such scans and other tests in routine care since they have not yet been approved or validated. Until that time, doctors will continue to rely on current evaluation methods to diagnose most cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
If the new definition of Alzheimer’s disease is adopted, it will have a significant impact on statistics related to the illness. Many more people will be considered to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, since the biological signs become apparent 15 to 20 years prior to a patient becoming symptomatic.
"The numbers will increase dramatically," said Dr. Clifford R. Jack Jr., a Mayo Clinic brain imaging specialist. "There are a lot more cognitively normal people who have the pathology in the brain who will now be counted as having Alzheimer's disease."
Jack led a panel of experts, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging, that updated guidelines on Alzheimer’s disease, which was published Tuesday in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
The AP reported: About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer's is the most common form. In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer's under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. About one-third of people over 70 who show no thinking problems actually have brain signs that suggest Alzheimer's, Jack said.
There is no cure — current medicines such as Aricept and Namenda just temporarily ease symptoms. Dozens of hoped-for treatments have failed, and doctors think one reason may be that the studies enrolled patients after too much brain damage had already occurred.
"By the time that you have the diagnosis of the disease, it's very late," said Dr. Eliezer Masliah, neuroscience chief at the Institute on Aging. "What we've realized is that you have to go earlier and earlier and earlier," just as doctors discovered with treating cancer.
Another problem that has existed for researchers is that as many as 30 percent of people enrolled in Alzheimer's studies based on symptoms did not have the disease — they had other forms of dementia or other medical conditions. Such research does not provide an accurate picture of whether a potential treatment might help a patient, and the new definition seeks to improve patient selection by using brain scans and other tests.
Other diseases, such as diabetes, are currently defined by measuring a biomarker, an objective indicator such as blood sugar. That was impossible for Alzheimer's disease until several years ago, when brain scans and spinal fluid tests were developed to assist in diagnosis.
Such tests measure certain forms of two proteins — amyloid and tau, which form plaques and tangles in the brain — and signs of nerve injury, degeneration and brain shrinkage.
The guidelines illustrate the use of the biomarkers over a spectrum of mental decline, beginning with early brain changes, through mild impairment and Alzheimer's dementia.
Jack acknowledged that people might be worried and want the biomarker tests for themselves or a family member now, but he advised, "Don't bother. There's no proven treatment yet."
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 09:15 AM PDT
A recent analysis revealed that the Department of Education is loaning billions to students majoring in liberal arts and the humanities, a significant number of whom are unlikely to acquire jobs that will enable them to repay their debts following graduation.
The analysis of federal data by The Daily Caller News Foundation found that most federal student loan programs do not require a credit check or a cosigner. The loans are secured only by the borrower's future earnings with a college degree, but the kind of degree not considered in the loan process.
"What you make depends on what you take," Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, wrote in a 2016 report. "A major in social work pays $30,000 a year compared to $120,000 a year for a major in petroleum engineering."
Business, vocational, and STEM majors have significantly better chances of paying off their loans, TheDCNF found.
According to New York Fed, in addition to lower pay, many liberal arts and humanities majors enter a job market with less opportunity, leading to high rates of unemployment and underemployment.
Struggling borrowers are offered more than a dozen loan repayment and forgiveness plans and widespread access to loan assistance programs. Even so, more than 29 percent of student borrowers will ultimately default on their loans, the Brookings Institution estimated.
Student loan borrowers who fail to make a payment for at least 270 days enter default, causing the entire balance of their loan to become due immediately. Defaulting on a student loan also prohibits the borrower from accessing most assistance programs.
New York Fed also reported that students who majored in the liberal arts and humanities are more likely than students who majored in any other field to default on their student loans by age 33.
“At both selective and non-selective colleges alike, liberal arts and humanities majors have significantly higher rates of default than business, vocational, and STEM majors,” The DCNF reported.
Students who enter the workforce with a liberal arts or humanities degree often end up working in a job that does not require a college degree, according to a New York Fed analysis of the underemployment rate for recent college graduates.
When approving student loans, the federal government does not consider a student's chosen area of study, said a representative for the office of Federal Student Aid.
Many analysts and experts have warned that higher education will be the next economic bubble to burst.
In 2012, Rajeev Date, former deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said, "If one is not thinking about where this is headed over the next two or three years, you are just completely missing the warning signs."
The student loan crisis could have a devastating effect on the U.S. economy. More than 44 million Americans currently hold $1.5 trillion in outstanding student debt, and more than 4 million are currently in default.
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 09:07 AM PDT
The husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, has shot out a Twitter post Tuesday morning, in an attempt to prove President Trump wrong on his statement about attorney-client privilege.
George Conway, an attorney and frequent critic of President Trump, responded to President Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning, in which he said, “Attorney-client privilege is dead!”
Trump was referring to the sudden FBI raid of the office of his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, at the direction of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Conway tweeted back with a link to the U.S. Attorney’s manual on the Justice Department website, titled “Searches of Premises of Subject Attorneys.”
The section Conway referred Trump to includes the following:
There are occasions when effective law enforcement may require the issuance of a search warrant for the premises of an attorney who is a subject of an investigation, and who also is or may be engaged in the practice of law on behalf of clients. Because of the potential effects of this type of search on legitimate attorney-client relationships and because of the possibility that, during such a search, the government may encounter material protected by a legitimate claim of privilege, it is important that close control be exercised over this type of search. Therefore, the following guidelines should be followed with respect to such searches:
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 07:49 AM PDT
The White House announced Tuesday morning that Tom Bossert, President Trump’s homeland security adviser, is resigning.
“The President is grateful for Tom’s commitment to the safety and security of our great country," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
"Tom led the White House’s efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well.”
The Associated Press reported:
Bossert was a point person in the White House on protecting the nation from terror and cyber threats. He also helped spearhead the administration's response to last year's hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
His exit is the latest in a wave of departures from the West Wing in recent months. It comes a day after new national security adviser John Bolton began his tenure.
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 07:38 AM PDT
Tuesday morning, the White House announced that President Trump has cancelled his plans to attend a summit this week in South America, in order to “oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.”
President Trump had been scheduled to leave on Friday.
The Hill reported:
"President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled," Sanders said in a statement.
"At the president's request, the Vice President will travel in his stead. The president will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world."
The White House had already cut down the number of days Trump planned to spend in South America after Peru's president resigned over corruption allegations.
The Hill also reported:
The Summit of the Americas brings together leaders of Western Hemisphere nations to discuss issues facing the region. This year's summit theme is "Democratic Governance Against Corruption."
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 07:20 AM PDT
Despite accusations that the Syrian government perpetrated another deadly chemical attack on its people on Saturday, Syria is scheduled in May to chair the United Nations disarmament forum that produced an international ban on chemical weapons use.
According to United Nations Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization, U.N. rules will allow Hussam Edin Aala, the Syrian ambassador to the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament, to organize the work to be done during the conference and set its agenda. Aala will also represent the Conference on Disarmament in its relations with states, the U.N. General Assembly, and other entities of the U.N.
The Conference on Disarmament characterizes itself as “the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community,” asserting that its mandate includes “practically all multilateral arms-control and disarmament problems.” Initiatives negotiated by the forum include the Chemical Weapons Convention — an arms-control treaty that prohibits the use, production, and stockpiling of chemical weapons — the Biological Weapons Convention and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Syria is scheduled to assume the presidency of the forum from May 28 until June 24, despite allegations that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad perpetrated the latest of several chemical weapons attacks on his own people on Saturday.
The Washington Free Beacon reported, “Dozens of Syrians in Douma, the last rebel-held enclave in eastern Ghouta, died by suffocation in a suspected chemical attack. Some media outlets reported that at least 42 people were killed, including several women and children, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number at more than 80. Several hundred civilians were injured.”
In a Sunday tweet, President Donald Trump blamed the Assad regime for perpetrating the attack, alleging “Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price … to pay.” Others accusing the Syrian government of the attack include analysts, commentators, and Syrian activist groups.
During Syria’s ongoing conflict, which began in 2011, the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on the Syrian people, including unarmed civilians, dozens of times.
The Syrian government claims that it did not perpetrate Saturday’s chemical attack. Russia has also contended that it is not responsible for the atrocity.
U.N. Watch, an independent monitoring group, expressed vehement opposition to Syria being allowed to lead a disarmament forum that has sought to prevent the use of chemical weapons.
“Having the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad preside over global chemical and nuclear weapons disarmament will be like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch. “The Assad regime’s documented use of chemical weapons remains the most serious violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in the treaty’s 20-year history.”
U.N. Watch intends to hold protests outside of the U.N. hall, joined by Syrian victims of the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attacks.
“We urge the U.N. to understand that at a time when Syria is gassing its own men, women, and children to death, to see Syria heading the world body that is supposed to protect these victims will simply shock the conscience of humanity,” Neuer said.
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 06:58 AM PDT
The Scottish government, in partnership with Education Scotland, has been criticized for issuing guidance which claims that the use of supposedly "offensive" terminology such as "British values" could inspire terror attacks.
"The concept [of British values] can cause offense and could play into the hands of groups who seek to assert that there is an inherent conflict between being British and being Muslim," teachers in Scotland were told.
A spokesman who defended the guidance contended that the "wrong" words in the classroom could "amplify the rhetoric used by terrorists and violent extremists."
After learning about the directive, which stresses the “importance of using appropriate and accurate” terms when discussing terror, U.K. Security Minister Ben Wallace accused Education Scotland of "putting PC [politically correct] politics before children's safety."
The guidance document contains what is characterized as an "overview" of language which should and should not be used during classroom discussions on terror attacks and violent extremism, Breitbart reported.
Terms are listed under two columns — "safe" and "problematic" — and urges teachers to "think carefully before selecting the right words."
"British values" is listed in the "problematic" column, while “shared values” is considered a "safe" term. According to the document, teachers should refer to "shared values" rather than “British values” because students must be taught to be "responsible citizens who respect other people, different beliefs and cultures."
The guidance drew the ire Scottish Conservatives, whose spokeswoman, Liz Smith, asserted that parents would be "astonished and very angry" over the directive, and contended that "British values are part of our history and are important to this country's culture."
Educators are warned in the guidance that it is “dangerous” to refer to the word Islamist, which is frequently used to refer to fundamentalist adherence to Islam, since their "non-expert" audience might associate the phenomena with ordinary Muslims.
"All audiences will make a connection to the Muslim faith. This phrase is best avoided," the directive warned, recommending that teachers instead use the term "Al-Qaeda-Inspired Violent Extremists" when referring to those who perpetrate terror attacks.
A spokesman for the Scottish government said regarding the issue, “We encourage the use of appropriate and accurate language as academic research and feedback from communities suggests that the wrong language can cause confusion, unnecessary offense and – in the worst cases – amplify the divisive rhetoric used by terrorists and violent extremists.”
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 06:57 AM PDT
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 06:43 AM PDT
President Trump sent out a statement and photo on Twitter Tuesday morning that could be interpreted to including a cryptic message to Syria.
President Trump had a meeting and dinner with top military leaders Monday evening, as they discussed their next move against Syria, who has allegedly committed an atrocious gas attack on their own people.
President Trump tweeted:
Last night, it was my great honor to host America's senior defense and military leaders for dinner at the White House. America's military is the GREATEST fighting force in the history of the world. They all have my pledge of unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform!
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 06:02 AM PDT
Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, have been sentenced with probation for gang-raping a 13-year-old girl.
They were each given a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, leaving the young girl’s family outraged over the leniency of their punishments.
Fox News reports the following:
“A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their brothers and cousins, were only sentenced to probation.
Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, were each sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation, with a maximum of life on probation, KKTV reported.
The men are two of six suspects accused of sexually assaulting the young teen in December 2016 inside of the Stonebrook Terrace apartment complex in Colorado Springs.
The victim’s grandfather was shocked at the sentencing, telling the news station: “There was six of them and they gang-raped my granddaughter.”
The group of suspects — some of whom are reportedly related as cousins or brothers and identified as Jacolby Williams, Tyron Williams, James Williams, and a juvenile, in addition to Tommy and Clarence — were with the girl on Dec. 19, according to The Gazette.”
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 05:48 AM PDT
Last month Washington state passed a net neutrality law, and now Oregon has become the second state to follow its path this April.
On Monday, Oregon passed its own net neutrality law after Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into effect.
The Hill reports the following:
“Oregon became the second state to pass its own net neutrality law on Monday, following Washington state's landmark move last month.
Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a bill aimed at blocking internet service providers, like AT&T and Comcast, from throttling traffic, a response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules in December.
The Oregon bill prevents state agencies from doing business with providers that favor some content over others.
“When the federal government repealed net neutrality, it took a giant step backward,” Brown said before signing the bill, according to The Associated Press.
Washington's Democratic governor, Jay Inslee, also signed a net neutrality measure earlier this month, though his state’s goes further to forbid providers from blocking or throttling content and creating internet "fast lanes." “
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 05:38 AM PDT
“Trumped Up” author Alan Dershowitz called out the ACLU for not reacting strongly to the FBI’s unprecedented raid on Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney.
Dershowitz claims the raid was unorthodox and uncalled for, and believes the ACLU would’ve stepped in if the matter involved Hillary Clinton.
Fox News reports the following:
“Alan Dershowitz reacted to a federal raid on the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Dershowitz said it is a “dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.”
He said that federal agents confiscated many items from the office, and predicted that they included confidential documents and files pertaining to attorney-client privilege discussions with Trump.
Dershowitz said that Trump’s team, as well as Cohen, have thus far cooperated with the Robert Mueller-led probe into alleged Russian collusion.
“If this were Hillary Clinton [having her lawyer’s office raided], the ACLU would be on every TV station in America jumping up and down,” he said. “The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.””
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 05:19 AM PDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be meeting with the House Energy and Commerice Committee Wednesday to further discuss the actions of Cambridge Analytica and its association with the mega social media website.
Zuckerberg met with officials earlier on Monday to discuss the issue as well. His testimony for his Wednesday appearance has been released publicly.
NBC News reports the following, as well as Zuckerberg’s upcoming testimony:
“Congress has released Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony ahead of a Wednesday hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
It’s one of two Capitol Hill appearances for the Facebook founder and CEO this week. Zuckerberg is also scheduled to appear before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday.
Facebook is facing questions following reports that research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the personal information of as many as 87 million Facebook users.
The data leak is just the most recent example of abuse on the site, following reports of Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and controversial Brexit vote in the UK.
Facebook in recent months has sent representatives to Washington to address issues of foreign interference on Facebook, but this week’s hearings will be the company’s first opportunity to address privacy policies before lawmakers and Zuckerberg’s first appearance before Congress.”
Zuckerberg’s full testimony:
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 05:14 AM PDT
Following her controversial comments against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, Fox News host Laura Ingraham has returned to cable television after a week long hiatus.
In her opening commentary, Ingraham criticized leftist media as “Stalinist.”
The Hill reports the following:
“Fox News host Laura Ingraham returned from a one-week vacation on Monday night to castigate what she described as left-wing activists’ attempts to “intimidate those who disagree with them.”
She described the efforts as “Stalinist, pure and simple” on her primetime program.
The commentary comes nearly two weeks after Ingraham mocked Parkland shooting survivor and student activist David Hogg in a tweet regarding the 17-year-old’s rejection by several colleges. That tweet in late March prompted Hogg to call for a boycott of Ingraham’s advertisers.
"The left's propaganda shaped a new generation of young adults, who then parroted all that malarkey about the 'patriarchy,' and then they came up with their own new phrases like 'micro-aggressions' and 'safe spaces' and 'white privilege,'" Ingraham said. "Today, left-wing activists use these terms as bludgeons to intimidate those who disagree with them from entering the dialogue at all."
"Their efforts are Stalinist, pure and simple," she continued. "Their objective is a total transformation of American society, not through rational discourse and open debate, but through personal demonization and silencing." “
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 04:51 AM PDT
DML News brings you the following information from TheHill.com:
The Republican governor of Massachusetts is skipping a major GOP fundraiser in Boston on Tuesday featuring Vice President Mike Pence.
Gov. Charlie Baker has said that he will miss the event because his "calendar has other stuff on it." But prominent Massachusetts Republicans are criticizing Baker for what they see as an effort to distance himself from the Trump administration ahead of his re-election campaign.
The article went on to state the following:
Mary Lou Daxland, president of the state's Republican Assembly, told the Boston Herald that Baker's move was "insulting."
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 04:47 AM PDT
DML News brings you the following information from Axios:
“A new national poll of America's 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, finds a marked increase in the number of young Americans who indicate that they will ‘definitely be voting’ in the upcoming midterm Congressional elections.”
The big picture: “37 percent of Americans under 30 indicate that they will ‘definitely be voting,’ compared to 23 percent who said the same in 2014.”
The article went on to state the following:
“Young Democrats are driving nearly all of the increase in enthusiasm; a majority (51%) report that they will ‘definitely’ vote in November, which represents a 9-percentage point increase since November 2017 and is significantly larger than the 36 percent of Republicans who say the same.”
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 04:41 AM PDT
DML News brings you the following information from NIKKEI.COM:
BOAO, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday unveiled a broad set of measures to open up the country’s economy, including lower import tariffs on cars and relaxed restrictions on foreign ownership in the automotive sector.
The president’s highly anticipated speech to the Boao Forum, held in China’s southern province of Hainan, was widely seen as an attempt to calm trade tensions with the U.S. This was Xi’s first public address since the friction intensified last week, when both countries said they would slap tariffs on $50 billion worth of each other’s imports.
The article went on to state the following:
“Opening up was key to China’s growth over the past 40 years,” Xi said. The country’s doors “will not be closed and will even open wider.”
This comes after President Trump called differing tariff rates for American and Chinese autos “STUPID TRADE” in a Monday morning tweet. In the speech, without mentioning the United States by name, Xi also said China “does not seek a trade surplus” and wants a “greater balance of international payments,” though he warned against “Cold War and zero-sum mentalities.”
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Posted: 10 Apr 2018 04:35 AM PDT
DML News brings you the following information from NYDailyNews:
Sean Hannity and Jimmy Kimmel have agreed to a détente.
After a dramatic weekend of back-and-forth digs between the late night talk show hosts and a late Sunday apology from Kimmel, Hannity took a victory lap on his show Monday night.
The article went on to state the following:
"I believe everyone should apologize," Hannity said. "That’s what my religion teaches me. I assume he is sincere. From my perspective, I really do enjoy a good fight and I do agree with Jimmy in the sense it’s time to move on."
Hannity ended Monday night's monologue with a reminder that "the media is now wholly an extension of the Democratic party" and another threat to Kimmel.
"There is no shortage by the way of comedic material out there. Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I will punch back even harder and my producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights, or lowlights, in your career. They don’t make you look too good," he said.
"Instead of airing them, we will put them in storage and we have more important pressing issues like what’s happening in Syria and gassing of women and children."
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