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welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm natalie allen. >> i'm cyril vanier. you're watching "cnn newsroom." thank you again for joining us. a few days ago the confirmation of brett kavanaugh to the u.s. supreme court looked like a slam dunk. now an allegation of sexual assault from 36 years ago threatens to derail it. >> if u.s. president trump is worried about his nominee you would not know it. at a political rally in las vegas he basically told the crowd don't worry about it. >> so we'll let it play out, and i think everything's going to be just fine. this is high quality person. >> the entire situation may look very different one week from now. that is because an attorney for christine blasey ford says she is willing to tell her story of sexual assault to u.s. senators under certain conditions. >> now, remember kavanaugh
denies these allegations. we get more now from cnn's jim acosta. >> we believe anita hill. >> reporter: the battle over the fate of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh is escalating once again with protests on capitol hill and demands flying back and forth. the latest an e-mail to the senate judiciary committee to the legal team for kavanaugh's accuser christine blasey ford. adding she wishes to testify provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety. a hearing on monday is not possible. that was in response to a letter from senate judiciary committee chairman chuck grassly who set a friday deadline for ford to decide whether she would appear for a monday hearing. but saying ford has time to weigh her options. democrats wonder what's the rush. >> as a prosecutor you know you cannot rush something like this.
you have to have people investigated. that's what the democrats on the committee have asked for. this rush to judgment makes you wonder what else are they trying to hide. >> reporter: ford's attorney say her client wants them to investigate the accusation that kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. but republicans are refusing that demand. accusations he described as an 11th hour charge. >> when the fbi has completed its work every committee member should be notified and have access to that report. and a determination by the committee should be made as to how we need to proceed with any allegations. a rule like this should ensure once and for all that even an 11th hour charge like yours has been fully considered. >> reporter: with her attorneys
warning ford has received death threats, her family released a statement showing support for kavanaugh's accuser saying we know how difficult this is for her. chrissy is not someone who chooses to be in the spotlight. republican congressman normal mocked it. >> the latest of the kavanaugh hearings, ruth bader ginsberg came out she was groped by a abraham lincoln. >> reporter: it's no wonder democrats say ford is reluctant to testify. >> i do hope she testifies, but i deeply respect her hesitation given the ways in which her life and her family's life have already been disrupted by attacks, by disrespect, by death threats. >> reporter: as for judge kavanaugh staying behind closed doors at the white house. as aides to the president say mr. trump has been bragging
about the way he's handled his latest supreme court pick. the senate judiciary committee is weighing its next pick. jim acosta, cnn, the white house. >> let's talk more about it with amy coats. she joins us from london. a senior fellow with atlantic countal and a former member with the national security counsel in the obama administration. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. i'm glad to be here. >> thank you. we just heard jim report on mrs. ford receiving death threats. we want to report the kavanaugh family has also received death threats. this has certainly turned ugly. what is the hesitation on capitol hill to order an investigation into professor ford's accusation? why not check all the boxes? >> i think this is political first and foremost. they are conscious the clock is ticking before the mid-terms.
they're conscious there could be a shift in the numbers. if that were to happen all of a sudden we're in a whole new ball game. they want to move forward as quickly as possible. erase any doubt and the way to do that is to push forward bespite the costs. >> well, her lawyers want a fair hearing. in your opinion, how would that look? >> at the very least, let's try to take this out of the public eye as much as possible. there needs to be a gathering of evidence. in my entire life on the justice department i would never, ever put someone on the stand without doing an investigation. it's not fair to them, the people who come forward and not fair to the accused. there is a way to conduct an investigation that's outside of the public eye that's not being done on television that will give us more information and help either validate or invalidate the allegations that she's making.
>> well, we know that her lawyers spoke with republicans on the committee. the republicans are thinking about bringing an outside counsel, which republicans are considering because this counsel would likely to be a woman to help with the fact that no republican women sit on the committee. they don't want outside counsel. they want to keep it within the senate committee. which way would you advise them to go on that? >> i think they need to make this as objective a process as possible. if outside counsel gives them greater objectivity, then that's a greater answer. this is about somebody who's going to have a lifetime appointment on a supreme court who's actually going to be deciding questions of what is guilt, what's sufficient evidence, what is appropriate due process? so in deference to him and in deference to that process and the whom who's come forward it's important we do this in a way that's not politicized and i
think that's by taking in outside arbiters. >> we've been referencing the 1991, of course, hearings with anita hill with then justice nominee clarence thomas was accused of sexual harassment and he's now on the supreme court. do you get a -- >> i hope so. what's behind the me too movement is the price of coming forward of making a sexual assault allegation has always been too high, women were afraid they would be publicly vilified. and the danger where we are in this time is we are going to repeat that very same dynamic. putting a victim of sexual harassment in front of a senate judiciary committee, having her very publicly grilled, turning it into a he said, she said,
sends a message to women all over the country this is what could happen to you. it's basically asking her to relive the trauma she went through but without the kinds of support one would have if you were going through a regular trial or other adjudicate process. i know they're anxious, i understand the dynamics behind it, but they face the very real possibility they will re-create the dynamic of the me too movement, and they'll only embolden women to go out and vote against them. >> there's much to consider and the developments are coming fast and furious. we'll stay on top of it, of course. amy pope, thank you very much. we appreciate your insights. >> thank you for having me. >> as michael cohen keeps on talking to investigators in the russia probe, abc news reports he's been interviewed several times by special counsel mueller's team in just the last month. cohen confirmed the report when he retweeted this from his
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one year without reliable power, without running water, without proper medical care. one year after hurricane maria ravaged their home many puerto ricans still struggle. >> the puerto rican governor held a remembrance in san juan for the one-year anniversary. it was a somber affair as they remembered the nearly 3,000 people who died because of the storm. and while a year seems like a long time, the sad fact remains the recovery process is nowhere near complete. our leyla santiago takes a look
at puerto rico's struggles one year off. >> reporter: clarissa ramos has to do this. every time it rains neighbors fill holes in the road to make what little maria left passable. even if narrowly. >> this is the little road that we got. we just put dirt here. look. >> reporter: after maria, puerto rico says only 2% of the island's roads were passable because of debris and land slides. but of course for clarissa hurricane maria took away much more than a road. the storm stole her way of life. >> you can't talk about maria without shedding a tear. why? >> it's my first time i lived through something like that. >> reporter: it would take nine months for hundreds of families here to have powered restored. 11 months for the entire power grid, and some communities are still on generators.
recordo ramos was the ceo of puerto rico's power authority, prepa, when maria struck the island. >> the storm was just too big. >> you knew what was coming. i remember you specifically saying our system is too weak to handle this. why went prepa prepared if it knew how vulnerable insystem was? >> you don't fix in one day, in one week. it takes ten years to fix the vulnerabilities that the prepa system had. >> now in charge of prepa, jose ortiz. >> it's going to four to five month more to stop the system. >> reporter: and if a storm comes tomorrow he says they're ready. >> there's 38 contracts to bring people in. why didn't they do that for hurricane maria? >> they did, too late. >> reporter: his generator ran out of diesel in the middle of the night, his breathing machine
shutdown, he died. >> if we had electricity, normal electricity at that time, he could be alive. >> reporter: nearly a year after puerto rico changed its official death toll jumping from 64 to 2,975. a number mr. trump takes issue with. tweeting 3,000 people did not die during the two hurricanes that hit puerto rico. the change in death toll came months after cnn's investigation revealed the death toll was likely nine times what the government of puerto rico was reporting. the latest death statistics reveal the latest reasons for yet another concern. this is puerto rico's 24 hour suicide hot line. 20 minutes after our arrival a call comes in. a mother of two struggling with anxiety. she tells the operator tropical storm isaac is looming too close. so he says in one eight hour
shift he will take a call like that 30, 40 times. callers reaching out for help with the trauma that lingers. loss of a job, loss of a loved one, loss of a roof over their heads. he's one of at least 45,000 still depending on tarps in puerto rico. so we're in her room, and i hear thunder. it's tough because she thinks about what could be coming. we last saw luce in the days after maria. one year later she acknowledges progress but says she and the island have a long way to go. leyla saunntiago, cnn, puerto rico. >> joining us now is world famous chef jose andres. it's great to have aioon the show. you have restaurants across the
united states, you're a reknowned chef. we're talking to you because you just co-wrote a new book, we fed an island, the true story of puerto rico one meal at a time. and you landed on the island just days after the hurricane hit. your goal was to just get food to people who needed it. in fact, you have a word that you use to describe yourself which i love, you call yourself first food responders. in the end the operation ended up lasting months and you served 3,000 meals. it was you and many other people, of course. so the question is when you're on, what's the biggest lesson you learned from doing this in puerto rico? >> the biggest lesson i learned and i think on the book "we fed an island" is very clear is that everything is possible. that what you have to do is sometimes stop planning, stop organizing, and start cooking.
that's what we did. we went from 20 volunteers the first day to more than 25,000. from 1,000 meals the first day to almost 150,000 a day. we reached 3.7 million meals. we went from one kitchen to 26 kitchens. that only shows you that the organization that was not supposed to be there wasn't a kitchen. what was impossible, we made it possible. that's what i learned, that everything is possible. you only have to start cooking. >> i want people to really get a good sense of what it was like and what kind of food you were searching. at the time you showed my colleague anderson cooper. this is what it was like. >> this is corn and yuka and sausage, very, very big corn. very big on calories. and we gave them a sandwich, a piece of bread and a big bottle.
and people come here every day. >> you also showed anderson cooper the biggest paia dish he had ever seen. what was your challenge on day one to get the first meal out? >> it's very unbelievable you can showing it because the 20th of september has been world paia day in spain. but we were able to feed so many people. from day one the main challenge was only to understand what was the situation on the island. and that's what i did. i landed and i tried to find what kitchens were available. what was the situation with refrigeration and the food companies, what was the situation with the bread companies. and very quickly i got a very good assessment, very good intelligence. i knew that we had food, that we had bread. the only thing we had to do was
making sure that those kitchens were ready, they had gas, the electricity with generators. we gathered the cooks, we gathered the foods, we began feeding. we didn't plan to feed the entire island. we were only taking care of one hospital at a time, one shelter at a time. as people learned we were doing it, we began getting phone calls. we never said no to anybody. we kept feeding and feeding day after day. >> you're very, very critical of the trump administration's response to the aftermath of the hurricane and also more established, established charities like the red cross you criticized them quite openly in your book. where do you feel they fell short? >> i criticized not the men and woman. the volunteers are unbelievable. the organizations, i do believe all together we need to have a very good critical conversation
about what we fell short. so fema, the men and women of fema overall they did their best, they tried their best. but sometimes the red tape doesn't allow them to be successful. so i do believe we show because we were a small organization outside the grid. so here i'm critical of the trump administration -- between you and me the trump administration, president trump failed the american people of puerto rico. that's what we need to make sure that never happens again. this was the biggest hurricane in the history of america, and we didn't have the game. i don't blame them for not having a game. we didn't adapt, we didn't have a response, we didn't have any, any game to try to improve on
the shortfalls of the preparations for the major hurricane. that's what they -- i am blaming them for. and those 3,000 deaths between you and me, they are on the shoulders of president trump. we need to make sure that something like this will never happen again in the most powerful country in the world, which is the united states of america. >> so compare for me what you saw in puerto rico and what you saw in the carolinas? because your group was also involved more recently serving food in the aftermath of hurricane florence. >> in the carolinas already we served around 150,000 meals. we have three, four kitchens from raleigh to wilmington to new bern. we have feeding shelters, the neighborhoods, national guard, first responders -- the difference is many weeks, not
months later is still we had trees in the middle of the roads. in the carolinas the trees are gone. a month later still we had electrical poles, the power lines down. there's thousands of power trucks all across the carolinas fixing those poles hours after the hurricane passed by. even the white house has done tweets and press releases about the feeding game in the carolinas. actually i'm very proud that happened. between maria and puerto rico, we forgot about the people in puerto rico. in the carolinas we learned the lesson. and actually i'm very impressed especially with governor cooper of north carolina because he's been a leader. you see him there, you see him every day. and he's using the force of the
federal government, of the ngos, of the private sector to make sure everyone in north carolina is going to be taken care of. >> jose andres, thank you very much. may you feed many people who need it. thanks for coming on the show. u.s. supreme court justice nominee brett kavanaugh's accuser says she will take her story to washington but only under certain conditions. among them she wants protection from death threats. more about that as "cnn newsroom" continues live from atlanta.
i'm cyril vanier. >> i'm natalie allen. let's update you on our top stories this hour. u.s. president donald trump is defending his embattled nominee to the supreme court. brett kavanaugh emphasis confirmation could be in jeopardy due an allegation of sexual assault when he was in high school. mr. trump told a rally in las vegas he stands behind kavanaugh because he's quote, a fine, fine person. >> the drama is far from over, however. the woman who made the accusation professor christine blasey ford, now appears to tell her story to the u.s. senate judiciary committee. but ford's attorney says she first wants assurance of safety due to death threats since she went public. michael cohen has now met to the special counsel's team several times. it says prosecutors were mostly interested with mr. trump's dealings with russia and whether they ever discussed a pardon
with cohen. joining me now is larry sabatou. we appreciate you coming on. >> great to be with you, natalie, thank you. >> let's talk about the hearing on capitol hill. can it be fair to both sides the accuser and the accused giving a he said, she said, can this be fair? >> i doubt it. in the end i bet both sides don't think it's fair before it's over. it would be better to have a thorough investigation in advance so that the committee would have more information and would be able to point their questions toward the unknown, whatever those unknown are after they hear from dr. ford and also talk to judge kavanaugh. but this has become so political, it is so intensely
political, it is so kbidivisive fits right in we've seen in our country for almost anything that matters in the trump administration. >> evangel leaders are putting the pressure on leaders to push kavanaugh through and in the meantime women came in support in droves of professor ford. it's something seen as political and you also have the me too movement involved. but some have questioned whether this hearing is just an appeasement to the me too movement. what do you think? >> well, this comes in a middle of a hotly contested election season. and really i don't think the republicans had a choice about hearing dr. ford, assuming they can actually work out all these details. if they were to simply shut her out, it would even be worse than the way anita hill was treated back in 1991 when she accused
now justice clarence thomas of major sexual harassment at work, and you remember what happened to many of those senators as a result. they had a very difficult year or two after that. so it's pretty obvious that the senate has to do something. the me too movement makes it difficult for the senate to do anything but a major examination of this. if they simply paper over this, and they're only interested in getting at the surface details, i don't think people will accept that today. unfortunately, they did accept it back in 1991. our standards weren't quite as high and as exacting as they are today. whether these new standards will be enough, though, is a question that remains unanswered. we'll have to see how it develops. >> we will indeed. let's look at another development, larry, involving president trump. his former lawyer, fixer michael cohen has been talking with
mueller prosecutors for weeks apparently about any business and campaign connections between mr. trump and the russians. do you see this as a significant step forward for investigators? >> i don't see how you can not judge this as being significant. because michael cohen for all of his faults knows a great deal about the private donald trump and the donald trump of the business world, not just the political world. and he was with trump for so long, he and the president's accountant who also is being questioned probably can provide the prosecutors with some very interesting information. so the counsel in this case, mr. mueller and his team, have a lot to work with. now, you never know what they're really producing. you never know if they're finding evidence of a crime. you don't even know what questions they're asking. but it's significant to me that they have spent this much time with michael cohen and cohen is
being as cooperative as he is because he doesn't have a deal with a prosecutor, at least not one we know about it. >> can mr. trump still claim tis is ridiculous witch hunt as we head towards the mid-terms? >> maybe legitimately he can't claim that, natalie, but i think we've both watched president trump for long enough to know he will continue to claim that. doesn't matter what the facts are. and we've seen over and over and over again that his very large base in the country will support him. almost 100% of them. so, yes, it will continue. it doesn't matter how ridiculous it is, and it will give him a buffer between the independent counsel, special counsel and the results of whatever this investigation actually turn out to be. >> larry sabato, always appreciate your insights. thanks so much.
>> thank you, natalie. a surgeon and his girlfriend accused of drugging and raping two women in california, and investigators say there could be many more victims. we'll have more on this developing story when we come back. unexpected situation? aha. (gasps) l'oréal's magic root cover up. 3 seconds to flawless roots. 3, 2, 1. roots gone! magic root cover up by l'oréal paris. look for the turquoise one. it was always our singular focus. to do whatever it takes, use every possible resource. to fight cancer. and never lose sight of the patients we're fighting for. our cancer treatment specialists share the same vision. experts from all over the world, working closely together to deliver truly personalized cancer care.
in california at least six more possible victims have come forward in the case of a couple accused of drugging and raping women. dr. grant and his girlfriend have already been charged with assault two women. police believe, though, there could be many more. the couple denies any wrongdoing. >> reporter: surgeon grant william seem like a catch when he went on reality tv on dating show. but police are saying that the reality is the doctor was raping women when they were unconscious or semiconscious. and they say hooae and his
girlfriend were in their apartment, go to bars and pick up women and she would put drugs in the womens drinks, for example, the date rape drug, ghb. also, they would have other drugs in their home, ecstasy according to investigators as well as using potentially anise tee teegsa on some of these women. they would take them to the apartment, have sex with them, rape them and videotape it. how did police find out about all this? at some point apparently in 2016 a woman was inside the apartment, she became conscious suddenly and started screaming. and then the neighbor heard the screaming and that neighbor called police. police have been investigating this for, as you know, at least a year or so because it happened in 2016 and it is now 2018. they were able to get a warrant.
they say they found out about all of this according to the district attorney because they looked at the phones, the device of the doctor where they saw all these videos of women who were unconscious -- excuse me, semiconscious. and the doctor and his girlfriend both have attorneys. those attorneys have said that they're completely innocent, that they did nothing wrong and that the sex was consensual. and so that's what the attorneys have put out, saying that they are innocent until proven guilty and that their clients are innocent. police beg to differ, and they believe that there are dozens more women out there who are potential victims of this couple. not only in the state of california but in nevada and in arizona, potentially some of the places they would frequent. they've asked people to come
forward. they started with two women who came forward. they now have eight women who have come forward and they believe there will be many, many more. by the way, the doctor and his girlfriend have both bailed out of the jail. they are facing a myriad of charges. in india now, the mother of a 7-year-old rape victim says the child's attacker should be hanged. the girl is recovering at a new delhi hospital currently. a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape. the child's case is yet another reminder of the long string of attacks on girls in india. cnn's ana coren talked to the girl's mother. she's live in new delhi. ana? >> reporter: yeah, cyril, this is becoming an all too familiar story here in india where young girls are being brutally raped. the mother of the young victim said she wanted oo speak to cnn
because this has to stop happening to india's children. after three days by her daughter's bedside this 26-year-old mother returned to her home in this poor neighborhood in new delhi to bathe and change her clothes. she walks past the rubbish and stray dogs as she's done every day of her life. but this time her heart and heavy, filled with sorrow for her 7-year-old child who has suffered what too many girls in india have already endured. never in my life had i thought this would happen to me or my child, but what can you do? o our fate turned on us. on monday night her daughter was rushed to the hospital bleeding profusely after being brutally raped. her mother says she'd been at a temple playing with friends when a man who collects the rubbish in their neighborhood took her to park. she told police he jumped on her tiny body, tied a hose around her neck to stop her from screaming while he raped her and
then inserted the hose inside her. a 21-year-old man has been arrested and is now in police custody. when i saw the blood coming out of her, there was no strength left in my body. i thought she was going to die. the girl underwent emergency surgery is recovery in the hospital. but it's a case that has clearly shocked the doctors now caring for her. >> she's crying, she's clearly traumatized and it's a terrible thing. it's something that we can't sleep when we see such things. it's difficult for even us. >> reporter: this is the latest in a string of brutal rape attacks on young girls and women in india where according to the national crime records bureau more than 100 rapes occur on average every day. and while the government has toughened laws against rape and has just setup a national registry of sex offenders one prominent minister believes
sexual violence is a social problem and a real challenge for the country. >> it's shameful for society. it's not a question of how many incidents, more incidents are more shameful. but i'm saying even one incident of the brutal case of rape is shameful for all of us. >> reporter: just last month india finally passed a law introducing the death penalty for rape of a girl under the age of 12. and while human rights groups say this is not the solution the mother of the 7-year-old girl believes this is the only way her daughter will get justice. he should be hanged, life imprisonment is too small a punishment, it's nothing compared to what he has done, he should definitely be hanged. now, cyril, this minister who we spoke to is very close to prime minister modi, and he says the government is taking it
seriously, toughened laws, toughened sentences and has started these fast track courts. but as we know the bureaucracy here in india, there are still some 6 million cases pending before those courts. they realize this is huge challenge for them, but he says this is not a cultural issue or a socioeconomic issue. this is culture issue, an aggressive mind-set, these attitudes towards women and children that must change. it does not belong here in india, cyril. >> your report was tough to watch. ana coren reporting live from india. the news continues right after this short break. stay with us. ♪ flintstones! meet the flintstones. ♪
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okay. welcome back. now, i'm not american. but living here, you come to understand the importance of american football. so, this caught our attention. let me share this with you. the scene in cleveland, thursday night, after this happened. take a quick look. okay. the cleveland browns, and their fans, going a little nuts.
did they just win the super bowl or what? no. they didn't. they just won a game, a regular season game, against the lowly new york jets. >> this was a major feat for them because the cleveland browns have been objectively bad for the last few years. they have not won one single game since 2016. that's 356 days. for this extra special win, there you have it, but free beer. bud light unlocked fridges full of beer across the city. and we can only assume, all of cleveland was singing this song. ♪ cleveland rocks, cleveland rocks ♪ ♪ cleveland rocks >> yes, they won a game. that's big news because it's been a while since they've won a game. we have, on with us right now, a writer with cleveland sports talk, christian hinton, with us in cleveland.
can you tell our international viewers why it's such a big deal why while the cleveland browns won their game? >> i want to thank you for having me on. and second off, it's been over 630 days since the browns won, which i know for some nfl teams and for some fans of sports teams, ridiculous. for browns fans, it is what it is. i think today's game is really important for a couple of reasons. number one, because our first overall pick, baker mayfield came in, and was able to play very well. and you know, obviously, we got the "w." it's very, very exciting. >> i don't want to labor the point too much. we'll get to the celebration and the well-deserved celebration for cleveland fans in just a second. basically, what our viewers need to understand is cleveland pro sports have been losers, with
the notable exception of the nba. that's been the identity of you guys for quite a while. >> for sure. one thing to important for the whole audience to realize, is cleveland is on the come-up. obviously, we had that nba championship in 2016. but you know, the cleveland indians have been successful recently. they just clinched the n.l. central. the browns get their first win and looks like they're moving up, as well. it's a very exciting time to be a cleveland fan. and this is something that i wouldn't normally say in the past couple of years. but i feel bad for people who aren't cleveland fans because it's a very, very exciting time right now. >> that is a true sportswriter right there for the home team. all right. there's another part of this story. that's the celebration.
yes, there was free beer if they want. let's put up the tweet. this is what the cleveland police tweeted, christian. we won, wait. oh, god. the free beer thing. okay, cleveland, stay calm. go, browns. how did it go with the free beer thing? >> oh, my gosh. well, from the stadium, there were people talking like, oh, my gosh. can we uber to this wbar? people were -- it's almost like people wanted to leave early from the game just to go to the bars and get this free beer. it was pretty funny. we didn't pass by a bar and there was a line out of the door. i feel the bars would have been smart to put a cover charge to get in that night. it was wild.
the traffic was wild. people were honking their horns. i don't want to go too far. but i would compare this to when the cavs won the championship, cleveland was crazy. i mean, honking their horns, playing loud music. this wasn't as excessive. but it was exciting. one of the most fun games in cleveland sports history as of recent, for sure. >> one more thing real quick. not only did you win this game. but you also found out about your new rookie. and you know, he's something. baker mayfield. >> absolutely. i mean, a couple of things about baker, we saw him in the preseason. you know, the coaches were steadfast that tyro d taylor wa the starter. i supported that. you can read my recent article
about that. but i've always been high on baker. i'm glad we got him with the first pick. look at his speed, his vision. it reminds me of a veteran. he's already got these skills. he's a competitor. he wants to win. it's contagious, with the team. that's really important. hopefully, he will be the sta starter going forward and he will be able to ignite this cleveland browns team for the future. >> you would be crazy not to start him for the next couple games. the cleveland curse is broken, at least in football tonight. >> it's very, very exciting. >> christian hinton, thank you for joining us. appreciate you taking the time.
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