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day. today, a few more clouds and maybe a sprinkle. i'm a big fan of the autumn weather. today, still a couple of clouds hanging around. 47 degrees. i doubt we will see very much rain this morning. there could be some sprinkles. we have a small chance, 20%. most of you will have a dry day . high temperature of 65. it gets better in a couple of days. first we say good morning to sarah. >> northbound 95 approaching mountain road, an accident. it is off to the side. that is the only one affecting a major road. another crash in the city. a pretty smooth ride on the north side. we will check the speed sensors
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around the harrisburg expressway. most of the roads leading up in to the beltway in good shape. a vehicle into a house in glen burnie. the impact is not going to be great traffic wise. that will be quite a scene. youse caution. 11 minutes on the outer loop northeast side. 10 minutes to travel southbound 95 down towards the 32 in howard county. this is 795. southbound traffic is running smoothly. very light volume down towards the beltway. this is the key bridge. a nice start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. lawmakers return to washington with long to do list. >> passing a spending bill is on top of the list. kate amara joins us with more on
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that list. >> make sure to clear everything off your schedule when you go on vacation. the house is expected to greenlight a stopgappending bill that would avert a government shops shut down. it is a divided congress returning from recess this week. a long list of measures. >> we have so much we have to do. we have had a problem because of republicans in the senate. >> greenlight a spending bill to keep the government running through november 18. the senate passed a measure last week. >> we have spent 100% of our time on a few issues. >> other items -- free trade agreements with columbia. funding for the rest of fiscal year 2012.
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the president is pressing congress to approve his for order $47 billion jobs plan this month -- $447 billion. >> it is in several weeks since we set this up and i went back to request republicans say it's more stimulus spending. >> this is a sluggish economy. this is a sure-fire political loser. >> gop leaders say the president's jobs bill will never see the light of day in the house. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what other issues could we see congress take up? >> harry reid said the senate will take the president's jobs bill this month. he said they are on track to confirm about two doesn't judicial nominees. the senate began to debate
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legislation and how to curb china's currency manipulation. >> kate amara, thank you. >> amanda knox is on her way back to the united states this morning. she was cleared for the 2007 murder of british roommate. the jury also cleared her italian boyfriend. she collapsed in tears when the verdict was read. many are wondering how students can study abroad successfully. kim dacey is live with more on that. >> the world was watching as amanda knox's conviction was overturned. she went to italy four years ago. a rite of passage for many students. more than half of loyal university studies abroad every year. the dean of international programs says a lot conducts
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orientations stateside to get students to assimilate. he advises all americans traveling abroad to register with the state department because it is easier to get support if authorities already know you are in the country. american colleges and universities can offer some guidance. >> we will do everything we can to provide them with legal support, with a translator, maybe with a lawyer. but the law is the law and there is nothing we can do about it. >> he also recommends getting a self-taught want to get to a cell phone to make sure that it works so that you can call for help if you need it. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> later this morning, what is the next chapter for amanda knox? a live report from home town
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coming up next on the today show. back to normal at the social security building at woodlawn after a shooting. somebody shot an employee yesterday near the headquarters. police believe it was an attempted robbery. the search for the government continues. >> the johns hopkins committee is on edge after a report that a student was sexually assaulted. this was on love grove street. the victim indicated the attacker had begun. officer shot a man sunday night after he refused to drop a gun. this was on st. victor's street in south baltimore. >> are you feeling all will rushed this morning? welcome to the club. baltimore has made the list of the most stressful cities in the country. we came in 12th.
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the most stressful place was los angeles. maybe we should blame technology for this. baltimore is the eighth most wired city in the country. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> a new poll shows what marylanders find most important. the economy and jobs top the list. 52% of voters say the economy is the most important issue. concerns about the economy spans a party lines. 60% of independents. 47 degrees on tv hill. perhaps your family pet like to bring in a bird from time to time.
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how about a bear/ >> a fire in texas. we'll tell you what made this fire even worse. >> this is 795 at cockeysville. an issue reported on 95 this morning.
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 52 degrees downtown. very little in the way of precipitation. a slight chance you run into some sprinkles. it is chilly. take a light jacket. 47 at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds. there's a slight chance for a shower. most of you will see dry weather. high temperature of a 65. you like the seven-day forecast. >> jury selection gets underway
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in the so-called underwork bomb case. prosecutors say a man ignited explosives on a plane headed from amsterdam to detroit. he reportedly smuggled them on board the flight by selling them into his underwear. his attempt failed. two former girlfriends of dr. conrad murray may take the stand today. prosecutors are keeping the jurors focused on calls that were made. >> the massive fire is raging just south of dallas, texas. the fire overwhelmed the sprinkler system and produced several explosions. about a thousand people had to be evacuated. no one was hurt. imagine being attacked by a bear
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inside your home. that is what happened to one couple in central pennsylvania. police say the family dog ran into the house and a bear followed close behind. a man was beaten and scratch. the men and women were treated for non-life threatening injuries. that is frightening. can you imagine that? >> 5:12. 47 degrees on tv hill. details on today's planned protests against wall street. >> the first lady and a
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a couple of problems on northbound 95. this one approaching 175. reports of a vehicle fire. speeds around 53 miles per hour. we will keep you posted. a vehicle into a house in glen burnie. use extra caution. it is a residential neighborhood. 33rd street, we have an accident in the city. northbound 95 approaching mountain road, another spot where you may find some delays because of an accident. this is 95 northbound at 32. that is the northbound traffic. no signs of delays.
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the bill like that bloody hell avenue is checking out fine at this hour. -- the beltway at putting hill avenue -- puttyhill avenue. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> trains are operating on time. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. metro subway on time. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we will begin at our transition into some nice weather today. you'll see a lot of sunshine. here's the storm would have been talking about. this big area of high pressure will give a some fantastic weather by the end of the week. we have a slight chance for a shower in the forecast. this is the center of the storm.
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these pieces of energy or rotating from north to south. we will see some drift through maryland today. we have a 20% chance for a sprinkle. most of you will see a nice day today. 47 degrees in jarrettsville. you'll want to take a light jacket with you. a mixture of sun and clouds. we have a chance for a shower in the forecast, 20%. it will become breezy this afternoon with a high temperature in the mid 60's. tonight, mostly clear and chilly. we will drop back into the 40's. the wind will diminish. into the weekend, the jet stream will move way up into the north. some mild conditions. we will see sunshine with temperatures in the 70's. then the dipody jet stream will shift back into the west.
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some snow in the mountains will continue out into the weekend. 65 today with a 20% chance for a shower appeared that it looks dry into the weekend. then it gets even warmer. upper 70's over the weekend. 78 or 79 on sunday. >> first she shopped at target and now the designer who produced the inaugural gala will sell his clothes at the discount show. p.t th jason woo for target. the items include women's wear and purses and will arrive in stores in february. hoping for a new starbucks in a neighborhood?
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a new plan to open up stores in underserved neighborhoods. two digital music services are joining services. rhapsody is taking over now stapster. the occupied will street movement is coming to baltimore. groups are protesting what they call it corporate greed of the financial sector. many are using facebook to spread their message. 800 people are planning to attend. the protests have increased in size and location. >> american airlines pilots are worried about possible bankruptcy. apple unveils the ipod 5 today. by phone.alk
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that is what the invitation to the media event is promising. the new iphone will use voice commands to add notes to your calendars and may include a better camera and a stronger processor. american airlines is in bargaining with their pilots. a spokesperson said more pilots are worried about the viability of the company and help potential bankruptcy could impact their pensions. american said chapter 11 is not their preference right now but the stock is getting hammered on those fears. stock futures, we are looking at a lower start. we did tumble yesterday, concern over greece's debt crisis. that's out wait a rebound for manufacturing.
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maryland is one of the top states showing job growth. small businesses create 55,000 new jobs last month. starting in november, starbucks will be collecting donations from customers to simulate u.s. job growth. those donations will go to jobs. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i understand the magical world of disney is planning to honor the military. >> a free week vacation, free air fare, free tickets to the theme parks. this is a contest for military families. >> very nice. thank you. >> 5:21. a story of girl power. >> don't forget to e-mail us
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your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> fire departments have been looking for a female firefighters for some time. >> we see one of volunteer department that is 17% female. >> under the thick coats and hart has come up some might assume a man is behind the water hose. but if this exercise come that is a woman.
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>> going right at to the fire to doing -- >> more females ever before. 40's ladies and help fill a critical shortfall. they are not afraid to get dirty. >> they want to show that they can do it as well as the guys can. they do a great job. >> the results reach far beyond filling holes for volunteers. the ladies have adapted to life and they say the men have adapted. >> they like to give us a different methods of recommendation, even how to do your hair to make sure it does not get stuck in your mask or your helmet. >> the most important lesson has been recognizing their own strains. >> i am barely 5 feet tall and i'm going into buildings with guys better twice my way to.
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but i love the challenge and i think i can hold my own. >> she's hoping to clear a path for more latest to join the ranks. >> good for them. women made up almost 4% of first responders across the country in 2008. tough ladies. >> we're talking about 80, 90 pounds worth of gear. >> they are in shape. 47 degrees on tv hill. meals on wheels received a grant. >> the amanda knox case highlights state travel overseas. >> how new immigration laws could affect the food on the table. >> we have some beautiful weather in the seven-day forecast.
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>> on 95, we do have an accident to report. we will update accident to report. we will update
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. folks should public grab a jacket. >> chilly this morning. i think we're pretty much done with the rain. who is ready for some nice weather? a nice stretch of weather coming up. a couple of clouds or hanging around. about a 20% chance for a light shower or sprinkle. most of you will see a dry day today. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperature of 65. it will get much better by the end of the week. lots of sunshine. >> we have a nice ride.
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we have a vehicle fire reported on northbound 95 approaching 175. we're still awaiting confirmation on that. in glen burnie near 648, we have an accident with a vehicle into a house. species are pretty average around the area. northbound -- speeds are pretty average around the area. we have an accident reported near mountain road. it is off to the side. 95 northbound at 32. no sign of any delays. we will keep you posted. the topside, so far running smoothly in both loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. amanda knox is on her way home after a jury cleared her of the
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murder and sexual assault of for british roommate. >> her italian boyfriend was also free. she collapsed in tears as the verdict was read. kim dacey is live at loyola university this morning with more. >> more than half of the junior class travels abroad every year going to europe, asia, and beyond. italy is by far the most popular destination. the world is watching as amanda knox leaves italy today. this is a far cry from the way she entered the country four years ago, one of thousands studying abroad. this is a rite of passage for many american students. >> the students learn throughout
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the day. everything they do is a learning experience. >> a lot conducts orientation states side and not the occasion to prepare students. there is an emphasis on how to assimilate. >> young students -- the american law does not apply anymore and because i am a farmer, the local law does not apply. >> he recommends getting a cell phone so you can call for help if you need it. if students find themselves in trouble, american colleges and universities can offer some guidance. >> we will do everything we can to provide them with legal support, with a translator, maybe with a lawyer. but the law is the law and there is nothing we can do about it. >> overall, most coed's who study abroad are more remarkable because of their experience.
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all americans traveling abroad and should register with the state department because it is much easier to get support if authorities already know you're in the country. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we now know what caused the death of former ravens offensive linemen orlando brown. he died from complications caused by diabetes. he was found dead and was just 40 years old. no word on how long he had battled diabetes. >> dozens gathered to celebrate survivors of domestic violence and to mourn the victims. there were speeches, singing, and prayer. some survivors of abusive relationships were in attendance. they were able to get help. >> this is one of the hardest things i've ever gone through. you care about somebody and you think they care about you, too.
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>> going through what i went through, knowing that there's somebody out there that can help you. be strong and don't be afraid to speak up. >> the clothesline project includes a powerful message written by victims on t-shirts. the program includes a hot line, counseling, and a safe house. the candlelight vigil is held every year. >> hoping a new grant will help end domestic violence. the money is intended to help police monitor homes that are at high risk for violent behavior. police have visited more than 800 homes to check on the victims. october is domestic lolland's awareness month. another grant for the meals on wheels of central maryland.
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-- october's domestic violence awareness month. >> congress takes a look at the unintended effects of a tough new immigration law. crops are going bad in the south because immigrants are not showing up for work. that could have a big impact of what you serve for dinner. >> george's agriculture commissioner will say his state's tough new immigration law has left farmers short 11,000 workers at. >> we ever heard reports that they're ok right now and they are scared. >> immigrants are afraid to show up for work, afraid they will be arrested. so crops are going bad. some of the new workers are prisoners and ex kan-cons. >> the work all day long -- they
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work all day long. >> backers of these lawless say farmers did not pay enough. >> they are not paying a living wage. you cannot afford a family -- if you cannot support a family, you will not want to do backbreaking work. >> that could mean less food and your grocery store. >> you are going to be hungry. >> officials will ask congress to get immigrants back on the job and homegrown food back on america's tables. the senate judiciary committee will hear from george's agriculture commissioner, farmers, and head of a group who is backing his new immigration laws. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 5:36. 47 degrees on tv hill.
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some should be tested for colon cancer sooner than first thought. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. niceght now it's pretty ride around the area. looking at a couple of problems on 95.
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>> welcome back. 5:39. 52 degrees downtown.
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take a light jacket with you. i don't think we'll have any rainfall during the morning commute. 46 in york, pennsylvania. 45 in hagerstown. 52 in annapolis. a mixture of sun and clouds. about a 20% chance for a shower mostly this morning. most of you will have a dry de. -- day. we have some very good weather in the seven-day forecast. >> using injectable methods of birth control may increase the risk of hiv. that is the result of a new couple. this increase a woman's chance of contracting hiv and inspecting her partner. more study needs to be done while still allowing women birth control options. >> a new study is making the case for earlier colon cancer
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screening for man. tend to begin earlier in men. men for almost twice as likely as women to have abnormal growths. is too soon to change the guidelines to get people to be screened before the turn 50. you can find more information online. you can find how to cut back on your salt intake. fall is not the best time to spend time outside. it is all on wbaltv.com. click on a medical alert. >> 47 degrees on tv hill. a new series is coming to baltimore.
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an economic boost the comes along with that. >> we are live in patterson park. we're following a group of students. there will be trekking across the city all weeklong. >> this is 95 and this175. there is an issue along this roadway. sarah caldwell will take a closer look at tha
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. the major roadways are ok. this is not having a real impact. a vehicle fire approaching 175. most likely it has been put out and moved to the side. in glen burnie, we have an accident involving a vehicle into a house near 648.
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33rd street at the alameda, use caution. 52 miles per hour at the harrisburg expressway in the outer loop. the j.f.x. in great shape into town. the volume is picking up according to court speed centers. northbound 95 approaching mountain road, look for an accident. the major roadways are looking good. this is 95 near that vehicle fire at 175. on the west side, caprice moved ride on the northwest corner. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we are moving along nicely on the rails. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail and metro subway on schedule. the one bus is diverting. a diversion at university.
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the three and 11 buses diverting at cathedral and monument. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we have some beautiful weather in the forecast. first was a good morning to ava marie. she will do some hiking in the city. >> this is called an urban expedition. they are doing this in the city. we have a group of students. they are spending a whole week in the city learning great skills -- leadership, adversity, and all the things you can gain from a camping in the city. i'm here with kyle. >> right now they are just waking up. we will be doing a service project. will help them build a float -- we will help them build a float. >> i'm also here with ginger.
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you are here with outward bound. >> we teach character and leadership through challenge and adversity. we do most of our expeditions' during the outdoors. kids get to learn about the communities and they get a different take on the way the city operates. >> this is the best way to learn these kinds of skills. what the students gain? >> they will learn a lot about working as a team. they do hiking and backpacking. they will be doing teamed building initiatives and there will be all kinds of different challenges along the way. they will learn more about their communications style and help them grow as a person. >> we will be here all morning. next they will be cooking their
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own breakfast. let's check hd doppler to see what these kids might face. there are some showers across the area. they are pretty light in nature. we have a slight chance for rain today. we go back to tony. what a neat experience. i have never camped in the city. >> i think it's really cool to get kids familiar with the city. thank you. this weather is going to be changing for the next couple of days. we have all of sunshine all the way through the weekend. this low pressure is still close enough to give us a slight chance for a shower as we have to the morning and into the afternoon. most of you will have a dry d ay. there are pieces of energy that rotate around the backside. those will be drifting through
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maryland. one is coming down from pennsylvania right now. there is a slight chance we could see a shower, bob. only a 20% chance. 47 at the airport right now. 47 in parkton. rain is not going to be a problem for the morning commute. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a shower. northwest wind at 10 to 15. later it will become breezy. high temperature around 65 degrees. mostly clear tonight. temperatures will drop back into the 40's again. the storm will pull away even further tomorrow. the wind was to be coming out of the north or northwest. high temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's for the next couple of days. this is a nice seven-day forecast. about as nice as it gets this
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time of year. dry to the weekend after the beginning of next week. into the weekend, the wind will turn to the south. high temperatures to may be near 80 in some places on sunday. enjoy. some great weather is coming up. >> thank you. a man is waking up behind bars after escaping police custody in towson. police say vincent avila somehow removed shackles before escaping from a patrol car. he was later found near york road and seminary avenue. he was wanted for a string of robberies. back to normal this morning at the social security building in woodlawn. somebody shot an employee yesterday. police believe this was an alleged robbery attempt. >> filmic is set to begin in
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there ravens will continue to enjoy to bask in the glow of the victory against the new york jets. they dominated and it feels pretty good. john harbaugh said that the guys deserve a bit of a break. john harbaugh improved to 2-0 against his former chordata. he doled out a presence on monday to his players. a full week off to rest. something that will earn him some long-lasting goodwill. >> nobody likes practice more than made. [laughter] that has proven out to be true. our guys do like practice and they are not afraid of work. we did not see why we put together a viable practice with our numbers. >> shock, first of all. i think it was a wise decision.
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it is easy to say we're just going to work. we will grind, grind, grind. this shows the maturity of coach harbaugh and about what is best for this team. >> some a-plus such the up to the coach -- sucking up to the coach. >> get the latest about the ravens -- like us on facebook. >> if we play well, do you think we'll get a couple of days off in the morning? >> this morning we asked -- what do you think makes baltimore one of the most stressed-out cities in the country? faults.is all sarah's
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keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> coming up in our next hour, an overload on junk e-mail for former borders customers. >> new benefits of prenatal vitamins. >> 83 years old and still going strong. overcoming this race is nothing to what she is already in towendured. >> nothing to stress to route on the roads. looking pretty good out there.
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