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good morning. breaking overnight. deadly explosion. two blasts rock a peace rally in turkey turkey turkey's capital. who is responsible? we have latest. the lucky one. one student spared in the massive shooting in the oregon community college, shares his account. what happened when a gunman entered the classroom and
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started firing. rallying for ryan. house republicans pushing hard for wisconsin congress member paul ryan to take the house speaker job after the stunning news that kevin mccarthy who is bowing out. ryan saying repeatedly he doesn't want the job. so what now? could it lead to a government shutdown. and celebrities behavioring badly. actor shia labeouf arrested outside a bar in texas and actor randy quaid arrested trying to get back into this country. that is all "today" saturday, october 10th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today."
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>> i'm craig melvin alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. the peace rally outside turkey today. the nbc chief correspondent richard engel is in istanbul. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was an absolutely an troesh yus event. students and peace activists gathering in ankara this morning to gather for the peace demonstration. a low level conflict going on with the turkish government. these people were coming to say that fighting needs to end. the country needs to pull together and as the crowds were growing, witnesses say two explosions went off. one can be seen while people dancing in the foreground. more than 100 injured were carried away on the peace
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banners they were bringing to the rally. so far, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility. this attack bears all the hallmarks of an isis-style attack. the opposition parties and many people at the rally do not support the government. say that the timing is very suspicious. in three weeks, there will be important elections in the country and opposition parties accuse the government of not doing enough to protect them. craig. >> richard engel for us in thank you. morning about the shooting in oregon last week. for the first time we are classroom when the gunman walked in and opened fire. details coming to us known as the man as "the lucky one." sheinelle. >> good morning. while we had a general idea of what transpired, this is the first chance to learn how horrifying those last moments survivors.
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this morning, the most detailed account of what really happened in the classroom where christopher harper mercer killed eight students and a teacher before turning the gun on himself. 18-year-old survivor matthew downing releasing a statement saying he was chosen to be quote the lucky one who would tell the story of what happened. downing writes, quote, it was about 30 or 40 minutes into the class when i heard a couple of shots fired when he walked in. the first thought in my head was that this couldn't be real. downing says the shooter told everyone to get into the center of the room and be quiet. then, says downing, he looked directly at me and said, kid with the glasses, you are the lucky one. i will not shoot you if you give this to the cops. i sit up and he pointed a gun at me. i thought this is the moment i would die. harper spares downing. he asked student after student if they were religious and shot them in cold blood. according to downing, after harper mercer was shot by the
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police officer outside, he lay down on the ground and shot himself in the head. downing's statement released the same day president obama visited with the survivors as well as family members of the victims. >> we will have to come together as a country to see how we can prevent this issues from taking place. but today is about the families and their grief and the love we feel for them. >> reporter: protesters lined the streets upset with his push for stronger gun control. >> he is here for a gun grabbing agenda. our town is in mourning. >> today, funerals will be held for four victims and umpqua community college will hold classes on monday. erica. sheinelle, thank you. >> turning to north korea now where the country is putting on a show of force to mark an important anniversary and north korea's leader is talking tough kon
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conflict with the united states. nbc's bill neely is in the capital of pyongyang. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. from a rainy pyongyang where i have just seen probably the biggest parade in north korea's history. the biggest military parade. it was uncomfortable because no one does the parade like the north koreans. it is definitely the goose stepping capital of the world. this was a show of strength. this is an army that regards the one. this wasn't just a display of unquestioning loyalty. this was a defiant message to america. don't mess with us. don't stop us from trying to develop the nuclear weapons that right. there was a defiant message from the man who presided over the
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parade. supreme leader kim jong-un. he says our policies are driving the united states into a dilemma and corner. i will continue to strengthen this army. a defiant messages from him. you can probably hear the troops in the background chanting because this celebration, this parade will go on here, although it is slightly raining on the parade. that is one thing the supreme leader cannot control. from pyongyang, back to you, craig. thank you. the push for the house speaker continues in washington. republicans scrambling to find someone to take the job. so far, not a lot of luck. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. stunned members of congress trying to regroup away from washington. most of them way from the
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the biggest name is congress member paul ryan. it is not clear ryan wants the job. with house republicans leaving town without a leader, all eyes are now on congress member paul ryan. the consensus candidate who top republicans want to be the next speaker of the house. the 45-year-old father of three has consistently said he is not interested. content with his current position as chairman of the ways and means committee. >> what an absolute privilege and honor it is to chair this committee. >> reporter: friday, it was clear he would have a lot of support even among potential opponents. >> if paul ryan got into the race, i would support him. >> paul ryan is the right person. >> reporter: the more conservative branch is not totally on board. this all comes after kevin mccarthy stunned his colleagues and washington thursday by announcing he was dropping out. >> i think i shocked some of you.
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that a whisper campaign led to the out ster. any candidate who has committed misdeeds should withdraw from the race. mccarthy said that had nothing to do with the decision. >> no. come on. >> reporter: the chaos comes as the house is facing a long to-do list. to pass a spending bill. a house divided, but seeming to agree on one point. >> i think people want to get it fast. >> reporter: now ryan even took a call from mitt romney who urged him to run. boehner says he will stay on replacement. erica. >> everybody is putting on full-court press. even people not in washington. paul ryan says he is focused on the packers this weekend. when can we expect a decision? >> reporter: the house is on break for ten days.
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ryan will use that time to family and friends. he is hoping his colleagues use the time to decide if they are ready to rally. by all accounts, the congress wants this resolved when they get back from break and as they work on issues like keeping the government funded. >> an important issue. speaking of other decisions, everybody awaiting a decision from vice president joe biden. any word there? >> reporter: well, not yet. look, vice president biden, according to sources, is home this weekend with his family. i'm told he will hold a meeting with them to decide or try to decide if he actually wants to get into this race. he knows the clock is ticking and he really only has the next week or so to decide whether he wants to get in and if he wants to mount a credible campaign. he has a big catch up job. bernie sanders and hillary clinton raised a lot of money. he has to catch up in an
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we don't expect him to debate. the final decision is expected within days. >> we'll be watching. we are talking about another shark attack. this time in hawaii. >> this time a 25-year-old surfer in critical condition after he was attacked by a shark off oahi. collin cook on his board when his leg was bitten off by a 10-foot tiger shark. >> one of the guys surfing started screaming help. shark. >> recuers were able to keep him talking until crews could transport him to the hospital for surgery. trouble for two hollywood stars. shia labeouf was arrested outside a local bar in texas. taken in for public intoxication. the latest in the string of run-ins that he had with police. actor randy quaid has been taken in custody by u.s. border agents.
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vermont from canada where he and his wife fled after felony charges from california. officials ordered the couple deported. jerry parr was credited to helping save the life of ronald reagan in 1981. he moved reagan out of the path of john hinckley. nancy reagan called him one of the finest to serve the couple try. jerry parr was 85. and major league baseball, the mets over the dodgers. the first game of the national league division series. 3-1. key to the win, the 13th strikeouts by jake degrom. the white house was a house of a different color overnight. glow. one of many landmarks lit up for
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>> pretty. sheinelle, thanks. i spent time in south carolina this week in my home state. it is a long time for people can get their lives back to normal. more word of rain. >> more rain today. they are still dealing with flooding. rivers and creeks take a long time to recede. with more rain on the way, and a bit of a coastal system setting up, we could see coastal flooding. the governor has not issued any mandatory evacuations, but she said people living along the coast should be mindful more flooding is possible. here is the frontal system that is moving to the southeast. western parts of the state deal with the heavy rain this morning. then it moves into the eastern part of the state into this afternoon. flash flood watching across south carolina. this area of low pressure will wrap the wind back around to create high tide flooding along the coast.
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by sunday, the rain >> good morning everybody. plenty of sunshine in store for us today as those clouds continue to melt away. that will be the case through the entire holiday weekend as high pressure sets up, keeping the clouds away. the bright sunshine will help today but we're also battling a morning breeze. those winds will last through the afternoon for fancy fall weather. crisp and cool and then a warming trend on the way for us into the 70s by monday. something to enjoy and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. up next, a look back at the week that was from the catastrophic flooding in the carolinas to the gridlock on a 50-lane highway in china and the priceless reaction of a grandmother now worth a few hundred million.
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back now with "the download." our chance to help you look back at the week's headlines. >> a quick recap of the stories that grabbed our attention. >> floods of biblical proportions destroyed communities in south carolina. >> days after the rains, 70 dams are in danger. >> flash flooding triggering more than 200 rescues. >> i said amber, fight. >> she wasn't breathing when three county detention officers cpr. >> i never believed in angels. i believe now. devastation of the family members after the cargo ship lost as sea. the coast guard suspended its search. >> six days? >> el faro sank between jacksonville and puerto rico. >> you never should have sailed
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through those waters. >> after finding one body and debris and badly damaged life boat, concluded no one could have survived joaquin. a hospital was mistakenly struck. >> a fatal mistake by the u.s. military launching an air strike in kunduz, afghanistan. >> at least 22 killed. including doctors and patients. six burned in their beds. >> when we make a mistake, we are honest about it. >> but the apology is not enough. doctors without borders is calling the attack a war crime. russia and the u.s. finding themselves in the dangerous territory as they continue to fight in syria. >> 4 of the 26 cruise missiles russia fired at syria landed in iran. >> we have not and will not agree to cooperate with russia
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pursue this misguided strategy. >> washington is fuming at russia's choice of targets in syria, mostly anti-assad rebels. some backed by the u.s. in china, an epic traffic jam with thousands going nowhere. >> holiday traffic combined with foggy weather and new checkpoint that forces 50 lanes to merge into 20. i quit automatically. >> calling it quits after winning the lottery. this lucky grandmother julie leach was the winner of the jackpot jackpot. factory. >> as for going back to work? >> i was done. >> and a lucky day for one college student who lost her identification only to have it picked up by none others tom hanks. >> he tweeted this picture saying lauren, i found your
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leadership isn't given. it's taken. >> a live look outside. good morning. it's 7:27. we have a check of the forecast. >> love that live picture. beautiful fall colors. we have a fantastic holiday weekend ahead of us. the afternoon. but, yes, the breeze that you until the afternoon. those winds will relax. high pressure staking around with us. and that means sunshine through the entire weekend. plus, a warming trend on the way for us, into the 70s by monday. thank you. now to today's top stories. police and animal control have
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suspended the search for a bear on the loose. several witnesses tell us they saw the bear in their neighborhoods friday. officials told residents ta stay in their homes and contact police if they see the bear. a social worker arrested on child pornography charges. police say 34-year-old rick hall convinced three under age girls online to send him pornographic pictures to him for money. his attorney denies the charges. police began investigating back in august. hall's social worker license has been suspended. he was in business in wedding. fbi agents swarmed a two family home in edward after arresting a suspect who was allegedly marketing himself as a hit man for hire. the 51-year-old man told an under cover agent he was willing
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it's beginning to look a lot like christmas >> i love that. >> no, you're eyes do not deceive you. it is beginning to look a lot like christmas at rockefeller center. the world famous ice skating rink opens monday. >> it will be 74 degrees. >> on monday. that sounds like ice skating weather to me. >> the tree is not far behind. december 2nd. >> mark your calendars. i remember you bringing us the story of the tree. are you on tree duty? >> i'm proudly back on tree duty. we have a heck of a tree coming.
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heck of a tree. >> we are looking forward to it. a lot of the nice folks on the plaza. we are happy to wait until december. we are happy you are here with us on this 10th day of october, 2015. a busy news morning. headlines right now. the two deadly explosions in turkey overnight killing 30 and injuring more than 120. the blast rocking the capital ahead of the peace rally. the oregon shooting victim known as the lucky one released a statement overnight writing how the shooter picked off students one by one. his story released on the same day president obama sparked controversy with his visit to meet with families of victims of the tragedy. rain is back in the forecast today in south carolina. just what the flooded out state does not need. the governor warning residents that they may need to evacuate.
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a case of a domestic violence victim. sentenced to three days in jail for refusing to testify against her husband. this morning, she is speaking exclusively to nbc news. nbc's kristen dahlgren has her story. >> an easier thing to do. it seemed easier to go to jail than testify. >> reporter: at the victim's request, nbc news has agreed to shield her identity as she speaks for the first time. the judge punished her to refusing to testify against the husband she alleges choked and threaten threatened her as knifepoint. >> why didn't you show up? >> my anxiety. >> you think you have anxiety now? >> i knew i did wrong when i missed the trial, but i wasn't expecting her reaction. >> reporter: the court held her in contempt. >> i sentence you to three days in the county jail.
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>> reporter: the video went viral. outraged. >> many victims will remain silent because they will see this and feel they cannot get the system involved. >> i think after everything that's happened, i would most likely not call the police at all. >> reporter: a spokesperson said the judge cannot comment on pending on impending cases and victim testimony is key to successfully prosecuting such crimes. something the victim says she understands. >> i broke the law and she has every right to do her job. >> reporter: but after serving her sentence, she is still not over what happened in court. >> three days in the county jail. >> i'm taking it one day at a time. there's good days and bad days. >> reporter: for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, new york. >> i can't imagine.
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>> it seemed as if the judge coming from the bench is unnecessary. >> walk a mile in her shoes. what she is dealing with. we should go outside. dylan dreyer is standing by with the check of the forecast. >> good morning, guys. a bit chilly out here in the northeast. for today, it will warm up back tomorrow. in the southwest, we are looking at record-breaking heat. we have the area of high pressure going to keep temperatures about 5 to 20 degrees above average. fresno should top out at 96. l.a., 92. vegas at 93. it is not just in the southwest. look at the northern plains. bismarck, north dakota, 84 for the high today. that heat extends through the plains and start spreading east. we have rain in south carolina, an area that is still dealing with massive flooding. we are looking for up to 1 to 3 inches of additional rain and high tide along the coast. tomorrow, temperatures should
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most of the country on sunday looks like will see quiet conditions. not a lot of rain expected anywhere on sunday. we have birthdays out here. how old are you turning today? >> 12. >> you are visiting from maryland? >> yes. >> what are your plans? places. >> a big surprise. everything is all planned, but you don't know about it yet. >> good morning everybody. plenty of sunshine in store for us today as those clouds continue to melt away. that will be the case through the entire holiday weekend as high pressure sets up, keeping the clouds away. the bright sunshine will help today but we're also battling a morning breeze. those winds will last through the afternoon for fancy fall weather. crisp and cool and then a warming trend on the way for us into the 70s by monday. something to enjoy. and that's your latest forecast. craig.
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anyone who owns a dog knows they are truly are man's best friend. losing them? heart breaking. how far would you go to get a carbon copy of your faithful friend? one couple loved their dog so much, they spent $100,000 to have him cloned. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: henry and ken look like playful pups. they are actually clones. genetic replicas of phil and paula dupont's dog melvin. >> they love him. they dress that dog up. >> i would jokingly say if cloning got more economical, would we clone the dogs. >> reporter: with the price of $100,000, cloning is far from economical economical, but they went for it. >> some people have a motorhome. we have the dog. >> reporter: they work with
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they used a small tissue sample from melvin before he passed away. >> using the cells, we inject them into the egg from egg donors. we make an embryo. we implant that embryo into a surrogate and clone puppy. >> reporter: since dolly the sheep successfully cloned in 1996, cows, kittens and pigs and horses and of course, dogs cloned. >> there are a lot of applications that can be beneficial. >> reporter: pet cloning comes with health risks and the cloned ed animal is not satisfy exact replica. >> like identical twins, they will be their own distinct individual. >> reporter: the first puppy died of canine distemper. they went there the process a second time to get henry and ken. >> it is not bringing back the past, but going forward.
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>> reporter: a story that will continue. the duponts are thinking of cloning melvin again in the future. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> would you do it? of course i wouldn't do it. it's $100,000. >> take the price away. >> then, yeah. there are lots of things i would clone if it was free. >> really? >> look at you. wrong answer. >> you wouldn't do it? >> you can't clone the soul. >> you are right. it is the personality you love in your dog. >> it's $100,000. >> we took the money out. >> you can't take the money out. >> tweet us. up next, ugly betty star among when is your flu shot more than a flu shot? when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine
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back now on a saturday morning as we continue our "viva" today series. natalie morales caught up with america ferrera to talk about her life on tv and other passions. politics and anti-bullying efforts. >> amy is a venture of life. >> america ferrera is back on set in the comedy "super store." about employees at a discount department store. >> you play amy. a veteran floor supervisor. >> it was probably her high school job and ten years later, she's here. it's fun and it's funny and the hardest part of the job is keeping a straight face. >> write letters. call. >> reporter: it is not the actor that inspires the star. she is passionate about politics. >> so many of us know of the strong voice you are about
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>> it is about empowering our community. it is hard to show up and engage in a system. >> reporter: this summer, ferrera made headlines when she wrote a letter addressed to the republican frontrunner donald trump after his comments on mexican immigrants. she wrote, i'm writing to say thank you. you see what you just did with your straight talk was send more latina voters to the polls than several rallies combined. wrote went viral. what did you think? >> i think it speaks to a certain point of view that wants to be represented. >> reporter: that point of view shaped by her heritage as a daughter of immigrant parents from honduras, she was born and raised in los angeles. >> georgina? >> that is my middle name. america was a terrible name to grow up with. kids will find anything to make fun of.
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they used to turn to me to say the pledge of allegiance. it took me a while to understand what it meant for me, what it meant to be latina and american and how that was going to you know fit into my identity. >> reporter: today she is lending her voice to the anti-bullying campaign. >> reporter: you have been such a strong supporter of lizzy who cannot gain weight. >> she found a way to stand up and fight back. >> reporter: that fighting spirit defined ferrera. >> i am latina and i am connected to those roots forever. we deserve our rights and deserve to be seen as the humans that we are. >> reporter: for "today," natalie morales, nbc news, los angeles. let's check in now with dylan in the orange room with the plaza fan of the day.
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i'm joined here in the orange room by don and usha from philadelphia. what are you celebrating? >> our anniversary. >> we have been together for 13 years. >> you left your kids at home? >> hi. >> hopefully they are watching. they should being up by now. >> exactly. it is 7:44. it's time. still to come on "today," live from new york, it's amy schumer. a look at the "it" girl's career
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down 48th street to 6th avenue hoping to get in to see "saturday night live" tonight hosted by amy schumer. >> she is everywhere these days. amy's summer film "trainwreck" her career is anything but. it is right on track. she just won an emmy for her sketch show picked up for a fourth season. tonight, she is taking center stage in studio 8h. >> the last time i saw you physically was in february. last time i saw you. since then you blowed up. >> 2015 is the year of amy schumer. >> i said it before and i'll say it again. you are a funny woman. >> how are you handling the success? >> like a complete champion. famous people want to talk to me. they don't, but i'm allowed to talk to them. >> schumer, the newest member of the female posse taking hollywood by storm has been
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as one of her best friends. >> what is it? >> don't even start. all my celebrity friends. >> and now add "saturday night live" host to her resume. >> we will have a great show. >> so what is it about amy schumer? she is not a cookie cutter hollywood set member. >> i don't fit in here. straight up body type. legs. >> she uses her comedy to draw attention to issues that really sexism. sexual assault and shaming. >> you don't like rapist. mits. >> kim and kanye standing there owning it. them. >> she's unapologetic, confident
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her fans say she is a role model for a new generation of women. >> do you like amy schumer? >> the funniest woman in hollywood. approachable. the person you want as your best friend, but standing up for all of us normal people out there. >> she is hilarious. >> amazing. >> insanely talent. you can catch amy on snl with the musical guest the weekend. >> the weekend? i'll see the show. >> we will be bleery eyed in the morning. >> we're back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc. staci, you have got to get down here. shaws & star market. shaws & star market. yes, mom. now. spread the word. vicki, this sale is amazing. the shaws & star market stock up sale is here. general mills cereals are $1.88 each. crisp, eastern apples are just .77
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>> good saturday morning to you. we have all of your top stories just ahead.
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>> including breaking news from overnight. explosions in turkey's capital. the latest on the death toll and injuries. residents are on alert in newton after a bear scare. a home swarmed by authorities. the man inside accused in a plot to kill. plus the latest on the capitol hill drama. who will be stepping up to be the speaker of the house? a special night for one young boy battling cancer. he's now a member of the boston
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breaking overnight. explosions rocking turkey's capital city, killing dozens. on alert in newton, a bear seen roaming through streets has residents inside a plot to kill. the man living there is accused of being a hit man. the speaker shake-up on capitol hill. the latest search for a new speaker of the house. >> good saturday morning everyone. >> we'll have all of those stories, plus so much more here this morning on 7 news today in new england. first, lot of people with outdoor plans. fancy fall? what names did we come up with? >> that's what bree has been saying all morning. it does look like a good weekend. >> absolutely. warming trend that we did get

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