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>> attorneys for the families targeted the lack of communication among the administrators and educators during questioning today. the band teacher of the class where the alleged bullying was happening took the stand. robert beasley testified he received at email back in september 2011 from a concerned mother. he admitted he didn't forward the email, which attorneys for the victims pointed out, was a mandate under state law. beasley said after receiving the email he changed the seats of the student involved but didn't notify the dean, who is in chr he rearranged the seating again after the same mother wrote a second email. he also was unaware one of the victims had already filed a complaint with the dean, even though beasley said he would have expected to be notified since it was happening in his class. beasley was asked multiple times if he was interviewed by the dean who was aware of the allegations. he eventually answered there was no formal interview but he had a conversation with the dean during a passing period. (( )) ((karen castro)) >> during cross examinations beasley said he didn't forward
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were listed in the email and he assumed they received it. attorneys for the clark county school district asked about how he addressed the situation in his class. once again, the band teacher said he rearranged the seating and spoke to the alleged bully privately. beasley testified he believed the issue had been resolved. ((karen castro)) >> this afternoon we also heard from the school dean who is legally obligated to investigate bullying claims. we'll hear from her coming up at 5. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((tedd florendo)) cold air has arrived behind a cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease
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we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ....................... ............ ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average ((paul joncich)) police are looking for th a deadly crash and left his passenger behind. this happened last night on flamingo near torrey pines police say a shelby mustang lost control and crashed into the opposite lane. two other cars were hit in the crash. both drivers were not seriously hurt. (( the driver of the mustang exited the vehicle and initially was attending to the passenger in that mustang, but then began to walk around, witnesses tried to stop and talk to him and ultimately he walked away from the
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>> this afternoon the coroner identified the passenger who died as 27 year old natalie bruno./// ((christianne klein)) the nye county sheriff's office is investigating another possible case of animal cruelty in pahrump. the nye county sheriff's office seized a total of 15 animals from jacki freeman and abby hedengran. they were housing everything from a tiger and a panther.. to lions. freeman and hedengran did have special conditions to care however police received reports of the animals not being properly cared for and later found living in bedrooms in dirty conditions. the animals were living with freeman at the time. she was cited for animal cruelty. the animal permit is now being reviewed on whether the owners can keep it. pahrump has had a history of bizaare cases of animal crulety...tonight at five o-clock we take a look at why this keeps happening/// ((paul joncich)) the zika virus outbreak is
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the world health organization issued that declaration today. this does not mean zika may not be a problem where you live.... but on a global level the spread of zika is under control. zika is spread mostly by infected mosquitoes and can cause birth defects in unborn children. the world health organization says it will now create a technical committee to handle zika research and efforts going forward. right now, there is no vaccine or medicine to treat zika. avoiding mosquito bites is the only known prevt it looks like a new hotel-casino just off the strip will be opening its doors a little early. the lucky dragon had previously announced grand opening celebration for december 3-rd.... but according to the company's website... you can start booking rooms there this weekend. the property, which is near las vegas boulevard and sahara... will have a total of 200 rooms and a 27- thousand square foot casino floor./// ((paul joncich)) donny and marie osmond will help light up the linq tomorrow... at the annual tree lighting
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holiday songs before lighting up the giant holiday tree at six tomorrow night... at the linq promenade foundation stage. you can celebrate the start of the holiday season with the strip headliners... as well as dancers and magicians, who will also be performing. the linq promises to make the event extra festive... complete with fake snow. and later on in the newscast ted florendo will join us live from downtown summerlin as they gear up for their tree lighting./// ((christianne klein)) an arizona cop is in hot water after he's cought o ((paul joncich)) >> coming up on the valley's news leader how that >> officer is defending himself. what he says the woman was doing that made him take the swing.///
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cell phone video captured on wednesday shows flagstaff police officer jeff bonar (bow-narr) striking marissa morris outside her boyfriend's home in arizona -- while attempting an arrest. bonar -- who has been with the department for almost three years -- was assisting another officer with an eviction -- when he noticed morris on the property. (((marissa morris) "he yelled at me i had a warrant...i said not i do not....proceeded to tackle me...brutally attack me pretty much." )) morris did hold two "failure to appear" warrants for d-u-i and resisting arr wednesday's incident. also in his report -- bonar says morris appeared to be on a stimulant drug -- and resisted arrest -- kneeing him in his groin and legs several times. in the report, bonar also acknowledged striking morris in the head "several times." ((paul joncich)) president-elect donald trump has made his first cabinet-level decision and has picked two more people to serve in his administration. today the president elect announced alabama senator jeff
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pick to be attorney general. mr. trump also tapped congressman mike pompeo of kansas as c-i-a director and retired general michael flynn for national security advisor. vice president-elect mike pence says he's thrilled with the team president-elect donald trump is building. (( (vice president-elect mike pence) "we've got a great number of men and women with great qualifications to come forward and serve this new administration." )) ((paul joncich)) >> mr. trump's first choices aren't without some controversy. general flynn once referr t and he tweetted in february that fear of muslims is rational. and in 1986 the senate blocked senator sessions from becoming a federal judge after he allegedly made racist remarks ....a claim he denies./// ((paul joncich)) new york city officials, including mayor bill de blasio, addressed concerns today about the potential disruption and cost of president-elect donald trump's new york residence. mayor de blasio told reporters during a special new york police department press conference that they "are devoted to making sure
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are "committed to making it work." the mayor also expressed optimism about new york city's prospects for federal reimbursement for the expense involved in protecting the president-elect. he cited a "history of reimbursement under certain situations" and was quick to point out that "this makes all of them look quite small, obviously."/// ((christianne klein)) a major closure this weekend could have a big impact on your plans. ((paul joncich)) >> up next what you need to know to avoid the traffic headaches as officials prepare to shut down the 215 beltway in both directions tonight. ///
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along the north side of the beltway, while construction continues along other parts of the 215. ((christianne klein)) >> traffic anchor demetria obilor breaks down those projects for us, in "what's driving you crazy?"... (( )) demetria obilor: the county says its finished with the northern beltway project that improved 215 between n. 5th st. and decatur. a new interchange at revere street was also built, however,
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the road is extended. the other two major projects happening along 215 right now are the airport connector project, which michael has been telling you about this morning and the northwest beltway build out project. you've probably noticed lots of cones and work happening around the ann road and lone mountain intersections on 215. eventually, both of those intersections will be turned into interchanges. crews will also improve flood control and expat hey! what's driving you crazy? send your traffic question to traffic eight at las vegas now dot com. /// ((christianne klein)) it was a chilly night here
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((paul joncich)) >> but that's not keeping our tedd florendo indoors. he's out at downtown summerlin where preparations are underway for the annual parade to start tonight... tedd hows it feeling out there! ((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived
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last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even more tomorrow and into our weekend.
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milder by the weekend. ................................ ... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ ... .................. satellite and radar composite shows clear skies after the clouds we had yesterday. we have coolee will take a while to recover. we're anticipating our first freeze of the season for some areas in souther nevada. freeze alerts have eissuedbut lt eeze warming. stayo d but not . ... ................. night exp rer today.morw expect a high in near average for a change. sunny skies continue as we wrap the workweek..................e ouds by sunday. ight chance fory cool and more seasonably next week. overnight lows stay chilly in
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news leader how this stem focused class is helping them... brian loftus has the story in this week's what's cool at school. announcer: you're
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((paul joncic)) called mighty miners, conducting a tour of a simulated mine, brian loftus has the story in today's "what's cool at school." ((brian loftus)) learning the history, science and engineering of mining....from a group of fourth-graders! they are called mighty miners, and at mccaw elementary, these student body leaders give tours of mccaw school of mines, a simulated mine on campus riley born mighty miner "i love telling people about the modern day history, and the back-in-the-day history,
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mighty miners present to 50 schools and 200 classes each year. the simulated mine, now in it's 20th year, has delivered a hands-on field trip experience to over 100,000 visitors andrea compton magnet coordinator "just how well they do, how much they learn, and how passionate they are to give tours of the mine and the school, and they will speak to kids, adults, strangers - they'll talk to anybody once they learn the information." ((brian loftus)) mighty miners arrive before own, and shadow more seasoned mighty miners to learn on the job riley born mighty miner "toughest part of being a tour guide is learning all the facts about the mine, and learning all the artifacts and what they're used for." ((brian loftus)) we toured the rocks and minerals room and in the history and engineering room - we learned how miners would use a canary: if the
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and stopped chirping - the miners ran. "it changes the air from cabon monixide into oxygen so you can breathe it." victoria utley mighty miner victoria: "where can i find the gold? brian: "what do you tell them?" victoria: i tell them, well, you just have to look through really hard to see if you can find them." hunter anderson mighty miner "ooh, the most gold i've ever seen someone find....like four flakes of gold." ((brian loftus)) nevada produces 75 percent of gold in the country, and seems students are hoping most of it is in this room....as they sift through polished rocks and fools gold, panning for the real thing.... ((brian loftus)) beyond the tour, this s-t-e-m focused learning is helping mighty miners develop confidence, and profound leadership and professional skills, that will serve them well throughout life hunter anderson mighty miner "it helps me because i'm actually really, really, shy - and it helps me so i can be able to talk to more people, and
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"when students are interested in things, they're so passionate and can become so knowledgeable." ((brian loftus)) and that's what's cool at school ((paul joncich)) to vote for this program or if you know something that's cool at school. go to las vegas now dot com... and click on "sections". cool at school will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email... cool at school at las vegas now dot com. the winner will receive 250 bucks for their program./// ((christianne klein)) a father is demanding answers after his green beret son was killed in an attack in jordan ((there's nothing that's happened to me in 7 to talking about my son being dead )) ((paul joncich)) >> why u-s officials say it was a deliberate attack and not a tragic accident as first beleieved./// announcer: now, live...this is 8 news now at
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cold front that passed through last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ....................... ............ ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood.... temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average ((christianne klein)) the u-s is at odds with its ally jordan over the official
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u-s officials believe sgt. james moriarty and two other american soldiers were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack -- not, as was first believed, a tragic accident. officials say security video shows several american vehicles stopped at an entrance to the jordanian air field where the green berets were based. the first was allowed to pass through the gate but then a guard suddenly opened fire on the second vehicle moriarty's father says his son was killed in the shoot out (("the jordanian government lied to our government./they owes who was it that murdered my son and why?" )) ((christianne klein)) >> jordanian officials originally blamed the americans for failing to stop at the gate.. but the u.s. embassy in jordan said in a statement there is "absolutely no credible evidence" they did not follow proper procedures./// ((paul joncich)) president obama is in south america after the european leg of his final trip abroad in office. he met with key allies in germany
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president-elect donald trump. america's top european allies are all asking president obama what to expect from the next leader of the free world... donald trump's selection of controversial top advisors has raised eyebrows on a continent concerned by what mr. obama has described as the rise of 'crude nationalism'... (((obama) "what i said to him was that what may work in generating enthusiasm or passion during elections may be different than what will work in terms of unifying the country." )) european leaders also fear the president-elect - whom syria's bashar al assad has called an ally - will do little to stop the brutal violence in syria. president obama also urged europe to keep pressure on russia through financial sanctions. he will cross paths with vladimir putin this weekend at the asia pacific summit in peru./// ((christianne klein)) elon musk is making progress on creating a clean energy empire. shareholders voted on thursday to approve tesla's offer to buy solarcity for 2-point-1 billion
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merge his two green-energy companies whose products include emission-free cars and solar panels for homes. musk is the c-e-o of tesla, chairman and largest shareholder of both companies. tesla shares were dropping in the last few months, but shares of both companies rose in after-hours trading. according to tesla, the deal is expected to close "in the coming days."/// ((paul joncich)) one of the most legendary names in the comic book industry now has the key to than stan lee! the marvel comics creator visited the marvel avengers station at treasure island today as part of his respect pin campaign. it features two hands black and white clasped in a friendly handshake signifying unity to inspire mutual respect for all. (( stan lee: "the hands of respect all started when my daughter was with me one day and she said, you know, it's so awful, the friction that there is between the races in certain places. if only somebody could do something
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stan lee says this is one of his proudest achivements. you may be more familiar with his other work -- creating some of marvel's most recognizable characters including spider-man, iron man, the x-men, and the avengers./// ((christianne klein)) santa, the elves and the reindeer might be a little confused right now. scientists say it's a balmy 36 degrees warmer than normal over most of the arctic ocean. it's currently polar night -- in most of the arctic. it's supposed to become incredibly cold during this time, causing sea ice to grow and thicken. only that's not happening. the amount of sea ice covering the polar ocean is at a record low. while it is freezing up -- it's doing so at what may seem like a glacial pace to scientists and global warming observers./// ((paul joncich)) when it comes to certain medical emergencies, it can be tricky to decide if you should visit the e-r or urgent care. ((christianne klein)) >> up next on the valley's
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health expert to break down where to draw the line.///
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tedd florendo. this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) when you are are sick or injured, should you go to the emergency room, or your nearby urgent care. it's actually an important decision, because it could save you time and money. shelean sweet, is a registered nurse and director of care management at health plan of explain how to make that decision. announcer: you're
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watching 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) once again here at channel 8 we're proud to join with mgm resorts, silver state schools credit union and the clark county school district to bring you our teacher of the game. ((christianne klein)) here's chris maathuis with today's winner.
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schools credit union, mgm resorts, clark country school district and here at channel 8, our weekend teacher of the game is michael lee. michael lee teaches japanese and korean at spring valley high school. lee uses modern skills in his approach to teaching. you'll see students using smart phones, various apps and websitre to ca situations using language. sot lee has a knack for connecting with his students... many will visit before and after school... in fact some say lee's classroom is one of the coolest places to hang out. sot his work doesn't end in the classroom...
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involved exchange programs... he develops opportunities for his students to help out in various community events. he coaches, teaches and inspires. sot for all he does in the class room and in our community... once agaio lee out teacher of the game. ((paul joncich)) and don't forget every running rebels home game chris maathuis will feature another teacher of the game. this story will be features at tomorrows game against cal state fullerton./// ((christianne klein)) depite the chilly weahter hitting the valley tedd florendo is staying active around the city. ((paul joncich)) he's out at downtown summerlin where preparations are underway for the annual parade to start tonight... tedd hows it feeling out there! ((tedd florendo)) ((( cold air has arrived
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last night. these are temps we haven't seen since february as we finally dropped below normal. temps today near 60 and unseasonably cooler than the mid 60's we're supposed to be at. winds still remain breezy at times as well but will decrease even me weekend. we have plenty of sunshine as well but become milder by the weekend. ......... .......................... ................................ .. neighborhood by neighborhood temps in the mid 60's and milder on the east side of town where we're lower in elevation and obviously cooler for the westside near the mountain where wind barreling through. regional temps also stayed chilly this morning and not too much of a warm up as well today as most of the state stayed below average. ................................ satellite and rad mposite ows c ke of that cold front so temps
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freeze alerts have been issuedt stay cold and but not under afs haven't seen since februaryh.. tonight expect a low near 40 and chilly as you'll need the jacket tomorrow a.m. winds become more light breezes tonight and less windy as earlier today. tomorrow expect a high in the mid 60's and milder and finally near average for a change. sunny skies continue as we wrap up the workweek. ................................ ... .................. extended forecast shows milder temps into the weekend with more slight chance for showers on monday and we clear up again. we turn mild by the weekend and stay cool and more seasonably next week.by the weekend and overnight lows stay chilly in the 40's for much of next week.
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celebrating his 88th birthday today. and the world's most famous mouse plans to celebrate in style. there will be parades and parties at all the disney parks around the world. if you can't make it to one of the parks - keep your eye out for the release of mickey's new music video "what we got." and, you can use the hashtag happy birthday mickey on twitter to join the celeb steamboat willie -- 88 years ago./// ((paul joncich)) and now you also have a chance to own a piece of disneyland! california's van eaton galleries is holding a "souvenirs of disneyland" auction this saturday. the auction will feature more than a thousand rare and never-before-seen items from the theme park over the last six decades. items includes costumes, artwork, souvenirs and other collectibles. the auction also features items that come from the estate of the late disney icon annette
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namesake research fund for neurological diseases./// ((christianne klein)) coming up on the valley's news leader going beyond the line of duty. ((paul joncich)) >> how a random encounter with a california police officer impacted the life of one determined student who had an extra-long commute to work. ((christianne klein)) >> parents and students... fightin coming up at 5... what's in the works at mack middle school... that's getting families.. and teachers so heated./// announcer: you're
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a chance enn lifeline for a determined student. ((christianne klein)) >> dan simon introduces us to an officer who went above and beyond the call of duty... ///working the graveyard shift can be lonely for a cop. (nats) but on a chilly september night, benicia police corporal kirk keffer would have some company. (nats) (corporal keffer/benicia police department) "he had a hoodie on, he was dressed all in black." (jourdan duncan/manufacturing employee) "i had seen some lights-- flash at my back." 18-year-old jourdan duncan had just finished his own graveyard shift--- packing boxes at a nearby business. (nats)
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correspondent) "did you think this person was up to no good?" (corporal keffer/benicia police department) "since he was so close to the freeway, i thought he was broke down." jourdan explained that he was just walking home-- but it was the distance of that walk...that left the officer speechless. (corporal keffer/benicia police department) "and he tells me exact path that he takes through our city and it's literally uphill both ways. so i said if you don't mind, hold on a second - went over to my front seat, cleared it out, asked him if i could give him a ride home. he's like, 'you can do that?' i said, 'yeah i can do that.'" (dan simon/+cnn correspondent) "so it took you two hours (jourdan duncan/manufacturing employee) "yes. my car had broke down and so i figured i had no other way to get to work." jourdan says he didn't want to burden others by asking for a ride. so he walked 7 miles each way...6 days a week. (corporal keffer/benicia police department) "most people use that distance and not having a car as an excuse not to find a job. this kid just-- it wasn't an obstacle." on the ride home, jourdan shared his dream...to go to college and to become a police officer. (nats) corporal keffer was
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knew he had to do something to make jourdan's life a little easier... getting the car fixed was going to be too expensive, but corporal keffer had an idea--- if 4 wheels wasn't an option, how about 2? so for 500 dollars--- the benicia police department bought jordan a brand new bike... (corporal keffer/benicia police department) "he was speechless. and he kind of said just -- you know, 'all this for walking?' and i'm like it's so much more than that. you're not putting obstacles in front of you, you're getting the job done. i mn (jourdan duncan/manufacturing employee) "words can't explain how flabbergasted i was." (nats) but that was just the beginning. keffer and the benecia police department have launched a fund to help pay for jordan's college and maybe a new car as well. in the meantime, the bike will do just fine. (jourdan duncan/manufacturing employee) "i just treasure the bike. it's never been dirty before." dan simon, cnn, benicia, california./// ((paul joncich))
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want's to make sure everyone has a turnkey on the table. ((christianne klein)) >> we're partnering with several valley businesses to bring thanksgiving dinner to those in need. with your help... we hope to feed at least 25 hundred families. you can drop off your canned and non-perishable items at these locations on the date located on your screen./// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. >> 8 news now at five starts after this. don't forget.. we're always on at las vegas now dot com, on facebook and twitter. ((dave courvoisier)) now at 5...
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involving exotic animals. and police aren't even sure what to do with them. "it's logistically not a very easy task to remove vicious or exotic animals of this kind so why is it that so many of these animals are living in this small town? ((denise valdez)) >> parents and teachers...
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struggling schools are not sitting well with them... but what does the proposal really mean? ((dave courvoisier)) >> the clock is ticking... is your holiday shopping done? if not... you're not alone... but experts are seeing a shift in how many people get their shopping done early./// tedd florendo

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