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>> that's the overnight news for this monday. from the cbs broadcast centenen quijano. ♪ no survivors. a boeing jetliner crashes in ethiopia. all 157 people on board are killed, including eight americans. why it's raising questions about the 737 max. also tonight several democrats who want to be president try out ideas add a trendy texas festival. president trump pick as new fight with democrats while being preoccupied with an old employee. a jaguar attack as woman taking a selfie at an arizona zoo. >> when people don't respect th.
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and scouting's new adventure. it's for girls now too. >> i love that. ♪ welcome to the "overnight news." u.s. aviation investigators and a technical team from boeing are headed to ethiopia. that's where a new 737 jetliner crashed just minutes after taking off. eight americans are among the 157 people killed. they include citizens of 30 countries. many of them headed to the uniuted nations environmental conference in nairobi. here with the latest. >> reporter: the announcement at niroby international airport. however, the dewla was anything but. as news of the worst possible kind reach frantic family members. all passengers and crew members
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aboard flight 302 have died. the ceo faced the public. >> we are very, very sorry. >> reporter: the jetas a new boeing 737 max 8 delivered last year. it's the same time last year killing all 189 on board. flight 302 went down. flight radar 24 the plane had unstable vertical speed during its assent. investigators rushed to the crash site about 30 miles from the ethiopian capital. hp it's unclear what cause thisd plane to crash but the pilot was
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clarly in distress. >> the pilot mentioned that he eh had difficulty. >> reporter: they lost all contact with the plane. it thaw send its condolences to everyone and they've offered assistance to the ethiopian government. they also say four members of the transportation safety board to assist with the investigation. >> thank you. here in new york nearly 30 people were hurt after a turkish airliner headed to jfk airport flew into extreme turbulence. about fri45 minutes before land. most injuries were minor. hev a fighting erupted in
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syria as u.s.-backed forces battled against the last isis strong hold in the country. civil war has left sooria in ruins. rebuilding will be a massive task. >> reporter: five years after the fighting stopped, the sit a of homs is still trapped. you have faith the government will rebuild? for the long answerance archite author talks me four stories up this burnt office building to see what's left of her studio. so this was your studio right here? >> yeah. and my husband's place was there. >> reporter: what used to be your office was then turned into some kind of sniper den. hundreds of bullet casings remnants oof a battle that killed an estimated 35,000 homes. who do you blame for all of this?
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>> personally i have taken the position not to blame anybody. the scale of loss and atrocity makes it very possible to blame everybody. >> reporter: it'sest mated more than half a million have bun killed in this war. many syrians have yet to see the fall scale of loss. traffic has jammed the jordan border. from east aleppo owhere it could take six years just to clear the debris to the tourist town of pall mira. >> it's perhaps best known for ancient ruins and it had a thriving new city. and that's where we are right now. before the wartarted 80,00 people lived h we're told only 35 families have returned. >> reporter: among them they opened a small kabob stand two months ago. i hope everyone will come back, she said.
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even in heaven, if there's no one around, you can't sleep. >> we lost community. >> reporter: she says rebuilding will be critical to reuniting syria. but with an estimated $250 billion price tag and no commitment from the cash strapped government, stability and syria's future remain buried under millions of tons of rubble. cbs news, homs, syria. the zoo calls it a human error but a woman has learned the hard way that barriers should not be crossed. >> reporter: this woman's visit to an arizona zoo turns into a dangerous close encounter on saturday ste over this barrier at the jaguar exhibit. she was standing against the
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fence taking a photo when the jaguar clawed her arm. >> my mom runs up and takes her water bottle and she shoves it through the cage fwleer the jaguar is and the jaguar goes to let go of the girl and i grabbed the girl by her torso and pulled her back. >> reporter: a zoo staff member called 911 the woman was transported to a hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. in a tweet they confirm at no time was the animal out of the inclosure. >> when something like this happens it's a reminder that they're wild animals and safety needs to by their number one concern. >> reporter: this jaguar was involved in a similar incident
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last year. we're told it has bun removed from the exhibit.
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♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." several democrats hoping to carry the part a's flag into the next presidential election, tested their ideas at the >> reporter: democrats and republicans who want to be president came to the texas state capitol to appear along side entrepreneurs that south by southwest conference. but it was one other potential contender who looms over the
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field, former vice president joe biden isx pected to launch his campaign next month. biden would be joining a field that includes 14 democrats. but our new poll puts the former vip on top. bernie sanders is the only other contnder to hit double digits. . >> reporter: so if he gets in -- >> i have a lot of respect for vice president biden. >> reporter: saidbin migel a s e finishing touches on his campaign team.
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and washington and his home base of delaware. president trump spent the weekend in florida for a second straight day the president headed to one of his courses to play golf. his critics were teeing off too. >> what we're looking for is corroborative evidence. >> reporter: he says they've raised questions about president trump's intentions for the projicts. >> he may believe when he leaves office, that he still wants to build this cohile mote >> reporter: mr. trump said cohen asked him directly about a presidential pardon which he turned down. cohen denies making such a request. >> given his checkered past, if he's breathing he's lying.
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>> reporter: and kennedy on thesont judiciary committee said cohen cannot be trusted. >> i guess i don't blame cohen for asking. but he shouldn't have lied to congress about it. >> reporter: a >> reporter: president trump's budget includes defense spending and cut domestic spending. >> he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government without his wall. we hope he's learned his less on.>> repter: the president's economic advisor defended the budget against accusations it would not eliminate deficit for 15 years. he's saying he predicts better than projected economic growth. the threat of yet another government shutdown returns. >> thank you.
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there are new accusation against singer r. kelly. >> reporter: just one day after r&b singer r. cell a was released from jail in his child support case. >> i'm going to straighten all this out right now. i promise you. >> reporter: this time with morthan one underage girl. >> there was a vhs tape of what appeared to be r. kelly sexually abusing children. >> reporter: she would not comment on whether she has seen the tape held a news conference with a couple from pennsylvania who say they found the tape in their home. >> i can't get the memory out of my head. >> reporter: he says he was cleaning out a box of old vhs tapes when he found it. >> i noticed a fourth tape but
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it also had r. ke he appeared to be on the tape but not in concert. instead, he was sexually abusing underauged african-american girls. >> last month attorney said he turnedover a tape that allegedly showed kelly with an underaged girl. kelly was charged with ten counts of sexual abuse. he asserted no wrong doing. >> have you ever had sex with anyone under the age of 17? >> no. >> never? >> no. de withenrcement. >> please do not sell them. do not givethem away. do not distribute them if you have them.
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>> reporter: we spoke to kelly's attorney, steve greensburg. he said as far as i know there are no tapes of mr. cekelly and underaged girls.
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it's been three years since zika made news. striking fear in expected parents everywhere. i recently went to meet generation zika. this support and advocacy group was born out of a need for a community that didn't exist
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>> reporter: jermana suarez three out of four were abandoned by their partners and many experience discrimination when out with their children. how many are going through this without a partner? how many of you have experienced prejudice because of your children? almost everyone.
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>> reporter: in addition to supporting one another, they want to change policies to acsesz government benefits they feel entitled to by law. you feel forgotten? still ahead a historic racetrack reopens after the.
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california's historic santa anita racetrack will reopen. it was closed in the wake of 21 horses having to be euthanized after being cat strophically hurt. that's more than double the number that died last season and significantly more than prior years. it's been rote tilled and air raided and said to be in quote outstanding condition. racing remons suspended for now. a sheet of ice cracked and broke away from lake erie's shoreline, strandling about 100 anglers. some braved the icy water to swum back to shore. everyone is reported safe. next.
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finally tonight it's a new era for scouting. the 109-year-old organization has changed its name. now it's not just for boys, but girls too. here's carter evans.
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>> reporter: whether they'rec om 13-year-old twins sophia and brandon are almost always together. but that changed when brandon entered the boy scouts. >> it was weird. like i can't go with him? i wanted to go to the gun ranges and bow and arrow. >> the girl scouts don't do that? >> we can, it's an option. >> it's not a thing? >> no. >> reporter: so this winter sophia and thousands of other girls joined the boy scouts program that changed its name to scouts bsa. so you're getting more of the rough and tumble type of stuff? >> yes. i love that. >> reporter: enrollment has been decluning for years but the decision to allow girls is response from busy parents who
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wanted a program for the whole family. >> i think it's kind of cool actually. >> reporter: they're still be in their own troops. the twins mom is scout master. >> they deserve to have the opportunity to both enjoy that scouting experience as it was minute to be and it was meant to be single gender. >> reporter: girls can earn the same maurt badges and ranks as boys. soph sophia aiming to win the prestigious eagle scout award. >> i hope they can see they can do it too. >> reporter: nothing holding them back? >> nope. >> and that's "overnight news" for this monday. for some the news continues, for uthers check back later for the morning news and cbs this morning. i'm elain quijano. e quijano. oth
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the morning news and cbs this morning. i'm elaine quijano. ♪ this is the cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. u.s. aviation investigators and a technical team from boeing are headed to ethiopia where a new 737 max 8 jetliner crashed just minutes after taking off. eight americans are among the 157 people killed. they include citizens of 30 countries. many headed to a united nations environmental conference in nairobi. here with the latest. >> reporter: flight delayed with the announcement at nairobi's international airport. howeve
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as news of the worst possible kind reached frantic family members, all 149 passengers and eight crew members on board flight 302 have died. ceo faced the public. >> we are very, very saddened. our heart is broken. >> reporter: delivered to the airline last year, it's the same type of plane operated by indonesia's linair that crashed last october killing all 189 on board. ethiopian airlines 2 l contact shortly after take off when if went down inroute to nairobi. the plane had unstable vertical speed during its assent.
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about 30 miles from the ethiopian capitol. it's unclear what caused this plane to crash but the pilot was clearly in distress. >> the pilot mentioned that he ehad difficulty and he wants to -- >> but then they lost all contact with the plane. the ua sends its condolences to everyone impacted by the flight the embassies have offered assistance to the ethiopian government. the u.s. is also sent four members of thens feoard to india to assist with the investigation. here in new york nearly 30 people were hurt after a turkish airliner headed to jfk airport flew into extreme turbulence about 45 minutes before landing saturday.
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one passenger suffered a broken leg but most injuries were minor. several democrats hoping to carry the party's flag into the next presidential election, tsed their ideas at the south by southwest festival in austin, texas. republicans and democrats who want to be president dhiem texas state capitol to appear along side musicians and entrepreneurs at the south by southwest conference. but it's still one that looms over the field. former vice president joe biden is expected to launch his campaign next month. >> we're in the final stages of that decision. >> reporter: he would be joining a field that includes 14 democrats. but our new poll out this weekend puts the former vp on top. vermont senator, bernie sanders is the on ely other contender to hit double digits. and democratic candidates about biden potentially joining the
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ros. >> i have lot of respect for vice president biden. first we want to make sure he's getting in. >> reporter: and howard schultz said biden might help the democratic party he says is drifting too far left. >> i welcome vice president biden in the race. i think his voice will help the party and i'd love to see the party move more to the center. >> biden will be putting the finishing touches on his campaign team and toads make appearances in washington and his home state this week. president trump spend the weekend unflorida. for the second straight day he headed to courses to play golf. here's errol barnette. >> what we're
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corroborative evidence. he may believe he still wants to build this tower and it may not be criminal but is nonetheless corrupt can. >> reporter: mr. trump said cohen asked him directly about a president lt pardon. >> if he's breathing, who's lying. >> reporter: republican john kennedy on the senate judiciary committee said cohen cannot be trusted. >> i guess i don't blame him for asking. >> reporter: an increase in defense spending and 5% cuts across the board.
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democrating are resisting the effort to add border funding as well. >> he was forced to admit defeat and reopen the government without his wall. we hope he's learned his less on. >> reporte . >> reporter: larry kud low dfrded the budget. kudlow saying he predicts better than projected economic growth. but the threat of yet another government shutdown returns. the zoo calls it a human error but a woman seeking to take a selfie with a jaguar has learned the hard way barriers should not be crossed. >> reporter: this woman's visit to an arizona zoo turned into a dangerous close encounter saturday. several eye witnesses saw the
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unu unidentified woman standing against the fence, taking a photo when the jaguar clawed her arm. >> my mom runs up and talks her water bottle and she shoves it through the cage n the jaguar is and the jaguar goes to let go of the girl so i grab the girl by her torso and pull her back. >> reporter: she was left with cuts on her arms. a zoo staff member called 911 and she was transported to a local hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. they confrnl at no time was the animal out of its inclosure.eed happened, it's a are minder these are wild animals and safety needs to be their number one concern.
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>> reporter: she apologized for the bad publicity and admitted she was in the wrong. zoo members
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this is the cbs overnight news. some of the oldest trees in the world are under a sock. olive trees in southern italy. >> reporter: in this part of italy olive trees don't just dot the lined landscape, they define it. they're so important in the heel of italy's boot that they use words like pat ramony and cultural heritage when describing them. >> i'm in the oil business, not texas oil business, the real oil business.
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>> reporter: it's olive oil business. and it's turned him into a farmer. >> it's not "green acres" from the '60s and '70s but it's kind of like that. >> reporter: he left his job and moved to this home on the ancient apian way surrounded by olive trees. today villa coppelly produced about 10,000 liters of olive oil, 95% sold in the u.s. >> it's a dream come true with a nightmare behind it. i'm always looking over my shoulder. >> reporter: this is what his nightmare looks like. a disease that's killing olive trees by the millions. in a part of puglia called salento. i hear you call this the olive tree cemetery? >> yes.
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pepierre is is an italian government scientist trying to stop the spread of this disease. the european commission considers the plant bacteria one of the most dangerous in the world. it's carries from tree to tree by a little bug. oil from the infected tree is still safe to consume but it soon dries up and is no longer able to produce olives. >> if we couldn't stop it in time to destroy completely. >> reporter: more than 1/3 of olive oil comes from italy. of the roughly 60 million olive tree, annest mated 10 million are already infected, including some of the oldest. >> this is 1500 years old. >> reporter: 1,500 year old
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tree? >> yes. now it's almost complatly dead. >> reporter: he blames -- it was carried only about five years ago. that's the first time it was detected uneurope. what went wrong? farmers, government, scientists? >> the research moved immediately. and local people couldn't believe at the beginning so dangerous a disease could appear and move so quickly. >> reporter: today they're taking drastic measures. the government is testing trees and destroying the sick ones. choppingthem down by the thousands and burning the leaves to try to stop the spread of the disease. it hurts my heart he told us.
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our grandparents raised these trees. i can't even look atthem anymore. >> reporter: this olive farmer abandoned his trees, his life's work. there's nothing, he told us. this is that previously harmless bug that's spreading the pathogen. scientists in the regional capitol are trying to understand the disease and how it's spread. >> the plants with bacteria -- we put that here. and the rea of the plant with the max amount. >> reporter: she explained in greenhouse conditions the incubation period can be about a year. so a tree can be infected and visually won't appear infected
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and you could even test an infected tree and if it's too early you wouldn't know? >> yes. >> trying to save the oelds trunk and look for new. >> reporter: he's trying to graft resistant olive varieties to trunks. to try to save some trees. you say trying to stop this is a race against time. is it a race that you're losing? >> at the moment ib have to say yes. >> and you say was that from frost or the beginning of the end? >> reporter: he's tsed his trees and there's no sign of it, not yet. >> it's like the black death coming.
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it feels like if i look over my can shoulder, the bubonic plague coming towards the town. >> olive frees a way of life in southern italy in a fight for survival. closer to home a tiny skin sensor may soon revolutionize skin care. these wireless sensors are also showing promise in the care of premature babies. dr. john explains. >> reporter: each year 300,000 infants are sent to the nicu. new wireless patches could safely allow them a less confined start to new life. when oliviaaged 15
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twoere sle her to machines at chicago o's laurie's children's hospital. watched by her mom, casey. >> it's a constant reminder that we're here and she's not yet a normal new born baby. >> reporter: they alert doctors to any signs. when you're breast feeding is it clunky? >> we're tegterred and we're at the mercy of the koerds. >> reporter: now a collaboration between doctors has given birth to these wireless sensors. fine tleds capture information like vital signs and oxygen levels. a sensor under the crib sends information to a monitoring station. for more than a decade john
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rogers and h risrceseah amte ha bnee tuning the sensor technology. we're unyour lab so you're able to figure out all the ins and outs >> this is where we wanted to oue.up.with t >> reporter: the sensors are jentsal on fragile neonatal skin. >> the adhesives that attach them to the various wireless devuss. >> they allow parents to do something they're wired to do, cuddle with their newborn. >> there have been studies that show the skin to skin contact, especially in the premature babies helps with kidney issues, lung issues, it's a long
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aired right here on cbs and produced by the legendary hit maker, clive davis. he discussed it all with anthony mason. ♪ r-e . >> reporter: she already had a string of hits when she met clive davis. this is literally the beginning of your friendship? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: he was then running the arista label. she was in a bit of a slump? >> yes, but she was the queen of soul and she said you know i'm nearing 40 and i'm nervous that -- can i have hits after 40? i said listen, to me you're timeless. ♪ >> reporter: so davis signed aretha and in 1982 helped her
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jump back on the charts with "jump to it." >> she wasn't scared like all great artists do, she got nervous. she was a perfectionist. when she came to the studio, she knew every line. she would only do three talks. no other artist does fewer takes than what aretha did. ♪ we going riding on the free wau of love in a pink cadillac ♪ >> reporter: in 1985 when "freeway of love" gave her her biggest hit in a dozen years her comeback was complete. davis, who's never liked business diners always mod an exception for aretha. >> i too always knew aretha was different and i knew as much as we can share, soak up and, it i just felt special. >> reporter: in return aretha
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honored clive by appearing at prior's club tribute to him. >> there's aretha in a tutuand she is surrounded by 12 members of the city center bal au. she had taketen so seriously and for two months she rehearsed with the city ballet and she did this ballet, which as i said i'll never forget. so eethere are many sides to aretha, yes, there are. >> reporter: a grammy celebration for the queen of soul features jennifer hudson. ♪ >> reporter: and john legend. ♪ over troubled waters
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>> reporter: this special was important to you. >> it's i
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basketball's golden state warriors are the odds on favorites to capture their third consecutive nba title this year. steph curry and the squad seem to do everything right, even when it comes to their youngest fan. >> reporter: 9-year-old riley morrison is like most fourth graders, lots of homework, choerz around the house and her favorite past time, basketball. but last november her life changed forever when she noticed basketball shoes designed by her favorite nba player, steph curry, weren't available in gisi >> i was thinking this isn >> reporter: so she wrote a letter to steph curry. >> i hope you can work with
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underarmor to change because girls like to wear them too. >> reporter: this letter is bringing her and her family to this underarmor pop-up store in oakland, home to curry's golden state warriors. >> reporter: did you expect to hear from them? >> no. >> reporter: it turns out not only did can curry read the letter but it inspired him and underarmor to change the way they market shoe to girls. but they didn't stop there. they invited riley to design the artwork on the inside of the latest version of the curry 6 shoe. >> i wanted to make sure she was a partat so it's ostoom be here to see the entire story come full circle. >> it's cool, right? >> rock the curries. girls hoop too. be curages. >> reporter: what's it like see
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it like this? >> it's a dream come true. >> reporter: can you imagine her age writing a letter like that? >> first off her handwriting is better than mine. you sparked a nice big movement for sure and we get to represent it together. that's it. >> reporter: the timing of her getting the shoes is no coincidence. she got to wear them center court on internargzal women's and pen pal.de her one time idle >> i want my girls to have that confidence. as a father, that's a job we have every day to shape their >> reporter: does it teach you a less on? >> that we all have a voices. by simply writing a letter we can make a change. >> reporter: oakland, california. >> that's the overnight news for this monday.
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i'm elaine quijano. captioning funded by cbs it's monday, march 11th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." crash investigation. 157 people including eight americans are killed in the crash of an ethiopian airlines jet. this morning some airlines are grounding their boeing 737 max-8 planes. >> what could be on a recently discovered videotape. and a selfie gone wrong. a woman is attacked by a jaguar at a zoo. ♪

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