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the deep freeze? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i am ready to climb out. >> we have had mild temperatures for most of the winter. normally you would say this morning it is chilly. compared to yesterday, it will feel almost balmy. mostly cloudy skies at the airport. the wind is calm. there is an outside chance you could see a snow flurries between now and 8:00. it will be a mostly sunny day with a high temperature of 43. we have a nice warmup in the seven-day forecast.
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>> good morning. we have a few problem spots this early morning. edgewood road between philadelphia and pulaski highway, we have a crash involving an overturned vehicle. take route 24 as your alternate. a water main break on joppa road. icy conditions are expected because of the cold temperatures. have a crash on washington boulevard in halethorpe. otherwise, the major roadways are checking out ok. at 57 miles per hour on 95 in the northeast corner. we're up to speed on the rest of the major roads. 11 minutes and four minutes on 95 northbound between 32 and 100 in howard county. no problems there at all.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> in arrest in a stabbing attack leads police to a surprising discovery. it happened 4:00 p.m. wednesday afternoon in severn. victim identified his attacker. found more than $12,000 in marijuana and cocaine. is charged with assault and multiple drug charges. a man has been arrested who allegedly left his small children alone. deputies say two children were found unattended in a car in the parking lot of a walmart in frederick. the temperature at the time outside was 24 degrees. anisur rahman was arrested and charged with child abuse.
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>> what started out as it house fire has turned to an arson and hate crime investigation. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on that story. >> this fire started on new year's day and happens not far from this intersection in brooklyn park. firefighters found heavy smoke and fire conditions. nobody was hurt because nobody was inside at the time. the elderly woman and their male caretaker were not home when the fire began. there were sexual and racial slurs found on the outside of the house. >> that raises suspicions with our crews. immediately contacted county police. we reported to the scene. it was also determined that this fire was intentionally set. >> right now fire investigators
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have determined the fire did start from inside the home. it is not clear if somebody broken or if an accelerant was tossed inside. anyone with information is asked to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. a shocking attack on a police officer is caught on tape. you'll see two officers trying to detain a man when another person comes out of nowhere and boldly punches one of the officers in the face. sucker punches him. man has been identified as manuel imel. officers said he smelled of alcohol. police say the video highlights just how dangerous their job can be. >> these are individuals that
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put their life on the line to help others. this is a sobering reminder what these men and women go through. police >> say they know who the other suspect is an of issued a warrant for his arrest. police have identified the first murder victim of 2012. he was shot and killed inside a car on tuesday night. the search for a suspect continues. >> testimony continues in the trial of a man accused of raping a girl at a skating rink. police officers testified during wednesday's proceedings. jurors also heard from the alleged victim. the attorney for the defendant argues there is no dna evidence to prove he took part in the incident.
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>> the field of republican presidential hopefuls has shifted focus to new hampshire. the first primary will be held on tuesday. tara mergener joins us live with more on the story. good morning. >> campaign mania is now moved on to new hampshire where the gop hopefuls are pounding the pavement to make an impression. republican presidential candidates had their sights set on the granite state. >> can we do better here in new hampshire? >> mitt romney squeaked out a victory in the iowa caucuses and is the favorite here. on wednesday, he picked up an endorsement from two-time new hampshire primary winner john mccain. >> i am really here for one reason and one reason only, and that is to make sure that we make mitt romney the next president of the united states of america. >> rick santorum, who came from
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the back of the pack for a near win in iowa, is eager for a rematch. >> we're going to go to new hampshire and take them on. >> ron paul, ron paul! >> ron paul will use his number-three showing as fuel for his libertarian, anti- establishment message. rick perry, who finished near bottom of the pack, is vowing to press on. >> we're going to go into places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real republicans voting. >> and jon huntsman is hoping his strategy to skip iowa and focus solely on new hampshire will pay off when votes are cast on tuesday. >> i am excited. i feel a sense of energy based on the grass-roots work that we have done around this state. >> republicans are minus one candidate. michele bachmann pled out yesterday. >> what could a win in new
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hampshire mean for the mitt romney campaign? >> has never happened for a non president winning both iowa and new hampshire. it could be big. may be able to seal the deal for the gop nomination and make some history along the way. >> tara mergener, thank you. >> local -- and to jacobs is expected to throw her hat the rank and will join a handful of candidates hoping to unseat dutch ruppersberger in november. >> 6:09. major retailer is slashing jobs in maryland. six >> police officers wounded
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in utah. -- >> 6 police officers wounded in utah. procrastinator >> are getting a gift from the irs this year. >> ava marie live in baltimore with a riddle -- what does a raven beer have to do with the local horror film? >> have a water main break i
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>> good morning. we're back with a live view of the skycam. we're out of the teens. things are improving in the forecast. i am live this morning at the creative alliance next to patterson park and we're talking orror a local core hooror film that will be shown tomorrow night. >> this is about a witch and if anybody drinks the hexed brew suffers a demise. >> this film is rated r.
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this is a craft beer here. tell us about the raven. >> the raven is a german-style brewed beer. supplied the beer. it fit naturally with the movie. >> what kind of taste as the reagan have? >> balanced between hops and malt. >> there will be specials on the raven, $3 after the event. sounds like fun. we have a chance for flurries. we have improvement in the weather center and back to tony. steve and said he will come out with
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some edgar allan poe-themed beer. >> when does the movie comes out? >> it will be shown tomorrow night here at the cradle alliance at 8:00 p.m. --corey of alliance. -- creative alliance. >> thank you. nothing scary about the weather this morning. 30 at the airport. 25 in parkton. this will feel balmy compared to yesterday. we had a couple of systems go by over the past couple of hours. first one went by with some light snow showers and flurries. there's a trailer that is trying to produce some snow flurries. here goes the first one and here
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goes the second one. this one will be dissipating over the next couple of hours. i think the sunshine will come out. early clouds and maybe a snow flurry and then it will turn mostly sunny. sunrise at 26 minutes after seve7:00. the record is 69 today. the temperature will be above average on friday and saturday. mostly clear skies tonight. we drop back into the 40's. the seven-day forecast, a nice warmup. 52 on friday. 53 on saturday. a front will come through on saturday evening. a chance for rain but i think for the most part it will be dry. looks like we will have a dry clothes of the weekend with a
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high of 47 degrees. 6:16. >> good morning. the accident in halethorpe has cleared. we are still dealing with a water main break on at joppa road. watch for icy conditions. those cold temperatures are not helpful with those water main breaks. route 24 instead of edgewood because that is closed between philadelphia and pulaski. watch for that as well. the major roadways are checking out ok. 67 in the northwest corner of the beltway. 63 on the j.f.x. heading south towards the city. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. six utah police officers are recovering this morning after coming under attack by gunmen.
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were serving a search warrant when the gunfire erupted. no word on the extent of their injuries. three children who died in a traffic fire in connecticut will be laid to rest today. the three children will be remembered at the funeral in new york city. the grandparents of the children also died. smoldering embers ignited in a bag left outside of the house. president obama will address how the pentagon will/police half a billion dollars from the budget . >> if you hate doing your taxes, days.ve to expect todawo extra
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the irs has announced a new deadline of april 17. the irs is encouraging taxpayers to e-file . we'll have a stress on our jobs. according to a survey, enlisted military soldiers have the most stressful job. survey measures work environment and risk. firefighters were second on that list. least stressful jobs include jeweler and hair stylist. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you consider to be a stressful job? you can share your response at
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wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. 200 jobs about to cut here in maryland. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. possible job cuts at pepsico. they are considering laying off about 4000 workers and ending its 401k matching programs. macy's shaking up the business with store closings including two locations in maryland. the closures involved more than 200 employees. the white house try to boost the number of summer jobs for young people. president obama expected to raise the ball to 250,000
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positions. you do have to be between 16 and 24 to qualify. the weekly jobless claims numbers will come in today. stocks were mostly higher yesterday. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. i am jane king for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. i'm very nice to my hairstylist. >> i will double check. >> 31 degrees on tv hill. water main breaks in perry hall. >> record-setting night free local high school football hero. sports.lls will of sporthave
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>> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we still have a water main break in perry hall causing some problems on joppa road. that is causing some icy
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conditions because of the cold temperatures. possible lane closures in edgewood between philadelphia and pulaski highway. it might want to consider route 24 to avoid all of that. looking pretty nice on the major roadways. we are up to speed. eight minutes on the inner loop in the northwest corner. 17 minutes between the 95's. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it will be a chilly day today. we have better news in the seven-day forecast. 30 degrees at the airport. i think those clouds will be breaking up as we move into the afternoon. it will become mostly sunny. a high temperature near 43.
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we will check the forecast going into the weekend. here's keith mills. >> thank you. we begin with ray lewis. another day, another honor. ross suggs named the afc defensive player of the month -- terrell suggs. ray lewis won the defensive player of the year twice. he has in deed defied father time these last few years last 16 years in the nfl and nothing burn some more than winning another super bowl. he knows that the one way to quiet the critics is to win another super bowl. >> i don't know if you can ever match the first one. the first one is always hard to match. but i think the only way to
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match the first one is winning the second one. so i got to see what it feels like winning the second one, if we can really pull our team together and go do that. i just think it would be a special moment for me being able to be on two teams that went and done that. >> the ravens back on the practice field. tavon austin was 10 years old on the ravens won the super bowl. last night he played one of the great college football bowl games. quarterback geno smith threrew touchdown passes. three in the second quarter. 70-33, west virginia wins the orange bowl. another kid on light short list
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will play in the under armour all-american game tonight in st. petersburg. but little kids really representing baltimore well. he was planning for northwood. >> he played against him and smoked him. 30 degrees on tv hill. time to pay the piper. the equipment they're losing as a result of a lawsuit. >> vesta gators investigating a new year's day fire as an arson and a hate crime. >> would you like to call the baltimore ravens your pen pal? sending your own personal message. >> we will talk about people who made costumes for a horror film
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody.
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welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. a bit of a warm-up, so to speak. >> it is all relative. right now it is about 30. we will start out with cloudy skies and the clouds will break up by the time you go to lunch with a high temperature near 43, which is warmer than yesterday. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> an arson investigation in brooklyn park comes with a disturbing twist. >> jennifer franciotti is in a brooklyn park to explain. >> we're standing on church and franklin streets. this fire started on new year's day and investigators know that fire was intentionally set and are investigating this as a possible hate crime.
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early new year's day morning, there were flames, smoke coming out of the roof, and terrified neighbors watching from a distance. >> my mom woke up at, like, 4:00 in the morning, and she saw heard something loud. she saw that the house was up in flames and called 911. >> fortunately, the two elderly women and their male caretaker were not home when the fire broke out. it took 30 firefighters about 20 minutes to put out those flames. and once the smoke cleared, investigators found racial and sexual slurs painted on the outside of the house. >> that raises suspicions with our crews. immediately contacted county police. we reported to the scene. it was also determined that this fire was intentionally set. >> the fire appears to have started inside. investigators are still looking into whether there was a break- in or if an accelerant was tossed inside beforehand. the slurs are painted in white on both sides and on the back of the house. a fire division chief says at this point it is unclear whether the residents had reported being harassed in the past. the case is being investigated as arson and a hate crime.
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>> i think it's scary, like, to know that, like, it's right across the street. it could have been our house. so -- i mean, like, we could have all been home and it could have happened to anybody. >> a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case. call metro crime stoppers, 1- 866-7-lockup. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the housing authority is pay a price for its failure to pay on a judgment in a lead paint lawsuits. about 20 city owned vehicle that were tagged. >> the liability is enormous.
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the housing authority is taking a position that they are sticking their head in the sand like an ostrich. it will not go away. >> vehicles tagged for auction could go on the block as early as this month. >> after examining testimony, frank conaway and adam meister, they have decided to let the bad blood stay a private matter. of a saw adam meister screaming at conaway on liberty avenue. it is alleges the blogger tried to kick conaway. if men say they're ready to put the whole incident behind them. >> i did not do anything wrong. i am pleased that the circus is over and that we can move on.
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>> i was relieved but i was angry because of the kind of coverage that was on the story and some of it was wrong. >> started when adam meister alleged that his daughter did not live in the home she claimed as her city residents. those allegations may of played a role in her losing her seat. >> you can send a message of support to the baltimore ravens as they prepare for the playoffs. they are collecting good luck letters from fans. you can drop off your letter and a member of the ravens staff will collect them every wednesday and take them to the ravens training facility for the players to see. >> it reminds you how exciting it is to see your team doing well.
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it puts you in your shoes. >> knowing how important we are to the city of baltimore. >> those specially ravens mailboxes will be at 50. the giants stores during the playoff run which we hope will be all the way through the super bowl. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have a couple of problem spots on the beltway. one is on the west side at liberty road. that could cause some delays. on the inner loop at the key bridge, a disabled vehicle blocking the right lane. joppa road, we have a water main break in perry hall and some icy conditions. edgewood road between philadelphia and pulaski
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highway, a crash with possible lane blockages. the south, westbound 50, we have a vehicle fire at blocking the right lane and causing a bit of a slowdown. we're looking nice on the major roadways. 11 minutes on 95 southbound between the beltway and 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go back to ava marie who is live on a scary film coming out soon. >> it came out in october but they are there yet tomorrow night. this is a perfect scene to be at because the theme of the move it ties into local beer. the movie is called "witch's brew" and there will be beer
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specials at the event. you guys were created in making this happen. >> script had over 40 deaths. >> did i mention this was a horror film? >> i said, please cop killing people because we have to film this for next to nothing. >> this guy becomes a werewolf. >> we build this in one day. we made the foam and painted it and came back the next day and shot it for another 12 hours. we stayed up for 36 straight hours. >> you have got great reviews. this is the one to see tomorrow night. things are improving as we head
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>> it is a banner week for pandas making headlines. they seem to be adjusting just fine after having to leave their mother in southwest china. 21 giant pandas were successfully bred in china last year. >> that is a rule that we must pictures.the pictureanda this is not a joke. this is a car on the roof of an
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apartment building. it was going way too fast and went airborne. police arrested the driver who broke his leg trying to get down from the roof. he is charged with a host of crimes. body inside the apartment was injured -- nobody inside the apartment was injured. >> 31 degrees on tv hill. >> we have some new information about the accident on the west side of the beltway. >> we have a nice warmup in the seven-day forecast. cloudy skies and no precipitation.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. testimony continues in the trial of a man accused of raping a girl at the woodlawn skating rink. please officers testified during wednesday's proceedings. the attorney for the defendant argues there's no dna evidence to prove he took part in the attack. police have identified the first murder victim in the city. he was shot and killed inside a car on tuesday night on edgewood road. a search for the suspect continues. we'll have a stress on the job but not all jobs are created equally stress wise. listed military soldiers have the most stressful jobs. survey measures work environment
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and risk. firefighters were second on the list. as far as the least stressful jobs, a jeweler and hairstylist. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what do you consider to be a stressful job? >> that is pretty stressful. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. we have an update on the accident on the west side of the beltway. it is just past 795 and causing a backup from owings mills boulevard down south to the beltway appeared at the ramp
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from 75 south is temporarily closed. in area to avoid or leave some extra time. we will keep you posted. southbound 95, we have some debris blocking the right lane. a water main break on joppa road will cause some icy conditions. an accident with an overturned a vehicle near pulaski highway. route 24 is your alternate. we have a vehicle fire on eastbound 50. that is blocking the right lane. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go to ava marie who has some scary things for us this morning. >> you think it was halloween all over again. we're talking about it local horror film. this is a great one to say. -- see. so
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creative. these people worked on the special oeffectts. >> this is about two people who screw over the town witch. >> you met through the creative alliance. >> we did a murder on stage and chris was in the audience. the effects went well and we end advent.lking after the >> this is a great place to foster the creativity. >> this has been around for about 10 years now. filmmakers are advocating for
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each other. we have the workshops and the various screenings including a monthly open my curic night. >> a great way to network with your local filmmaker and that helps these people make the movie. ." is called "witch's brew with a slight chance for flurries -- we have a slight chance for flurries. it sounds like a great film. i am a scaredy-cat. >> is this a national release? >> local right now. it aired in baltimore back in october. >> you have to love that. scary film.
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thank you. 30 at the airport. 25 in parkton. yesterday the wind chill was eight or nine degrees. this will feel relatively balmy. we had a storm go by last night. there is a weak disturbance behind the bigger one that went through last night and that is what is causing the cloud cover this morning. here comes the second one and the clearing is starting to take place off to the west. the skies will clear. it will turn mostly sunny this afternoon. you'll probably be able to see some color on the horizon. the average high temperature is 42. we will be above average in the next couple of days. tonight, but mostly clear and chilly. temperatures drop back into the
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20's. sunshine tomorrow, 52. 53 on saturday. now looks like we will close the weekend with some dry weather. we will push the rain chance back to tuesday night and wednesday. it will be pretty nice the next couple of days. >> an arson investigation that could also turn into a hate crime investigation. jennifer franciotti joins us live from brooklyn park with that story. >> this fire started on new year's day and happened not far from this intersection of church and franklin street in brooklyn park. firefighters found heavy smoke and fire conditions. the people living there were not home at the time. we know that investigators discovered racial and sexual
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slurs outside of the home. the only question right now is whether somebody broke in and started the fire or if an accelerant was thrown inside. anyone with information should call metro crime stoppers at 1- 866-7-lockup. up to $2,000 of reward money is being issued in this case. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 31 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic before you head out to start your day. [ male announcer ] get ready for some deli-style delic-ious-ity:
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>> what is going on on the beltway? >> ramp from southbound 795 is closed because of a crash. and eric you might want to avoid or leave some extra time. we have fire activity at security and woodlawn drive. break on southbound 95 at the beltway. edgewood road, a crash to watch for. westbound on 50, a vehicle fire. slow traffic. >> what a difference a day makes. >> it is around 30 right now. compared to yesterday, that is balmy. we'll start out with some clouds. a high temperature near 43. that would jump into the 50's. back into the 40's on sunday to close the weekend. a good forecast. >> i may go service this
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weekend. >> good idea. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial from president and general manager dan joerres. >> it has been six decades since william carey lived in baltimore. he donated more than $100
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million to maryland schools and universities. he was a direct descendant from the president of the united states. he first displayed his skill selling soda on local streets while attending school. his great-grandfather served as president as the bank of maryland. the nation's first country day school. he made his fortune in real- estate finance. his passion for education was evident. he donated $30 million to the university of maryland's school of law back in april. he doted $50 million to establish the carey school of business at johns hopkins university. from bold memberships to
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campaign contributions, he shared his wealth and his knowledge. the city and state will be grateful for is g
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