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Officer Michael Fanone has said for weeks that he wanted to meet with McCarthy, who has opposed a commission and remained loyal to former President Donald Trump. Trump supporters clash with D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brian Sicknick collapsed and died after engaging with the mob; a medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes. Seven people died during and after the rioting, including Babbitt and three other Trump supporters who died of medical emergencies. In addition to Sicknick, two police officers died by suicide in the days that followed.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Fanone, McCarthy, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Trump, Shannon Stapleton, Nancy Pelosi, Fanone, Harry Dunn, Gladys Sicknick, Brian Sicknick, Trump’s, Dunn, Pelosi, “ Jan, ” Pelosi, , Chuck Schumer, hadn’t, Ashli Babbitt, , Babbitt Organizations: Republican, Capitol, D.C, Metropolitan Police, U.S, Reuters, Republicans, Capitol Police, Seven Republican, GOP, Trump, U.S . Capitol Police
HK stocks end higher on tech, materials boost; post weekly gains
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
** The Hang Seng index ended up 405.76 points or 1.4% at 29,288.22. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index rose 1.88% to 10,878.45. ** Leading the gains, the Hang Seng tech index and the Hang Seng materials index climbed 2.4% and 3.3%, respectively. ** The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares rose 1.7%, while the IT sector rose 3.1%, the financial sector ended 0.75% higher and the property sector rose 0.18%. ** The top gainer on the Hang Seng was Meituan, which gained 4.76%, while the biggest loser was Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd, which fell 1.58%.
Persons: HSI, Jerome Powell, Biden Organizations: HK, Shanghai, Stock, Seng China Enterprises, Optical Technology, Co, Hong, U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, Silicon Industry Locations: Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, U.S, Beijing, Xinjiang
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, after weeks of pressure from her political opponents, will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, as part of her role addressing the root causes of migration. "[Harris' trip to the border] is really about building on the work that she has been doing. Republicans criticized Harris' decision to visit El Paso rather than other parts of the state like, the Rio Grande Valley, which see significantly more border crossings. Although partisan politics are likely to hang over Harris' trip Friday, she will also be forced to confront major policy issues. Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president and one of Harris' longest serving aides, said that Harris "has spent her career fighting for immigrants."
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kamala Harris, Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen, Dick Durbin, Veronica Escobar, Sanders, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Greg Abbott, Jen Psaki, Abbott, El Paso, Trump, Biden, Tyler Moran, Rohini Kosoglu Organizations: El, El Paso Central Processing Center, Customs, Protection, Department of Homeland, Republicans, NBC, Texas Gov, House Republican, White, Republican, Biden, Domestic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso, Illinois, Texas, Central America, Guatemala, Europe, Rio Grande, El, California, United States, Covid
U.S. House committee to consider sweeping China bill next week
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
Socially distanced members of Congress stand as US President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled a meeting on Wednesday to consider sweeping legislation to boost economic competitiveness and push Beijing on human rights, part of an ongoing effort in Congress to address competition with China. The Senate on June 8 passed by a strong bipartisan 68-32 majority its own sweeping China bill, the "U.S. House leaders opted not to take up and consider the Senate's legislation. House committees have instead been working on their own legislation, a process that could mean a months-long wait for any bill to be sent to the White House for Biden to sign into law.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Gregory Meeks, Biden Organizations: U.S . House, Representatives Foreign, China, American Global Leadership, Congress, Foreign Affairs, Innovation, White Locations: Washington ,, Beijing, China, U.S
Copies of the final edition of Apple Daily, published by Next Digital, are seen at a newsstand in Hong Kong, China June 24, 2021. read moreLee had ordered the branches to freeze Lai's accounts, "which they appear to have done," said a text of the senators' letter made available to Reuters. "These orders solidify the impression of many that the rule of law is no more in Hong Kong," they said. The White House and State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the senators' letter. In March, the Biden administration identified 24 Chinese officials previously sanctioned by the Trump administration as responsible for reducing Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy.
Persons: Lam Yik, Joe Biden, Pat Toomey, Chris Van Hollen, John Lee, Jimmy Lai, Lee, Hong, Noel Quinn, Biden, Trump, David Brunnstrom, Matthew Lewis, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Apple Daily, Next, REUTERS, Banking Committee, Democratic, Reuters, Hong, Hong Kong Security, HSBC, Citibank, Apple, Hong Kong’s Security, Hong Kong Autonomy, Citi, House and State Department, State Department, Treasury Department, Thomson Locations: Hong Kong, China, Lam Yik WASHINGTON, Washington
Belarus moves jailed opposition blogger Protasevich to house arrest -BBC
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Jailed Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich takes part in a press conference about the forced landing of the Ryanair passenger plane on which he was travelling, in Minsk, Belarus June 14, 2021. Ramil Nasibulin/BelTA/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW, June 25 (Reuters) - Belarus has moved opposition blogger Roman Protasevich, who was arrested in May after the grounding of a Ryanair plane in Minsk, from a detention facility to house arrest, the BBC Russian service reported on Friday. Protasevich is now in a rented flat in Minsk, his father Dmitri Protasevich told the BBC, but said the authorities were still not providing any information to the family. The Russian embassy in Minsk confirmed that Sapega had been moved to house arrest, the TASS news agency reported. read moreBelarusian authorities arrested Protasevich and Sapega after the plane landed, in an incident Western countries branded as state piracy.
Persons: Roman Protasevich, Ramil, Protasevich, Dmitri Protasevich, Sofia Sapega, Sapega, Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander Marrow, Gareth Jones Organizations: Ryanair, REUTERS, BBC, TASS, Union, Thomson Locations: Belarus, Minsk, Handout, REUTERS MOSCOW, Russian, Belarusian, Athens, Vilnius
Belarus moves Russian woman arrested off plane to house arrest -BBC
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Student Sofia Sapega poses for a picture in Gothenburg, Sweden, in this undated photo taken in 2019. She and Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich were arrested in Belarus on May 23, 2021 after a forced landing of Ryanair Flight 4978 flying from Athens to Vilnius. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo/File PhotoMOSCOW, June 25 (Reuters) - Belarus has moved Russian citizen Sofia Sapega, who was arrested with her journalist boyfriend Roman Protasevich on May 23 after the grounding of a Ryanair plane in Minsk, from a detention facility to house arrest, the BBC Russian service reported on Friday. Sapega's stepfather Sergei Dudich told the BBC the move had surprised her parents and that she was now living alone in a rented flat in Minsk. Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Alexander Marrow Editing by Gareth JonesOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Sofia Sapega, Roman Protasevich, Stringer, Sapega's, Sergei Dudich, Anton Kolodyazhnyy, Alexander Marrow, Gareth Jones Organizations: Sofia, Ryanair, REUTERS, BBC, Thomson Locations: Gothenburg, Sweden, Belarusian, Belarus, Athens, Vilnius, MOSCOW, Russian, Minsk, Minsk .
Republicans are itching to conduct investigations of Hunter Biden if they win the majority in 2022. GOP inquiries would force the White House to play whack-a-mole with Hunter Biden accusations. Republicans are gearing up for a hot pursuit of Hunter Biden should they win a majority in Congress in the 2022 midterms. Republicans say they want to know more about Hunter Biden's ties to China and the Ukraine gas company Burisma. Johnson has this year sent at least four letters to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies demanding answers on different Hunter Biden allegations, including on possible ties to "foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government"; unethical links to a Biden administration DOJ appointee; and an incident allegedly involving Hunter Biden and a firearm.
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'No such thing' as EU unity when it comes to Russia: Chatham House
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via Email'No such thing' as EU unity when it comes to Russia: Chatham HouseKeir Giles of Chatham House believes that "nothing here has really changed" when it comes to EU-Russia relations, despite the push for an EU summit with Putin by France and Germany.
Persons: Keir Giles, Chatham Organizations: Chatham, Chatham House, Putin Locations: Russia, EU, France, Germany
Rockwell Automation CEO on Plex Systems deal, infrastructure and more
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailRockwell Automation CEO on Plex Systems deal, infrastructure and moreThe industrials rallied after Thursday's infrastructure breakthrough. Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation CEO, joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss the deal between a bipartisan group of senators and the White House as well as the company's deal to buy Plex Systems and more.
Persons: Blake Moret Organizations: Rockwell, Plex Systems, Rockwell Automation, White House
Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
Persons: Will, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Base Andrews, Jacquelyn Martin, Veronica Escobar, , We’ve, , Ms, Escobar, Dick Durbin, Alejandro N, Sanders, Lester Holt, Donald J, Trump, Greg Abbott, Trump’s, Mr, Abbott, Rohini Kosoglu, Rachel, Nev, Roger Kisby, Marco Rubio, Chris Impey, Impey, Mick West, West, ’ that’s Organizations: Mexico, Base, ., Associated Press, Customs, Protection, U.S, Democrat, El, Committee, U.S . Customs, El Paso Processing Center, NBC, Gov, Walmart, House Republicans, Mr, ” Intelligence, The New York Times, Navy, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Congress, Pentagon, University of Arizona Locations: U.S, El Paso, Mexico, Mexico City, Guatemala, Europe, Texas, United States, United States of America, Area, Russia, China, Marco Rubio of Florida, U.F.O
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTransportation Secretary Buttigieg weighs on White House's bipartisan infrastructure dealPresident Joe Biden declared Thursday that the White House has struck an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of senators after discussing the massive plan to improve the nation’s roads, bridges and broadband earlier in the day. Some progressives have already dismissed the package as too small and would like to continue pursuing a bill through the reconciliation process that would include the investments that was in the administration's original bill. Biden vowed that he wouldn't sign a bipartisan infrastructure bill that other bill makes it to his desk as well. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss the deal.
Persons: Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Biden, Pete Buttigieg Organizations: Email Transportation, White, Transportation
Mick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant on getting infrastructure deal through Congress
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -0.71   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailMick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant on getting infrastructure deal through CongressPresident Joe Biden may have agreed to the bipartisan infrastructure bill framework from Congress, but there are still many factors in the air. Mick Mulvaney, who served in the Trump administration as OMB director and White House chief of staff, and Operation Hope Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant joined "Squawk Box" on Friday to discuss.
Persons: Mick Mulvaney, John Hope Bryant, Joe Biden, Trump Organizations: White House, Operation Hope
U.S. House votes to repeal 'true lender' banking rule issued under Trump
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to repeal a contentious banking rule introduced during former President Donald Trump’s administration that Democrats say allows predatory lenders to skirt state consumer protections. The vote to roll back the so-called “true lender” rule, which attempted to clarify what laws applied to lenders like fintechs when partnered with traditional banks, clears the way for its removal, as President Joe Biden is expected to sign it. (Reporting by Pete Schroeder)
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Pete Schroeder Organizations: U.S . House
House Republicans plan to hold their own public hearing on the origins of Covid-19 next week, featuring "many respected doctors, scientists" and "members of Congress who've been investigating this on their own," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Thursday. Scalise said he and other Republicans have repeatedly demanded Democratic leadership, include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, conduct hearings to hold the "Chinese Communist Party accountable" for the pandemic, to no avail. "Here in the United States we’ve had over 600,000 deaths — nearly 4 million worldwide — yet Speaker Pelosi still refuses to hold a hearing on the origin of Covid-19," said Scalise, the subcommittee's ranking member. The Democratic-controlled House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee is investigating the origins of the virus, but has not held a hearing on it. Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., suggested in a statement last month that the committee would hold off until after the 90-day review was completed.
Persons: who've, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Donald Trump's, Nancy Pelosi, United States we’ve, Pelosi, Joe Biden, Biden, Adam Schiff, ” Schiff Organizations: Democratic, Communist Party, Intelligence, [ Intelligence Locations: United States, Wuhan, China
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday that it would extend the temporary bans on evictions and foreclosures for another month as the country continues to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which issued the extension to the eviction ban, made clear that July would be the "final" month of the benefit. The agencies will make an additional announcement in July "to offer borrowers payment reduction options that will enable more homeowners to stay in their homes," the White House said. The White House said the Treasury Department would work with states to help them rapidly distribute the money and would issue new guidelines making clear that the money could be used to avoid eviction. Biden, shortly after taking office in January, extended the moratorium through the end of March and again extended it through June.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Joe Biden, Vanita Gupta, Gupta, , stably Organizations: American Rescue, Centers for Disease Control, Housing, Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, White, Treasury Department, Latina, CDC Locations: Covid, Black
WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Florida halted the Biden administration’s new debt relief program for minority farmers on Wednesday. Howard ordered the Agriculture Department not to issue payments under the program for "socially disadvantaged" farmers until she can rule on the merits of the case. She wrote that the program, which is embedded in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan law, is "significantly likely" to violate the constitutional rights of the plaintiff, a white farmer named Scott Wynn. Several white farmers have filed suit in cases across the country, at least one of which is backed by America First Legal, a group founded by former Trump White House aides. Howard implored the plaintiffs' lawyers and the Justice Department to move swiftly so that a more permanent ruling can be made quickly.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Judge Marcia Morales Howard, George W, Bush, Howard, Joe Biden's, Scott Wynn, Stephen Miller Organizations: Biden, Agriculture Department, Plan, America, Trump White House, White House, Justice Department Locations: Florida, Wisconsin
White House's Boushey says focus should be on full employment
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.98   time to read: 1 min
June 24 (Reuters) - Getting Americans fully back to work, with wages rising, should be the main economic focus of the day, White House economic adviser Heather Boushey said on Thursday, adding that the Biden administration’s spending plans would not overheat the economy. “I am first and foremost mostly concerned about getting us to full employment and making sure Americans have good jobs, and that we are delivering on that promise of a strong and stable middle class,” Boushey said at a virtual event put on by Politico’s Women Rule. “Certainly, out of control inflation gets in the way of that but.. the economic data points in the direction that these (higher prices) are going to be temporary.”
Persons: Heather Boushey, ” Boushey Organizations: Biden, Politico’s
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House will establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. "This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I am announcing the House will be establishing a select committee on the January 6th insurrection," Pelosi said at a news conference. The select committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack" and report recommendations. "The select committee is about our democracy, and about ensuring that the Capitol dome remains a symbol of freedom, about preserving America's role as an emblem of resilience, determination and hope," Pelosi said. That is what the select committee will be about, and that is about seeking and finding the truth."
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Chuck Schumer Organizations: House Homeland Security
It isn’t unusual to lust after a house in your neighborhood. Most people are not Brian Mariotti. “I’m obsessive,” says the 53-year-old, who turned toy company Funko into the entity responsible for many of the large-headed, collectible pop vinyl characters sold around the world today. Mr. Mariotti and his wife Shannon Mariotti, 53, first spotted the house on the jewel box island of Coronado, Calif., in 2016 during one of the weekend bike rides they’d take around their vacation home. Gunn House, and just a block from the famed Coronado beach, it was built for a Michigan furniture maker in 1925, designed by renowned San Diego architect Richard Requa and designated a historic residence in 2004.
Persons: Brian Mariotti, , , Mariotti, Shannon Mariotti, Gunn, Richard Requa Locations: Coronado , Calif, Coronado, Michigan, Diego
Pelosi to Form Select Committee to Probe Jan. 6 Assault on U.S. Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lindsay Wise | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said she will establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked an earlier effort to establish a bipartisan independent commission. The committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and will make recommendations for the prevention of any future attacks, Mrs. Pelosi said. The speaker had signaled her intention to form a select committee earlier this week during a meeting with the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, according to people familiar with the matter. “This gleeful desecration of the Capitol resulted in multiple deaths, and physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement and terror and trauma to staff, workers and members,” said Mrs. Pelosi at a press conference on Thursday. But in the Senate, Republicans blocked the legislation, which needed 60 votes to advance under the chamber’s longstanding filibuster rule.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, didn’t, , Mrs Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, Republicans, House Democratic, Capitol, Democrats, Senate Locations: Calif
But the Democrats whose districts were hit hardest by the SALT cap are offering a new argument. "The puzzle doesn’t get built if we don’t address the SALT deduction," he said. 'A SALT march, like Gandhi did'Some liberal Democrats are also leery of expanding the SALT deduction. "The SALT deduction cap threatens our ability to keep making those investments," she said. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he represents middle class people "severely affected" by the SALT cap, who want relief.
Persons: Ed Kelly, Kelly, Tom Suozzi, Mikie Sherrill, Lauren Underwood, Sen, Bernie Sanders, nix, Suozzi, Sanders, Tom Malinowski, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Gandhi, Mark Pocan, Sherrill, Malinowski, Jamie Raskin, We've Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Democrats, Democrats, Liberals, Center, International Association of Firefighters, Rep, Democratic, NBC News, MSNBC, Capitol Locations: Northeast, New York, New Jersey, United States, D, Ky, America
CHICAGO — Doug Emhoff said in his first one-on-one interview as second gentleman that Vice President Kamala Harris has likely been treated differently because she is a woman of color and defended Harris from Republican criticism on her role addressing the root causes of migration. Emhoff shrugged off suggestions that Harris' decision to go to the border now was motivated in part by the former president. "I'm only in this role because the country elected the first woman vice president and that happens to be my wife, Kamala Harris. "Kamala Harris has had a long history with the Jewish community, not just because she married me. As for whether he and Harris have discussed a second presidential run, Emhoff said they are "not talking about that."
Persons: Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Harris, Emhoff, NBC's Lester Holt, Donald Trump, I'm, I've, We've Organizations: CHICAGO, NBC, White House, Republicans, U.S . Naval Observatory, Georgetown University Law Center, Secret Service Locations: U.S, Mexico, Chicago, Los Angeles
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said she will establish a select committee to investigate Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, after Senate Republicans blocked an earlier effort to establish a bipartisan independent commission. The committee will investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack by supporters of former President Donald Trump, and will make recommendations for the prevention of any future attacks, Mrs. Pelosi said. The speaker had signaled her intention to form a select committee earlier this week during a meeting with the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, according to people familiar with the matter. But the formal announcement didn’t come until Thursday morning. 6 was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history,” Mrs. Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday, calling the violent attack a “gleeful desecration of the Capitol.” She said it is “imperative that we establish the truth of that day, and ensure that the attack of that kind cannot happen, and that we root out the causes of it all.”Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the Justice Department has arrested more than 500 people in connection with the Capitol riot, including at least 100 people on charges of assault of a police officer.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, didn’t, “ Jan, Mrs, General Merrick Garland Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Capitol, Republicans, House Democratic, Capitol, , Justice Department Locations: Calif
WASHINGTON—A House committee approved far-reaching legislation to curb the market dominance of tech giants, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., but much of the effort faced intensive lobbying by affected firms that slowed the committee’s work and foreshadowed a pitched battle in the Senate. Another measure, passed late Wednesday, requires that the largest internet platforms make it easier for users to transport their data to other platforms and even communicate with users on other platforms. The bills must still pass the full House, where the timetable for bringing them to the floor for final votes remains unclear. The package would affect large tech firms including Google, Facebook, Apple Inc. and Inc. The debate over the House Judiciary Committee’s legislation started Wednesday morning and continued into Thursday morning, as Republicans—and some Democrats—raised concerns and floated amendments.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Organizations: Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Senate, Federal Trade Commission, Google, Facebook, Apple Inc, Inc, Judiciary
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