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Biden readies second batch of climate orders for next week: memo
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the nation at the "Celebrating America" event at the Lincoln Memorial after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Pool/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will announce a second round of executive orders focused on combating climate change early next week as he rushes to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The announcements, to be unveiled Jan. 27, include an “omnibus” climate change order that kicks off a “series of regulatory actions to combat climate change domestically and elevates climate change as a national security priority,” according to the memo, which did not provide details. White House spokesman Vedant Patel did not comment on the memo but said the administration would have more information to share on Biden’s planned executive orders in the coming days. Biden plans to roll out executive orders on his major policy plans, from immigration to economic recovery, sequentially on so-called “themed days” scheduled for this and next week, according to the memo.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joshua Roberts, Vedant Patel, Biden Organizations: Lincoln Memorial, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Trump, Reuters, Advisors, Science, White, Keystone XL, Wildlife Locations: United States, Washington , U.S, U.S, Paris, Canada, Alaska
U.S. envoy Kerry calls for climate change measures to be speeded up
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: John Kerry, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate appointee, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsMILAN (Reuters) - U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry said on Thursday measures to tackle climate change needed to be ramped up significantly, and achieving net zero global carbon emissions by 2050 would require a radical transformation of the economy. New Democratic President Joe Biden named former Secretary of State Kerry as special climate envoy back in November, a sign that he was putting climate change at the centre of his foreign policy. Kerry said coal needed to be phased out five times faster than is the case at present while renewable energy needed to be ramped up six times faster and electric car roll-out 22 times. Biden, who was sworn in as president on Wednesday, has promised to put the United States on a track to net-zero emissions by 2050 with climate change one of his key priorities.
Persons: John Kerry, Joe Biden's, Biden, Joshua Roberts MILAN, ” Kerry, Joe Biden, State Kerry, Kerry, , Donald Trump Organizations: REUTERS, New Democratic, State Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Glasgow, United States, Paris
In his first appearance as Biden’s climate envoy - a newly created, high-level position - Kerry said the United States is re-entering global climate talks with “humility” after it “walked away from the table for four wasted years” under former President Donald Trump, who withdrew the country from the Paris climate agreement. Biden, who has touted the need to make greater use of clean-energy sources, signed an order on his first day in office on Wednesday recommitting the United States to the agreement. The United States is the world’s second-biggest emitter, after China, of so-called greenhouse gases blamed by scientists for climate change. “In this decade through 2030, the world will need more than $1 trillion in annual investment in clean power systems to speed the energy transition,” Kerry said. Kerry called upon the world get on “to the road to defeating climate change and leaving our kids a world that is prosperous, healthy and secure.”
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid overwhelming security measures including over 25,000 National Guard troops and a shuttered National Mall devoid of spectators to the quadrennial ritual. FILE PHOTO: Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. Bridges between Virginia and downtown Washington have been closed, as have Metro stations in the central security area, which some residents have likened to the fortress-like Green Zone of central Baghdad in Iraq. [L1N2JS0OV]The number of troops in Washington is three times the normal number of National Guard troops, said Major General William Walker, commander of the DC National Guard. “The FBI appears to be taking these threats seriously, but disciplined lone wolf actors, regardless of ideology, are extremely difficult to track.”
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington braced for a tense inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, as more than 25,000 National Guard troops stood watch over a barricaded city, emptied of the spectators who usually throng to the quadrennial ritual. FILE PHOTO: Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. National Guard troops, carrying rifles, stood behind razor-wire topped fencing that sealed off Capitol Hill. With inaugural balls and other parties previously canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has taken on a somber tone in Washington. The number of troops in Washington is three times the normal number of National Guard troops, said Major General William Walker, commander of the D.C. National Guard.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Biden became the 46th U.S. president on Wednesday in a barricaded city, guarded by more than 25,000 troops and emptied of the spectators who usually throng to the quadrennial ritual. FILE PHOTO: Razor wire is seen on a fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsThe unprecedented precautions, which fenced off much of downtown Washington, ensured that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oaths of office at 11:48 a.m. EST (1648 GMT) free of incident. National Guard troops, carrying rifles, stood behind razor-wire topped fencing that sealed off Capitol Hill. BRIDGES, SUBWAY STATIONS CLOSEDBridges between Virginia and downtown Washington have been closed, as were downtown Metro stations.
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Trump, who for months made false claims that the Nov. 3 election was stolen from him, encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol while lawmakers were certifying Biden’s victory. But veteran diplomats and foreign policy experts said a sharply divided American society - one at risk of political violence - will make Biden’s job harder and distract from the hard work of restoring U.S. leadership. Biden’s transition team believes the Capitol violence underscores one of his main messages before taking office: that U.S. domestic and foreign policy cannot be fully separated. “It’s going to weaken the American word,” said Gerard Araud, a former ambassador for France in Washington. Washington’s allies increasingly see U.S. foreign policy coming in two or four-year cycles contingent on domestic politics, said Brian Katulis, who works on national security at the Center for American Progress.
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Feel free to drop me a line at ddefrancesco@businessinsider.com or on Twitter @DanDeFrancesco. We're one year out from Goldman Sachs' big blowout of its long-term plans at its 2020 investor day. From the future of its consumer bank, Marcus, to thoughts on SPAC mania, we've got the rundown of all the important nuggets from Goldman's fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report. Joshua Roberts/ReutersFinancial advisor trainees at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management keep calling people they shouldn't, and it's turning into a big problem. Read more here.
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Photos of Biden's inaugural events already up at the White House
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSPhotos of Biden's inaugural events already up at the White House The blue door leading from the White House briefing room to the press offices was locked for much of the inaugural proceedings while workers and IT staff cleaned offices and changed out equipment. Those doors are now unlocked, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki is in her office, where she could be heard conducting a meeting. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by several former presidents and first ladies including the Obamas, the Bushes and Clintons, all of whom participated in Biden's inaugural ceremony earlier in the day. He tapped teacher LD Anderson Jr. to lead 15 students in the middle and high school through a discussion of Joe Biden's inaugural address.
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SEE NEW POSTSBiden, Harris and former presidents, first ladies participate in ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala D. Harris and Major General Omar J. Jones salute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by several former presidents and first ladies including the Obamas, the Bushes and Clintons, all of whom participated in Biden's inaugural ceremony earlier in the day. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia and is dedicated to deceased military servicemembers whose remains were never identified. Scenes of high fencing, topped with barbed wire, were particularly clear before and after dignitaries came to watch Biden become America's 46th president.
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Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope celebrates Biden presidency
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
SEE NEW POSTSParks and Recreation's Leslie Knope celebrates Biden presidency Several years ago, former Pawnee, Indiana, City Councilwoman Leslie Knope received congratulations from then-Vice President Joe Biden during an episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation. Today, the show confirmed she's happy for President Biden too. Yes, they’d gotten together to see Joe Biden become president. Obtained from a senior Biden official: "Today, President Joe Biden announced the acting agency leadership across the administration to assist in the next phase of the transition of government. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
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Who is running what without the Cabinet confirmed?
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
SEE NEW POSTSWho is running what without the Cabinet confirmed? Until Biden’s Cabinet is confirmed, the administration has identified the following acting department and agency heads. These individuals, nearly all of whom are career civil servants, will temporarily lead federal agencies while Cabinet nominees continue moving through the confirmation process. Without that consent, each of Biden's Cabinet nominees would require days of consideration, including the approval of the relevant committees. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
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Will the Senate confirm any of Biden's nominees on Wednesday?
  + stars: | 2021-01-20 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
SEE NEW POSTSWill the Senate confirm any of Biden's nominees on Wednesday? Without that consent, each of Biden's Cabinet nominees would require days of consideration, including the approval of the relevant committees. Schumer would only tell reporters “we’ll see” when asked whether members would be able to vote on any of Biden’s nominees Wednesday, and Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., just said he thinks they could vote on a least one. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. But unlike those past days, Biden's inauguration leaves the community with little daylight.
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SEE NEW POSTSFBI: Man who brought assault rifle to D.C. arrested in connect with Capitol riot The FBI arrested a New York man in connection with the Capitol riot, on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said he was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday morning. Joshua Roberts / Pool via Reuters President Biden and Vice President Harris led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. The officer, Daniel Hodges, later told reporters, “If it wasn’t my job, I would have done that for free. Share this -Proud Boys member arrested for Capitol siege A prominent member of the Proud Boys, Joe Biggs, was arrested Wednesday in Florida, according to federal prosecutors.
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FILE PHOTO: Antony Blinken, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. Or no one does, and then you get chaos,” Blinken will say, according to his prepared remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later on Tuesday. The unprecedented attack stunned the world, further bruised America’s standing in it and gave ammunition to U.S. adversaries globally. Aware of the damage, Blinken is set to put frequent emphasis on humility in his speech. China has assumed a larger global role, ranging from multilateral institutions to assisting development in Africa and Latin America.
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Biden intelligence pick to call for tough scrutiny of China, source says
  + stars: | 2021-01-19 | by ( Mark Hosenball | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.61   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks at his transition headquarters in the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avril Haines, a former White House and CIA official whom President-elect Joe Biden chose for the top U.S. intelligence job, will tell Congress on Tuesday that she will continue tough U.S. scrutiny of China and press spy agencies to help resolve the COVID-19 crisis, a Biden transition official said. In testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing, Haines, Biden’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, will declare that U.S. agencies must continue to collect intelligence to “support long-term bipartisan efforts to out-compete China — gaining and sharing insight into China’s intentions and capabilities, while also supporting more immediate efforts to counter Beijing’s unfair, illegal, aggressive and coercive actions, as well as its human rights violations,” the transition official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Haines also will tell senators that one of her missions would be to ensure that spy agencies’ “unique capabilities” are used to counter the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, “while also addressing the long-term challenge of future biological crises ... positioning us to detect future outbreaks before they become pandemics.”She is also going to say that the United States must strengthen cybersecurity, protect critical American infrastructure and use technology to improve intelligence, the official familiar with her testimony said. Haines will also indirectly distance Biden’s incoming administration from some intelligence agency pronouncements by the outgoing Trump administration, telling senators, “To safeguard the integrity of our Intelligence Community, the DNI must insist, that, when it comes to intelligence, there is simply no place for politics - ever.”A Democratic congressional official said that Haines’ confirmation process was expected to move rapidly, though some Democratic activists have raised questions about her role helping to manage the CIA’s response to investigations into the agency’s use of harsh interrogation techniques.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shows signed executive orders for economic relief at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 8, 2020. That base of support remains large - another likely legacy of the Trump era. White House spokesman Judd Deere rejected the notion that Trump’s legacy lay in tatters. Trump’s base remains a potent electoral force. Bob Corker, a former Republican senator from Tennessee, said Trump had been a “consequential president” in terms of enacting many policies Republicans wanted.
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Few commented on the US Capitol attack. One of the president's biggest boosters, the casino mogul Phil Ruffin, declined to comment on the insurrection at the Capitol. Stanley Hubbard says the Capitol attack will not influence his giving to the GOP. "I feel betrayed," Home Depot cofounder and longtime GOP donor said on CNBC the week after the Capitol attack. During the attack on the Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden called for Trump to go on national TV to tell supporters to back down.
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National Guard members stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol ahead of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2021. But by late Sunday afternoon, only handfuls of demonstrators had taken to the streets alongside much larger crowds of law enforcement officers and media personnel. “It was a non-event today and we are glad it was,” said Troy Thompson, spokesman for the Department of General Services, the agency that protects the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. He noted the lack of protesters at the Pennsylvania capitol on Sunday. Tens of thousands of security personnel from the National Guard and law enforcement agencies have descended upon Washington, D.C., to bolster security ahead of Wednesday’s ceremony.
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FILE PHOTO: National Guard members walk at the Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. In Michigan a fence was erected around the Capitol building in Lansing and troopers were mobilized from across the state to bolster security. Thousands of armed National Guard troops are now on the streets in Washington in an unprecedented show of force in the U.S. Capitol. Experts say that the capitals of battleground states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona are among those at most risk of violence. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said on Friday that while his state had not received any specific threats he was beefing up security around the Capitol in Springfield, including adding about 250 state National Guards troops.
Persons: Joshua Roberts, Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump, Steve McCraw, Trump, Joe Gasper, J.B, Pritzker, Suzanne Spaulding, , Spaulding, , Michael Hayden, ” Hayden Organizations: Reuters, Trump, Guards, National Guard, Capitol, REUTERS, FBI, Texas Department of Public, U.S, Michigan State Police, Yahoo News, Joint Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, National Counterterrorism Center, U.S . Capitol, National Guards, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Southern Poverty Law Center, Twitter Locations: Washington , U.S, Michigan, Virginia , Wisconsin , Pennsylvania, Washington, Texas, Austin, Lansing, U.S, Wisconsin , Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Springfield
FILE PHOTO: National Guard members walk at the Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoThe FBI warned police agencies of possible armed protests outside all 50 state capitol buildings starting Saturday through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, fueled by supporters of President Donald Trump who believe his false claims of electoral fraud. Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Washington were among states that activated their National Guards to strengthen security. In Michigan a fence was erected around the Capitol in Lansing and troopers were mobilized from across the state to bolster security. Thousands of armed National Guard troops were in the streets in Washington in an unprecedented show of force after the assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Persons: Joshua Roberts, Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump, Steve McCraw, Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Gasper, J.B, Pritzker, Suzanne Spaulding, , Spaulding, , Michael Hayden, ” Hayden Organizations: Reuters, D.C, Trump, National Guard, Capitol, REUTERS, FBI, Guards, Texas Department of Public, U.S, Michigan State Police, Yahoo News, Joint Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, National Counterterrorism Center, U.S . Capitol, United Church of Christ, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Washington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Twitter Locations: Washington, Washington , U.S, Michigan, Virginia , Wisconsin , Pennsylvania, Texas, Austin, November’s, Lansing, Wisconsin , Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Springfield, Virginia, Richmond
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attends her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not answer when asked on Friday about when she plans to send the single impeachment article against President Donald Trump to the Senate, which would begin the trial process in that chamber. “We’re working on taking this to trial...and you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there,” Pelosi told reporters at a briefing, noting that the House had just passed the article on Wednesday.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, you’ll, ” Pelosi Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, . House, Senate Locations: Washington , U.S
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attends her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that if it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, they should be prosecuted. At a news conference, Pelosi also named retired Lt. General Russel Honoré to lead a security review of the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Pelosi, General Russel Honoré Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, ., U.S . Capitol Locations: Washington , U.S
If members of Congress aided Capitol attack, they should be prosecuted: Pelosi
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attends her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that if members of Congress were found to have been accomplices to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, they should be prosecuted. “If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crimes, there have to be actions taken beyond the Congress, in terms of prosecution for that,” Pelosi, a Democrat, said. Democratic Representative Mikie Sherrill has accused Republicans of inciting the Trump supporters, saying she saw colleagues leading groups on “reconnaissance” tours of the Capitol the day before the attack. Pelosi also named retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré to lead a security review of the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Pelosi, ” Pelosi, Mikie Sherrill, Trump, General Russel Honoré Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, . House, U.S . Capitol, Trump, Democratic, Democrats, Capitol Police Locations: Washington , U.S
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package from President-elect Joe Biden may prove a double-edged sword for investors, sustaining optimism for further economic revival while raising worries over how the United States will pay for it all. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving address at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoThe stimulus package, reported by the New York Times to total $1.9 trillion, is expected to be formally announced late on Thursday. The S&P 500 dipped nearly 0.4% on Thursday, and is up approximately 1.1% since the start of January. The year’s rally has been led largely by cyclical stocks that benefit from a stimulus package, including banks, which are up over 10% for the year to date.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joshua Roberts, , Jeff Buchbinder, pare, Jerome Powell, Randy Frederick, Frederick said, Esty Dwek, Organizations: YORK, REUTERS, New York Times, Wall, Democratic, U.S, Senate, LPL, , Labor Department, Reuters, Federal, Schwab Center, Financial Research, Natixis Investment Locations: United States, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S
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