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Chinese electric vehicle-maker Xpeng is planning to mass produce a flying car by 2024. The low-altitude flying car has a steering wheel for driving on roads as well as a single lever for flight modes, according to TechCrunch. Xpeng is touting the flying car for use in urban settings, like going from the airport to the office. The Nasdaq-listed electric-vehicle maker plans to sell the car at a price point below 1 million Chinese yuan ($157,000), according to Techcrunch, citing CEO He Xiaopeng. But even as more companies turn their attention to flying cars, challenges remain, including battery technology and safety standards, Insider's Eric Adams reported in January.
Persons: Xpeng, Eric Adams Organizations: Xpeng, HT Aero, Service, Aero, Nasdaq, Pentagon Motor Group, General Motors, Toyota, Hyundai Locations: Xpeng, Tesla's, China
Still, the remnants of pepper spray and tear gas continue to plague some officers each time they put on the same riot gear they wore while retaking the Capitol. An unnamed MPD officer told Insider the fire department "came by, and they literally just hosed down all of our gear." Still, the remnants of pepper spray and tear gas continue to plague some officers each time they put on the same riot gear they wore while retaking the Capitol. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has repeatedly argued the White House is understating the problem and is fueling further inflation. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means a person has either both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Persons: Phil Rosen, Peter Meijer, Jay Rupert, Rupert, Sen, Ron Johnson, didn't, Johnson, Joe Biden's, State Condoleezza Rice, Rolling Stone, Paul Gosar, Donald Trump, Read, Pelosi, Nancy, Biden, Joe Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Omar al, Bashir, Breitbart, , Joel Kaplan —, Steve Bannon, Kaplan, Janet Yellen, Drew Angerer, Larry Summers, Jae C, Hannah Gutierrez, Reed, Gutierrez, Alec Baldwin's, Baldwin, Halyna Hutchins, Rochelle Walensky, James Michael Tyler, Gunther, Tyler Organizations: iOS, Android, Metropolitan Police Department, Capitol, Lawmakers, Republican, Periodical Press, Pentagon, State, Republican Rep, Washington Post, CNN, Senate, Associated Press, Facebook, Trump White House, New York Times, Daily, for Disease Control, Pfizer, Pew Research Center Locations: Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, West Virginia, Delaware, Sudan, Mexico, Santa Fe , New Mexico, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, California, Hollywood
Russia and China have grown closer in recent years, evidenced by a recent, first-of-its-kind naval drill near Japan. Russia and China naval ships conduct a joint military patrol in the Pacific Ocean, October 23, 2021. Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERSChina and Russia have steadily strengthened their relationship, particularly their military ties, since the end of the Cold War. Putin at a parade during Russia's Vostok 2018 military exercises, in which the Chinese military participated for the first time, September 13, 2018. US military officials have expressed concern about China and Russia's military cooperation but downplayed it as "superficial."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Nicholas Burns, Peter Dutton, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Alexei Druzhinin, Burns, Christopher Bort, Bort, Putin, Alexei Nikolsky, Toshi Yoshihara, Russia —, Artyom Lukin, That's, , Lukin, John Kirby, Kirby, " Lukin Organizations: Service, China, Russian Defense Ministry, REUTERS, Pacific, China's Defense Ministry, Russia's Defense Ministry, US Naval War College, Reuters, RIA Novosti, National Security Council, National Intelligence Council, Getty Images China, Center for Strategic, Eastern Federal University, China entente, Pentagon Locations: Russia, China, Japan, Moscow, Beijing, Pacific, REUTERS China, Tsugaru, Osumi, East China, Russian, Shanghai, Eurasia, Russia's, United States
I literally texted back, "I don't think I'm going to be fighting Proud Boys on my commute. Joe Novotny, the House reading clerk: We were preparing to be there for a really, really long day. It's not immediately obvious, because you're just really, really not expecting anything. I knew there was going to be something worth recording, but I didn't know what it was going to be. And that part was really, really hard.
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Colin Powell memorial service set for Nov. 5
  + stars: | 2021-10-22 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +3 min
WASHINGTON — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be by invitation only,” Peggy Cifrino said in an emailed statement. Such weapons never materialized, and though the Iraqi leader was removed, the war devolved into years of military and humanitarian losses. A series of promotions led to the Pentagon and assignment as a military assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. He later became commander of the Army’s 5th Corps in Germany and was national security assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Colin L, Powell, Peggy Cifrino, George W, Saddam Hussein, , , John F, Kennedy, Caspar Weinberger, Ronald Reagan Organizations: Army, Washington National Cathedral, Joint Chiefs, Staff, United Nations, Pepsi, City College, Pentagon, Chiefs Locations: Covid, South Bronx, Iraq, New York City, South Vietnam, Germany, United States
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris could face off in 2024 if Joe Biden doesn't run. Officially, President Joe Biden, who is already the oldest US president to be sworn in and would be 82 years old by January 2025, is still flirting with a reelection campaign. Unofficially, top donors to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are already trashing Vice President Kamala Harris' chances. Most of the attendees were "bundlers," meaning they gathered large donations for Buttigieg and later Biden from other megadonors. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, whose votes he cannot lose.
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The Biden administration released the reports as world leaders plan to meet in Glasgow next month for crucial talks aimed at combating climate change. A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on climate, the first of its kind, warned climate change would fuel global tensions and named 11 countries that are especially at risk from climate change if current trends continue: Afghanistan, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Iraq. U.S. National Intelligence Estimates reflect a consensus of all the country's intelligence agencies. "Climate change related migration could cause greater instability among U.S. allies/partners and thereby cause a relative strengthening in adversary states," said the White House report on the impact of climate change on migration. "In addition, adversaries could incite or aid irregular migration to destabilize U.S. allies/partners," the White House report said.
Persons: Biden, NIE Organizations: White, Defense Department, Intelligence, National Intelligence, . National Intelligence, Pentagon Locations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Glasgow, Afghanistan, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Iraq, Central Africa, United States, Russia, China, Europe, Moscow
The plan also could entrench the very same tech companies that President Joe Biden's antitrust enforcers are working to rein in, these critics say. She left in 2019 and has continued to be a consistent critic of how large tech companies handle AI research and its impact. They argued that the plan for a national cloud would help big tech companies consolidate power and that a Cold War-style competition with China was misleading and dangerous. A national cloud would be more like a "multi-cloud," he said. Last year, a bill to develop a national cloud got bipartisan support in Congress as well as endorsements from tech companies and several large research universities.
Persons: Eric Schmidt, Biden, ” Schmidt, , what's, Joe, Meredith Whittaker, Whittaker, Brittany Smith, “ It’s, , , Andrew Moore, Schmidt, Safra Catz, Andy Jassy Organizations: Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, NBC News, “ Investments, Pentagon, New York, Data & Society, NYU, Google, China, Data, Society, Privacy, Center, White House, Artificial Intelligence Research Locations: China, New, New York, Washington
The Distracted Defense Department
  + stars: | 2021-10-21 | by ( Nadia Schadlow | ) www.wsj.com   time to read: 1 min
The Defense Department is in trouble under the Biden administration. It surrendered to the Taliban and has been slow in responding to the challenge posed by China. Meanwhile, Pentagon leaders wasted time and resources developing a climate strategy, which they released this month. At the root of these blunders is a failure to distinguish between strategic challenges posed by adversaries and problems such as climate change. Unless the military refocuses on deterring and winning wars, we will likely lose more conflicts.
Persons: Biden Organizations: Defense Department, Pentagon Locations: China
Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca participates in an arrival ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottBUCHAREST, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Romania's centrist Liberal Party has asked President Klaus Iohannis to nominate a four-star retired army general, Nicolae Ciuca, for prime minister in a bid to end a political stalemate at a time of rising COVID-19 infections. Cicua, 54, a Liberal currently serving as Romania's caretaker defence minister, has served in U.S.-led military campaigns in Iraq. If nominated by Iohannis later in the day, he would have 10 days to draft a Cabinet lineup and seek a parliamentary vote of confidence. Iohannis's first proposal for premier, Dacian Ciolos, failed to win a parliamentary vote of confidence for his centrist minority Cabinet on Wednesday.
Persons: Nicolae Ciuca, Erin Scott BUCHAREST, Klaus Iohannis, Iohannis, we've, Florin Citu, Iohannis's, Radu, Gareth Jones Organizations: Romania's, Pentagon, REUTERS, Liberal Party, Liberal, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, Romania, Iraq
Export controls against Huawei remain in place," a White House official said, when asked about Podesta's lobbying. The White House, in a response Thursday, criticized Huawei and said the company is still subject to trade restrictions. Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that is on a U.S. trade blacklist, paid veteran Democratic lobbyist and donor Tony Podesta $500,000 to lobby the White House during the third quarter. Podesta, who is known to have ties in the White House, registered to lobby for Huawei in July, according to a registration form. "This was a law enforcement matter that was entirely in the Justice Department's hands – not a policy matter," the White House official said.
Persons: Biden, Tony Podesta, Podesta, Robert Mueller's, Ron Klain, Donald Trump, Alan Estevez, Biden's, Meng Wanzhou, Meng, Department's, , Jen Psaki's, Vin Weber, Paul Manafort, Hillary Clinton's, John Podesta Organizations: Huawei, Export, White, Podesta, Democratic, House, Office, American, Responsive, Department of Commerce, Republican, Biden, Commerce, Pentagon, White House, Department, Department of Justice, NBC News, Ukraine, Democratic Party, Democrats, Protos Energy Locations: U.S, Beijing, New York, Canada, China, House, Bulgarian
The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. The final vote was 229-202, with nine Republicans breaking ranks to vote with Democrats and hold Bannon in contempt. The ball is in Merrick Garland's courtMembers of a House select committee on July 27 investigating the deadly pro-Trump riot. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, another member of the select committee, said Bannon's defiance of the subpoena was remarkable. Thursday's full House vote came after the January 6 committee voted Tuesday to formally hold Bannon in contempt of Congress.
Persons: Steve Bannon, Bannon, Donald Trump, Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Peter Meijer, Anthony Gonzalez, Fred Upton, John Katko, Nancy Mace, Brian Fitzpatrick, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington Bannon, Kash Patel, Dan Scavino, Mark Meadows, Robert Costello, Trump's, Costello, Justin Clark, Steve Scalise, Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, presser, Merrick, Kent Nishimura, Adam Schiff, Biden, Kinzinger, It's, Jamie Raskin, Raskin, General Merrick Garland, Garland, Cheney, Win McNamee, Joe Biden, Dana Remus, Trump, Jesse Binnall, Bennie Thompson Organizations: Nine Republicans, DOJ, Service, White House, Justice Department, Republicans, Wyoming Rep, Illinois Rep, Michigan Rep, Ohio Rep, New York Rep, South Carolina Rep, Trump, Pentagon, Los Angeles Times, Getty, Capitol, Maryland, Justice, Representatives, Department, Biden Trump, National Archives, Biden White, Congress Locations: Wyoming, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, California, Merrick Garland's, United States
REUTERS/Al DragoWASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's hypersonic weapon programs suffered a setback on Thursday when a booster rocket carrying a hypersonic weapon failed, people briefed on the test result said. The test was intended to validate aspects of one of the Pentagon's hypersonic glide vehicles in development, two of the people said. In a separate series of tests conducted on Wednesday, the U.S. Navy and Army tested hypersonic weapon component prototypes. That test successfully "demonstrated advanced hypersonic technologies, capabilities, and prototype systems in a realistic operating environment," the Pentagon said in a statement. U.S. President Joe Biden expressed concern on Wednesday about Chinese hypersonic missiles, days after a media report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapon.
Persons: Al Drago WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Lockheed Martin, Mike Stone, Idrees Ali, Sandra Maler Organizations: Pentagon, REUTERS, U.S . Navy, Army, Lockheed, Raytheon Technologies, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, United States, Beijing, Washington
WASHINGTON — A Pentagon inspector general’s report released on Thursday concluded that there was no undue pressure from the Trump White House to appoint Michael J. Ellis to the sensitive post of general counsel of the National Security Agency just before President Donald J. Trump left office. But the report also found that the N.S.A.’s leadership acted appropriately in suspending Mr. Ellis days after he had been installed as the agency’s top lawyer because of two “security incidents.” He left the N.S.A. The review largely confirmed the public reporting surrounding Mr. Ellis’s hiring, noting that Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the N.S.A. director, had reservations about whether Mr. Ellis was the best candidate and balked at appointing him until directly ordered to do so by Christopher C. Miller, the acting secretary of defense at the time. Mr. Ellis had been chosen by Paul C. Ney Jr., the Defense Department’s general counsel at the time, over two other candidates.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Michael J, Ellis, Donald J, Trump, Paul M, Christopher C, Miller, Paul C, Ney Jr Organizations: Pentagon, Trump White House, National Security Agency, Defense
About half of the 53,000 Afghan evacuees brought to the U.S. and living at military installations are children, the Pentagon told lawmakers in a recent letter, underscoring the variety of challenges facing officials trying to resettle Afghans. The disclosure was the first time the military provided a breakdown of the evacuees and was in an Oct. 8 response by Defense SecretaryLloyd Austin to written questions from Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Persons: Defense SecretaryLloyd Austin, Sen, James Inhofe Organizations: Pentagon, Defense, Senate Armed Services Committee
Trump aide Stephen Miller wanted US troops to guard the entire Mexico border, the NYT said. The DHS and DOD discussed sending 250,000 troops to the border in spring 2020, the Times said. The Pentagon stopped considering the plan after Miller and Esper held a short and explosive conversation in the Oval Office. The idea was "never presented formally" to Trump, the Times said, but the president was reportedly fixated on his plans regarding Mexico. Though the plan to send 250,000 troops to the Mexico border never materialized, the US secured the border another way.
Persons: Trump, Stephen Miller, Mark Esper, Donald Trump's, Miller, Esper, Chad Wolf, Joe Biden's Organizations: DHS, DOD, Times, Service, Pentagon, The New York Times, Department of Homeland Security, Command, US Army, Trump, US, US Centers for Disease Control Locations: Mexico, Miller, Mexican
Biden concerned over Chinese hypersonic missiles
  + stars: | 2021-10-20 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Thomas PeterWASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he is concerned about Chinese hypersonic missiles, days after a media report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapon. Asked by reporters as he was boarding Air Force One for a trip to Pennsylvania whether he was concerned about Chinese hypersonic missiles, Biden said, "Yes." Hypersonic weapons travel in the upper atmosphere at speeds of more than five times the speed of sound, or about 6,200 kph (3,853 mph). The White House has raised concerns about Chinese hypersonic missile technology through "diplomatic channels," spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday. Hypersonic weapons are potential "nightmare weapons," King said.
Persons: Thomas Peter WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Biden, Angus King of Maine, Jen Psaki, Lockheed Martin, King, Nandita Bose, Mohammad Zargham, Mike Stone, Leslie Adler, Alistair Bell Organizations: DF, People's, REUTERS, Air Force, Financial Times, quicken, Pentagon's Defense, Research Projects Agency, Lockheed, Raytheon Technologies, Thomson Locations: People's Republic of China, Beijing, China, Pennsylvania, United States, U.S, Russia
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A view of the MP Materials rare earth open-pit mine in Mountain Pass, California, U.S. January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo/File Photo(Reuters) - The United States and ally nations should mine and process more rare earths to ensure adequate global supply of the strategic minerals for military and commercial uses, a U.S. Department of Defense official said on Tuesday. The remarks underscore the Pentagon’s rising interest in public-private mining partnerships to counter China’s status as the top global producer of rare earths, the 17 minerals used to make specialized magnets for weaponry and electric vehicles (EVs). “We are under no illusions about the competing pressures facing” the U.S. mining industry. “We want to work with (miners) to accelerate the transition from the lowest cost, technically acceptable sourcing, to one that reflects our values,” Miller said.
Persons: Steve Marcus, ” Danielle Miller, ” Miller, Miller Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Department of Defense, Industrial Policy, Adamas Intelligence, Minerals, Materials Corp, Urban Mining Co, Blue Line Corp, Pentagon Locations: Pass , California, U.S, United States
Sen. Jim Inhofe wrote to the defense secretary calling for the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said it is hurting readiness and morale. Kirby said that the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is a lawful order and that failure to comply could lead to disciplinary action, including separation from military service. Inhofe, who has been vaccinated against COVID-19, expressed concerns about possible disciplinary action and how it could affect US military strength. "A vaccinated force is a protected force, better able to deploy and to defend our interests around the world."
Persons: Sen, Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Sen, Lloyd Austin, unvaccinated, Austin, John Kirby, Kirby, Inhofe Organizations: Republican, Senate Armed Services Committee, Pentagon, Service, Senate Armed Services, Defense, COVID, The Air Force, Space Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Washington Post, Department of Defense, Department, Biden, US Navy Locations: Oklahoma, COVID, Austin
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s defense secretary thought the idea was outrageous. It is not clear whether it was officials in homeland security or the Pentagon who concluded that a quarter of a million troops would be required. Mr. Esper declined to comment. In addition, homeland security officials had bypassed his office by taking the idea directly to military officials at Northern Command. Mr. Esper also believed that deploying so many troops to the border would undermine American military readiness around the world, officials said.
Persons: Trump’s, Mark T, , Stephen Miller, Trump, Esper, Miller’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, Department of Homeland Security, . Army, Homeland Security Department, Pentagon, Defense Department’s, Command, White, Northern Command Locations: United States, Mexico, American
U.S. and Chinese flags are seen before a meeting between senior defence officials from both countries at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri GripasSHANGHAI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China hopes U.S. firms will strengthen their cooperation with Chinese companies in the areas of new energy vehicles, biopharma and next-generation information and communication technology, the country's industry minister said on Monday. Xiao Yaqing, China's Minister of Industry and Information Technology, made the comments at a video conference meeting with the chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, according to a statement posted on the ministry's official WeChat account. Xiao also said that U.S. and Chinese firms were interdependent in the global industrial chain and that China welcomes U.S. companies to expand their investment in China, the statement said. Reporting by Brenda Goh and Roxanne Liu; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Yuri Gripas SHANGHAI, Xiao Yaqing, Xiao, Brenda Goh, Roxanne Liu, Catherine Evans Organizations: Pentagon, REUTERS, China's, Industry, Information Technology, U.S ., China Business, China, U.S, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, China
Rod Lamkey/Pool via REUTERSTBILISI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Monday Washington was closely watching China's development of advanced weapons systems, while declining to comment directly on a report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile. The Chinese foreign ministry denied the report in the Financial Times newspaper, which said Beijing had launched a rocket in July carrying a hypersonic glide weapon. Beijing said it was a space vehicle, not a missile. read moreThe United States and Russia have both tested hypersonic weapons, usually defined as missiles which fly more than five times the speed of sound, in a race for a new generation of weapons that are harder to detect and block. He said the United States would partner with Georgia, which fought a losing war with Russia in 2008, to help it strengthen its defence and deterrent capabilities.
Persons: Defense Lloyd Austin, Rod Lamkey, Lloyd Austin, Austin, David Chkhikvishvili, Mark Trevelyan Organizations: Defense, Armed, . Military, REUTERS, . Defense, Washington, Financial Times, Pentagon, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, Rayburn, Washington , U.S, REUTERS TBILISI, Beijing, United States, Russia, Soviet, Georgia, Washington, Europe, United
Russia is suspending its mission to NATO in Brussels. Russia's top diplomat said this was in response to NATO expelling eight Russians from the mission. NATO alleged that the eight Russians were secretly working as spies. Lavrov also said that Russia is suspending the NATO military liaison mission in Moscow. This announcement from Russia came as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin set off on European trip, including visits to Georgia, Ukraine, and Romania.
Persons: Sergey Lavrov, Lavrov, Lavrov's, Oana Lungescu, Lloyd Austin, Vladimir Putin, Putin Organizations: NATO, Service, Monday, TASS, Pentagon Locations: Russia, Brussels, Russia's, Moscow, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Europe, Russian, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea, Ukrainian
WASHINGTON — Twenty years ago, White House officials were worried about China and tensions were rising. The move, and the rhetoric surrounding the fight against terrorism, gave China a justification to crack down on Muslims in China, experts said. But a faltering war effort in Afghanistan and turmoil in the Middle East kept drawing Washington's attention away from China. But they say America remains a center of innovation and still has the means at its disposal to compete with China and win. In private conversations with his Chinese counterparts, Lewis said he has told them not to write off the United States just yet.
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In August, China tested a hypersonic missile that orbited the Earth before speeding towards its target. The test demonstrated China's advanced space capability, and took US intelligence officials by surprise. The hypersonic glide vehicle launched by the Chinese military circled the globe in low-orbit space before speeding towards its target, sources told the paper. Although the missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, the test demonstrated China's advanced space capability and took US intelligence by surprise, sources told the Financial Times. In August, General Glen VanHerck, head of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said that China's advanced hypersonic capability would "provide significant challenges to my Norad capability to provide threat warning and attack assessment," the Financial Times said.
Persons: Glen VanHerck, Al Jazeera, Engineering Michael Griffin Organizations: Service, Privacy, Financial Times, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Norad, Northern, US, US Congressional Research Service, Pentagon, Defense, Research, Engineering, Reuters Locations: China, Russia, Canada, Northern America, Taiwan
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