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Street on Howard University Campus Named for Trailblazing AKA Co-Founder


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 11:59:19 PM

Author: Mark Segraves

As Howard University prepared for homecoming weekend, officials dedicated a street on campus to a pioneer in education and advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.  Lucy Diggs Slowe Way is now the name of a portion of 4th Street NW.  Slowe made D.C. her home in the early 1900s. She studied and then worked at Howard, became the first...

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No Bradley Beal, No Problem for Wizards in Thrilling OT Win Vs. Pacers


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 08:38:29 PM

Author: Chase Hughes

Washington's newfound depth was tested when Beal was a late scratch, but the supporting cast stood tall in 135-134 victory.

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Montgomery Parks Reinstates Program Allowing Alcohol on Some Park Grounds


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 05:51:31 PM

Author: Gabriela Perez Jordan

Montgomery Parks will reinstate their Picnic in the Park program, which allows visitors to consume alcohol in 13 parks in the county, starting on Oct. 22.

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2 DC Officers, Man Hurt After Officer Shot Suspect From Inside Moving Car


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 05:41:42 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Two D.C. police officers and a man suspected of carrying an illegal gun are hurt after several officers struggled with the man and an officer shot him from the back seat of the man’s moving car, police say.  The officers have injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The man has a critical gunshot wound, Chief of Police Robert...

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2 Women Sexually Assaulted in Fairfax Park 10 Days Apart


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 05:40:53 PM

Author: Drew Wilder and NBC Washington Staff

Two women were sexually assaulted in the same park in Fairfax, Virginia, days apart, police say. The attacks happened in Gateway Regional Park on Pickett Road on Oct. 10 and Oct. 20. Fairfax City police say a man sexually assaulted a woman who was sleeping on a park bench on Oct. 10 just after 10 p.m. The suspect was described...

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US Park Police Officers Cleared in Killing of Bijan Ghaisar


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 04:57:48 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

A federal judge dismissed all criminal charges on Friday against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot 25-year-old driver Bijan Ghaisar in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2017.  U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton tossed out involuntary manslaughter charges against Officer Alejandro Amaya and Officer Lucas Vinyard, declaring their actions “necessary and proper.”  Both officers claimed their status as federal officers...

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Maryland OKs Moderna, J&J, Mix-and-Match Boosters


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 03:38:42 PM

Author: Gabriela Perez Jordan

Following the CDC’s approval for ‘mixing and matching’ the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots, Gov. Larry Hogan gave the final approval on Friday for the state of Maryland. Focused on maintaining immunity, Governor Hogan alongside the state’s health officials authorized providers to make the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to eligible recipients. “With aggressive...

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Photos Show Possible Suspect in Racist Vandalism at Bethesda High School, Churches


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 02:31:26 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Newly released surveillance images show the person who might have spray-painted white supremacist messages in numerous locations in Bethesda, Maryland, earlier this month, including a school and two churches. Hate messages of “White Pride” and “LGBT Is Unnatural” were discovered at Walter Johnson High School the morning of Sunday, Oct. 3, Montgomery County police said. Days after the vandalism, some...

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Court Won't Reconsider Decision Allowing Lee Statue Removal


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 12:55:57 PM

Author: Associated Press

Virginia’s Supreme Court won’t reconsider its decision to allow the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E

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Metro to Continue Limited Rail Service Through End of the Month After Derailment


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 09:43:11 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Metro will continue to run limited service through the end of the month and has no timeline to return more than half of its train cars to service as federal investigators look into a derailment on the Blue Line. Through at least Oct. 31, Metro riders can expect this service to continue: Red Line trains will depart every 15 to...

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Colin Powell Memorial Service Planned at National Cathedral


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 08:11:58 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

A memorial service for Gen. Colin Powell will be held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., a spokesperson said. The service on Friday, Nov. 5 will be by invitation only. There will be limited seating. Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state. The National Cathedral...

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Missing Fairfax County Girl Found Safe: Police


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 07:36:24 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

An 11-year-old girl who went missing Thursday in Fairfax County has been found safe, police say.

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Fatal Crash Shuts Down George Washington Parkway in McLean: Police


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 06:54:46 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A fatal crash shut down the George Washington Memorial Parkway near the CIA headquarters in Virginia early Friday, police said. One car crashed near Turkey Run, U.S. Park Police said. Park Police responded to southbound lanes about 5:15 a.m. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. They were the only person in the car, police said. Drivers should expect...

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DC Assistant Police Chief Says She Was Once Told as a Cadet to ‘Have an Abortion or Be Fired'


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 06:38:41 AM

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“My choice to have a baby was personal, and it should’ve been mine alone and not for an employer ultimatum,” Chanel Dickerson said Tuesday at a community meeting.

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Virginia Arthur Ashe Mural Defaced With White Nationalist Insignias


Created: Fri, Oct 22 2021 06:16:05 AM

Author: Associated Press

Police say a mural honoring Black tennis legend and Richmond, Virginia, native Arthur Ashe has been defaced with insignias associated with a white nationalist group

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Bill Would Increase Transparency, Oversight of Policing in DC Schools


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 11:46:20 PM

Author: Cory Smith

Some D.C. Council members are calling for more transparency and oversight when students encounter law enforcement in schools. Almost 75% percent of D.C. students are Black, yet they make up 91% of school-based arrests, according to a 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Education. Students of color are more likely to go to a school with a law enforcement officer...

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Wife Prays for 73-Year-Old Man's Survival After Virginia ATM Shooting


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 10:47:07 PM

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The wife of a 73-year-old man seriously injured in a shooting at an ATM in Virginia Wednesday morning is praying for his survival.

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Montgomery County Schools Consider Safety Measures at Football Games After Fights


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 10:10:49 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Montgomery County Public Schools announced Thursday that they are considering adding new safety measures to Friday night football games after several fights broke out during a game last week.  The fights occurred at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown last Friday and forced the game to end early amid safety concerns. There were unfounded rumors that someone pulled out a...

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Judge Defends Contempt Charge for Woman Who Smoked Pot Before Testifying


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 09:57:11 PM

Author: Julie Carey

Attorneys argued Thursday that a judge was wrong when he jailed a woman as she testified about being assaulted because she admitted smoking marijuana before appearing in court.

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Armed Suspect Apprehended After Manhunt in Loudoun County


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 07:40:35 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

An armed man who escaped from sheriff’s deputies in Loudoun County, Virginia, Thursday has been apprehended, authorities say. Terry Settles, 48, was found in a wooded area between Bull Run Post Office Road and Braddock Road, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities said he was armed with a knife and barricaded himself in the wood line. Settles eventually surrendered and the...

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Congress Seeks Information From NFL on Washington Football Team Investigation


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 07:18:17 PM

Author: Josh Dubow

A Congressional committee is seeking documents and information from the NFL regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team and how the league handled it.

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Bradley Beal Listed as Questionable for Wizards Home Opener With Hip Contusion


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 06:14:25 PM

Author: Bijan Todd

Beal scored a team-high 23 points in Washington's opening win in Toronto.

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Woman Found Dead on Sidewalk Near DC Park


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 06:00:16 PM

Author: Paul Wagner, News4 Reporter

A woman found dead near the entrance to Anacostia Park early Thursday morning in Southeast D.C. was assaulted and killed, police say. A D.C. police officer on patrol noticed a woman was unconscious on the sidewalk leading to the entrance of the park at 22nd Street and Fairlawn Avenue SE about 1:30 a.m., police said. Medics pronounced her dead at...

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‘Take Care of My Children': 4 Virginia Kids Orphaned by COVID Living With Family


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 04:59:23 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Four Virginia children who lost their parents to COVID-19 are now in the care of an aunt and uncle in South Carolina.  Relatives of Kevin and Misty Mitchem described their last conversations with their loved ones, who were in their 40s and chose not to get vaccinated.  “Kevin texted me and he said, ‘I love you. Please take care of...

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Older Metro Cars to Go Back on Tracks as Derailment Inspections Continue


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 04:47:38 PM

Author: Adam Tuss

Some older Metrorail cars will soon go back into service as inspections into potentially faulty 7000 series railcars continues. Metro took all 7000 series cars off the tracks after a derailment on the Blue Line earlier this month. There were no injuries. It’s still unclear when inspections will finish. Meanwhile, riders are experiencing longer wait times with less trains in...

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How to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe, According to DC-Area Fashion Experts


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 04:06:42 PM

Author: Mariela Patron

As statistics show how fast fashion is contributing to landfills, fashion experts shared how consumers can create a more sustainable wardrobe.

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What to Know About Onions Tied to Salmonella in Maryland, Virginia


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 03:36:32 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff, Holley Ford and Danielle Abreu

A salmonella outbreak linked to onions has sickened hundreds of people in at least 37 states, including Maryland and Virginia, federal health officials said Wednesday.  Illnesses were reported in 48 people in Maryland and 59 people in Virginia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data said as of Thursday afternoon.  Overall, the CDC has tallied 652 people who became sick...

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DC-Area Group Has Breast Cancer Resources for Latinas


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 01:20:39 PM

Author: Gabriela Perez Jordan

A D.C.-area organization dedicated to helping Latinas affected by breast cancer is hosting a number of events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nueva Vida will offer cancer screenings and information at the Westfield Wheaton mall in Montgomery County, Maryland, until 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Events later this month include support groups, meditation sessions and Zumba lessons. Nueva Vida was founded in...

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US Capitol Police Officer Still Recovering From Insurrection Injuries


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 09:51:19 AM

Author: Scott MacFarlane, Rick Yarborough and Steve Jones

The strain, stress and trauma of the vicious fighting at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 continues to impact the men and women of the police department, a sergeant told the News4 I-Team.

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Unsealed Filings Reveal Marriott Hotels Approached $100 Million a Year From ‘Resort' Fees


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 09:00:00 AM

Author: Noah Pransky, NBCLX Political Editor

The District of Columbia attorney general alleges the hotel chain “advertises room prices … without any intent to sell them for the price advertised.”

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Fall Colors 2021: When and Where to See Autumn Leaves in the DC Area


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 08:02:03 AM

Author: Gabriela Perez Jordan

It is that time of the year again when vibrant red, orange and yellow leaves paint a gorgeous display in our trees. Here is when to expect to see leaves signify the transition from fall to winter “You can thank our warm temperatures for the first half of October for the slow change in the color or our leaves,” said...

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How to Watch Capitals vs. Devils Thursday


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 07:27:22 AM

Author: NBC Sports Washington Staff

The Washington Capitals have come bursting out of the gate to begin the 2021 NHL season. They’ve nabbed five out of a possible six points over the first three games. A 6-3 thrashing of the Colorado Avalanche (a team many analysts have picked to win the Stanley Cup) was Washington’s most recent tour-de-force.T On Thursday, they look to pick up their third...

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Rosslyn Permanently Expands Free Outdoor Work Spaces


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 06:03:41 AM

Author: Gabriela Perez Jordan

As remote and hybrid work continues to be the reality for many, Rosslyn BID is making a permanent pop-up outdoor workspace called O2 2.0. The free outdoor office space, located at Gateway Park, initially launched with the name O2 at the height of the pandemic. It provides a socially distanced space where workers from nearby areas could come enjoy outdoor...

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McAuliffe, Youngkin Now Mum on Tax Return Disclosures


Created: Thu, Oct 21 2021 05:56:43 AM

Author: Sarah Rankin

The leading candidates for Virginia governor have gone quiet on commitments both previously made to disclose at least some information from recent tax returns before the Nov. 2 election

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Montrezl Harrell Explains His Spat With Drake: ‘Me and Drake Are Cool'


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 11:32:58 PM

Author: Chase Hughes

Wizards big man Montrezl Harrell got a technical foul for chirping at rap superstar Drake. Here's his side of the story.

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Mother Sues DC, Officers for $100M Over Death of Karon Hylton-Brown


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 10:57:56 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A mother is suing D.C. and some of its officers for $100 million over the wrongful death of her daughter’s father, Karon Hylton-Brown, who was killed last October after his scooter crashed as police officers chased him.

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Wizards Start Wes Unseld Jr. Era With Convincing Win Over Raptors


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 09:48:06 PM

Author: Chase Hughes

Wes Unseld Jr. got his first win in the first game of his head coaching career, as the Wizards beat the Raptors convincingly in Toronto.

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DC VA Doctor Helps Deliver Baby Born in Car


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 09:47:40 PM

Author: Scott MacFarlane

A father rushing to a hospital for the birth of his daughter had to stop at the first emergency room he could find when the girl was born in the car. The delivery ended at the Washington DCVA Medical Center, which doesn’t have an obstetrics department. Two months ago, Tiara Taylor was 39 weeks pregnant and had just had a...

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Person Shot Near Prince George's County Mosque Shortly After Funeral


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 09:36:17 PM

Author: Jackie Bensen

A person was shot near the steps of a mosque in Prince George’s County Wednesday, shortly after a funeral took place there.

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Maryland Congressman Says He Prescribes Ivermectin for COVID-19


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 07:26:47 PM

Author: The Associated Press

A Maryland congressman who is a practicing anesthesiologist said on a radio show that he prescribed a medication typically used to treat parasites in livestock and humans as a treatment for COVID-19

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Drivers Owe DC Nearly Half a Billion Bucks in Unpaid Tickets


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 04:57:07 PM

Author: Mark Segraves, News4 Reporter

Here's which states' drivers owe the most, and why they’re not paying up.

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Washington Gas Promises Change After Customers Wait on Hold for Hours


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 04:46:41 PM

Author: Susan Hogan, News4 Consumer Investigative Reporter and Ambar Rodriguez

Complaints about Washington Gas have come up again and again in the NBC4 Responds call center. Customers report having no one pick up calls, an inability to get service and waiting on hold for hours. A Maryland man reported being put on hold for about four hours.  So News4 took your complaints to Washington Gas and got answers.  In an...

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Man Charged in Brutal Assault in George Washington University Garage


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 03:55:41 PM

Author: Aimee Cho, News4 Reporter and NBC Washington Staff

After a violent assault and attempted sexual assault in a George Washington University parking garage earlier this month, D.C. police said Wednesday that they charged a suspect. Omar Williams, 27, is accused in the assault the evening of Oct. 4. He allegedly attacked a stranger in a parking garage in the 2000 block of G Street NW, said Leslie Parsons,...

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Owner of Prince George's Zebras on the Run Charged With Animal Cruelty


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 02:49:38 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

This comes days after one of the three zebras on the run was found dead, caught in a snare near the enclosure.

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Metro to Give Riders Stuck on Derailed Train $21 System Credit


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 11:19:52 AM

Author: Adam Tuss, News4 Anchor & Transportation Reporter and NBC Washington Staff

After a Metro train derailed last week in Northern Virginia, nearly 200 riders were stuck on board for an hour-and-a-half and walked through a dark tunnel for the equivalent of six football fields. Some panicked riders called their families to say I love you, fearing the worst.  Metro said Wednesday that each rider who was stuck on the train will...

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Man, 73, Shot at ATM in Falls Church: Police


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 10:14:06 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A 73-year-old man was shot and wounded at an ATM in Falls Church, Virginia, on Wednesday after he stopped there on his way to work, police say. The victim had been trying to use an ATM at a bank in the 2900 block of Annandale Road about 5:20 a.m. A young man approached him and tried to rob him, police...

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Walter Reed Locked Down for Hours After Bomb Threat


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 09:37:49 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, was locked down for hours Wednesday after a bomb threat, officials say.  The installation received an anonymous call at about 8:45 a.m. “stating there is a bomb at or near Building 10,” Naval Support Activity Bethesda officials said. An active shooter threat also was initially made. There was...

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1 Dead, I-95 Lanes Closed After Car and Tractor-Trailers Crash


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 08:44:32 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

One person died, three people have serious injuries and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed for hours in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, after a crash involving a car and three tractor-trailers, police say.  The name of the person killed was not immediately released.  All southbound lanes of I-95 were closed at mile marker 118 in Spotsylvania County after the crash...

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Metro Warns of Even Longer Wait Times Amid Derailment Investigation


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 06:29:50 AM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Metrorail riders should prepare to wait up to 40 minutes on most train lines as an investigation into a Blue Line derailment in Northern Virginia disrupts transit service, Metro says. Riders should plan on Red Line trains arriving every 15-20 minutes and Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green and Silver line trains coming every 30-40 minutes, Metro said Tuesday. Earlier this week,...

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Off-Duty DC Officer Shoots Man in Georgetown Amid Armed Robbery: Police


Created: Wed, Oct 20 2021 05:53:13 AM

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An off-duty D.C. police officer injured a man in Georgetown early Wednesday when gunfire erupted as the officer intervened in an armed robbery, police say. The officer exchanged gunfire with a “possible suspect” in the armed robbery and another shooting about 12:15 a.m., according to Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict and a D.C. police watch commander for the Second District....

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