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The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a massive fire in Mid City. Source: FOX 8 The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a massive fire in Mid City. Source: FOX 8

LIVE: Mid City blaze begins to die down Video included

The New Orleans Fire Department is battling a large fire in Mid City. 

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Search ongoing for suspected gunman after 4 killed in mass shooting at Waffle House Video included

Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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Four people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday. The suspect is still on the run.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Monday, April 23

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Traffic delays, detours and road closures in the WAFB viewing area.

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VIDEO: NWS confirms tornado near Galliano was EF 1

Many across Southeast Louisiana dealt with stormy weather Sunday morning with some areas seeing more severe weather. 

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DOTD hosts meetings to inform residents about I-10 construction

Traffic (Source: WAFB) Traffic (Source: WAFB)
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is hosting two informal, open house meetings this month to inform residents about the ongoing construction on I-10 between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and LA 73 in Ascension Parish.

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La. Dept of Health to offer free STD testing this week

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The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public health is offering STD testing at no cost to patients at select Parish Health Units on April 24, April 25 and April 26 in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STD Awareness Month.

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Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER) The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)
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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83.

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Man arrested two years after allegedly hiding murder weapon

Broderick Gibson, 24 (Source: EBRSO) Broderick Gibson, 24 (Source: EBRSO)
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Police have arrested a man that was accused of hiding a weapon tied to a 2016 murder.

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SLIDESHOW: Sunday in the Park 2018 continues with Band of Bros

SLIDESHOW: Sunday in the Park 2018 continues with Band of Bros

Sunday in the Park is a free outdoor concert series that takes place in the Fall and the Spring every Sunday in April and two Sundays in May from 2-5 p.m. 

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Former NFL kicker says posing with gun in daughter's prom photo was a joke

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) cheers on the sideline at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) cheers on the sideline at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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Feely tweeted a photo Saturday evening. It showed him standing between his daughter and her prom date while holding a handgun.

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Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession Video included

Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook) Social media lights up as basketball players stop game, kneel during funeral procession (Source: Facebook)
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A group of Franklinton basketball players is getting quite a bit of attention for taking a knee as a funeral procession passed by their pickup game Friday, April 20.

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White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

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The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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Police officer drives 84-year-old man to hospital to see wife Video included

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Roger Baker had no friends or family to take him to see his wife. When his wife had fallen previously, he had waved strangers down in the street and paid them $10 to help pick her up.

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DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media) The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

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It's a boy! Kate Middleton gives birth to third child Video included

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have two children, George and Charlotte.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool, Dry

First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB) First Alert Weather (Source: WAFB)
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WAFB First Alert Weather team forecast. 

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Parents: Teachers taped 5-year-old's mouth shut, wouldn't let him eat Video included

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Outraged parents say preschooler Abdul Dannoui cruelly had his mouth taped shut and regularly had his lunch thrown out by his own teachers.

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Dog stays with lost toddler, helps rescue her Video included

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Max became hero and protector for a sleepy little girl in a T-shirt on a cold night, far from home. 

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Waffle House shooting victims: DeEbony Groves, 21, was 'full of immense potential' Video included

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Groves was a senior at Belmont, where she majored in social work, and her death left the school "shocked and devastated" its president said. 

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Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video Video included

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

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US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.

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Denham Springs church breaks ground on new sanctuary Video included

Denham Springs church breaks ground on new sanctuary (Source: WAFB) Denham Springs church breaks ground on new sanctuary (Source: WAFB)
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More than a year and a half after the historic 2016 flood and many are still working to restore what once was.

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WATCH: Tornado caught on police dash cam in AL Video included

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The tornado left several RVs overturned and police are checking into other damaged buildings.

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2018 baseball playoff brackets released by LHSAA

LHSAA baseball (source: LHSAA) LHSAA baseball (source: LHSAA)

The LHSAA has released its 2018 baseball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held at McMurry Park in Sulphur, May 9-12, 2018. 

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Video shows students bullying girl wearing hijab Video included

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Originally captured on Snapchat, one student was heard yelling offensive words at another girl who was wearing a hijab.

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Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

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Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

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Ava DuVernay announces open casting call for 'Central Park Five' Netflix series

With the abundance of hopes and promises shared by film directors for more inclusion and diversity in casting film and entertainment projects, it seems Ava DuVernay is committed to following through.

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An officer, a pilot and Jim Morrison: some notable posthumous pardons

President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump) President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
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President Donald Trump could soon take the rare step of granting a posthumous pardon. Here’s a look at some other times that’s happened in the U.S.

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LSU softball drops final game of the Texas A&M series

Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net) Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net)

The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team fell to No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 6-0 in the series finale.

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Former presidents, first ladies pay tribute to Barbara Bush

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush stood with First Lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton. (Source: Jim McGrath) Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush stood with First Lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton. (Source: Jim McGrath)
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Four presidents came together to honor the life of former First Lady Barbara Bush on Sunday, and now, the photo that captured that moment is going viral.

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Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse Video included

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A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.

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LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

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South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

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NCIS: New Orleans generates nearly $300 million in spending for Louisiana

NCIS: New Orleans (source: CBS.com) NCIS: New Orleans (source: CBS.com)

The hit prime-time series NCIS: New Orleans has been renewed for a fifth season, extending for another year the substantial economic investment in Louisiana by CBS Television Studios. 

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State Commissioner urges lawmakers to not pass budget, enter special session immediately Video included

Senate Finance Committee met to discuss potential impacts of the state's budget (Source; WAFB) Senate Finance Committee met to discuss potential impacts of the state's budget (Source; WAFB)
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The Senate Finance Committee will meet Sunday to discuss the potential impacts of the state's operating budget that has passed through the House.  

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Man hailed as hero after charging, disarming Waffle House gunman Video included

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Shaw rushed the gunman while he was reloading and was able to wrestle the gun away and toss it over the counter.

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Mayor declares April 22 Donna Britt Day Video included

Mayor Broome declared April 22 Donna Britt Day (Source: WAFB) Mayor Broome declared April 22 Donna Britt Day (Source: WAFB)
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WAFB’s very own Donna Britt earned numerous awards Sunday during a special ceremony put on by the Boy Scouts of America.

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Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

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A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term 'best friend.'.

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SLIDESHOW: Purple edges White in LSU National L Club Spring Game Video included

Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB) Purple edged out White to win the 2018 Spring Game (Source: WAFB)
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The Purple team stopped a two-point conversion in the waning seconds Saturday evening in the 2018 National L Club LSU Spring Game.

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Crawfish bandits accused of sneaking onto farms at night Video included

One man has been arrested and two people are wanted for allegedly stealing crawfish from farms in the Lafayette area. 

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FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident Video included

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The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems. More>>

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court Video included

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A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. More>>

Woman loses home at auction to former attorney Video included

Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN) Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)
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Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

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Sunday is National Jelly Bean Day Video included

Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day. (Source: Pixabay) Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day. (Source: Pixabay)
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Earth Day falls on April 22 – so does National Jelly Bean Day.

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Apple unveils iPhone-disassembling robot in time for Earth Day Video included

To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones. (Source: Apple Inc./CNN) To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones. (Source: Apple Inc./CNN)
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To mark Earth Day 2018, Apple has unveiled “Daisy,” a robot that takes apart iPhones.

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Pelicans brace for possible Warriors series ahead Video included

Davis scored 47 points in Game Four. Source: Nola.com Davis scored 47 points in Game Four. Source: Nola.com

As Anthony Davis has stated multiple times, legacies are built with postseason success. Not just defeating the 3rd-seed Trail Blazers, but sweeping them in a series that they dominated from start to finish. Well, it doesn't get much better than that. "I just try to go out every game and just play to the best of my ability, to go out there and help the team win. I'm trying to build a legacy here in New Orleans, and let people know that we're for real," said Anthony Da

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LSU finishes 4th with highest-ever program score in down to the wire Super Six final

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They don't come much closer than that.

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Educator, coach honored for 43 years of perfect attendance Video included

Educator Harvey Adger Educator Harvey Adger

Can you imagine going 15 years without a missing a day of work? What about 20 years? What about not missing a day of class?

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Funeral held for Facebook Live shooting victim Video included

(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12) (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
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In a sea of pink and white, family and friends of Rannita "NuNu" Williams came to pay their last respects and celebrate her life on Saturday.

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Volunteers partner with Keep BR Beautiful to pick up litter Video included

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Unless you're looking really closely, it would be hard to spot pieces of trash along Dalrymple Drive or floating in the lake nearby, but make no mistake volunteers said it’s there.

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One injured in shooting on O'neal Lane Video included

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Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday evening.

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Couple arrested in crash that killed 5-year-old girl Video included

Joey Gaudet and Angela Gaudet were arrested in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell (Source: LSP) Joey Gaudet and Angela Gaudet were arrested in connection with a fatal crash that claimed the life of 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell (Source: LSP)

A Gonzales couple has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed 6-year-old Addisyn Teekell.

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Highland Road Park Observatory celebrates International Astronomy Day

The Highland Road Park Observatory hosts the twelfth consecutive premiere astronomy event of the year for this region. International Astronomy Day will take place on Saturday 21 April from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Teens beat, carjack pregnant elementary school teacher Video included

Police Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage. Police Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage.
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Police are searching for four teenage girls who "smacked" the woman and drove off with her Kia Sportage.

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SLIDESHOW: Atomic Pop Shop celebrates Record Store Day

SLIDESHOW: Atomic Pop Shop celebrates Record Store Day

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People lined up early Saturday morning to help a local record store owner celebrate her last Record Store Day in Baton Rouge. 

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Man dies after trying to cross Interstate on foot following crash Video included

A 24-year-old man died because he tried to run across interstate after he crashed his car.  

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SLIDESHOW: Live After Five in downtown Baton Rouge Video included

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Festival season is upon us and Live After Five, Baton Rouge’s free weekly concert series, kicks off spring 2018 with Wayne Toups.

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Mother says recalled eggs made son sick Video included

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There's a batch of eggs under recall for a dangerous bacteria and at least one family in the Baton Rouge area says it was affected. Chances are some of those eggs might be in your fridge.

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