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Socialist Equality Party campaigners speak to residents in Ladbroke Grove

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Limerick Post | Limerick City and County Council

Tenant Purchase Scheme has been condemned for excluding tenants who are dependent on welfare payments as their primary income as well as those who moved from Regeneration areas where they owned their own houses.

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Alternet | Democracy Now

Taxing dynastic wealth is an absolute necessity if we hope to restore our democracy.

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

dnainfo | Special Narcotics Prosecutor

“The sheer volume of fentanyl pouring into the city is shocking. It’s not only killing a record number of people in New York City, but the city is used as a hub of regional distribution for a lethal substance that is taking thousands of lives throughout the Northeast”

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

newswire.ca | AFN

“We must end the discrimination in the First Nations child welfare system and call on Canada to immediately and fully implement the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders,” said National Chief Bellegarde.

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | Mr. Fish

The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of “fake news.”

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Ghana News Agnecy

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NY Times | W Daniels

Some of the Nestlé products on sale at a store near Muaná.

Posted in News on 09/20/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Edinburgh Evening News | S Loudon

An example of the prefab homes that will be on offer at the Social Bite Village on display in St Andrew Square.

Posted in News on 09/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Pacific Standard

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CUSSW

Born in Beijing, China, Marian Chuan ’57SW

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Common Dreams | W McNamee/Getty

Progressive organizations, lawmakers, hospital groups, and healthcare specialists have issued a “red alert” as reporting over the weekend indicated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. – above)) is considering a vote by the end of this month on what Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called Sunday “yet another disastrous Republican proposal to throw millions of people off health insurance.

Posted in News on 09/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Nation | J Locher/AP

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has for decades argued that the United States must establish a single-payer health-care system that provides the guarantee of care for all while controlling costs—what he calls a “Medicare for All” structure.

Posted in News on 09/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CityLab | S Walljasper

Disasters tend to worsen the already present inequalities in their paths. Irma is no different. The hurricane hit small islands in the Caribbean with all its strength, flattening buildings and leaving around 36 dead. In Florida, too, it’s the poor people of color, the disabled, and the elderly—who may not have been well-positioned to weather the storm in the first place—who will probably pay heavier tolls in its aftermath.

Posted in News on 09/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CommunityCare | Kirklees Council

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Longreads | The Image Bank/Getty

I started smoking this year. In Berlin, where I lived before recently returning to New York, almost everyone seems to smoke, almost everywhere, almost all the time. It’s like a 1970s game show, but in German and with better hair.

Posted in News on 09/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | ESTIEM

Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

chestnut hill local

Nick Roush, 66, a Germantown resident for the last 38 years, admits he spent 35 years in Philadelphia prisons, although the only thing he was guilty of was trying to rehabilitate the lives of countless inmates. A 1979 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in social work, Nick was a psychiatric social worker who finally decided to retire in September of last year. But his humanitarian instincts were still intact.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

In These Times | E McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty

In a series of fundraising documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy of Madison, Wis., and published in the Guardian, the CEO of a cartel of 66 well-funded arch-conservative state capitol lobbying outfits promises funders a “once-in-a-lifetime chance to reverse the failed policies of the American left.”

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Science Daily | AAP

Roughly 300,000 Texans living in impoverished border communities known as ‘colonias’ are facing substandard housing, lack of resources and exposure to toxic stress. New research finds these communities are also ill-equipped to face a natural disaster.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Cincinnati

The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CommunityCare | Design Pics Inc/REX/Shuttershock

Three participants in the Tri-City Social Work Exchange explain how they left a visit to Chicago feeling more pride about their own way of working.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Korea Biomedical Review

Kim Yeon-myung, a Social Welfare Professor at Chung-Ang University, talks about his proposal for social service corps, during an interview with Korea Biomedical Review.

Posted in News on 09/18/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

le News | CSIAS

The Swiss social welfare association, CSIAS, points out that welfare spending has grown at a faster rate than Swiss GDP, which grew by around 20% over the ten-year period.

Posted in News on 09/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

CotD

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FSU

The Ferris State University and Big Rapids communities are coming together as the Social Work Association welcomes Theater Delta to campus on Monday, Sept. 18 to present a performance hosted on sexual assault awareness.

Posted in News on 09/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UT Daily Beacon | C Hostettler

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NY Times | B Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Mnuchins, along with Jared and Ivanka, have lost no time establishing themselves as one of the most rapacious It couples in Washington. The “Moochin’ Mnuchins” were a hot topic on social media on Thursday, as commenters reviewed the pair’s outrages, the latest dubbed the “Love Jet.” Mr. Mnuchin was among the first administration grifters to draw attention from government ethics officials when he failed to disclose $95 million in assets, including houses in the Hamptons and Los Angeles and a New York City co-op, on his financial disclosure form.

Posted in News on 09/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Red Pepper | B Murray

Hilary Wainwright says the ideas of Robin Murray (above), who died in June, offer a practical alternative to neoliberalism.

Posted in News on 09/17/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthout | Economic Update

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Gulf News

Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river in Teknaf

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NY Times

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Waco Tribune-Herald | J Faber

The play begins with a poor black family in 1958 North Carolina receiving a visit from a white social worker from the state. “Any time an African American family has a visit from a white social worker is a cause for caution and that’s where the narrative takes off,” explained the play’s producer Alton J. Patton III.

Posted in News on 09/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UAB News

Lisa Baker, Ph.D. (above), associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Social Work, has been appointed associate editor of the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.

Posted in News on 09/16/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | K Moran

Henry sought help for alcohol abuse at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan after a fall last summer he did not recall.

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NIMH

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WSWS | buzzvero

Exactly three months after the fire, not a single person has been arrested, let alone cautioned. Nor has any official death toll been released. An untold number remain in hospital, while hundreds of survivors and their families have been abandoned in temporary accommodation. Some 20 people are estimated to have tried to commit suicide as a result of the trauma they suffered. The central assertion of the inquiry—that no one could have known the dangers—is a lie. People died because their lives are considered worthless in a country where only the super-rich matter.

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PreventionWeb

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The Atlantic | A Hamik/AP

The broad strokes of Medicare for All are simple enough. Sanders’s plan would completely replace the existing patchwork of employer, exchange, and public insurance—save for Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service—and replace them with a plan that covers, well, everything. Medicare for All would cover doctor visits, specialty care, inpatient visits, drugs, home care, and mental-health services, while also taking care of vision and dental benefits. Save for a provision allowing some limited cost-sharing for prescription drugs, all of those services would be covered with no cost-sharing—no deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance—whatsoever. Additionally, the plan bars private insurers from providing “health insurance coverage that duplicates the benefits provided under this Act,” and would slowly expand to edge those insurers out of the market over the course of four years.

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The Scientist | S McCabe

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Science Daily | CUMC

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truthdig | D Arauz

The Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Calif., is the largest women’s prison in the country.

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Valley News

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NY Times | D Winter

Michelle Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at N.Y.U., was released from prison in August after serving 20 years.

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NCB

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The Atlantic | The Voorhes

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.

Posted in News on 09/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

LA Times | D Dyck

A man prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe injection clinic in Vancouver, Canada.

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KWCH12

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NY Times | P Schneider/Charlotte Observer/Getty

Fake Social Security cards.

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Jacobin | DJ Martinez

While rain was still falling over much of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, Patrick Gleason took to the editorial section of Forbes to propose the now-expected Republican (and increasingly Democratic) response to natural disasters: suspend the Davis-Bacon Act and cut wages in order to spur reconstruction efforts. For many who survived the Katrina crisis twelve years ago, Gleason’s words will sound disturbingly familiar. He advances the same flawed recovery approach that the Bush White House and local politicians took in Louisiana. They rolled back labor and environmental protections, guaranteeing wide profit margins for corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel while creating a deeply uneven and unjust recovery process. Above: Port Arthur

Posted in News on 09/14/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | Herald

The range of T-shirts and hoodies was denounced as ‘cynical’ and ‘immoral’ by the brother of the murdered journalist Veronica Guerin.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian

Quality Matters – the adult social care sector-wide commitment that CQC, along with many others, helped to launch this summer.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Save the Children

Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in the past two and a half weeks following a rapid and alarming escalation of violence in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, since August 25, including disturbing reports of hundreds of people, including children, being killed.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Guardian | A Baxter/Getty

Analysis of the Scottish results in the latest Guardian survey of the profession, Social Lives 2017, was launched in Edinburgh.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin | B Faling

The reason our schools and bridges are decaying is clear: we’re spending next to nothing.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | shutterstock

The first national guidelines for diagnosing autism were released for public consultation last week. The report by research group Autism CRC was commissioned and funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in October 2016.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Conversation | M Smith/AP

After the initial emergency passes, a much longer process of recovering and rebuilding begins. For individuals, families and communities, this can last months or even years. This work often begins at the same time as the national media starts packing up and public attention shifts to the next major news story.

Posted in News on 09/13/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

UNHCR | A Kirchhof

Intenally displaced children at the entrance of an empty warehouse in Kasai Province.

Posted in News on 09/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Chronicle of Higher Education | M Antelo

“These threats all suggest that wherever we land ideologically, and however complicated the conversations might prove, we must protect the right of faculty and students across higher education to express their ideas, to share their expressions publicly, and to engage in healthy, open, reasoned, evidenced debate — not anonymous complaints that are reinforced by administrative intervention, no matter how small.”

Posted in News on 09/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Killeen Daily Herald

Texas A&M University-Central Texas students, from left, are Phillip Burns, Jo Marie Gemlich, Carolyn Rogers, Chantel Johnson, Carol Queen and Ditra Coleman.

Posted in News on 09/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Irish Times | A Betson

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s.

Posted in News on 09/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Jacobin

The last photograph of President Allende inspecting the presidential palace shortly before his death.

Posted in News on 09/12/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Providence Journal | G Osmundson

A hospital social worker, aware that Arinola’s first son had been taken away at birth, met with her and her husband, Olalekan. “Mother is taking her medication and has not exhibited any signs of mental illness at this time,” the social worker reported. Above: Tobi’s first home.

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Science News

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Kashmir Monitor

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truthout | J Sullivan / Getty

US-90 remains underwater on September 5, 2017, in Houston, Texas. In a world where every day, we march inexorably deeper into a dangerous climate, where government regulation and global cooperation are our only hope for a livable future, the Reagan ethos is much more than an anachronism, it is a death sentence.

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SAMHSA

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NY Times | M Chase

Take an anti-nausea med before reading

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NorthJersey | E-International Relations

Each day, a group of men and women gathers in a waiting room at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Another group heads to a hospital at Rutgers in New Brunswick. Yet another, to medical centers in Queens and Long Island. They are young and old, African-Americans, Asians, whites and others of mixed races — in short, all ages and ethnic backgrounds. But they have a singular bond. Each one is being monitored for health problems stemming from the 9/11 attacks.

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Health Affairs

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NY Times | K Murton

“When people have slept less, it’s a little like looking at the world through dark glasses,” said Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a longtime relationship scientist and director of the Ohio State Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. “Their moods are poorer. We’re grumpier. Lack of sleep hurts the relationship.”

Posted in News on 09/11/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

MSN/Birmingham Mail | Trinity Mirror Plc

Social workers, librarians, park rangers and thousands of other council staff are being offered shifts on the bins to help the city clear up the streets after strike action.

Posted in News on 09/10/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

The Globe Post

The most recent act of domestic terrorism occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia perpetrated by white nationalists is yet another grim example of the long shadow cast by doctrines of white supremacy in shaping the cultural landscape of the country and the psyche of the American people.

Posted in News on 09/10/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Common Dreams | AFL-CIO

The research also shows, they note, that massive oil companies have disproportionately contributed to rising sea levels and soaring levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide while deceiving the public about the costs of their business practices.

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NY Times | P Rogers

While opioids are now prominent in the national cross hairs, they are only one of many drug-related problems associated with pain management. In fact, opioids aside, the vast majority of medical difficulties pain patients encounter result from the use and abuse of pain-reducing medications that are sold over the counter.

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Common Dreams | M Fleshman

“The Trump Republicans have put forward a budget that takes from low-income people and working families to make the already fabulously wealthy even more obscenely rich.”

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In These Times | Grasshopper Films

Residents of the small Tuscan village of Monticchiello prepare an annual play about the previous year of town life. . . . Afterward, we watch the serene Cresti calmly eating gelato in a café, wryly watching tourists absorbed not with Tuscany or gelato, but with their phones. The sense of what we’re losing as we plow into a techno-commercial future couldn’t be clearer.

Posted in News on 09/10/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

truthdig | Mr. Fish

The opioid crisis, the frequent mass shootings, the rising rates of suicide, especially among middle-aged white males, the morbid obesity, the obsession with gambling, the investment of our emotional and intellectual life in tawdry spectacles and the allure of magical thinking, from the absurd promises of the Christian right to the belief that reality is never an impediment to our desires, are the pathologies of a diseased culture. They have risen from a decayed world where opportunity, which confers status, self-esteem and dignity, has dried up for most Americans. They are expressions of acute desperation and morbidity.

Posted in News on 09/10/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

Der Spiegel | DPA

African migrants at a camp not far from Tripoli. Human rights organizations say migrants are badly treated in such camps, but Europe is nonetheless relying on the Libyans to stem the flow of refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean.

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BASW

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Common Dreams | N Klein

Greenpeace Canada helped build the first of 10 tiny houses in the path of the pipeline, which will cross through hundreds of miles of First Nations territory.

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New Politics

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NY Times | J Moore/Getty

Ingrid Encalada, an undocumented immigrant from Peru shown with one of her two children, was given a temporary stay of deportation after taking sanctuary in a Denver church for five months.

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Bolivar Herald Free Press | R Skinner

Dr. Josh Layman, associate professor of physical therapy, left, and Dwayne Walker, director of bachelor of social work program, sign an agreement between the two programs that will allow the BSW students to provide support services for patients of the DPT program.

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Guardian | Northumbia police/PA

Carolann Gallon, who was jailed for six years and three months for her part in the sexual exploitation of young people in Newcastle.

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The Guardian | B Nelms/Reuters

Residential school survivor Patricia at a gathering in Vancouver to honour First Nations victims of the controversial program.

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Dallas News | UT:A-SHSSW

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Tennessee Today | Z West/USANG

U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Texas Army National Guard arrive in Houston to aid citizens in areas heavily flooded by the storms of Hurricane Harvey

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WBUR

It’s an assault active drug users often don’t report out of shame, distrust of police or fear they’ll be labeled a “cop caller” and have trouble buying heroin

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Anadolu Agency

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KHN

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NYTimes | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

At a community enrollment drive in the 1950s for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Oklahoma, Ralph Rhoades, left, a manager who later became president of the plan, greeted a new member.

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NIH

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UK

Dr. Blake Jones of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, wants to engage his students by presenting the material in a variety of ways to make social work come to life.

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Guardian | AfC

The charity Action for Children found that up to 140,000 children flagged to social services because of abuse or neglect are falling through the cracks in the system in England.

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YLE | H Karjalainen

Finland’s population of elderly immigrants is still relatively small, but that will change in the coming decades as larger numbers of migrants reach retirement age. Finnish authorities still have not yet mapped the needs of this largely invisible group, but experience suggests they will need special services to deal with a language barrier, loneliness and lack of information about social and healthcare services.

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Guardian | www.legislation.gov.uk

Using the Human Rights Act is not something for social workers to be afraid of, or to simply be passed on to lawyers. It can actually be a useful tool for practitioners. Empowering social workers about their duties under the Human Rights Act means they could use the law to help make (often difficult) frontline decisions.

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Dissent | University of Texas

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NY Times | A Burton

Laila is rescued by members of the nonprofit organization Team Rubicon from a flooded neighborhood west of Houston after a reservoir overflowed.

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