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Six Jews Arrested In Attacks Against Arabs To Prevent Assimilation

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Six Jews Arrested In Attacks Against Arabs To Prevent Assimilation
The Shin Bet working with police have arrested six suspects, residents of Beersheva, believed to have assaulted Arabs. Among the suspects in custody are two IDF soldiers and a minor. The investigation began in December 2016 following a number of attacks against Arabs in the city. The most serious attack investigated was a stabbing on February 21, 2017 during the evening hours. In the other attacks batons and metallic rods were used as were other blunt objects. During their interrogation, police have linked some of the suspects to ...

FRENCH ELECTION: Macron And Le Pen Projected To Advance To Runoff

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FRENCH ELECTION: Macron And Le Pen Projected To Advance To RunoffAs France’s polls closed in the first round of presidential voting on Sunday, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron were projected by multiple news agencies to advance to a May 7 runoff. The projections, based on vote totals in certain constituencies that were then extrapolated nationwide, were reported by The Associated Press, Reuters and AFP. The likely Le Pen-Macron matchup was ...    Full Story »

“Mamash Pikuach Nefesh” : Rav Chaim Kanievsky Pens Rare Personal Letter

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FRENCH ELECTION: Macron And Le Pen Projected To Advance To Runoff  Maran Sar HaTorah shlit”a has released a powerful statement [below] on behalf of a Rav in Israel whose family has fallen into a serious unnamed nisayon. While the details of the nisayon have remained concealed for the family’s privacy, Rav Kanievsky’s letter says explicitly that it is a matter of life & death. It is highly uncommon for Rav Kanievsky to take the time ...    Full Story »

Pentagon Chief Visits African Nation Home To Key US Base

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Pentagon Chief Visits African Nation Home To Key US BaseU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones. Mattis, the first Trump administration official to visit Djibouti, planned to meet with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and greet U.S. and French troops. He was accompanied by ...    Full Story »

WATCH: PM Netanyahu Meeting With The 6 Torch-Lighter Holocaust Survivors (1 opinions)

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Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, which is observed in Israel on Tuesday, 29 Nissan, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with the six torch-lighters to hear a bit about each of their stories. Observance this year of this day as well as ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu: The PA Must Halt Financing Terrorists

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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu: The PA Must Halt Financing Terrorists[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is calling on the PA (Palestinian Authority) to stop paying salaries to terrorists and their families as a condition to the resumption of diplomatic talks. At the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 27 Nissan, the prime minister addressed a number of issues before the media including the money paid to ...    Full Story »

Public Window On Financial Complaints Could Be Closing Soon

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Public Window On Financial Complaints Could Be Closing SoonU.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government. But Republicans working to overhaul the financial regulation law known as Dodd-Frank want to bar ...    Full Story »

North Korea Detains US Citizen, The 3rd American Being Held There

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North Korea Detains US Citizen, The 3rd American Being Held ThereNorth Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Park said Kim, who is in his 50s, taught accounting at the university for ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion Calls To Delay Lag B'Omer Bonfire (4 opinions)

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Rishon L'Tzion Calls To Delay Lag B'Omer BonfireAs is the case every year when Lag B’Omer falls on motzei Shabbos, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita is calling to delay the lighting of the main bonfire in Meron to prevent Chilul Shabbos. Rav Yosef calls for delaying the lighting of the main torch, which symbolizes the beginning of the day’s events, for hours after Shabbos. Last week, YWN-ISRAEL reported that the ...    Full Story »

Schumer: Boost Communication After Penn Station Stampede

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Schumer: Boost Communication After Penn Station StampedeSen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The New York Democrat on Sunday called for rail security improvements including the establishment of a joint command at Penn Station so law enforcers can communicate with each ...    Full Story »

Baltimore: Orthodox Jewish Man Robbed At Gunpoint; Steal Wallet, Phone, Car Keys; 3 Thugs Escape In Victims Car (1 opinions)

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Baltimore: Orthodox Jewish Man Robbed At Gunpoint; Steal Wallet, Phone, Car Keys; 3 Thugs Escape In Victims CarA Frum person was just robbed at gunpoint in the heart of the Baltimore Jewish Community. Sources tell YWN that the mugging happened at around at around 10:30AM (Sunday morning, at 3104 Bancroft Road near Clarks Lane - near the Cross-Country Apartments. The perpetrators are described as 3 African American males wearing hoodies. The victim was forced at gunpoint to give over his ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Yossi Deutsch Was Attacked In Meah Shearim On Shabbos

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Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Yossi Deutsch Was Attacked In Meah Shearim On ShabbosJerusalem Deputy Mayor Yossi Deutsch was attack by zealots in Meah Shearim on Shabbos as he was heading to a tisch at Slonim. This is the second time he was attacked in as many months as was the case with Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush. This latest attack occurred on Friday night when a number of extremists noticed him making his way through Meah Shearim. When attacked he was ...    Full Story »

19-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Boy Involved In Serious Crash In Rockland County (3 opinions)

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19-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Boy Involved In Serious Crash In Rockland County[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A Monsey teen suffered serious injuries after the vehicle he was involved in a serious crash. Sources tell YWN that the accident happened around 4:15AM in front of 174 Buena Vista Road in New City, NY (Rockland County). Clarkstown PD arrived on scene and requested Paramedics forthwith after finding the driver unconscious and entrapped in the ...    Full Story »

8 Injured In Williamsburg, Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire

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8 Injured In Williamsburg, Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Six civilians and two firefighters were injured in a blaze in Williamsburg, Brooklyn early Sunday. The fire broke out just before 3 a.m. in a six-story apartment building at 204 Ross St. in Brooklyn. Of the six injured people, four were taken to area hospitals, officials said. They all had minor injuries. The fire began on the fifth floor of the ...    Full Story »

Iranian Candidate Says Nuclear Deal Failed To Lift Sanctions

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Iranian Candidate Says Nuclear Deal Failed To Lift SanctionsAn Iranian presidential candidate said Sunday the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, told a news conference that President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West had failed, adding that "sanctions remained in place and were even intensified." Under the nuclear deal, ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Addresses Attacks On Social Media (2 opinions)

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PM Netanyahu Addresses Attacks On Social MediaPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last week attended a Shin Bet event ahead of Independence Day. Prime Minister Netanyahu: "The Shin Bet is a solid foundation of our natural strength, of the revived strength of the people of Israel. It deals with the abject hatred of us which is manifesting itself in new ways. Over the past 18 months we have been subjected to a new assault by an ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Additional F-35 Fighter Planes Arrive In Israel (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Additional F-35 Fighter Planes Arrive In Israel[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In the attached photos provided by the IDF spokesman unit, we see additional ‘Adir’ (F-35) advanced fighter planes on their way to Israel. These planes arrived in an IAF base on Sunday, 27 Nissan 5777. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

France Begins Presidential Vote In Test For Populism

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France Begins Presidential Vote In Test For PopulismAmid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's seen as a litmus test for the spread of populism around the world and a vote on the future of Europe. More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to the 66,000 polling stations for Sunday's election, which comes after Thursday's deadly attack on the ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Hunger Strike in Israel May Not Be As Long-Lived As Hoped (2 opinions)

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Terrorist Hunger Strike in Israel May Not Be As Long-Lived As HopedAbout 1,100 terrorists imprisoned in Israel announced their participation in a hunger strike begun a week ago, demanding improved conditions. While organizers of the effort hoped to enlist thousands of the 6,000 imprisoned terrorists, this did not occur and it now appears that many of those taking part are not as committed as they thought would be the case. About a hundred quit the ...    Full Story »

Police Continue Search For Missing Ramat Gan Woman

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Police Continue Search For Missing Ramat Gan WomanPolice on motzei Shabbos for a second time turned to the public seeking assistance in locating missing 58-year-old Ramat Gan residents Orli Ilan, who was last seen in her home. Anyone with information is urged to phone 100 or 03-610-0444. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack Leaves a Number of People Lightly Injured (3 opinions)

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Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack Leaves a Number of People Lightly Injured3:11 PM IL: A number of people were wounded in a stabbing attack on HaYarkon Street in Tel Aviv a short time ago, Sunday, 27 Nissan 5777. United Hatzalah reports units responded to provide initial care on the scene. All of the victims are reportedly in light condition. According to reports, a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident is in custody after he attacked three men and a woman in ...    Full Story »

An Irreligious Sandek: A Halachic Analysis (1 opinions)

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An Irreligious Sandek:  A Halachic AnalysisBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It is a tradition among many Jewish people that the child at a Bris Milah develops, in personality, to be like the Sandek that held him at a Bris Milah. This is perhaps another motivation as to the reason why an attempt is made to obtain a great Tzaddik to serve as the child’s Sandek. But from where did this idea originate? ...    Full Story »

Reports: Israel Struck Syrian Military Base

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Reports: Israel Struck Syrian Military BaseAl-Jazeera is reporting that Israel has struck a Syrian military base on the outskirts of Quneitra. Al-Miyadin reports three killed and two other persons being wounded in the strike. Israel remains silent as is always the case amid such reports of an Israel Air Force Strike. There have been similar reports of IAF attacks against Syrian targets in recent months, all unconfirmed by ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Receives Hebrew Translation Of Vatican Documents

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President Rivlin Receives Hebrew Translation Of Vatican DocumentsPresident Reuven Rivlin on Thursday, 24 ?Nissan 5777, at his residence was presented with a new publication in Hebrew of Vatican papers entitled “In our Time” (from the Latin ‘Nostra Aetate’). The work, led by Professor Dina Porat of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, included documents and research in Hebrew relating to the ...    Full Story »

Man Charged With Making Threatening Calls To Jewish Centers (3 opinions)

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Man Charged With Making Threatening Calls To Jewish CentersAn 18-year-old man living in Israel left scores of messages graphically describing children's deaths in calls to Jewish community centers and schools across the United States, using an online calling service to disguise his voice as a woman and hide his identity, according to a federal indictment filed Friday in Florida. A month after his arrest in Israel, Michael Ron David Kadar was ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: American Tries To Learn From United's Mistakes In Incident (1 opinions)

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VIDEO: American Tries To Learn From United's Mistakes In IncidentAnother day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger ...    Full Story »

Security Tight As France Prepares For Presidential Vote

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Security Tight As France Prepares For Presidential VoteEarly voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection. Opinion polls pointed to a tight race among the four top contenders vying to get into the May 7 presidential runoff that will decide who becomes ...    Full Story »
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Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting Congress

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Possible Shutdown, Health Care Quagmire Awaiting CongressLawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump's GOP allies control Congress, but they've been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day ...    Full Story »

NYPD Commissioner O'Neill Blasts Justice Dept For Ignoring Facts On NYC Crime (2 opinions)

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NYPD Commissioner O'Neill Blasts Justice Dept For Ignoring Facts On NYC Crime“The Justice Department’s release this afternoon stating that New York City is somehow “soft on crime” and continues to see “gang murder after gang murder,” demonstrates a willful disregard for the facts. New York City is experiencing a steady decline in overall crime that includes major reductions in murder and shootings. In fact, 2016 saw the fewest shootings ever in ...    Full Story »

Trump Secrecy Moves Threaten His 'Drain The Swamp' Pledge

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Trump Secrecy Moves Threaten His 'Drain The Swamp' PledgeThe leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump's "drain the swamp" slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president's closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it's a priority. Bannon said he "agrees with the concept that Washington is rigged," said Wamp, a former ...    Full Story »

House Intel Panel To Hear From Top Officials On Russia Probe (1 opinions)

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House Intel Panel To Hear From Top Officials On Russia ProbeTop law enforcement and intelligence officials are expected to testify next week on Capitol Hill about Russian activities to influence the U.S. presidential election. The House intelligence committee said Friday that it had sent letters requesting FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, to appear at a closed hearing on Tuesday. The ...    Full Story »

Air Marshal Leaves Gun In Bathroom On NY Bound Flight (1 opinions)

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Air Marshal Leaves Gun In Bathroom On NY Bound FlightThe following is via Fox5NY: A U.S. air marshal reportedly forgot her loaded gun in the bathroom of a Delta flight headed from England to New York and the gun was found by another passenger. It reportedly happened on April 6 aboard a flight from Manchester to Kennedy International ...    Full Story »

Obama To Hold First Public Event Of His Post-Presidency (4 opinions)

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Obama To Hold First Public Event Of His Post-PresidencyFormer President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Obama's first public engagement comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office next week. The news release announcing the event says Obama's post-presidential goal is "to encourage and ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Hospitalized George H.W. Bush Gets 'Big Morale Boost'

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PHOTO: Hospitalized George H.W. Bush Gets 'Big Morale Boost'George H.W. Bush may be recovering from a mild case of pneumonia in a Houston hospital, but it hasn't dampened his affinity for sharing personal moments on social media. The former president, 92, tweeted a photo Thursday with one of his visitors at Houston Methodist Hospital: His son, and fellow former president, George W. Bush. "Big morale boost from a high level delegation," ...    Full Story »

US Authorities Debating Charges Against Assange (1 opinions)

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US Authorities Debating Charges Against AssangeU.S. authorities have been engaged in discussions over whether to seek charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to a source familiar with the matter. The debate over charges was first reported by the Washington Post. Officials have been debating whether Wikileaks -- the organization which has shared troves of confidential materials, often received via persons ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Some Are Quite Pleased With Hunger Strike By Imprisoned Terrorists (4 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Some Are Quite Pleased With Hunger Strike By Imprisoned Terrorists[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An estimated 1,100 terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails of 6,000 are taking part in a hunger strike that began last week, demanding improved ...    Full Story »

FDNY Investigation Into Firefighter's Death Will Focus On Ladder

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FDNY Investigation Into Firefighter's Death Will Focus On LadderThe investigation into the death of a 14-year veteran firefighter of the FDNY, in Queens, will center on a ladder and the immediate moments before he fell. Firefighter William Tolley, 42, of Bethpage, was killed when he fell to the ground while battling a fire at an apartment building in Queens Thursday afternoon. Investigators are reviewing video that shows the ladder on the ...    Full Story »

Officials: Police Had Champs-Elysees Attacker In Their Grasp

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Officials: Police Had Champs-Elysees Attacker In Their GraspThe Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers. The French government pulled out all the stops to protect Sunday's ...    Full Story »

AGAIN: More Russian Spy Planes, Bombers Approach Alaskan Airspace

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AGAIN: More Russian Spy Planes, Bombers Approach Alaskan AirspaceRussian Bear bombers and spy planes buzzed Alaskan airspace the past two nights in a repeat of incidents earlier this week, two U.S. officials told Fox News on Friday. Wednesday night a pair of Russian spy planes Ilyushin IL-38s flew near the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea staying in the U.S. Air Defense Zone for a few hours before departing. Thursday night, a pair of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Giant Tent Is Up In Meron Ahead Of Lag B'Omer

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PHOTOS: Giant Tent Is Up In Meron Ahead Of Lag B'Omer[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The giant tent with its 1,700 seats stands erect as preparations for Lag B’Omer continue at the tziyun of the Rashbi ZY”A in Meron. The tent was erected this week and when preparations are complete, it will be air conditioned. An estimated 350,000 meals will be distributed in the tent as hundreds of thousands of mispallalim will be visiting the ...    Full Story »

Misaskim's Busiest 24 Hours (2 opinions)

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Misaskim's Busiest 24 HoursFor most families, Havdalah after the last day of Pesach signifies the mad dash to turn over the house from Pesachdik to chametz…or perhaps the start of the trek to returning home after being away for 8 days. But not for Misaskim. In the first 24 hours since Motzoei Yom Tov, Misaskim trucks, vans, and even SUVs manned by volunteers and staff (see photo), fanned out across the ...    Full Story »

WATCH: The Old Jewish Cemetery Of Vilna (4 opinions)

Jewish historical sites in modern day Vilnius (Hebrew: Vilna), the capital of Lithuania, are an endangered species. This video examines the history – and the plight – of Vilna’s Old Jewish Cemetery, affectionately called “Piramont” and “Der Alter Beys Eylem” by Vilna’s pre-World War II Jewish community. The video features an appeal to the Lithuanian government by Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.

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WATCH: Shechem Marches In Support Of Terrorist Hunger-Strikers

[ADDITIONAL VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Residents of PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Shechem on Thursday 24 Nissan marched in support of striking terrorists imprisoned in Israel. The hunger strike was organized by imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for his heinous acts. About 1,000 terrorists serving prison terms in Israel are participating in the hunger strike. In one of the accompanying videos, marchers are seen trampling on an Israeli flag. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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