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House unanimously approves back pay for 800,000 furloughed federal workers
Oct-05-2013 474 0


The House on Saturday unanimously approved legislation to provide retroactive pay for furloughed federal workers after the government shutdown ends. The vote was 407-0.

The White House said Friday that it “strongly supports” the legislation and urged its “swift” passage, even while warning that the single bill alone “will not address the serious consequences of the funding lapse.”

The Senate is still deciding how to proceed with the legislation, a Democratic leadership aide said, adding that it is unlikely the Senate will act on it today.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor that it is "cruel" to promise pay in the future but not allow federal workers to go back to work while the shutdown continues.

"It's really cruel to tell workers they'll receive back pay once the government opens and then refuse to open the government," he said. "Let's open the government."

Reid said the message being sent to federal workers is: "Stay home. Watch TV. Play chess. Whatever you want to do, because we won't let you work."

Approximately 800,000 government employees are furloughed during the shutdown.

Workers deemed essential and who are currently on the job will be paid for their work during the shutdown, although their paychecks could be delayed. But furloughed employees need congressional approval to receive back pay.

After past shutdowns, Congress passed similar measures, but federal employee unions had warned early in this impasse that there was no guarantee that Congress would act..

During the budget stalemate, the GOP-led House has passed a series of bills to fund some of the most popular programs impacted by the funding lapse - like national parks and care for veterans. But the Senate has declined to take up those piecemeal measures, saying that the government should instead be fully reopened.

"I'm glad to see at the very least that the Senate has plans to take up this bill," Rep. Hal Rogers R-Ky., said of the Senate's likely action on the back pay legislation. "Stop the presses! The Senate's going to take up a bill!"

The back pay measure was introduced by Democrat Jim Moran of Northern Virginia, which has one of the country’s highest populations of federal workers.

"The issue is fairness," Moran said on the House floor. "It's just wrong for hundreds of thousands of federal employees not to know whether they're going to be able to make their mortgage payment, not to know whether they're going to be able to provide for their families."

In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner lauded the passage of the measure and called for a resolution to the shutdown that includes measures to modify the Obama-backed health care reform legislation.

“It’s encouraging to see both parties come together to provide fairness for the 800,000 federal workers hurt by this shutdown," he said. "Now we should do something about the 800,000 jobs being destroyed by the president’s health care law."

Democrats continued to say they want GOP leaders to allow a vote on a government funding bill without add-ons that would make major changes to Obamacare.

Saying that ensuring retroactive pay was "the right thing to do," Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the fact that furloughed workers remain unable to go to work "highlights the sheer folly" of the ongoing government shutdown.

The House's move comes as the shutdown stretches into its fifth day. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Barack Obama again called on House leaders to put the "clean" funding bill up for a vote.

"We know that there are enough members in the House of Representatives -- Democrats and Republicans -- who are prepared to vote to reopen the government today," he said. "The only thing that is keeping that from happening is Speaker Boehner has made a decision that he is going to hold out to see if he can get additional concessions from us."


NBC's Kasie Hunt grills Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on whether or not he supports giving back pay to furloughed government workers during this government shutdown.

If the Senate does take up the bill, a fast-track process could allow the bill to be passed as early as Saturday, although that move would require every senator to agree.

In an interview with NBC News, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas -- whose lengthy argument against Obamacare last month galvanized the GOP opposition to the short-term budget bill that led to the ongoing shutdown -- would not say whether or not he will object to the agreement.

“I support the House working cooperatively to resolve this, to fund the government, and at the same time, to prevent the enormous harms Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans,” he said.

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AP Oct-25-2014 94 0
Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Ruemmler was concerned that her experience as a close adviser to the President would have led to a difficult confirmation process in the current highly charged partisan environment, the sources said, speaking on a condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private discussions. They say Ruemmler, a top official at the Justice Department before moving to the White House, was also concerned that it could ignite political attacks against Obama.

Ruemmler's withdrawal, in a phone call to the President Wednesday, leaves no obvious front-runner to replace Holder, who announced a month ago that he would step down once a replacement was confirmed. Ruemmler brought the law enforcement bonafides of a former prosecutor in the Bush administration who won convictions against Enron's executives and the national security expertise of a top White House official.

Other candidates that administration officials have said have been considered include Solicitor General Don Verrilli; Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York; Jenny Durkan, who resigned as U.S. attorney in Washington state last month; former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Tony West, who recently resigned as the No. 3 official at the Justice Department and has taken a job at PepsiCo; and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Ruemmler, now a partner at Latham & Watkins specializing in government investigations, had the closest relationship of the attorney general candidates to the President after serving as his legal gatekeeper at the White House. But that relationship also would have brought tough scrutiny, with Republicans likely to question her handling of controversies involving the IRS, Benghazi and the investigation of a White House volunteer in a prostitution scandal.

Obama's aides say he has not yet made up his mind on whom to nominate and won't announce a choice until after the Nov. 4 elections, in part to avoid making the nominee into a political issue facing embattled Democratic candidates. They say he also hasn't decided whether to seek confirmation in the Senate's lame duck session later this year or to wait until the new year, when Republicans are expected to pick up seats if not win outright control.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said in a statement, "Kathy is someone who always tells it like it is, is a world class lawyer and remains a trusted adviser to the president. Anyone who knows Kathy knows she has impeccable judgment, extraordinary foresight and is a formidable force. But she is also as selfless as they come, and the President is proud to call her a close friend."

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Bill Hutchinson Oct-23-2014 145 0
An intruder scaled the White House fence Wednesday, but was quickly pounced on by guard dogs in the latest scare since an armed man made it into the executive mansion last month.

Secret Service officials said Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., climbed over the fence near the North Lawn of the White House at 7:16 p.m., but was quickly subdued by K-9 units.

Adesanya kicked one of the dogs, but a second one stopped him and Secret Service agents tackled him, officials said.

“The dog got him,” a Secret Service spokesman said.

He has been charged with two counts of assault on a police dog, four counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry and one count of making threats.

Adesanya's father told the local press that his son is dealing with mental illness issues. He said the 23-year-old suffers from paranoia and has complained of hearing voices.

“We wanted to get him help, and we’ve been asking the government to give him help and nobody has wanted to help us get help for him,” the man, who didn't want to be identified, told WMAR-TV.

According to his father, Adesanya was arrested at the White House two months ago after he argued with security guards who wouldn't allow him to enter. He was charged with a misdemeanor.

Adesanya had previously attended Stevenson University, but is no longer a student at the Maryland school. On his LinkedIn profile he lists his job title as "American Slave."

Video footage released Wednesday night showed the man in white shorts and a dark shirt kicking and punching one of the dogs before agents arrested him.

The White House was put on lockdown. The incident occurred shortly after President Obama met with senior advisers in the Oval Office.

“The individual was immediately taken into custody on the North Lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers,” the Secret Service spokesman said.

Adesanya was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesman said.

The two dogs, named Hurricane and Jordan, that stopped Adesanya were taken to a veterinarian and treated for minor bruising.

Both dogs were cleared to return to duty.

The security breach comes as Omar Gonzalez, 42, a retired U.S. soldier who served in Iraq, scaled the fence on Sept. 19, entered the White House through an unlocked door and made it to the East Room before Secret Service agents tackled him. Officials said Gonzalez was armed with a serrated knife at the time.

The incident came after several security breaches at the White House and prompted the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.

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Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the broadest review of police tactics in more than a generation, calling for a new effort to tackle difficult questions about how officers patrol communities, prevent crime, and arrest suspects.

Mr. Holder, who has voiced concerns about police conduct since an unarmed 18-year-old was shot and killed by an officer in Ferguson, Mo. in August, spoke Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark. at a meeting of police chiefs organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

“The Justice Department is working with major police associations to conduct a broad review of policing tactics, techniques and training,’’ Mr. Holder said.

The goal of the review, he said, is to help police departments around the country “confront emerging threats, better address persistent challenges, and thoroughly examine the latest tools and technologies to enhance the safety and the effectiveness of law enforcement.’’

Mr. Holder said he wants the review to expand “to provide strong, national direction on a scale not seen since President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement nearly half a century ago.’’

If Mr. Holder’s goal is to be realized, it will have to be done by someone else. The Attorney General, one of the president’s closest and longest-serving cabinet members, announced in September he will leave the job as soon as his successor is confirmed by the Senate, a process which could take months.

U.S. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate someone for the job.

Over the past year, Mr. Holder has pushed publicly for changes in the criminal justice system, particularly reductions of sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. He also opened a federal civil rights probe into the Ferguson case, challenged some of the police responses to protests over the shooting and discussed his own experiences with racial profiling.

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Adam Edelman Sep-29-2014 254 0
The White House intruder who jumped the fence and sprinted into the presidential mansion earlier this month made it much deeper into the building than had been previously disclosed, according to a new bombshell report.

Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq War veteran, ran through the White House front door, past a stairway that was only a "half-flight from the first family's living quarters" and into the East Room, The Washington Post reported, citing several people with knowledge of the troubling incident.

Gonzalez, who was carrying a knife and was found to have 800 rounds of ammunition and a machete in his car, was eventually tackled in the East Room, an 80-foot-long space usually used for presidential addresses and receptions.

First, however, Gonzalez ran through "much of the main floor" after an alarm box near the White House front entrance — meant to alert guards to the presence of an intruder — had been muted, a Secret Service official told The Post.

Because of the muted alarm, the officer posted directly inside the front door was delayed in being alerted to the intruder's presence, The Post reported.

Gonzalez then bolted right past the guards posted at the entrance, past a stairway just a "half-flight" up to the living quarters of the first family, and to the doorway that leads into the Green Room — a parlor leading out to the South Lawn.

Secret Service counter-assault agents finally tackled Gonzalez in the East Room, according to The Post.

Previously, White House and Secret Service officials had told reporters that Gonzalez had been taken down at the front entrance to the White House.

The Sept. 19 breach, which happened just moments after President Obama and his daughters left the property for a weekend at Camp David, prompted a rare evacuation of much of the White House.


The harrowing incident makes Gonzalez, who was free on bond when the incident happened after a July arrest — when officers found 11 guns, an ax and a map of his White House in his car — the first person ever known to have jumped the White House fence and made it all the way inside the building, according to The Post.

Gonzalez, of Copperas Cove, Texas, was placed under arrest after he was apprehended and transported to nearby George Washington University Hospital. Officers found more than 800 rounds of ammunition a machete and multiple hatchets in his car.

A Bible Gonzalez carried with him during his service in the Army in the Iraq war.

He has been charged with unauthorized entry while carrying a weapon and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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Sep-26-2014 257 0
The First Lady’s chief of staff has a perp on her pillow.

A top aid to Mayor de Blasio’s wife is dating a convicted killer and drug dealer who slams police as “pigs” on social media.

Rachel Noerdlinger, named chief of staff to First Lady Chirlane McCray in January, has been romantically linked to ex-con Hassaun McFarlan since 2010.

McFarlan’s infamous past emerged Thursday in a report by DNAInfo.com, raising questions on whether it’s appropriate for Noerdlinger to attend high-level NYPD anti-crime meetings.

Earlier this month, Noerdlinger accompanied McCray to an NYPD CompStat meeting where active investigations and crime trends were discussed.

Noerdlinger, 43, declined to comment Thursday, but the Mayor’s office issued a statement supporting her.

“Rachel is her own person. She is a strong, independent woman who possesses a core set of values and beliefs that align with this administration,” said de Blasio’s spokeswoman Rebecca Katz.

City Hall’s backing of Noerdlinger also raises the specter of a double standard. The mayor ditched his campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith after it was disclosed she was dating former hooker-happy governor Eliot Spitzer.

McFarlan’s rap sheet dates back to 1993, when as a 15-year-old he shot and killed an 18-year-old man in a dispute over a down jacket at the St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem. Records obtained by the Daily News show McFarlan pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 years in prison.

He also went to prison in 2005 after pleading guilty in Massachusetts to cocaine trafficking charges.

“These revelations are of serious concern because her positions gives her access to to critical information about police plans and strategies,” said Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch.

“It raises serious questions about her judgement and character and the quality of counsel she provides to City Hall.”

McFarlan’s most recent arrest occurred on Nov. 11, 2013, after he was accused of nearly mowing down a cop in Edgewater, N.J., while driving Noerdlinger’s black Mercedes-Benz sedan.

Records also show he was collared in 2011 and 2009 for driving with a suspended license. In 2012, he was pinched on W. 130th St. in Harlem for smoking marijuana in public.

“It’s not a big deal. Why don’t you get the real drug dealers,” McFarlan, 34, mouthed off to cops, according to court records.

Two days after the weed bust, he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was sentenced to time served.

McFarlan’s interactions with the law has made him no fan of police.

“I can’t come outside without the pigs f------ with me in the hood out the hood im a magnet to police f------ with me,” he wrote on Facebook on March 15, 2012.

In January 2012, he bashed cops again in a online story about a Staten Island officer who pleaded guilty to arresting an innocent black man on bogus charges.

Rachel Noerdlinger declined to comment about McFarlan, but the mayor's office is supporting her.

“The system sucks this pig should be charged with a civil rights violation ...,” he wrote.

De Blasio spokeswoman Katz said, “No one at City Hall condones criminal behavior or disparagement of the NYPD, including Rachel.”

Prior to joining the de Blasio team, Noerdlinger worked for the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. Sharpton vouched for professionalism, but said he was in the dark about McFarlan’s past.

“She’s firmly shown when she was with us she worked with the police against violence in the community,” Sharpton said.

“I don’t know what the procedures are at City Hall, but if in fact they’re dating, she shouldn’t have to answer anything more than anybody else,” Sharpton said. “We’re not talking about a marriage here.”

McFarlan could not be reached for comment Thursday.

“Hassaun’s past is more complicated than most. It doesn’t mean he’s not trying to do the right thing. He’s a good man,” said Michael Skolnik, a close pal of Noedlinger, to The News.

“The two of them are just good, kind, nice people,” said Skolnick, political director for hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons. “She (Noedlinger) is extraordinary, and she does an extraordinary job for the First Lady. She’s a great public servant.”

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AP Sep-25-2014 266 0
Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning, NPR reports.

According to NPR's Carrie Johnson, Holder will resign as soon as his successor is confirmed. Holder has served as attorney general since 2009.

This is developing... Check back for more...

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AP Sep-18-2014 209 0
The Senate added its conflicted stamp of approval to President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels against the Islamic State, voting to fund what amounts to the start of a new war without an actual war vote.

The measure -- attached to a must-pass bill to fund the government until Dec. 11 -- spends $500 million to start training and arming Syrian rebels and to expand on the campaign launched in August against the extremist advance in Iraq.

The bill passed 73 to 22, and heads to the White House, where President Barack Obama, who ran as an anti-war president, is likely to sign it. It allows Obama in effect to begin hostilities against an enemy in Syria, relying on the war declarations passed with the authorizations to use military force in 2001 and 2002 that targeted al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.

Lawmakers and the White House agree the AUMFs are outdated -- some members don’t even think it’s constitutional for the president to apply them to current military operations against ISIS -- and need to be modernized.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who made the case for the majority, acknowledged that the Senate needs to hold a broader debate, and a vote, on a new war authorization. Durbin said he expects that to happen only after lawmakers return from the elections in November.

"We have a special responsibility given to us by the Constitution that says the American people declare war, not the president," Durbin said. "So we will come back and start the debate on what's known as [an AUMF], a modern version … It's a debate that's long overdue."

The debate Thursday was a study in contradictions, with senators like Durbin who backed the funding complaining about Obama's war authority, and senators who opposed the funding saying nevertheless it is vital for the United States to stop ISIS or ISIL, as the extremists are also known.

Perhaps the highest profile opponent, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), argued that he would have voted for a war authorization, even as he condemned intervention and mocked the idea of arming Syrian rebels under the old war declarations.

"As [Secretary of State John] Kerry understands it, we could use that [2001] authorization of force to attack the same people we're giving the weapons to. Think about the insanity of this," Paul said. "We're giving weapons to people fighting in trenches with al Qaeda. We could actually attack under that formulation the very people we're giving the weapons to. It's absurd."

Still, before voting against funding, Paul said ISIS was a real threat. "I think there are valid reasons for being involved, and I think we are doing the right thing, but just in the wrong way."

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) also argued that Obama does not have the authority to wage a new war, but he voted for the funding, calling it "the least-worst option."

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) called ISIS "terrorist thugs" and a threat to the United States, but adamantly opposed arming the rebels "or who they might be 12 months from now."

"I disagree with my president," Begich said, arguing that the people who live in the area are the ones who should be "stepping up to the plate."

Similarly, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said Arab nations should be the ones stepping forward and bearing the burdens, and worried that the costs would again be born by American taxpayers.

"We must stop putting wars on a credit card," Tester said before voting for the bill. "And I wonder if once we start an overseas conflict, do we know where and when it will stop? Do we know what our spending will achieve?"

Even senators who were adamantly for tougher action were not happy with the measure they backed.

"I'll support it. It's long overdue support for the brave Syrians who are fighting on the front lines against a common terrorist enemy," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), even as he complained that Obama should have acted two years ago, and that even now he was telegraphing his plans to the enemy.

"Two years ago, it could have been decisive, it's not now," McCain said. "We're talking about 5,000 [Syrians] that we're going to train over a year or more period, and they're going to be fighting against an estimated 31,500 fighters."

McCain also complained about a lack of candor over the required U.S. commitment to winning, citing former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who predicted "they're not going to be successful against ISIS strictly from the air."

"That's the opinion not of John McCain … but Robert Gates and every military expert I have talked to," McCain said.

Current administration military leaders have said they have no intentions of putting boots on the ground, but also warned that the circumstances could change.

After Thursday's vote, whatever the circumstances become, Congress will not have another say until mid-November, at the earliest.

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Aug-28-2014 233 0
"We can't ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality"

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first public comments Thursday on the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., calling for the country to address “inequities” in the criminal justice system.

The likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate addressed the both the shooting and the days of often violent protests that followed, saying “this is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray.”

Clinton’s comments came at the end of a paid speaking appearance in San Francisco. She said her “heart just broke” for Brown’s family after the unarmed 18-year old was shot by police officer Darren Wilson more than two weeks ago. She also condemned the “terrible” images on television of heavily-armed police facing off with largely peaceful protestors. “Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone,” she said. “Not in America, we are better than that.” And Clinton called for a renewed focus on reforming the nation’s criminal justice system, saying the country must confront lingering unfairness.

“We can’t ignore the inequities that persist in our justice system that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality,” she said.

“Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers, instead of the other way around,” Clinton said. “If white offenders received prison sentences 10 percent longer than black offenders for the same crimes. If a third of all white men—just look at this room and take one third—went to prison during their lifetime. Imagine that. That is the reality in the lives of so many of our fellow Americans and so many of the communities in which they live.”

Clinton noted that her remarks fell on the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington. “That mission is as fiercely urgent today as when he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the hot August sun all those years ago,” she said. “So we have a lot of work to do together.”

Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in this long exposure photo taken in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 20, 2014.

Police officers in riot gear watch demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown from the side of a building in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 19, 2014.

A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. early on Aug. 20, 2014.

A police officer in riot gear detains a demonstrator protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 19, 2014.
Jeff Roberson—AP

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dan merica Aug-25-2014 257 0
Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday.

After signing more than 700 books at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach, Clinton was asked by two reporters for her reaction to the controversy.

Clinton ignored both questions and left the bookstore.

Liberal activists and civil rights leaders have asked Clinton for her response, saying she is the presumed front-runner for her party's presidential nomination in 2016 and that she has commented on major news stories in the past.

Michael Brown was shot dead earlier this month by a Missouri police officer. The shooting sparked large protests in the St. Louis suburb, which were highlighted by looting and a sizable police presence.

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson last week to check in on the federal civil rights investigation into the shooting, and President Barack Obama's White House has begun to look into the equipment the federal government provides to police forces.

At a rally earlier this month about the killing, Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights leader and host on MSNBC, said, "Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, don’t get laryngitis on this issue."

He then added, "Nobody can go to the White House unless they stop by our house and talk about policing."

Clinton was well received in the tony New York beach town. Countless attendees urged her to run for president and some even demanded that she do so.

"You've gotta run," said one woman. "I want to vote for you." Another tried guilt, telling Clinton that voting for her was on her bucket list. "You can't deny me of that, right," she added.

Clinton also slightly tipped her hand on running a few times.

When one man said his brother was her youngest canvasser during her failed 2008 bid, Clinton respond with a smile, "Keep up your strength."

Another man asked Clinton for her campaign contact, to which the former first lady replied, "Oh, I don't have a campaign yet."

Two attendees offered mild protest to the former secretary of state. One asked a question about the United States' role in Iran and another said he disapproved of the way Clinton handled the Arab Spring.

In the latter case, Clinton urged the man to read her book.

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