• Human rights groups set deadline to get all refugee children off Nauru

    Coalition of NGOs and charities calls for children to be brought to Australia by 20 NovemberA coalition of some of Australia’s biggest humanitarian and human rights organisations have given the federal government a deadline to get all asylum seeker and refugee children off Nauru, as the health and safety crisis on the island worsens.World Vision, alongside more than 30 other organisations and advocacy groups, has called for parliament to bring the more than 120 children to Australia or set
  • Military model can’t curb violance in jails | Letters

    Prisons minister Rory Stewart is taken to task by Deborah Coles, Joe Sim and Steve Tombs over his plans to reduce assaults in jails, while Cherry Weston reckons the government’s whole approach is illogicalRory Stewart’s prison plan ignores some key issues (Prisons minister: I’ll quit if assaults do not fall in problem jails, 17 August). He reduces safety to the issue of assaults. However, as prisons inspectorate reports acknowledge, keeping prisoners safe is more complex. Their
  • Too many Americans die on the job. Are things about to get worse? | Gabriel Winant

    A US supreme court that is dominated by right-wing justices will have a devastating effect on worker’s rights and protections
    Who remembers Alphonse Maddin? Maddin came briefly to national attention in spring of 2017, after Donald Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch to the supreme court. Maddin was a truck driver and the central character in one of Gorsuch’s worst opinions as a circuit court judge. His story is one of the rare prominent examples of a vast, hidden world of American injustice
  • Britain flouting human rights over Grenfell-style cladding

    Watchdog says government failing in its duty to protect citizens’ livesThe government is breaching fundamental obligations to protect its citizens’ right to life by failing to address the systemic problems that led to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the UK’s human rights watchdog has warned.The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG) outlining its concerns about the continued use of combustible claddin
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  • Rise in deathbed weddings prompts call to protect cohabiting couples

    Charities say many cohabiters mistakenly believe they have same rights as married couplesThe government is being urged to provide legal protection to millions of cohabiting couples as evidence emerges of increases in the number of civil partnerships and deathbed weddings.In a letter to the Guardian on the third Saturday in August – the busiest day for marriages this year – a coalition of legal organisations and family charities has called on ministers to update legislation and tackle
  • How Trump is cracking down on legal immigrants – and how they are fighting back

    America’s legacy as a nation of immigrants is under threat as the administration attempts to cut back legal optionsSudi Wardere was expecting her first child when she petitioned for a family-based immigrant visa that would allow her husband to join her in the United States.Related: Uncle of Trump adviser Stephen Miller voices 'horror' at immigration policies The overall picture is one of extreme hostility with no distinction between the undocumented and those legally hereThe administration
  • Cohabiting couples need basic legal protections | Letter

    Only by understanding they are at risk can couples take steps to protect their family if they separate or if they are left bereavedToday is the busiest day of the year for weddings, yet marriage numbers are declining. Currently one in eight adults in England and Wales are cohabiting, a trend steadily increasing since 2002.Society is changing, but sadly the law lags behind. A recent survey showed as many as two in three cohabiting couples were unaware that there is no such thing as “common
  • Cuts to legal aid and courts make a mockery of equal access to justice | Letters

    Labour peer Willy Bach says that the review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act must be considered urgently; Christine Walters says we must listen to those whom the system is failingAs the chair of the commission referred to in your editorial on the appalling effects of legal aid cuts (Cuts have tipped the scales of justice. Ministers must rebalance them, 13 August), I welcome your succinct summary of the problems facing those with legal problems who are no longer a
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  • Government given two weeks to respond to Brexit legal challenge

    Group representing Britons living in EU countries argues referendum was not fair voteGovernment lawyers have been given a two-week deadline to respond to the latest legal challenge over the legitimacy of the Brexit vote.
    A judicial review has been launched by the UK in EU Challenge group, which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
  • We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril | Cynthia Wong

    Data could be used to draw conclusions about who you are, what you believe, what you have done – and what you might do in the futureOn Friday, the identity matching services bill will be discussed at a hearing by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee. It has serious implications for human rights.Should the government be able to track your every move when you walk down the street, join a protest, or enter your psychiatrist’s building? Facial recognition technology may
  • England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began

    ONS figures also show an overall increase in recorded crime to 5.5m offencesThe number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall, according to Ministry of Justice figures.The data showed 1.61 million people were either prosecuted or given an “out-of-court disposal” in the year ending March 2018, a fall of 7% and the lowest number since records began in 1970. Related: Romford and Ilford top UK car theft leagueContinue r
  • Trinidad judge loses bid to halt legal inquiry into his private life

    Chief justice Ivor Archie had tried to stop law association’s investigation which could lead to his removal from office
    Judges in London have dismissed an attempt by the chief justice of Trinidad and Tobago to halt a legal investigation into his private life and alleged business dealings.Ivor Archie had been facing mounting public criticism over his “close friendship” with Dillian Johnson, who was described as a “convicted felon” in a judgment issued by the judicial
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  • Ben Stokes should have faced assault charge, says man he felled

    Ryan Hale was punched in the face by the cricketer, who was acquitted of affrayA former soldier knocked unconscious by England cricketer Ben Stokes during a street brawl in Bristol has said he cannot understand why the sportsman was not charged with assault by the Crown Prosecution Service.Stokes was acquitted of affray this week after a trial at Bristol crown court. But Ryan Hale, who served with the Rifles during the Afghanistan war, said he “struggled to understand” why Stokes had
  • Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photosThe Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo.Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. Continue reading...
  • Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

    Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photosThe Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo.Mienke de Wilde is now considering taking her case to the European court of human rights. Continue reading...
  • It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church | David Clohessy

    Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up“It’s all about the bishops.” That’s the single most damning line from a new, 1,300 page report, released by the Pennsylvania supreme court on Tuesday, which found that 300 predator priests in the state had abused more than 1,000 children since 1947. It’s the latest scandal in the Catholic church’s continuing child abuse crisis. The two-year investigation, conducted by P
  • How our lives end must no longer be a taboo subject | Kathryn Mannix

    The recent supreme court ruling underlines how important it is to let relatives and carers know our wishes in advanceAny day spent in a hospital emergency department shows how the illusion that we are in control of our lives can be shattered by the laws of nature, which can catastrophically change everything, unexpectedly rendering us helpless, damaged or dead.Despite the gravity of his condition, he got his wish to die at home. Early planning was key Related: UK judges no longer required to rul
  • Not enough fish: woman successfully sues dating agency over lack of men

    Seventy Thirty misled Tereza Burki on true number of male members, judge findsA divorcee seeking a wealthy boyfriend has won £13,100 in damages from an elite dating agency after it failed to introduce her to the match she hoped would be “possibly the man of my dreams, the father of my child”.Tereza Burki had sued Seventy Thirty, based in Knightsbridge, central London, for deceit and misrepresentation. On Wednesday the high court ruled it had misled the businesswoman about its &
  • EU concerned over detention of human rights lawyer in Iran

    Nasrin Sotoudeh faces charges such as espionage as Tehran continues to stifle dissentThe European Union has expressed serious concerns about the continuing detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh, the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who is serving a five-year jail sentence.Sotoudeh was arrested in June amid a crackdown on defence lawyers representing cases deemed sensitive to the country’s national security.Related: 'Desperate to find a way out': Iran edges towards precipiceRelated: Iran urged
  • We must support not sue our doctors | Letters

    The practice of medicine is the most difficult and complex undertaking of humanity and mistakes will be made, says retired doctor Peter Estcourt. Doctors such as Hadiza Bawa-Garba do not need the threat of court if things go wrongI was greatly heartened to find that Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been allowed to continue her medical training (Report, 14 August). I am a retired doctor with considerable paediatric experience and find the whole saga deeply depressing. The courts and the GMC displayed a t
  • Not enough homes for released prisoners | Letter

    We do not need a £3m pilot scheme to equip inmates for life outside, but a reinvestment in the probation and after-care service, writes Parole Board member Denise WhiteAs a member of the Parole Board I am required to release a prisoner if it is “no longer necessary for the protection of the public that they remain confined”. Faced with a prisoner due for release and having decided that they have met that criterion I am then faced with the issue that they have nowhere to go. Inv
  • CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes

    Prosecution criticised for trying to add assault charge to indictment in trial in which Stokes was clearedThe Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.Following six days of evidence and only two and a half hours of deliberations, the verdict allowed the 27-year-old former England vice-captain to walk free from Bristol crown court. Continue reading...
  • BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory

    Singer is clear to claim substantial damages after conclusion of four-year legal battleThe BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard’s landmark privacy victory, leaving the corporation facing a bill for millions of pounds following the conclusion of a four-year legal battle.The singer is now clear to claim substantial damages as a result of the BBC’s decision to report in 2014 that the singer was being investigated by police regarding historical child sexual assault claims. Related:
  • Nebraska carries out America's first execution using opioid fentanyl

    Fentanyl – which has central role in America’s overdose epidemic – used to kill Carey Dean Moore despite widespread objectionsNebraska has carried out the first execution in the US using fentanyl, the opioid painkiller that killed Prince and has a central role in America’s overdose epidemic. Related: The pope is right: the death penalty has no place in Catholicism | Austen IvereighContinue reading...
  • Harvey Weinstein: judge allows sex trafficking case to move to trial

    New York judge says Weinstein may have broken sex trafficking law in potential landmark case brought by British actor Kadian NobleA US federal judge has ruled that a British woman’s sex-trafficking lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein can go ahead – setting the stage for a landmark case. British actor Kadian Noble, 31, sued Weinstein in US district court in New York City in November, charging he brought her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulted her
  • Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Retires so Voters Can Choose Her Replacement - TIME

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    Impeached West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Retires so Voters Can Choose Her Replacement
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    (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A West Virginia Supreme Court justice has announced her retirement just hours after her impeachment.Justice Robin Davis announced her departure Tuesday at the state Capitol, saying the citizens of West Virginia now “will be ...
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    Justice Davis announces retirement from state Supreme Court, amid impe
  • British expats in EU launch Brexit legal challenge

    Group says leave campaign broke electoral law, making 2016 vote unconstitutionalBritish expatriates have launched a fresh legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the result has been invalidated by the Electoral Commission’s ruling on leave campaign spending. The judicial review against the prime minister, Theresa May, has been submitted to the high court in London by the UK in EU Challenge group, which represents Britons living in France, Italy and Spain. Related: Brexit
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis retires after her impeachment; 3 others to face Senate trial - San Francisco Chronicle

    West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis retires after her impeachment; 3 others to face Senate trial
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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis retires after her impeachment; 3 others to face Senate trial. More. Messenger SMS. Comments Print. Most Popular. Eric Swalwell, still a relative newbie in Congress, looking to ...
  • Time’s Up to give $750,000 to aid low-wage workers who suffer from abuse

    Campaign against sexism and inequality will give grant money to help with legal costs for victims of sexual harassment and abuseThe Time’s Up campaign against sexism and inequality on Tuesday announced it is giving $750,000 in grants to groups supporting low-wage and domestic workers.More than 18 groups across the US are set to receive the money from the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which has raised nearly $22m to help with legal costs for victims of sexual harassment, abuse and ret
  • Constitutional Court strikes a blow for criminal justice system - News24

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    Constitutional Court strikes a blow for criminal justice system
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    The decision by the Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma's appointment of the country's prosecutions boss three years ago closes an unhappy chapter in the country's recent past. It undoes a wrong that threatened a key institution ...
    Ramaphosa hopes to appoint acting NDPP after consulting Justice MinisterEyewitness Newsall 339 news articles »
  • Tuesday's letters: Stand up for justice in Chile - Edmonton Journal

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    Tuesday's letters: Stand up for justice in Chile
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    Human Rights activists holding pictures of missing people take part in a protest outside the Chilean Supreme Court in Santiago, against the release of several agents of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990), convicted for human rights violations, ...and more »
  • Business Daily - BBC News

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    Business Daily
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    The BBC's Ed Butler speaks to one man in Uganda who says a powerful gang has attacked and tried to kill him in order to claim his tribal land. The police officer accused has yet to be tried and is still working, contrary to police guidelines. (Picture ...
  • As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice - Reuters

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    As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice
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    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured. Ethiopian lawyer Wondimu Ebsa, who represented political prisoners detained during ...and more »
  • DOJ to release assessment of Salisbury PD after increase in violent crime - WSOC Charlotte

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    DOJ to release assessment of Salisbury PD after increase in violent crime
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    SALISBURY, N.C. - The Justice Department will release its findings from the Salisbury Police Department Tuesday. Salisbury requested the assessment after a rise in violent crime last year. The Justice Department will release their assessment from the ...
  • Training conference set for restorative justice facilitators - Brainerd Dispatch

    Training conference set for restorative justice facilitators
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    The Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project is hosting a training conference for facilitators for its office 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 9, at the LARJP Brainerd office. Stephanie Haider, who is a co-founder of LARJP, will be the ...and more »
  • Trumped-up justice: New report shows corporate crime going unpunished under Trump - Salon

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    Trumped-up justice: New report shows corporate crime going unpunished under Trump
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    The horrors of the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” enforcement policies against immigrants have been widely reported, but certainly bear repeating. There is the eponymous “zero-tolerance” Department of Justice policy that instructs U.S ...and more »
  • Man's death at group home illustrates challenges of meting out justice when suspect has intellectual disability - Chicago Tribune

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    Man's death at group home illustrates challenges of meting out justice when suspect has intellectual disability
    Chicago Tribune
    Herbert “Herbie” Rohloff wasn't expected to live to 53 years old. He was born with Down syndrome, and doctors said they did not think Rohloff would survive past his second birthday, according to relatives. As a teen, he wasn't expected to make it to ...
  • Unions brought black Americans into the middle class. They're now being decimated

    Recent efforts to undercut the US labor movement will disproportionately affect African AmericansCleophus Smith started working at the Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation department in 1967. He had no union, six children and made the equivalent of about $8.50 per hour. Ozell Ueal started working at the same sanitation department seven years prior for roughly the same pay.On 1 February 1968, during a violent rainstorm, two fellow sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were killed when heavy
  • Justice Insider: Thirsty thief steals 6 cases of beer from store, returns for 7 more - The Columbus Dispatch

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    Justice Insider: Thirsty thief steals 6 cases of beer from store, returns for 7 more
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    Westerville police are looking for a man who stole six cases of beer from a grocery store and then tried to steal seven more a few days later. According to a police report, a 6-foot-tall man with tattoos on both arms walked into the Kroger on West ...
  • I feel like a baby again, says Justice KM Joseph on being the juniormost SC judge - The Hindu

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    I feel like a baby again, says Justice KM Joseph on being the juniormost SC judge
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    Had government cleared the Supreme Court collegium recommendation of January 10, he would have been the seniormost of the four judges who were felicitated on Tuesday. In his first public appearance as a Supreme Court judge, Justice K.M. Joseph on ...
    West Virginia's House of Delegates voted to impeach every justice on the state Supreme CourtThe Week Magazine
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  • Marikana's long wait for justice - Independent Online

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    Marikana's long wait for justice
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    SIX years after the massacre of 34 striking miners at Marikana, the affected families are still waiting for the R80 million expected to be shared among them, an apology from the state and for President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage with them. Ramaphosa has ...and more »
  • [CARTOON] Righting the Scales of Justice - Eyewitness News

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    [CARTOON] Righting the Scales of Justice
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    EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward. However, we will NOT condone the following: - Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality) - Sexism
  • Egypt: No Justice for Rab'a Victims 5 Years on | Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch

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    Egypt: No Justice for Rab'a Victims 5 Years on | Human Rights Watch
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    Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of ...and more »
  • As tax debts persist, Justice gives $20k to state GOP - Charleston Gazette-Mail

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    As tax debts persist, Justice gives $20k to state GOP
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    With his family businesses' tax debts lingering in neighboring states, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his wife donated a combined $20,000 to the state Republican Party last month. The party disclosed the July 6 contributions in a report to the ...
  • Syria's 'Disappeared' Deserve Truth and Justice - Human Rights Watch

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    Syria's 'Disappeared' Deserve Truth and Justice
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    After years of silence, the recent trickle of information from the Syrian government about people who disappeared during the war into government prisons has felt like a deluge. The tragic news brought with it more questions than answers for families ...
  • New Central America primate sets out mission and justice manifesto at installation service - Episcopal News Service (press release)

    New Central America primate sets out mission and justice manifesto at installation service
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    [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Julio Murray urged his province to “embrace the project” of the Kingdom of God as he was installed at the sixth primate of the Anglican Church of Central America (IARCA) on Aug. 11. He was elected by the ...and more »
  • Dying well when you have dementia | Letters

    Linda Fairbrother and Colin Brewer respond to Henk Blanken’s long read on the limits of legal euthanasiaHenk Blanken (The difficulty of dying well, 10 August) suggests that the responsibility for authorising euthanasia should lie with a “loved one”. I doubt this would work any better than leaving it to a doctor. My elderly mother coped with my father’s progressing dementia for six years, though the task was becoming impossible, because she could not bear to place him in a
  • Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal against being struck off

    Court of appeal reinstates one-year suspension after death of six-year-old Jack AdcockA doctor convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a six-year-old boy in her care has won her bid to be reinstated to the medical register.Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a junior doctor specialising in paediatrics, was held responsible for the death of Jack Adcock, who suffered heart failure after going into septic shock while in her care at Leicester Royal infirmary in 2011. Related: Where does th
  • Unpacked: Presidential pardons and obstruction of justice - Brookings Institution (blog)

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    Unpacked: Presidential pardons and obstruction of justice
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    THE ISSUE: In just over a year, the Russia investigation has resulted in 35 guilty pleas or indictments. With the investigation entering its second year, questions remain about whether a presidential pardon of former advisors like Michael Flynn or Paul ...
  • The Era of the Swing Justice Is Over. Here's How Democrats May Adapt - TIME

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    The Era of the Swing Justice Is Over. Here's How Democrats May Adapt
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    When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in June, Avery Gardiner began saying “No, no, no” at her desk so loudly that she interrupted a meeting in a conference room next door. The co-president of the Brady Campaign to ...
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