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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

News and Weather Briefing for Tuesday, May 16, 2023



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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Almanac
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
On This Day
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GENERAL OUTLOOK

Low pressure will approach the region later today and is expected to produce strong to severe thunderstorms as it crosses our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. A brief period of drier weather is expected for Thursday and Friday as high pressure passes to our north. A cold front could sweep through on Saturday with more showers and thunderstorms.



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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Thursday Night





Franklin Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable before midnight. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 74.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50.
Highlands Plateau

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 73. Winds out of the west 6 to 9 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid-to-upper 50s. Winds out of the west 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 70. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the lower 50s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday

Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s. Windy.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s.


Otto and South Central Macon County

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs near 80. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 60. Winds out of the southwest around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50.


Nantahala Area

Today

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid 70s. Light winds out of the southwest early in the morning increasing to come out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms before 4am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 60. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50s. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph shifting to come out of the east after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with highs near 70.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows around 50.


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Hazards and Tropical Weather



A cold front will bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. A few storms may become severe, with damaging wind gusts, hail, and cloud-to-ground lightning as the main threats. There is also a non-zero chance for tornadoes.





Latest US Drought Monitor Map for North Carolina.

Space Weather

Earth in Solar Storm Crosshairs | Live Informal Briefing 09 May 2023




Back to Top Hurricane Season 2023: What to Watch For As We Keep Tabs on El Nino | hurricanetrack





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Almanac









PM2.5 AQI is 50 (GOOD/CODE GREEN) for most of the county, and the ridges and other higher elevations PM2.5 AQI is 50 (GOOD/CODE GREEN)


Fire and Smoke Map




Local Air Monitor

Pollen

Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium range (5.8 out of 12) today with Birch, Hickory, and Maple being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium range (7.1 out of 12).



Record Weather Events for May 16th

Record weather events for this date in Macon County
(1872-2016)

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin in 1962
Lowest Temperature 29°F in Highlands in 1904
Greatest One-Day Rain 3.11 inches in Highlands in 1955
Greatest One-Day Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since record-keeping began in 1871)

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 92°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-20-1996
Lowest Temperature 23°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 05-02-1963
Greatest Rainfall 5.97 inches in Highlands on 05-30-2018
Greatest Snowfall 2.5 inches in Highlands on 05-07-1992

Record Weather Events for May 16th in North Carolina

Highest Temperature 98°F in Monroe, Union County in 1941
Lowest Temperature 22°F in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County in 2006
Greatest Rainfall 6.00 inches in Lillington, Harnett County in 1916
Greatest Snowfall (no snowfall has been recorded on this date since 1872)
(the excessive rainfall was due to the remnants of Hurricane Gladys)

--> Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of May Data available from 1872

Highest Temperature 107°F in Aurora, Beaufort Countyy on 05-26-2011
Lowest Temperature 14°F in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-09-2020
Greatest Rainfall 8.51 inches in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County on 05-20-1942
Greatest Snowfall 15.00 in Mount Mitchell, Yancey County on 05-07-1992




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Macon Calendar
(send your event to calendar@maconmedia.com)

SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Clarks Chapel Fire-Rescue Annual BBQ Fundraiser From 2pm until sold out Plates are $10 each

Clarks Chapel Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annul BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, May 27. It will feature Barbeque, Music, Raffles, Silent Auction, and plenty of family fun. The fire department is located at 270 Fulcher Road in Franklin.





No events have been submitted for Macon Calendar.
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Local and State News



• Body found floating in Fontana Lake near Great Smokies; Swain County Sheriff investigating [Asheville Citizen Times]

• Rapid Expansion: Mission Hospital files request for a third emergency department in less than two years. [BPR]

• NC GOP lawmakers discuss proposed state budget, which would included raises for state employees [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• NC Senate budget revives Medicaid expansion debate, putting law in ‘conflict’ with House [Raleigh News and Observer]

• Inclusive church in Henderson County targeted by anti-LGBTQ protestors [WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]



Macon Media is still experiencing transportation issues and was unable to get to the courthouse to cover this months meeting. Here is the county-sponsored video of the meeting:

Macon County Commissioners Meeting 3-14-23



• HB259 NC House Bill Budget Substitute [PDF Download (640 pages)]



Proposed State Budget for 2023-2025 [Download PDF]



• Macon County Board of Commissioners March 2023 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]



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National and World News Roundup

Special counsel John Durham's report on Trump-Russia probe released | CNN



• In Final Report, Trump-Era Special Counsel Denounces Russia Investigation [New York times]

• More Hospitals Are Creating Police Forces [Scientific American]

• The Disappearing White-Collar Job [Wall Street Journal]

• Staffers injured after attack with bat in Virginia field office of US congressman [Courthouse News Service]

• Kenya agrees to reopen Somalia border after 12-year closure [The East African]

• New stand-off between Vietnamese and Chinese ships reported in South China Sea [South China Morning Post (via Yahoo! News)]



Washington Today (5-11-23): House passes immigration bill on party lines as Title 42 expires | C-SPAN



Global National: May 15, 2023 | Stellantis halts construction of Ontario EV battery



NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 15


PBS NewsHour full episode, (May 15, 2023)




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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.



COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:



Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Macon County Public Health will stop publishing weekly COVID updates but will continue to monitor local case levels and trends. In the event that case counts increase significantly, MCPH will notify the public and resume weekly COVID updates.




• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 103,343,569 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,125,209 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 5 May 2023, a total of 668,168,096 vaccine doses have been administered.

Globally, as of 3:49pm CEST, 10 May 2023, there have been 765,903,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,927,378 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 9 May 2023, a total of 13,350,312,122 vaccine doses have been administered.


• A Proclamation on Revoking the Air Travel COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirement [ The White House ]

• Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic [ World Health Organization ]

• The Covid–19 Crisis Is Officially Over. Everything Changed. [WSJ (video and audio)] [WSJ (article archive)]

• COVID no longer a global health emergency, World Health Organization says [ Sky News ]

• Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t [ Scientific American ]

• CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is stepping down from agency [ NBC News ]

Ep 130 Osterholm Update: A Better Place | Osterholm Update



• TWiV 1002: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin [Microbe TV]

• TWiV 1003: Going clinically viral [Microbe TV]




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Science and Technology News Roundup

• The Sky This Week: Enjoy Venus and Mars in the evenings [Astronomy Magazine]

• OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Testifies on “Oversight of A.I.: Rules for Artificial Intelligence” (Livestream: Tuesday, May 16th at 10 AM EST) [OODA LOOP]

• Elon Musk Issued Subpoena in Lawsuit Over JPMorgan’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein [Wall Street Journal]

• The UK’s Secretive Web Surveillance Program Is Ramping Up [Wired]

• 62 New Moons Found for Saturn [Universe Today]

• End of a love affair: AM radio is being removed from many cars [Washington Post]

• Z-Library returns, aims to avoid seizures by giving each user a secret URL [ARS TECHNICA]


Evergreen Links

• Red Dead Online player bids farewell to Google Stadia save by releasing horse they named after their departed daughter [Games Radar]

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 69 - Twilight of the Æsir



Hardcore History: AddendumEP24 Manifesting the Muse with Rick | Dan Carlin



• Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 drops white paper on building the open metaverse [Venture Beat] [PDF of White paper]

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]


How Do We Know What We Know? Philosophy of Science | Fraser Cain



• Free, legally available series/movies on YouTube in a Netlflix-like interface [Cinetimes]




Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

The Level1 Show May 16 2023: Facebook: The Old and The Helpless | Level1 Techs



Meet 1-900-Chatbot - DTNS 4520 | Daily Tech News Show



Harvey Silverglate: Freedom of Speech | Lex Fridman Podcast #377



First Major Ottoman Defeat - Battle of Rovine 1395 | Kings and Generals



Chinese Rocket Launches Give Tourism a Boost | Bloomberg Quicktake



Why Hydrogen-Powered Planes Will Beat Electric Planes | CNBC



How Could a 747 Fly Around Jupiter? - Deep Space Questions | Scott Manley



Civilization: Is the West History? | Episode 2: Science | BBC Select





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Special Section: The Russo-Ukrainian War
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)



• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 15 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for May 14th]

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 447 [Al Jazeera]

• Russo-Ukrainian War. Day 446: Zelenskyy visits Europe, works on air jets coalition [Euromaiden Press]


• Ukraine repels ‘exceptional’ Russia missile, drone attack on Kyiv [Al Jazeera]

• How NATO polices the skies on Russia's border [DW News (video)]

• Zelenskyy is one of the greatest leaders of 21st century: Polish PM [TVP World]

• Ukraine war: Kyiv comes under heavy missile and drone attack [BBC News]

• France ‘not getting the credit it should’ for Ukraine support [France 24]

• How spies took down Putin’s most insidious weapon against the West [The Telegraph (via Yahoo! News)]

Ukraine intercepts Russia's Kinzhal missile?!? Here's what happened | Sandboxx



- Helmet cam footage from “Kata” | Military Mind | TVP World



Ukraine Destroyed the Final Russian Group Trapped in a Ivanivske Pocket in Bakhmut || 2023 | Warthog Defense



Ukrainian “Joan of Arc”: A Sniper’s Journey | Scripps News



Zelenskyy's European tour: Ukrainian leader meets UK prime minister Sunak | Al Jazeera



Farmers in Ukraine risk their lives to work the land amid mines | FRANCE 24 English



🔴 (NSFW) - Ukraine Advances in Bakhmut, Storm Shadow Strikes? | Funker530 LIVE Recap




News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

Either you attack the Russians now or you might as well surrender | Straight Calls with Douglas Macgregor



• Some nations see ‘double standards’ on Russia – Scholz [Russia Today]

• Ukrainian War of Aggression Against Russia? [Pravda]

• Battlegroup East took out Ukrainian unit in pickup trucks, recon group — spokesman [TASS Russian News Agency]





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On This Day

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 229 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events



Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)





946 – Emperor Suzaku abdicates the throne in favor of his brother Murakami who becomes the 62nd emperor of Japan.
955 - Octavian, son of Duke Alberic II of Spoleto, elected Pope John XII
1165 - Ramjbam and his family reach Acre Palestine
1204 – Having been elected on May 9, Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
1426 – Gov. Thado of Mohnyin becomes king of Ava.
1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
1532 – Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
1584 – Santiago de Vera becomes sixth Governor-General of the Spanish colony of the Philippines.
1739 – The Battle of Vasai concludes as the Marathas defeat the Portuguese army.
1770 – The 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste, who later becomes king of France.
1771 – The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The "Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
1811 – Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
1812 – Imperial Russia signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War. The Ottoman Empire cedes Bessarabia to Russia.
1822 – Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
1832 – Juan Godoy discovers the rich silver outcrops of Chañarcillo sparking the Chilean silver rush.
1834 – The Battle of Asseiceira is fought, the last and decisive engagement of the Liberal Wars in Portugal.
1842 – The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail from Elm Grove, Missouri, with 100 pioneers.
1860 - Republican convention in Chicago selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate
1861 - American Civil War: Major General Twiggs surrenders to Confederate Army in San Antonio, Texas
1866 – The United States Congress establishes the nickel.
1868 – The United States Senate fails to convict President Andrew Johnson by one vote.
1874 – A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
1877 – The 16 May 1877 crisis occurs in France, ending with the dissolution of the National Assembly 22 June and affirming the interpretation of the Constitution of 1875 as a parliamentary rather than presidential system. The elections held in October 1877 led to the defeat of the royalists as a formal political movement in France.
1888 – Nikola Tesla delivers a lecture describing the equipment which will allow efficient generation and use of alternating currents to transmit electric power over long distances.
1891 – The International Electrotechnical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world's first long-distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electric current (the most common form today).
1916 – The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the French Third Republic sign the secret wartime Sykes-Picot Agreement partitioning former Ottoman territories such as Iraq and Syria.
1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It will be repealed less than two years later.
1919 – A naval Curtiss NC-4 aircraft commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
1920 – In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
1943 – The Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
1951 – The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
1959 – The Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta is turned on for the first time.
1960 – Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser (a ruby laser), at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1961 – Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice", marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1969 – Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet space probe, lands on Venus.
1974 – Josip Broz Tito is elected president for life of Yugoslavia.
1988 – A report by the Surgeon General of the United States C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
1991 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addresses a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.
1995 - Japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara and charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
1997 – Mobutu Sese Seko, the President of Zaire, flees the country.
2003 – In Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
2005 – Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35–23 National Assembly vote.
2011 – STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6), launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour.
2014 – Twelve people are killed in two explosions in the Gikomba market area of Nairobi, Kenya.
2019 - US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license
2020 - 118-year old American department store JC Penney files for bankruptcy





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Published at 5:00am on Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Author: Bobby Coggins


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Macon County Board of Elections 03-11-2014 The Macon County Board of Elections holds a special meeting to hear a challenge brought by Charles "Scoon" Nichols to the candidacy of Macon County Commissioner Ron Haven regarding his eligibility to file as a candidate in the District II County Commissioner race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9lNBy-faAA ********************* Jair Bolsonaro leaves Brazil for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/30/americas/brazil-jair-bolsonaro-us-lula-inauguration-intl-latam Dang. He pulled a Trump and snuck out of town and can't be civil during the transfer of power. What a toddler move. ******************** Fierce Kitty, Glorious Kitty, Little Ball of Fur. Honourable Kitty, Warrior Kitty, Qapla' Qapla' Qapla' -->
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