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Experts explain the real costs Two thirds of Australian authors are women – our new research finds they earn just $18,200 from their writing COP27 was disappointing, but 2022 remains an historic year for international climate policy Ronaldo leaves Manchester United by ‘mutual agreement’ – here’s why he wasn’t sacked Mussels are disappearing from the Thames and growing smaller – and it's partly because the river is cleaner Our US$10 trillion global energy bill dwarfs what’s needed to limit global heating Cannabis is no better than a placebo for treating pain – new research As the Ukraine war derails efforts to solve the climate crisis, a new one looms — the fight for peace To fight the climate crisis, we need to stop expanding offshore drilling for oil and gas Where did the Earth's oxygen come from? 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It's anyone's guess what happens now Bolsonaro and his supporters continue to undermine democracy after losing Brazil's election Koos Prinsloo: the cult Afrikaans writer has been translated to English – here's a review Labour's share of national income has been remarkably consistent since the 1860s Victoria faces a grave climate and energy crisis. The new government's policies must be far bolder Palestinian Authority Muzzles Call for Reform, Elections The Past is Present: reflecting on 150 years of Chinese art at the National Gallery of Victoria More businesses are offering online medical certificates and telehealth prescriptions. What are the pros and cons? 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No, but maybe they should As NZ workers and households tighten their belts, why not a windfall tax on corporate mega-profits too? Cities, just not as we know them – get ready for NSW's Six Cities Region What we mean when we say 'sovereignty was never ceded' Is liberal governance unable to deal with global threats? World Cup 2022: Men’s soccer must stop silencing activism and allyship How the Canada Border Services Agency tolerates and even encourages refugee mistreatment RSV FAQ: What is RSV? Who is at risk? When should I seek emergency care for my child? Diversity in the workplace isn't enough: Businesses need to work toward inclusion The detention of migrants in Canadian jails is a public health emergency COP27 'loss and damage' fund: A historic decision amid discouraging results Why are Jamaicans crazy about Brazilian football? China: Government must not detain peaceful protesters as unprecedented demonstrations break out across the country View from The Hill: Welfare recipients are potential winners from Pocock twisting Albanese's arm Chickens from live poultry markets in Nigeria could be bad for your health - scientists explain why Media go for drama on Victorian election - and miss the story Labor easily wins Victorian election; Greens on track to win four lower house seats How Dan Andrews pulled off one of the most remarkable victories in modern politics Trinidad & Tobago placed under a ‘weather emergency’ alert Land reform in South Africa: 5 myths about farming debunked Labor easily wins Victorian election, but Greens could win eight lower house seats Rock art: how South Africa's coat of arms got to feature an ancient San painting Ukraine: Missile strikes, summary executions highlight importance of international law Final Victorian Newspoll gives Labor a large lead Monkeys' brains are wired to read body language – just like ours How to impeach a president: Ramaphosa case puts new rules to the test in South Africa Taliban’s draconian violations against women may amount to crimes against humanity Eliminate violence against women, most widespread, pervasive human rights violation Georgia's runoff election: why the result is so important to Biden and Trump Tackling climate change will require reforming the World Bank and IMF – here are two options The Qatar World Cup is beaming misogyny around the world In darkness but #withoutyou: How Moldova survives power cuts caused by Russia's bombing of Ukraine Explaining the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China: Culture and civilization Russia: Expanded 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Progresses Toward Law Afghanistan: after a year of Taliban government, women are more oppressed than ever Namibia pulls down German colonial statue after protests – who was Curt von François? 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Why our world might look very different James Webb: telescope uncovers chemical secrets of distant world – paving the way for studying Earth-like planets Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic relied on research that had yet to be peer reviewed The COVID-19 pandemic has made the impacts of gender-based violence worse How we used ancient coins to show a 'fake' Roman emperor was real Black Friday: so many online returns end up in landfill – here's what needs to happen to change that Why do so many people get away with rape? 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But it may not help How a Canadian program that helps educators 'thrive' not just 'survive' could help address Australia's childcare staff shortage Refugees who set up businesses enrich NZ financially, culturally and socially – they deserve more support Friday essay: shaping history – why I spent ten years studying one Wikipedia article From sharp butt pains to period poos: 5 lesser-known menstrual cycle symptoms Amazon's resuscitation of Neighbours: can Aussie TV become good friends with streaming? Groceries delivered in 60 minutes: it's on the cards but just not yet Mukbang, #EatWithMe and eating disorders on TikTok: why online food consumption videos could fuel food fixations Stripping carbon from the atmosphere might be needed to avoid dangerous warming – but it remains a deeply uncertain prospect Iran: Landmark UN fact-finding mission marks long-awaited turning point in tackling systematic impunity Afghanistan: Taliban’s cruel return to hardline practices with public floggings must be halted immediately UN rights body launches Iran human rights investigation The best fiction of 2022: death and life in Cormac McCarthy's The Passenger The best fiction of 2022: Alan Garner’s Treacle Walker and writing outside the constraints of time Community wildlife conservation isn't always a win-win solution: the case of Kenya's Samburu Simon Nkoli's fight for queer rights in South Africa is finally being celebrated – 24 years after he died Cheaper, tougher, less toxic: new alloys show promise in developing artificial limbs Ukraine war: how the economy has kept running at a time of bitter conflict Ukraine war: EU parliament names Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' – but it won't stop the missiles Ethiopia: Survivors of sexual violence deserve justice and accountability EU Parliament Backs Remedy Fund for Qatar Migrant Abuses E-learning à l’ère post-COVID-19: acquis et défis pour les universités camerounaise, gabonaise et tchadienne My RATs are negative but I still think I might have COVID. Should I get a PCR test? Grattan on Friday: David Pocock has only just arrived in the Senate and now he's negotiating with the PM Sandton terror alert: time for South Africa to improve its intelligence sharing channels with the US Treating mental illness with electricity marries old ideas with modern tech and understanding of the brain – podcast Al-Shabaab: sensational media reports about Kenyan terror attacks keep kids out of school South Korea: Supreme Court ruling on legal gender recognition an important step forward for transgender rights Ethiopia: Survivors of sexual violence deserve justice and accountability Hungary’s Half-Promises Should Not Fool EU Commission We were told to 'stay home' to stop COVID. Then our homes became disease hotspots Netflix show brings back Blockbuster, but some brands should stay dead Autism and ADHD: the youth justice system is harming neurodivergent children Why certain types of music make our brains sing, and others don't Geo-tracking apps: how are parent-child relations bearing up? We discovered a new species of owl – but we already think it's in danger A hydrogen pipeline is being built between Barcelona and Marseille – but can it help in the transition to cleaner energy? The Conversation Indonesia memenangkan AMSI Awards untuk distribusi konten terbaik While Africa's Indigenous trees go extinct, a Kenyan organization grew a tree museum Inflation, COVID, inequality: new report shows Australia's social cohesion is at crossroads Chris Hemsworth's Alzheimer's gene doesn't guarantee he'll develop dementia. Here's what we can all do to reduce our risk Egypt: Sexually Abused Refugees Find No Justice EU: Reject Efforts to Weaken Corporate Accountability Russia: Journalists and independent monitors being silenced to stifle reporting of protests – new report Sri Lanka at Brink of Humanitarian Crisis Clothes women wanted to wear: a new exhibition explores how Carla Zampatti saw her designs as a tracker of feminism Reef manta rays are in decline globally – but new research finds one place in Indonesia where these charismatic rays are thriving Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it Canada should focus on building ties with countries that share its values — but tread carefully Back from the brink: how genome research is helping the recovery of the Chatham Island black robin Elon Musk's Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy Is your partner a man-child? No wonder you don't feel like sex This Jewish woman's story of surviving the Holocaust by passing as Catholic and sheltering with Nazis is (rightly) hard to read An AI named Cicero can beat humans in Diplomacy, a complex alliance-building game. Here's why that's a big deal Rampage at Virginia Walmart follows upward trend in supermarket gun attacks – here's what we know about retail mass shooters Don't cut them off: low-performing students benefit from continued access to loans Long COVID stigma may encourage people to hide the condition Australian women are largely doing the same jobs they've always had, latest data shows Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good. Stopping the disaster is best – here are 4 possible ways to do it Minimalist poet Antigone Kefala wins the Patrick White Award for her contribution to Australian literature Cultural industries have been captured by billionaires – a new book considers what we can do about it Watching Casablanca on its 80th anniversary, we remain in awe of its simplicity – and profound depth Just because someone had COVID before they had a heart attack doesn’t mean it was the cause Think Trump is done for? Think again Spending too much money? Tempted by sales? These ways to 'hack' your psychology can help We know sweatshop clothing is bad – and buy it anyway. Here's how your brain makes excuses We found Britain's greenest city centre – and its least green Ukraine war: Why the missile incident in Poland is a warning of things to come Elon Musk's Twitter Blue fiasco: Governments need to better regulate how companies use trademarks Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of known wrongful convictions Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief What the autumn statement means for financially struggling schools How to decolonize journalism — Podcast US midterms: why gen Z and millennials came out to vote and why it marks a generational shift Why maternal deaths in the UK are rising Rampage at Virginia Walmart follows upward trend in supermarket gun attacks -- here's what we know about retail mass shooters UK supreme court rules Scotland cannot call a second independence referendum – the decision explained Why Primark's new click and collect service will not be a simple win for the fast fashion giant Black Panther is a step in the right direction and a diverse audience is hungry for more inclusive roles and storylines Ukraine war: after recapture of Kherson the conflict is poised at the gates of Crimea Artemis: why it may be the last mission for Nasa astronauts COP27 roundup: what went wrong and what happens next Will more States of Emergency in Jamaica curtail gang-related crime? Tanzania: Prosecutors drop murder charges against 24 members of the Maasai Madagascar: Executive Director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption Syria: Cluster Munitions Used in November 6 Attacks The Energy Charter Treaty lets fossil fuel firms sue governments – but its future is now in question Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common health problem that can have serious consequences – but doctors often overlook it Dreaming of beachfront real estate? Much of Florida's coast is at risk of storm erosion that can cause homes to collapse, as Daytona just saw The World Cup puts the spotlight on Qatar, but also brings attention to its human rights record and politics – 4 things to know Suspect in the Colorado LGBTQ shootings faces hate crimes charges – what exactly are they? What is ethical animal research? A scientist and veterinarian explain Scientists discover five new species of black corals living thousands of feet below the ocean surface near the Great Barrier Reef Midterm election results reflect the hodgepodge of US voters, not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda The US dollar is getting stronger: African countries are feeling the pain and have few policy options Black Panther in the classroom: how Afrofuturism in a film helped trainee teachers in South Africa Nigerians with vitiligo face stigma – a skin doctor calls for better support The real Paleo diet: new archaeological evidence changes what we thought about how ancient humans prepared food Wilma Mankiller, first female principal chief of Cherokee Nation, led with compassion and continues to inspire today Fewer people vote in a Nepali election that includes the parties blamed for the deaths of their loved ones South Sudan: African Union must set precedent for African-led justice by establishing court for South Sudan Algeria: Ensure effective and impartial investigation into activist disappearance South Africa’s small-scale fishers have been marginalised since apartheid -- what needs to change M23: Four things you should know about the rebel group's campaign in Rwanda-DRC conflict Uyghur performers of electronic music spread awareness about Uyghur identity in Europe Global Plastics Treaty: Opportunity to Protect Rights Politics with Michelle Grattan: 'Teal' Monique Ryan on the Victorian election and six months in parliament US LGBT nightclub shooting shows why Australia must reform hate crime laws How and why Australian whistleblowing laws need an overhaul: new report Iran: UN Rights Council Should Create Fact-Finding Mission Thailand: Car Bombing at Police Apartments in South Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress edged forward at COP27 They might not have a spine, but invertebrates are the backbone of our ecosystems. Let's help them out Why are shallow earthquakes more destructive? The disaster in Java is a devastating example State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report Misleading food labels contribute to babies and toddlers eating too much sugar. 3 things parents can do Reading the room: with NZ's hate speech laws postponed, where are the limits for comedy? Why do I sprain my ankle so often? And how can I cut the risk of it happening again? 5 ways for Canada to tackle Chinese interference after the Trudeau-Xi showdown Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter has placed its user-generated archives in danger Choosing a caesarean birth to 'protect' your pelvic floor? Here’s why that won’t necessarily work The book that changed me: Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem and the problem of terrifying moral complacency Why do kids bully? And what can parents do about it? That siren-imitating lyrebird at Taronga Zoo? He lost his song culture – and absorbed some of ours Elon Musk's 'hardcore' management style: a case study in what not to do How to make 5G less expensive The criminal justice system is retraumatizing victims of violent crime Puttin' on the Ritz and improving well-being with older adults through virtual music theatre Flu, RSV and COVID-19: Advice from family doctors on how to get through this winter's 'tripledemic' Saudi Arabia: Resumption of executions for drug offences ‘deeply regrettable’, UN rights office says Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR A Republican bubble? How pollsters and pundits got the US midterms so wrong The era of the megalopolis: how the world's cities are merging Smart meters show your energy use but here’s how you can actually save money Another Alzheimer’s drug fails in late-stage trials – what now? Bird flu: UK is seeing its largest ever outbreak – which may prove particularly deadly for wild birds Why UK universities are going on strike 'Still here': Welsh world cup song Yma o Hyd and how the language is adapting to survive Why we feel like Christmas comes around more quickly each year Iran: Swift action by UN Human Rights Council essential after latest horrifying protester killings Banksy in Ukraine: how his defiant new works offer hope Disenchanted: Disney attempts to break stereotypes of motherhood only to reinforce them Scientists uncovered the structure of the key protein for a future hepatitis C vaccine – here's how they did it Railroad unions and their employers at an impasse: Freight-halting strikes are rare, and this would be the first in 3 decades 4 plays that dramatize the kidnapping of children during wars Student loan cancellation got blocked. Now what? 3 questions answered Ghana digitised its address system: its failure offers lessons to other African countries creating smart cities Exquisite new fossils from South Africa offer a glimpse into a thriving ecosystem 266 million years ago After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit – here's what we can still do about it Iran's creative resistance: From hugs and kisses to tossing turbans Türkiye: Justice prevails as convictions of four human rights defenders overturned How Made.com went from a pandemic-era business superstar to a failed company in just 18 months Strikes: how do they work? Russia: Court upholds acquittal of feminist artist on trial for ‘pornography’ Word from The Hill: Industrial relations bill, Victoria's election, and imminent report on Morrison's multi-ministries Jamaica's gun culture and its impact on the marginalised Thailand: Police Forcibly Disperse APEC Protesters Charles Norris-Brown and his love for Nepal, tigers, and conservation — A tribute Uyghur performers of electronic music spread awareness about Uyghur identity in Europe How satellites, radar and drones are tracking meteorites and aiding Earth's asteroid defence Christmas may be safe, but three-year port dispute shows the IR system is full of holes The West Australian Ballet's Swan Lake brings the story to Perth – but the Noongar elements never feel completely integrated Scientists need help to save nature. With a smartphone and these 8 tips, we can get our kids on the case Suicide risk is high for military and emergency workers – but support for their families and peers is missing New Australian play D*ck Pics in the Garden of Eden is bold, funny – and very, very lewd Victorian Labor slumps in Resolve poll but still in winning position; Labor failure on upper house reform comes back to bite Thinking of breaking up with Twitter? Here’s the right way to do it Tested positive to COVID? Go easy on yourself – try not to rush back to work or exercise 'Overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic': new report shows diversity still lacking on Australian free-to-air TV news Red flag laws and the Colorado LGBTQ club shooting – questions over whether state's protection order could have prevented tragedy What Elon Musk's destruction of Twitter tells us about the future of social media Parliament now has to justify keeping the voting age at 18 – it’s a hard argument to make FIFA President’s ‘I Feel Like a Migrant Worker’ Speech Misleading COP27: how the fossil fuel lobby crowded out calls for climate justice Rosetta Stone: a new museum is reviving calls to return the artefact to Egypt Why it's time to end child sponsorship No, invoking the Emergencies Act isn't the same as using the notwithstanding clause Collaborative Indigenous Research is a way to repair the legacy of harmful research practices Intellectual property waiver for COVID vaccines should be expanded to include treatments and tests The case for American Psycho: why this controversial book (sold here in shrink wrap) still matters In telling the epic story of the Motunui Epa, historian Rachel Buchanan creates a taonga of her own What planting tomatoes shows us about climate change Personalised learning is billed as the 'future' of schooling: what is it and could it work? Transport election promises are much smaller this time round in Victoria, but the quality control is no better What mirrored ants, vivid blue butterflies and Monstera house plants can teach us about designing buildings Thanksgiving hymns are a few centuries old, tops – but biblical psalms of gratitude and praise go back thousands of years University and school strikes across Canada are about workers' rights — and protecting education as a public good Saving Main Street: Local businesses need community support to stay afloat A decade on, Sumatra’s ‘tusk force’ keeps the peace in famed national park How football and politics are intertwined in a polarized post-election Brazil COP27: Loss and Damage fund is welcome but failure to deliver on phasing out fossil fuels is a huge setback Landmark Global Declaration on Explosive Weapons Myanmar crisis: Rights expert urges Korea to play ‘enhanced leadership role’ Energy bills: why household finances and business certainty will still suffer under Jeremy Hunt's extended plan How to test if we're living in a computer simulation COP27 will be remembered as a failure – here's what went wrong Government debt won't necessarily burden future generations – but austerity will COP27: those calling for climate justice were present but had no real say The story of the purple tomato — and why its success is a win for GM foods COP27 flinched on phasing out 'all fossil fuels'. What's next for the fight to keep them in the ground? Autumn statement is highly political compared to research on 'best' ways to fix public finances ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ author Margaret Atwood shuns Russian sanctions, ridicules travel ban Shallow grave: Putin’s dictatorship is slowly killing Russia's main opposition leader Navalny The European Union welcomed Ukrainian refugees on an unprecedented scale. What's next? Qatar: FIFA fails to uphold importance of human rights and equality as players face threats of sanctioning Saudi Crown Prince Immunity Highlights US Failure to Seek Justice Groundbreaking studies of Earth's churning oceans recognised at Australia's most prestigious science prizes this year Monkeypox: latest data reveals how the virus has affected women and non-binary people COP27 key outcomes: progress on compensation for developing countries, but more needed on climate justice and equity World Cup 2022: Fifa's clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own guidance on human rights 16 Days of Activism: how South Africa's TV news gets it wrong Ebola: Uganda's schools were closed for two years during COVID, now they face more closures -- something must change Air pollution harms the brain and mental health, too – a large-scale analysis documents effects on brain regions associated with emotions This course teaches how to judge a book by its cover - and its pages, print and other elements of its design How to design clean energy subsidies that work – without wasting money on free riders People don't mate randomly – but the flawed assumption that they do is an essential part of many studies linking genes to diseases and traits Retailers may see more red after Black Friday as consumers say they plan to pull back on spending – acting as if the US were already in a recession When's the best time to use frequent flyer miles to book flights? Two economists crunched the numbers on maximizing their dollar value 18th- and 19th-century Americans of all races, classes and genders looked to the ancient Mediterranean for inspiration Rappers are victims of an epidemic of gun violence – just like all of America COP27's ‘loss and damage’ fund for developing countries could be a breakthrough – or another empty climate promise Pregnant students in Tanzania may stay in school according to a new ruling by African child rights experts With the Russian invasion of Ukraine unlikely to stop soon, Kazakhs rally around their language Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa coverage India: Government should promptly adopt and act on the recommendations made at UN Rights Review India: Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez must be immediately released The European Union in Syria: too complacent? Australia: Many Children Returned from Syria Detention Doing Well Victorian Liberals embarrassed by extremists within: how does this keep happening? World Cup 2022: Qatar is accused of 'sportswashing' but do the fans really care? World Cup 2022: what the dream of football success means to migrants The UK's privatisation drive cost lives, research suggests Less burping, more meat and milk - how livestock farmers can help tackle the climate crisis Many Children Returned from Syria Detention Doing Well Trinidad and Tobago: Many Children Returned from Syria Detention Doing Well Canada: Many Children Returned from Syria Detention Doing Well Philippines: Rebels Execute 3 After Sham Trials It's time-out for leap seconds: an expert explains why the tiny clock adjustments will be paused from 2035 The concept of class is often avoided in public debate, but it's essential for understanding inequality We've been editing Shakespeare's plays for 400 years – but does a new Australian production of The Tempest idealise the Bard? Queensland's high-tech plan to make the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games smarter and greener Cambodia: Covid-19 Pandemic Used for Union Busting 'We had to Google a lot': what foster and kinship carers looking after babies told us about the lack of support Why you should know the exciting experimental, political and feminist work of senior Indian artist Nalini Malani We asked people why they don't donate their eggs or sperm. Their responses could help us attract more donors Myanmar Junta Ramps Up Landmine Use Remaking our suburbs' 1960s apartment blocks: a subtle and greener way to increase housing density A Vietnam veteran anthropologist and an Arnhem Land community have worked together for over 40 years. Don Watson tells their story. With record numbers of students cheating, unis should revert to old school in-person exams How to talk to your child about their autism diagnosis – the earlier the better It's time to add climate change and net-zero emissions to the RBA's top 3 economic goals As Victorians head to the polls, will voters punish the major parties? Tracking CO2 emissions from space could help support climate agreements Ontario's Bill 23 proposes more homes built faster, but this comes at an environmental cost With COVID, flu and RSV circulating, it’s time to follow the evidence: Return to mask mandates Women are struggling to regain lost ground in the workforce after COVID-19 How the Russian economy is defying and withstanding western sanctions View from The Hill: What Anthony Albanese wants from parliament for Christmas COP27: one big breakthrough but ultimately an inadequate response to the climate crisis Al-Shabaab in Somalia has resisted military force: now is the time for a new strategy Treatment of wastewater in Nigeria's oil fields is failing, raising the risk of health hazards As APEC winds up, 'summit season' brought successes but also revealed the extent of global challenges Australia’s World Cup team urges better treatment of migrants and LGBTQ+ individuals in Qatar Qatar: Amnesty responds to Gianni Infantino’s latest comments Qatar: FIFA World Cup Opens Without Remedy for Migrants 6 feet of snow in Buffalo: What causes lake-effect storms like this? Sri Lanka Should Free Detained Students Kyrgyzstan: Draft Law Threatens Independent Groups Rights experts decry harassment of activists attending COP27 With Netflix's Ancient Apocalypse, Graham Hancock has declared war on archaeologists What to watch for when you are watching the World Cup: Essential reads for on and off the field What is lake-effect snow? A climate scientist explains US State Readies First Anti-Transgender Bill of 2023 UN Decision to Advance Crimes Against Humanity Treaty India: Serious Concerns Raised at UN Rights Review Middle East: Terrifying surge in violence affecting children ‘must stop’ – UNICEF COVID-19, RSV and the flu are straining health care systems – two epidemiologists explain what the 'triple threat' means for children What the world would lose with the demise of Twitter: valuable eyewitness accounts and raw data on human behavior, as well as a habitat for trolls Voter suppression: how democracies around the world are using new rules to make it harder to vote US politics: midterm elections have handed Joe Biden a divided Congress – history tells us that's bad for good government Austerity gutted the welfare state – preserving benefits now can't make up for that RSV: experts explain why rates of this virus are surging this year Mars: how we discovered two huge, unusual impact craters – and the secrets they unveil Japan's ivory market is no longer a threat to elephant populations – here's why Why did Xi scold Trudeau? 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