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hear. >> last question. forward: dershowitz put a couple legal theories. one, monday, if a president has motive, he can't be impeached or removed. yesterday, he went further and said that that own e can be his re-election. that itself is good enough. be hat sense he could never removed from office, never be impeached. do you agree with that? r. mccarthy: you know, that's probably a question for dershowitz on his legal opinion. ae one thing i know i have as member of congress who does this rise to impeachment level? no. hat the president did was not wrong. it's not impeachable. >> you can find this online at now to joe biden's campaign office in cedar rapids, iowa. wife, jill biden, just arriving. he's speaking with volunteers
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here. watch live here on c-span. >> everyone, thank you, all, for coming today. to see dr. r coming biden. it's so exciting. before she comes up and blows us want to introduce myself. i'm one of the organizers here in cedar rapids. quickly, i am kind of shocked i'm here standing in front of her. this wasn't really supposed to happen. [laughter] >> i mean, a month ago sitting in a corporate office in los typing away on a computer for eight hours a day. i got an email all of a sudden. that email,hours of i quit my job and leased my apartment and came here to iowa. mrs. biden: wow! hey! [applause] awesome. i'm so happy to be here. i came out here, not because it's glamorous to knock on doors for eight hours a day and call all of you -- mrs. biden: in minus four
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degrees, right? >> it's -- but it's fulfilling work and it's something that eeded to be done needed to be done because we need someone like joe biden to be president. [applause] >> we need someone who understands the dignity of work that s country, understands the values we hold dear. we need someone who understands commitment to education that we need in this country, and that's why dr. biden -- i am so meet her today because dr. biden -- [laughter] utmost supporter of great education in this country and it's something we hold so dear. know my parents really valued ow hard education is but how important it is and how it can really lift you up. introduceat i want to dr. biden and thank you for coming. [applause] mrs. biden: thank you so much. thank you. akshay, that was beautiful. see the commitment of people in to make a y who want
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change? it's people like akshay who their jobs, quit left their families, left their toe states and traveled here iowa to make a change. of so i want to thank all the team who are here on biden for all that you are doing and you nuing to do, will forever have a place in my joe's heart for all that you are so committed to doing. all, so very much. so i want you to think for one the night of 8, murmuring] mrs. biden: remember how you went red?florida remember watching the results on the tv and seeing pennsylvania then wisconsin? do you remember when those results came in and you sort of breath?r
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our -- how about the sick feeling that you had the morning realized, when you woke up and you realized election?d lost the and, you know, look at who we to.lost the election i know a lot of us felt hopeless. of the red if that arc moral universe was like veering off course. we couldn't believe that this happened. and since then, with every with every swipe, you know, the president has tried to fundamentally change everything we accomplished in the obama-biden administration. he wants us to believe that we divided and hateful, doesn't he? we are. is not who for the cruelty and the orruption and the cowardess, we've seen over these past few years it has become clear that so much bigger than
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one person or one party. seen people across the akshay, answering the call to stand up for their their rs, to show up for communities, like each and every one of you here who has come to volunteer. that our nation till beats with courage and kindness. so though it might be hard to look back -- and it is -- you know, i know that a better future is waiting for us. to think of that future. i want you to think of 2021, one year from now. so it's a beautiful morning like today but we'll have a little sun.ore [laughter] mrs. biden: and you're sipping pickmorning coffee and you up the morning paper and you headline p and the
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isn't about some late-night tweet storm. about how our children are going to benefit from universal pre-k. about how teachers across this country are going to get deserve.aise they [applause] rs. biden: how many teachers are here? how many teachers are here? thank you, teachers. coming.u for and you read about how we're wind energy and green technology that's going to in right here when you turn on the usually do that, don't you, in the morning, to get the weather? admit, here ave to last week when i looked at that tv it said minus 4. taking pictures of the tv and sending them to my grandkids. this.t even believe so anyway, you turn on the tv and the anchors aren't talking
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we're on the brink of war, like -- ed remember, 10 days ago when we iran, were iraq and you saying, oh, my god, i hope tomorrow and up find out we're in a war. instead, they're talking about ow we're going to build on the affordable care act with a public option and bringing down he cost of prescription drug prices. [applause] the -- and and finally someone is standing up o the n.r.a. and keeping our kids and our neighbors safe. [applause] those den: and when anchors cut to the president of states, you don't turn the channel. [laughter] [applause] mrs. biden: you call in your kids and your grandkids from the other room because you want them hear what the president of the united states has to say. chief that you
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can feel proud of, a leader who people together instead of tearing families apart like e saw at the border of this country. a president that you can be roud of who believes that our best days are ahead of us. and that's joe biden and that's theusband who's going to be next president! [cheers and applause] mrs. biden: that's the future i it's the future you want, too, or you wouldn't all be here ready to make phone and go on out canvassing doors.cking on i know some of you are still aking up your minds, is that right? >> no. [laughter] mrs. biden: this lady said yes. i am just going to talk to her. [laughter] rs. biden: so, if you're still making up your mind, i want to give you three really, really why you guments of
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should support my husband, joe biden, for president. one, independent voters. joe is the only one who can independents. he's not too far left, he's not right. he's right in the middle, a moderate. a lot of republicans have hispered to me very privately -- jill, i made a mistake before. i'm a republican. but donald trump is not who he said he was. i'm a republican, but i can support joe. that's reason number one. you ready for two? ok. swing states. can e is the only one who beat donald trump in the swing pennsylvania, ohio, wisconsin, michigan, and iowa.a, and right here in [applause] he beats donald trump the most. you?'t that matter to
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yes. ok. all right. we almost got her. we're almost getting her. [laughter] mrs. biden: ok. acheefblt.three -- -- achievability. joe's policies are achievable. he knows how he's going to pay them. he's not going to say, oh, free this, free that. maybe it's a trillion dollars. worry about it later. no. joe has plans. he's not going to increase the national debt. how he's going to pay for everything or he won't do it. are achievable. that's the kind of president we need. you to leave t mind.ny questions in your so if you want to come talk to e, you can come up to me privately. a lot of iowans do that. i understand. i'm a teacher. speak out t want to in a group, i certainly honor that. i know a lot of my students feel the same way. may be a private conversation you want to have. to answer y
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questions. but -- so before we leave, we her answer, right? [laughter] >> i loved what he said monday. ok. biden: >> about psychologists. was in kindergarten, the ones you knew you were in trouble -- teacher, a you are a kindergarten teacher? >> used to be. they are the ones that need the little.en they're mrs. biden: oh, absolutely. >> they don't get it because there's older kids that are more dangerous. biden: so do you know what joe biden's education plan says? he says, number one, we'll funding for title 1 schools, for the schools that need it, that the money will go resources.hers and what does that mean? it's going to double the number psychologists and counsellors who are in the schools. teacher.
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i have been fighting for mental health in our schools. coming, they're bringing poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence. help.eed not only that, the teachers are aying to me, jill, it's too much. we're trying to teach english or social studies. ur kids are coming to us because there's nobody at home. they're working two and three jobs. they ome to us because trust us. isn't that right? don't you feel that? >> oh, yes. of the things one joe is going to work on is health in rural communities. can i tell you right here in three days ago, i had a woman come up to me privately jill, your husband has to work on climate change. i said, of course. of the first things he'll do is sign the agreement, the paris agreement. yeah, but our farm was flooded. twice. said,
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she said the first time we recouped. we got back up on our feet. time, we lost everything. my husband , jill, had a nervous breakdown. and i had to put him in a health facility. and she said, i'm alone on our farm. said, i don't know what to do. farmers, of ate of farmers is skyrocketing. of america knew that about rural america. mental s going to put health clinics in rural america. hospitals, build our the infrastructure, better chools, rural america, urban america. joe biden is for all americans, and i think you got to feel that heart, because he will make the best president. understands the problems of all americans. his job and had
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to leave the family and go to wilmington from scranton. his father couldn't pay for the chool he wanted to go to for college. he suffered loss and tragedy. empathizes with americans. healed a president who can this nation. heal this nation. and i think that's what for.body is looking so i promise you, i promise you, decide on joe biden as see himdidate, when you on inauguration day, he is going president that you can of. proud [applause] >> this is my aunt sally. [laughter]
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anyway, thank you for coming. bigger, e all want a better america. and thank you for your faith in that we can build a better together.we do this so thank you, everybody, for being here. [applause] kshay: thank you, all are, for coming -- you all, for coming. if you aren't already signed up calls, nteering, phone please help make joe biden president. we need you to go to the back, to our organizers. they will be walking around. make sure you're ready to talk to some voters. thank you. thank you. mrs. biden: thank you. thanks. [applause] mrs. biden: this woman should come first. >> we're all together. mrs. biden: are you family? are you all family?
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you're neighbors. she's afraid of me now. >> all of us together. >> i said i liked what he said. yours?den: do you want
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[laughter] mrs. biden: what's your name? mrs. biden: thank you, thank you. hi. what do you teach? library. mrs. biden: oh, wow. thank you for being here. come to my teachers events. >> this is my friend. mrs. biden: i know her.
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>> one, two, three. >> encouraging you to run. last labor day. mrs. biden: yes. nice to see you again. thank you for being here. would you like a picture? >> i left my camera at home. mrs. biden: ready? really appreciate it. >> yuli from texas. mrs. biden: you came all the way from texas. > joe biden is --
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mrs. biden: thank you. that's amazing. thank you. hello. you?re would you like a picture? >> i have a question or concern. [inaudible] >> so if you are in southern issue.ta, that's a big they would never close the one.
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know which t hospital. yeah.iden: [inaudible] >> i am one of the bad guys. mrs. biden: you are one of the bad guys, what does that mean? > [inaudible] mind.usband changed my mrs. biden: yes, joe will work on it. it's wrong. it's wrong. the big corporations have to pay their fair share. not more, not less.
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>> all right, ready? mrs. biden: yeah. picture?nt that in the go. we >> one, two, three. mrs. biden: thank you. how are you? >> how are you?
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name?iden: what's your >> maddie. this is my first election i get to vote in. you.biden: good for are you excited? >> yes, i am. mrs. biden: thank you for voting for joe biden. thank you. thank you. hey, how are you? >> nice to see you. name?iden: what's your >> george. mrs. biden: george. coming.u for >> thanks. mrs. biden: thank you. hello. >> hillary. mrs. biden: oh, ok. [inaudible] mrs. biden: thank you. thank you. >> you're welcome.
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[inaudible] >> republican caucusing in for joe. >> that means a lot. young.iden: thank you. thank you, thank you. [laughter] [cheers and applause] mrs. biden: thank you. >> you're welcome. mrs. biden: you made my day. [laughter] >> hi, jill. this is my husband, bill. bill.iden: hi, how are you? oh, great. [inaudible] well, thank you. mrs. biden: well, now you get to be with joe and joe's going to win. [inaudible] >> somewhere in the southeast part of town.
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mrs. biden: hello. how are you? oh, my gosh. [inaudible] mrs. biden: oh, here. go.e you >> thank you so much. mrs. biden: thank you. so much.s thank you. >> hello. gosh!iden: oh, my [laughter] >> thank you. [inaudible] >> thank you. thank you. thank you for coming. hello. hi. meet
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[inaudible] >> we came from new york. mrs. biden: wow. new york. people. texas, new york. >> thank you. mrs. biden: oh, sure. y'all have to sign it too. of course. of course. >> thank you. mrs. biden: thank you for coming. thank you. [inaudible] >> so i met your husband and i was collecting signatures for him. i asked him to sign a blank form. confused. nomination form. mrs. biden: it's a pleasure to meet you. arlington,
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virginia. mrs. biden: and i taught in alexandria. nova. and my neighbor, carla higgins, worked with you. at the british embassy now. mrs. biden: yes. there who was n also commissioner and she was telling people how you had her t her daughter and daughter had special needs and ou were very -- very fair with her. she had challenges. she learned so much from you. i wanted to tell you. mrs. biden: thank you. that means so much to me. thank you. >> it's really a pleasure to meet you. mrs. biden: thank you. you. >> if i could get your autograph, too, that would be great. i know i am a -- >> i know i am a little chatty a long line and people to see. anyway, i really want to thank for your dedication to education. we are out there working hard. mrs. biden: i know you are. thank you. >> thank you. mrs. biden: hi.
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yeah, sure. [inaudible] yeah. >> i was able to talk to joe right after this. ey, i just got a picture taken with the real brains of the campaign. and he said, you sure did. [laughter] mrs. biden: ok. thanks for coming today. work ter than going into so -- mrs. biden: have a good day. >> you too. a good day.have hi. i'm jill. nice to see you. joe.also met i am originally from charleston. campaign really -- [inaudible] reason why -- [inaudiblknuckleball knuckleball -- [inaudible] nd billy will never say, i
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regret voting for trump, but perhaps not ould i know trump if -- so hat virginia, kansas, ohio, georgia, there are people out there that are all about joe. mrs. biden: they are. [inaudible] >> thank you so much. mrs. biden: ok. thank you. hi, how are you? >> good, how are you? rs. biden: i am well, thank you. >> rich rogers. time. during a sat beau.ath of never d me -- you will remember -- rs. biden: i was born in haminton. >> very close. undergrad -- [inaudible] -- and i will tell
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you very quickly -- that was at the end of may, 2015. later, my mother passed away. and i didn't -- we expected it didn't, if you know what i mean? mrs. biden: you never expect it. > and i know how close your husband was. but valerie called me. i never forgot that. mrs. biden: i'll tell her. >> i knocked on hundreds of your husband. mrs. biden: thank you. four more days. knocking. >> i'll keep knocking. thank you, dr. biden. much pleasant circumstances. mrs. biden: yes. >> thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. [inaudible]
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>> thank you. mrs. biden: couple days. keep the faith. hi. you?re nice to see you. >> it's nice to meet you. meeting know i would be both halves. [inaudible] mrs. biden: keep working hard. down to the finish line. -- will be a precinct mrs. biden: why not, right? trained. been i'm ready. mrs. biden: good. thank you. thank you so much. >> hi. i'm laura. nice to meet you.
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you met my mom two weeks ago during lunch. oysters and she -- mrs. biden: yeah. >> she said hello. to is going she is like, you advised her to too.sure she was warm and i have boots. i got you warm boots. mrs. biden: let's take a picture. do you have a phone? >> yes. thank you. mrs. biden: and then send it to her. thank you. so nice to meet you? mrs. biden: thank you for coming. hi. mrs. biden: hello. how are you? >> i'm lauren. hi, lauren. how are you? [inaudible] to thank you for pushing that and putting that out there. mrs. biden: well, thank you for going into education.
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good teachers. >> i cannot wait. grade will and what you teach? >> i'm hoping to teach kindergarten. other end of the -- mrs. biden: i am at the other spectrum. you'll never regret that. >> hi. >> we just came in today. ip did you fly in? >> yeah. mrs. biden: that really early morning flight? wow.
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>> i was the president of the union and -- mrs. biden: that's great. > now they say that once tom goes -- rs. biden: that mrs. biden: really? inaudible] rs. biden: really?
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mrs. biden: thank you for being here. >> of course. >> send in those pictures. >> one, two, three. mrs. biden: you look very happy. > thank you.
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mrs. biden: thank you for your service. >> you're welcome. have a picture from 2008. i'll frame it. matte it and frame it and send it to you. mrs. biden: oh good. thank you for come and helping today. thank you.
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matt >> thank you for the opportunity. mrs. biden: thank you. up for oger, i came
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this. mrs. biden: amazing. thank you. mrs. biden: thank you. yeah. i can't believe you came all he way from texas. up that's amazing. >> you don't caucus in texas. mrs. biden: it's an experience, believe me. hi. i'm jill. >> i'm jacob. mrs. biden: hi jacob, hi shaun. where are you from? >> i'm from missouri. we go to college here in cedar rapids. mrs. biden: what are you at's amazing.
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majoring? >> social justice, i want to become a corporate lawyer and go after pharmaceutical companies that hike up their products. rs. biden: good for you. >> the book lunch, i was majoring? there, i want to say hello. [inaudible] i wanted to show my cousin g, married -- [inaudible] mrs. biden: ok. oh my gosh. >> she'll be one next month. th i want to say mrs. biden: what's her name? >> rose. mrs. biden: she's beautiful. >> i don't know if you've seen
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that. mrs. biden: i haven't seen it. do you want a picture? mrs. biden: what's her >> i'm from falls church, virginia, a few miles from norfolk, i ad mire the fact that you were teaching college. my wife was a high school counselor for 25 years. about you said counseling, i'm going to pass that on. it's wonderful, it really is. mrs. biden: thank you. a my daughter-in-law has project around mental health.
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she has young women come in and talk about depression. mrs. biden: i worked at a psychiatric hospital in the adolescent unit, i taught about ounseling, i'm there. most of the kids were there because they had tried to commit suicide but a lot of them were cutters a lot of them ad problems -- i've seen it. these shows around the country. they talk about it. mrs. biden: i'll look it up online. >> it's to reduce the stigma. mrs. biden: there. most of the thank you, tell her thank you. >> thank you. mrs. biden: would you like a picture? >> oh, yeah.
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thank you. i have admired you far listening time. mrs. biden: hi, mark. >> it's so nice to meet you. mrs. biden: we're going to ight for it. mrs. biden: i'm a teacher, i know exactly -- help inside more the school system. schools out east and other places where, the only way you get into a good school is by lottery. mrs. biden: you tell her about je's education plan so she knows that he will be the best education president.
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>> i know. mrs. biden: he's going to fight for that help inside the mrs. biden: that's about the ice president. >> i like amy klobuchar. i like tom steyer. like them all. >> he's a very smart person. mrs. biden: they all are. >> they are. it's an improvement. mrs. biden: thank you. thanks for fighting for education. > god bless you.
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mrs. biden: hi. how are you? i'm jill. >> nice to meet you. meet you. nice to like thank you for coming. >> thank you. >> thank you for all you do. mrs. biden: we only have four days, you can do that, right? ust four days. >> [inaudible] meet you. ank you for mrs. biden: got to get trump out of office. fighting. we're mrs. biden: joe biden is your guy.
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thank you. thank you for coming. thank you. can we get a picture? can send it to joe. thank you for coming all this way. >> thank you so much. > thank you. mrs. biden: hi, it's jill biden, i've seen people today coming to help our campaign from texas, arizona, l.a., new york, delaware, thanks for coming out, everybody, we're going to win. this [applause] >> do you have time for one
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more? mrs. biden: of course. >> you said texas, i'm from texas. i talked to joe, i'm from davenport originally. istorically -- [inaudible] since then the economy softened up and down the river. economic development program could be put together as a pilot program for communities along the river, the mississippi river and the ohio river. the reason i talked about this, work together as a team and at hat point --
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there was a lot of russia stuff but trump was talking about the economy so much and the midwest. mrs. biden: now people i think are seeing really who trump is and the promises didn't -- he didn't keep his promises. that's why i'm hearing a lot of people are switching over they want a democrat to support. because he didn't help them. >> yeah. -- he r husband also has comes from family, culture, growing up, i wanted to make that point. mrs. biden: would you like a picture? >> sure, why not. >> we want to get one, a texas group. mrs. biden: you all know one another? >> no. mrs. biden: ok, come on.
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>> where are you from? > texas. >> oh my gosh. wow. mpressive. > thank you.
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mrs. biden: all right. one, two, three. mrs. biden: wear going to keep fighting every minute. would you like a picture? >> yes. rs. biden: here we go. > thank you.
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mrs. biden: if everybody can do just a little bit more. >> we're good. we're all good. appreciate it. mrs. biden: thank you. >> got it? thank you very much. that was lovely. mrs. biden: thank you. >> i think you got a few voters. mrs. biden: i hope so.
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>> check it and make sure. >> it's good. >> i wanted to say, you're doing wonders for mental health in this country. mrs. biden: yeah, that's exactly -- >> ok. mrs. biden: thank you. thank you, everybody! bye! [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> president trump holds a rally with supporters at drake university in des moines, iowa, tonight at 7:15 p.m. eastern.
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