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  • Viral video shows woman calling cops on black man in Central Park

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    "There's an African-American, he's recording me and threatening me and my dog," she claims. He'd asked her to leash her dog, as rules require. She later apologized.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:07:16 -0400
  • Stuck in coronavirus lockdown without your yacht? Coping strategies of the 0.01 percent

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    Private planes, second homes, yachts and million-dollar bunkers are among the ways the wealthy have dealt with the pandemic.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 15:05:54 -0400
  • Kelly Ripa, Teri Hatcher and more celebrity parents honor their kids as 2020 graduates

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    To say this is an unusual year for high school and college graduates would be an understatement. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional graduation ceremonies across the United States have all but become a distant memory. While there are plenty of virtual graduation ceremonies happening this month, some celebrity parents are taking to social media to honor their children who are part of the class of 2020.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 15:05:00 -0400
  • Supreme Court won't block order to move prisoners in Ohio over coronavirus concerns

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    The Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday that 162 inmates and seven staff members at the prison have tested positive for COVID-19.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 15:00:44 -0400
  • U.S. judge throws out Trump policy favoring drilling over sage grouse protection

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:51:17 -0400
  • White woman apologizes after calling cops over black man in NY Central Park

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:49:38 -0400
  • Supreme Court refuses for now to block release of prisoners due to COVID-19

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    Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Trump administration to block inmate releases at an Ohio prison due to risk from the coronavirus outbreak.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:46:24 -0400
  • A white woman who called the police on a black man telling her to put her dog on a leash says she's 'not a racist'

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    "I'm not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way," Amy Cooper told CNN, after saying she wanted to "publicly apologize to everyone."

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:45:00 -0400
  • Three U.S. states offer to host Republican convention if Trump pulls it from North Carolina

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    Trump tweeted on Monday that the party would find another site for the Republican National Convention if North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, did not immediately say whether the convention space can be "fully occupied." Cooper's office has said state health officials are working with the RNC to review plans, and that they would rely on data and science to protect public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:40:41 -0400
  • Coronavirus updates: UK minister resigns over senior aide's lockdown controversy

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    A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 348,000 people worldwide. Over 5.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:22:00 -0400
  • Stalking suspect dies in police chase after peeping in woman’s home, Michigan cops say

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:19:08 -0400
  • Stalking suspect dies in police chase after peeping in woman’s home, Michigan cops say

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:19:08 -0400
  • Riot police reinforce Hong Kong legislature overnight as protests expected

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    Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong's legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill criminalising disrespect of China's national anthem and against plans by Beijing to impose national security laws. The proposed new national security laws have triggered the first big street unrest in Hong Kong since last year, when violent protests brought Hong Kong's biggest crisis since the return of Chinese rule in 1997 from Britain. Activists say the security laws could bring an end to the autonomy of China's freest city, now guaranteed under a policy known as "one country, two systems".

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:13:56 -0400
  • Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

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    With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. Veteran NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were set to make history Wednesday afternoon, riding SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight. SpaceX was on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit, something achieved by just three countries — Russia, the U.S. and China.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:11:20 -0400
  • Ozark lake weekend partygoers asked to self-quarantine

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    Hundreds of partygoers spent their Memorial Day weekend living it up in the waters of the Ozarks and now health officials are asking them to isolate for the next two weeks. The St. Louis County Department of Health issued an advisory Monday evening urging anyone who recently ignored social distancing guidelines while they visited the Ozarks to self-quarantine for 14 days or until they test negative for coronavirus. On Tuesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment also recommended a two-week self-quarantine for those travelers.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:10:00 -0400
  • US warns Nevada governor about in-person worship limits

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 14:09:10 -0400
  • Russia says US leaving overflight treaty will hurt security

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    Russia said Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities would erode global security by making it more difficult for governments to interpret the intentions of other nations. President Donald Trump last week announced Washington's intention to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty, arguing that Russian violations made it untenable for the United States to remain a party.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:59:09 -0400
  • Virginia nurse lives on boat while helping New York battle the pandemic

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    By night, nurse Rachel Hartley is on the front line of the war against the coronavirus. By day, she rests on the sailboat that brought her from Virginia, wondering how she will explain it all to her children someday. Hartley, 26, was among the many thousands of medical professionals from around the country who dropped what they were doing and came to New York as a surge in COVID-19 cases was threatening to overwhelm city hospitals.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:58:19 -0400
  • 'I can't breathe': Man dies after pleading with officer during Minneapolis arrest

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    "What we saw was horrible, completely and utterly messed up," Mayor Jacob Frey said of video taken of the incident. "I believe what I saw, and what I saw was wrong at every level."

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:50:00 -0400
  • FBI probing death of black man seen pinned down by police and saying, 'I can't breathe'

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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation will probe the death of a black man who died shortly after being apprehended by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after disturbing video emerged on social media showing a police officer with his knee on the man's neck as the man repeatedly yells out, "I can't breathe." "I can't breathe, please, the knee in my neck," the man said in a video showing a police officer pinning him to the ground. The Minneapolis Police Department announced Tuesday morning that the FBI will be a part of the investigation into the death.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:40:00 -0400
  • FBI investigate death of black man who was pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis

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    The FBI is investigating the death of a black man who was pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis in a case that has drawn comparisons with Eric Garner, the African American man who died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by police. Footage of the arrest of the unnamed man on Monday night showed the man pleading "please, I can't breathe" with the officer, who then kept his knee on the man's neck for several minutes after he stopped moving. The footage of the arrest drew condemnation from officials across Minnesota, including from Senator Amy Klobuchar, the former Democratic presidential candidate.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:32:37 -0400
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to block at-risk prisoner transfer plan

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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judge's ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially at-risk prisoners out of a federal prison in Ohio due to concerns about the health risks of the coronavirus. The justices rejected a request by President Donald Trump's administration to put the lower court ruling on hold. The brief order noted that three of the nine-member court's conservatives - Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch - would have granted the administration's request.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:27:47 -0400
  • Pence's press secretary Katie Miller back to work after recovering from COVID-19

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    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary Katie Miller said on Tuesday she was back at work after recovering from COVID-19, a case that helped encourage White House officials to start wearing masks and taking stricter safety precautions around President Donald Trump. Miller, who is married to Trump's hawkish immigration adviser and speech writer Stephen Miller, said she had returned after receiving three negative tests for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Miller contracted the virus in early May, raising alarm about the spread of the virus among Trump's and Pence's inner circle shortly after the president's valet had also tested positive.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:26:15 -0400
  • Mecklenburg courts resume some hearings in June. Read this before you show up.

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:24:02 -0400
  • The parents of a 23-year-old college student suspected of double murder are pleading for him to turn himself in

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    Police are conducting a multi-state manhunt in search of Peter Manfredonia, who authorities say killed Ted DeMers, 62, and Nicholas Eisele, 23.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:23:53 -0400
  • A Hollywood producer was arrested on federal charges that he defrauded a coronavirus relief program out of millions

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    William Sadleir is accused of using $1.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans for his own expenses, and of defrauding investors out millions.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:23:07 -0400
  • Brooklyn bodega worker in custody after fatally shooting man

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    A store clerk at a Brooklyn bodega fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened him with a knife.The victim’s family said that the man was returning to the store to pick up car keys he had left there and had called ahead.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:10:14 -0400
  • New Jersey used car dealer charged with price gouging New York City on N95 masks

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    A New Jersey used car dealer was criminally charged on Tuesday with exploiting the coronavirus pandemic by trying to defraud and price gouge New York City into buying N95 respirator masks he was not authorized to sell, in a roughly $45 million scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice said Ronald Romano, 58, sought quick riches in late March when his Performance Supply LLC tried to sell 7 million of the 3M-branded masks to New York City's Office of Citywide Procurement for about 500% above the typical list price. Prosecutors said the Manalapan, New Jersey, resident created a bogus letter falsely showing that 3M Co authorized the sale.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:07:41 -0400
  • UK health minister hints at review of lockdown fines

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 13:00:12 -0400
  • Camila Alves McConaughey celebrates 5 years of US citizenship

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    Camila Alves McConaughey shared a heartfelt message to her social media followers on Memorial Day. The model, founder of online community Women of Today and wife of actor Matthew McConaughey celebrated her U.S. citizenship, which she received in 2015. "Five years ago I was grateful to receive my American citizenship and every day I am proud to be a part of this country," the Brazilian native captioned a post featuring a family photo from the day she became a U.S. citizen.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:57:48 -0400
  • Feds charge used car salesman and 'the Mask Man' in COVID-19 schemes

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    The two men engaged in separate plots to inflate the prices of personal protective equipment used to guard against the virus, federal prosecutors say.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:39:00 -0400
  • Meet the 1-year-old home 'cook' with over 1.5M Instagram followers, including Gordon Ramsay

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    From chefs to celebrities across the globe, people are eating up social media content served up by Kobe Wian, a 1-year-old home "cook" who's proof that age knows no boundaries in the kitchen. While most of the ingredients make it into the recipe, some things have slipped through his small fingers, but Kobe takes it in stride and splashes through any spills with a smile then sees the rest of the dish through.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:34:00 -0400
  • Arbery case exemplifies abuse of 'stand your ground,' but the damage is broad and systemic

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    "The only advantage for the McMichaels is they are alive to tell their version of the story."

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:33:00 -0400
  • Twitter says it is not removing Trump tweets on deceased Scarborough staff member

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    In a letter to Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey that was published by the New York Times, Timothy J. Klausutis asked that the company remove a tweet by the president "alluding to the repeatedly debunked falsehood that my wife was murdered by her boss, former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough." Lori Klausutis, who had an undiagnosed heart condition, fell and hit her head on her desk at work.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:29:08 -0400
  • Canada police arrest 20 and bring hundreds of charges in violent tow truck turf wars

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    Tow truck industry in greater Toronto area has recently become a hotbed for organized crime looking to profit from lax regulationPolice in Canada have arrested 20 people and brought hundreds of charges – including first-degree murder – in their latest attempt to disrupt violent turf wars between rival tow-truck operators.York regional police, which oversees a region north of Toronto, announced the arrests on Tuesday as part of an investigation dubbed Project Platinum.“We allege that the competition for control of the tow market has resulted in murders, attempted murders, shootings, assaults, arsons, threats and property damage,” said the superintendent, Mike Slack, in a video announcing the arrests.In recent months, concerns have mounted that the tow truck industry in the greater Toronto area has become a hotbed for organized crime looking to profit from lax regulation.As part of their investigation, police say a number of towing companies colluded with repair shops, physiotherapy clinics and car rental companies to “grossly inflate” bills, with each group taking a slice of the illicit profits. They also allege that companies were “deliberately causing collisions” in order to generate profits.Project Platinum began in February as a joint operation between a number of Ontario police forces and the Canada revenue agency, and has resulted in the seizure of cash, fentanyl, cocaine, all totalling $1.5m CAD. Police also confiscated 40 firearms, including handguns, rifles, shotguns – and a machine gun – in their attempt to dismantle four criminal organizations.Project Platinum also produced two first-degree murder charges in the death of tow truck driver Soheil Rafipour, who was shot dead outside his home in December 2018.The raid comes nearly a year after another major police operation targeting the tow truck industry, dubbed Project Kraken. More than 70 people – including seven drivers – were charged with offences ranging from firearms possession to conspiracy to commit murder.In that operation, police recovered Tasers and body armour, and found that numerous drivers were armed and “prepared to shoot other tow-truck operators”, Toronto’s police deputy chief James Ramer said at the time.Following Tuesday’s raid, Slack said he expects “the extreme level of violence we have seen in our community” to diminish in the coming weeks and said the investigation could produce more arrests.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:20:23 -0400
  • Italy records 78 new coronavirus deaths, 397 new cases

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    Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 78 on Tuesday, against 92 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases increased to 397 from 300 on Monday. People registered as currently carrying the illness fell to 52,942 from 55,300 the day before, the agency said.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:18:13 -0400
  • 'I can't breathe': Black man dies after Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 8 minutes

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    A video shows a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, kneeling on George Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:17:39 -0400
  • New York's Cuomo to meet Trump, push infrastructure spending

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    Cuomo also told a daily briefing on Tuesday he planned to accelerate major construction projects in his state, including the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport and a renovation and expansion of Penn Station in New York City. The Democratic governor, who has at times has traded barbs with Trump over the federal government's pandemic response, said he would promote the idea of large infrastructure investments in his meeting with the Republican president. Cuomo said past presidents have failed to make good on promises to modernize U.S. bridges, roads and rail systems.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 12:06:26 -0400
  • Pentagon's deputy inspector general resigns

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    The Defense Department's deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagon's acting inspector general, who was to also oversee the U.S. government $2.3 trillion coronavirus response. Glenn Fine's resignation comes after the Trump administration has removed four government inspectors general, who seek to root out government waste, fraud and abuse, in recent weeks. Most recently the State Department's inspector general, Steve Linick was fired.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:54:45 -0400
  • Ex-biotech CEO pleads guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:52:29 -0400
  • Man kidnaps girl to get through Florida coronavirus checkpoint, police say

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    A man was arrested over the Memorial Day weekend, after he allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old girl so that he and his female companion could get through a coronavirus checkpoint.Alexander Michael Sardinas, and a woman, both from Florida, initially attempted to enter the Florida Keys in a rideshare taxi, according to the Monroe County Police Department.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:46:48 -0400
  • Carrie Underwood marks 15th anniversary of her 'American Idol' win

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    Monday marked 15 years since Carrie Underwood’s "American Idol" win, and the country superstar celebrated the anniversary by sharing a video put together by one of her fans. "WOW, I cannot believe it’s been 15 years since my @americanidol win!!!" Underwood, who beat runner-up Bo Bice in the 2005 season 4 finale, tweeted in a response to the YouTube clip, titled "Happy 15th 'Idol-versary' Carrie." The clip starts off with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announcing her as the season 4 champ, followed by a montage of Underwood's fans congratulating her on the anniversary and sharing touching stories of the impact she has had on their lives.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:35:01 -0400
  • Here's the full list of people charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, and who has pleaded guilty so far

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    The parents include the actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, as well as executives at prominent public and private companies.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:32:00 -0400
  • Grimes confirms she and Elon Musk changed son's name

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    It hasn't even been a month since Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their baby boy and they've already had to alter his name. Grimes, born Claire Elise Boucher, confirmed the news and explained the change in a series of Instagram comments on Sunday. California law only mentions letters from the alphabet being used but Grimes said that "one dash is allowed."

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:24:50 -0400
  • 'It's time to surrender': Attorney urges UConn senior accused of killing two and abducting a woman in machete crime spree to turn himself in

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    A lawyer for the family of a Connecticut murder suspect has pleaded for him to surrender as the multi-state search for the college student continues.On Monday police had to dispel a rumour that Peter Manfredonia, a senior at the University of Connecticut, had been captured in New Jersey.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:23:53 -0400
  • UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

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    Police said the University of Connecticut senior who has been accused of killing two people was seen walking in the Poconos. Pennsylvania state police released a new surveillance photo that they say shows suspect Peter Manfredonia walking on train tracks near East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, on Sunday. Manfredonia, 23, fled Connecticut after he allegedly killed two people over the weekend, invaded a home, stole guns and two cars and abducted a person, according to police.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:20:00 -0400
  • Data puzzle as Spain tweaks coronavirus tracking system

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    Spain's Health Ministry on Tuesday defended changes to its methodology for recording coronavirus data that have led to wild fluctuations in daily statistics and provoked sharp criticism by opposition parties. On Monday the government revised down the country's overall death toll from the epidemic by nearly 2,000, and while Tuesday's reported cumulative toll of 27,117 was 283 higher than Monday's, the ministry said just 35 people had died from the disease over the past seven days. Health Emergency Coordinator Fernando Simon attributed the difference to old cases, which were included retrospectively as authorities adjust to a new tracking system and check back over historical data provided by regions.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:17:18 -0400
  • Twitter 'deeply sorry' about Trump tweets on death of Scarborough intern, but won't remove them

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    The president continues to suggest without evidence she was murdered.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 11:14:46 -0400
  • ‘I can’t breathe.’ FBI investigating death of black man pinned by Minneapolis police

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 10:58:51 -0400
  • ‘I can’t breathe.’ FBI investigating death of black man pinned by Minneapolis police

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 10:58:51 -0400
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