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Op-Ed News
Michael Ratner's Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justicemore important in achieving justice than the litigation itself." Jules Lobel,
Michael Ratner's Death Is a Loss for Freedom, Peace and Justice
Op-Ed News / Posted 8 days ago
more important in achieving justice than the litigation itself." Jules Lobel, who followed Michael as president of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), said on "Democracy Now!" that Michael "never backed down from a fight against... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Lawyer Michael Ratner helped secure rights for Guantanamo inmatesdied on May 11 in Manhattan. He was 72. The cause was complications of cancer,
Lawyer Michael Ratner helped secure rights for Guantanamo inmates
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
died on May 11 in Manhattan. He was 72. The cause was complications of cancer, said his brother, Bruce. As head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Mr. Ratner oversaw litigation that brought an end to New York City’s “stop-and-frisk”... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Register for the military draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for the military draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Female draft registration in Congress' defense billsvia video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Female draft registration in Congress' defense bills
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Register for draft: It’s what a man’s got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for draft: It’s what a man’s got to do, and women?
Savannah Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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The Hill
Senate defense bill would let Gitmo detainees plead guilty in civilian courtperspective the indefinite detention and military commissions options at Guanta
Senate defense bill would let Gitmo detainees plead guilty in civilian court
The Hill / Posted 12 days ago
perspective the indefinite detention and military commissions options at Guantanamo are a total disaster,” Wala said. The Center for Constitutional Rights is also in strong support of the provision. “If a detainee wants to plead guilty and... Read more
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Denver Post
Senate Armed Services Committee approves adding women to military draftvia video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate Armed Services Committee approves adding women to military draft
Denver Post / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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The Columbian
Register for draft: It’s what a man’s got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for draft: It’s what a man’s got to do, and women?
The Columbian / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women?
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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ABC News
Senate Bill Calls for Women to Register for Draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate Bill Calls for Women to Register for Draft in 2018
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
Naples Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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NBC26 Green Bay
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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KIVI Boise
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
KIVI Boise / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
117 related stories
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KGTV San Diego
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
KGTV San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other co
Senate bill calls for women to register for draft in 2018
The Seattle Times / Posted 12 days ago
via video teleconference. Those detainees could then be transferred to other countries to serve their sentences. But the Center for Constitutional Rights, an advocacy group, opposed the change and said allowing pleas by remote video is an attempt... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KTVN Reno
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KTVN Reno / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
Hawaii News Now / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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WALB Albany
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WALB Albany / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
23 related stories
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WECT 6 Wilmington
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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KXXV Waco
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuitup for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgme
US court hears appeal in Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit
KXXV Waco / Posted 13 days ago
up for questioning. "The plaintiffs in no way seek to question military judgment," said Baher Azmy, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who represents the detainees. John F. O'Connor, an attorney for the military contractor,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Remembering Michael Ratnerfrom fighting stop and frisk in New York City to helping to prosecute war crimi
Remembering Michael Ratner
CommonDreams.org / Posted 13 days ago
from fighting stop and frisk in New York City to helping to prosecute war criminals in Haiti. He also helped build the Center for Constitutional Rights into one of the most effective and impactful human rights organizations in the world -- with... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
CCR Mourns the Passing of Michael RatnerNEW YORK - The Center for Constitutional Rights is sad to release the following
CCR Mourns the Passing of Michael Ratner
CommonDreams.org / Posted 13 days ago
NEW YORK - The Center for Constitutional Rights is sad to release the following statement on the occasion of the passing of the Center’s president emeritus Michael Ratner: From Attica to Assange, Michael Ratner has defended, investigated, and spoken... Read more
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Aljazeera
Iraq: Abu Ghraib victims fight for US justiceAl Shimari v. CACI is a long-running civil suit that began in 2008 and is being
Iraq: Abu Ghraib victims fight for US justice
Aljazeera / Posted 13 days ago
Al Shimari v. CACI is a long-running civil suit that began in 2008 and is being argued on the prisoners' behalf by the Center for Constitutional Rights. Following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the Americans took control of Abu Ghraib prison... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Michael Ratner, attorney for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, dies at 72activist ... Michael Ratner’s passion was not just for the law but for the stru
Michael Ratner, attorney for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, dies at 72
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 14 days ago
activist ... Michael Ratner’s passion was not just for the law but for the struggle for justice and peace,” said the Center for Constitutional Rights, a not-for-profit legal advocacy organization where Ratner worked to bring cases for 45... Read more
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Salon.com
“Tomorrow we carry on his work”: Journalists, activists mourn death of human rights lawyer Michael Ratnerhuman rights lawyer Michael Ratner passed away of cancer on Wednesday at age 72
“Tomorrow we carry on his work”: Journalists, activists mourn death of human rights lawyer Michael Ratner
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
human rights lawyer Michael Ratner passed away of cancer on Wednesday at age 72. Ratner was the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal organization that has challenged the U.S. war on terror, detention... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Rights Group Challenges Law that Punishes Animal Rights Activists as “Terrorists”Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the constitutional
Rights Group Challenges Law that Punishes Animal Rights Activists as “Terrorists”
CommonDreams.org / Posted 16 days ago
Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) challenged the constitutionality of the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) on behalf of two activists convicted as terrorists for freeing thousands of mink and foxes from fur farms. The... Read more
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Aljazeera
Guantanamo: The last-chance hearingsor hearing by the US, or by a country where the prisoner may be repatriated or
Guantanamo: The last-chance hearings
Aljazeera / Posted 17 days ago
or hearing by the US, or by a country where the prisoner may be repatriated or transferred, noted Wells Dixon from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), which represents several Guantanamo prisoners. READ MORE: The dark prisoners: Inside... Read more
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Salon.com
Lawmakers waging “McCarthyite attack on right to boycott,” legal groups warn, as Israel BDS movement growsexperts have blasted the anti-boycott campaign as “21st-century McCarthyism,” a
Lawmakers waging “McCarthyite attack on right to boycott,” legal groups warn, as Israel BDS movement grows
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
experts have blasted the anti-boycott campaign as “21st-century McCarthyism,” and the National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights argue anti-boycott bills are an attack on the freedom of speech and likely... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Two Human Rights Defenders From Occupied Palestine Navigate the Politics of Capitol HillCity and Washington DC. Following their appearance at Columbia University, wher
Two Human Rights Defenders From Occupied Palestine Navigate the Politics of Capitol Hill
Op-Ed News / Posted 27 days ago
City and Washington DC. Following their appearance at Columbia University, where they spoke at an event organized by the Center for Constitutional Rights, I met Sourani and Jabarin at a private event in Washington DC. The two had come to town for... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
CCR Guantánamo Attorneys Denounce Proposed New Rules for Military Commissions- In response to reports of proposed new rules for the controversial military c
CCR Guantánamo Attorneys Denounce Proposed New Rules for Military Commissions
CommonDreams.org / Posted 1 months ago
- In response to reports of proposed new rules for the controversial military commissions system at Guantánamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents men in all three categories of remaining detainees at the base – cleared... Read more

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