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Blue Bell recalls all products

The announcement follows two samples testing positive for listeria.

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Blue Bell recalls all products

The announcement follows two samples testing positive for listeria.

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Talking gay equality at Nixa High School

Zach Wahls discusses his experience being raised by a same-sex couple.

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Remembering the "Apollo" missions

It's been 45 years since the Apollo 13 mission. An Ozarks man recalls his career building a key component for those NASA missions.

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Rainy Tuesday Forecast

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at the storms for Tuesday.

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What's that smell?

Police say there's not much they can do, and the neighbors say it's getting worse. 

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Provocative billboard urges secession

A hate group is targeting a city in the Ozarks once again. For years, some in Harrison, Arkansas have fought the stigma of being a home to bigotry. 

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Leigh's Lost and Found featuring a lost Shiba Inu mix

Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Shiba Inu mix with distinctive ears

The three to five year old male was found at the intersection of Kansas and High

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Rain returning this week

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Rain returning this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when rain moves in this week.

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Car dealers fight back against test drivers who never return

Car dealers fight back against test drivers who never return

One dealer says an employee will go on all test drives now.

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Neighbors say nearby home stinks like someone died in it

Neighbors say nearby home stinks like someone died in it

The home is in the 1600 block of North Hampton Avenue in Springfield.

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Gift of Time honorees 2014

Springfield, Council of Churches seek nominees for Gift of Time awards

Since 1991, the Gift of Time awards have recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to make life better for people in the Ozarks.

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Prescription drug take-back

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Groups plan Drug Take-Back on May 2 in Springfield

Medication take-backs offer a safe way for people to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

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Judge sets 2016 trial date for murder of 12-year-old girl

Bobby Bourne is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape for the death of Adriaunna Horton.

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Update: Escaped central Arkansas jail inmate captured

The Hot Spring County Sheriff's Office says authorities have captured a murder suspect who escaped from county jail.

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Expect traffic slowdowns over next 2 weeks near Battlefield Mall

Sunset Street from Glenstone Ave. to west of the Battlefield mall entrance will be closed to traffic until late Friday afternoon.


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Seligman man drowns in Beaver Lake over the weekend

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed to KY3 News on Monday that the body of Russell C. Johnston, 38, was recovered on Sunday morning in about 75-feet of water. 

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Police: Arkansas buffaloes still missing after escape

Police in central Arkansas say some buffaloes that escaped captivity and roamed a tourist city last week remain unaccounted for. 

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Big savings on appliances this week

"Show-Me Green" week offers big savings on appliances

Now is the time to buy a new washer or dryer if you don't want to pay the sales tax.

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St. Louis governing board to vote on police oversight panel

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to vote during a meeting Monday morning a bill that would create a seven-person St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board.

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1200 POUND MAN

Twelve-hundred pound man to be moved by a crane

Employees at a nursing home plan to use a crane to move a patient who weighs nearly 1,200 pounds. The Rhode Island facility could be closing soon as it is more than $2-million in debt.

The plan is to have firefighters cut open Richard Butler's door to get him out of his room. Then, they will also have to build a ramp to move him to the top of the building. Once he is on the roof a crane will pick…

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120-pound woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

120-pound woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Raising the "steaks" -- 120 pound woman ate more than 13 pounds of steak in less than 20 minutes, breaking her own World Record.

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"Pullin' For Pearson" in Springfield

A fundraiser took place on Sunday for Officer Aaron Pearson. Organizers revealed how much they have raised as of the Sunday night tally.

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Event shows Springfield is still "Pullin' for Pearson"

Fundraising effort latest to raise money for wounded SPD officer. 

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Thunderstorm watch covers parts of northern Arkansas

Thunderstorm watch effective until 8 p.m. Sunday. 

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Street near Battlefield Mall to close for the week

City will close Sunset from S. Glenstone to just west of the mall entrance Monday. 

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Springfield City Hall

City Council to interview candidates for open seat

Council must fill the Zone 1 vacancy created when Jeff Seifried resigned. 

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Missouri medical

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid changes

Republicans have characterized moves as Medicaid reform in small steps

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Timmons Temple set to make one more move

Crews will move 200-ton building 100 feet to new foundation spot. 

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Talking gay equality at Nixa High School

Zach Wahls discusses his experience being raised by a same-sex couple.

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Apollo 13: Four Decades Later

An Ozarks man who worked as a mechanic, building rocket thrusters for NASA, remembers the Apollo missions.

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Rain returning this week

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Rain returning this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when rain moves in this week.

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Car dealers fight back against test drivers who never return

Car dealers fight back against test drivers who never return

One dealer says an employee will go on all test drives now.

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Neighbors say nearby home stinks like someone died in it

Neighbors say nearby home stinks like someone died in it

The home is in the 1600 block of North Hampton Avenue in Springfield.

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"Pullin' For Pearson" in Springfield

A fundraiser took place Sunday for a police officer injured in a shooting three months ago.

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Remembering a role model

On Saturday Stockton will mourn the loss of a community leader with a special ceremony. Brian Barham, the owner of a local construction company, died in a truck crash last November when his tire blew out and the truck hit a tree. After his death, the Stockton community came together to finish a project he wasn’t able to.

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WATCH Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

WATCH: Storms return to weekend forecast for the Ozarks

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty maps the severe weather expected through the weekend.

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(img1)Dog Flu

Vacationers with dogs can spread flu between states

More than 1000 cases have been reported

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Community closeup Spring book sale

Community closeup: Spring book sale

Adam Hooper and Kathleen O'Dell, from the Springfield-Greene County Library District, fill us in on next week's enormous book sale, and where it's all happening.

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Cybersecurity: Protecting your identity

An informational meeting took place on Thursday about protecting your identity and keeping you cyber-secure.

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Mother goes back to school nine years after escaping a cult

One soon-to-be Drury student has a dream of helping oppressed women. She's finishing her psychology degree nine years after escaping a cult with her five children. 

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - More storms this week

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - More storms this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when more storms are possible.

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Springfield Police Officer files suit against P.D.

Filed in Circuit Court this week, Corporal Alberto Estrada alleges racial discrimination in the promotional process within the Police Department.

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Public defender crisis

Public defender crisis

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on the need for more public defenders in the Ozarks.

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VIDEO: Tick bites are What's Going Around

KSPR's Lindsey Slater reports. 

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Sherman suspect

VIDEO: Police investigate shooting that sparked north Springfield standoff

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl reports from north Springfield. 

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VIDEO: Police surround house in in north Springfield

KSPR News live report on reported shooting on N. Sherman Ave.

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Moving forward in Mount Vernon

The city has budgeted to remove three historical structures.

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Tax Day 2015: Need an extension?

Tax Day is almost over. While accountants are celebrating, others are panicking, wondering what to do now that the deadline is inching near.

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Local hospital acquires Hoops and Homeruns

Local hospital acquires Hoops and Homeruns

A rundown motel in the Ozarks now has a new owner. For months, all people saw on their drive into downtown Harrison was a big pile of rubble at the spot where the rundown motel, Hoops and Homeruns was.

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VIDEO: Car seat mistakes can harm your child

KPSR's Sheena Elzie reports on common mistakes that can be dangerous.

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VIDEO: Jet with stuck landing gear returns to SGF

Jet with 45 aboard returned to the the airport shortly after takeoff. 

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Blue Bell recalls all products

The announcement follows two samples testing positive for listeria.

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Preview: Padres at Rockies

The San Diego Padres made several moves during the offseason to bolster an anemic offense, and the early results have been impressive. San Diego leads the National League with 73 runs - 33 more than it had at this point in 2014 - and the ju...

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MLB roundup: White Sox stun Indians in ninth

Yoenis Cespedes had been riding quite the wave of good fortune, following his two-homer, career-high six-RBI performance by ripping the go-ahead run-scoring single in the series opener. Cespedes looks to continue his solid stretch when the ...

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Preview: Yankees at Tigers

Yoenis Cespedes had been riding quite the wave of good fortune, following his two-homer, career-high six-RBI performance by ripping the go-ahead run-scoring single in the series opener. Cespedes looks to continue his solid stretch when the ...

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Newly discovered frog looks like Kermit

Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog has some competition.

A newly discovered species of glassfrog looks an awful lot like the famous Muppet.

Bulging white eyes, Kelly green skin, the works.

But the name's not nearly so catchy as its famous counterpart: Hyalinobatrac...

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Spanish police

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School attack in Spain leaves teacher dead

An attack at a high school in Barcelona, Spain, Monday left a teacher dead and four others -- two teachers and two students -- injured, according to a Catalonian regional police official.

A minor under the age of 14 attacked the victims with "a bladed...

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Australia arrests 2nd man in foiled terror plot

A second individual has been charged with attempting to carry out an "ISIS-inspired" terror plot, Australian police say.

Five young men were arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Australia, in what police called a major counterterrorism operation.

Two of th...

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More oil industry pain: Halliburton slashes 9,000 jobs

Lower crude prices are great for consumers, but disastrous for oil industry workers.

Halliburton employees are the latest to feel the pain. The company said Monday that it has cut 9,000 jobs over the past two quarters as crashing energy prices have fo...

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Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Case against Argentina's president dropped

A prosecutor has dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner tried to cover up Iran's involvement in a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

The move by prosecutor Javier de Luca to drop the case could mean a definitive end ...

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Preview: Nets at Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets dropped Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks but have plenty of time to correct some mistakes. The Nets will try to even the series when they visit the Hawks for Game 2 on Wednesday.T...

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South Africa immigrant protest

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Immigrants in South Africa fear for future

Congolese immigrant Tarsis Mboma Thale has a small business selling T-shirts in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thale's job normally requires him to walk the streets of the city he has called home for the past few years.

But at the moment, he says, this i...

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National Forest Service

Wildfire burns nearly 2,000 acres near Miami

Parts of Miami-Dade County's skyline was hidden from view Monday as smoke from a growing 1,850-acre wildfire loomed over portions of the Florida county.

What started as a nonthreatening and seemingly shrinking grass fire on Sunday, consuming fewer th...

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China's anti-corruption campaign: The greatest hits

Huge stacks of cash, boxes of jewels and a pure gold statue of Chairman Mao: These are just a few of the items confiscated from Chinese officials during an anti-corruption drive now in its third year.

Hundreds of thousands of Communist Party official...

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Padres 14, Rockies 3

DENVER -- The San Diego Padres spoiled the start of Colorado's first extended homestand of the season and the return of Jorge De La Rosa by pounding the Rockies 14-3 Monday.The Padres packed their scoring into three big innings and did most...

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Talking gay equality at Nixa High School

Zach Wahls discusses his experience being raised by a same-sex couple.

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Talking gay equality at Nixa High School

Zach Wahls discusses his experience being raised by a same-sex couple.

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Bird flu found at Iowa farm

More than 5 million hens will be euthanized after bird flu was detected at a commercial laying facility in northwest Iowa, officials said Monday.

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Remembering the "Apollo" missions

It's been 45 years since the Apollo 13 mission. An Ozarks man recalls his career building a key component for those NASA missions.

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Blue Bell ice cream recall

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Blue Bell recalls all ice cream products

After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves.

The company is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Lis...

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Apollo 13: Four Decades Later

An Ozarks man who worked as a mechanic, building rocket thrusters for NASA, remembers the Apollo missions.

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Lauder: The day a president died

I was a copygirl in my fourth month at the Chicago Daily News, my second assigned to the city desk. It had become my custom at 4 o'clock, when the city desk secretary left for the day, to move over to her spot to help answer the phones as the beat re...

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Cirque du Soleil is taking its act to China

Cirque du Soleil is taking its acrobatic, high-flying acts all the way to China.

A group of private equity investors led by TPG -- including Chinese firm Fosun -- have bought Cirque du Soleil in a deal designed to fuel the company's expansion in China...

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Spirit Airlines

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America's worst airline for customer satisfaction is...

Which airline has the lowest customer satisfaction?

Spirit Airlines ranked dead last in the latest travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

With a score of 54, Spirit dethroned United Airlines as the lowest-ranking carrier ...

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Preview: Capitals at Islanders

CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera hit a game-winning single with the bases loaded and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.Trailing 3-0 to star...

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White Sox 4, Indians 3

CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera hit a game-winning single with the bases loaded and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.Trailing 3-0 to star...

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NHL roundup: Wild blank Blues for series lead

The Calgary Flames attempt to put a stranglehold on their Western Conference first-round series when they host the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4 on Tuesday. Calgary grabbed a 2-1 lead in the matchup Sunday as defenseman TJ Brodie scored a goa...

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Preview: Canucks at Flames

The Calgary Flames attempt to put a stranglehold on their Western Conference first-round series when they host the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4 on Tuesday. Calgary grabbed a 2-1 lead in the matchup Sunday as defenseman TJ Brodie scored a goa...

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Google takes aim at Apple with Android Wear updates

With just four days until the Apple Watch is finally available, Google is reminding the world that it has smart watches too.

The company on Monday announced an upgrade to its Android Wear operating system for smart watches. Some features seem to take ...

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Moshe Safdie: The architect shaping Singapore

Israeli born, Canadian educated and now based in the United States, Moshe Safdie is the quintessential global citizen.

He's also the architect behind Singapore's most recognizable building project, the Marina Bay Sands, a 38-hectare multi-purpose res...

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Preview: Lightning at Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are expecting to see a familiar face return to their lineup when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Justin Abdelkader, who scored 10 goals during a 13...

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Volquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night.

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Wild 3, Blues 0

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's top line of left winger Zach Parise, center Mikael Granlund and right winger Jason Pominville combined to score two goals late in the second period, leading the Wild to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues and...

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Migrant shipwreck survivor

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Report: Captain, crew member arrested in shipwreck

After a weekend shipwreck off the coast of Italy that may have killed hundreds of migrants, the International Organization for Migrants said Monday that there may be three more migrant boats in distress in international waters.

Authorities still don'...

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