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Police search for missing and endangered Springfield baby; court orders baby from parents

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Police search for missing and endangered Springfield baby; court orders baby from parents

The Springfield Police Department is searching for a missing and endangered child.

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Pictures: Viewer snapshots submitted from Friday evening's storms

Thanks to all of the viewers who snapped images from Friday's severe weather.  Here are some from around the Ozarks.

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(img1)WATCH: Strong storms build in western Greene County Friday evening

WATCH: Strong storm caught on camera in western Greene County Friday evening

This video was captured near FF and Republic Road in south Springfield around 6:30 p.m. as a strong storm was building in western Greene County.  This is looking at the storm that led to a tornado warning for the county.

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(img1)Bolivar Body Cameras

Body cameras up and running at Bolivar PD

The HD video is stored on a server to help with investigations.

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Rain Hammons Field

Bad news for Bears fans; rain postpones NCAA regional at Hammons Field

Bears baseball fans must wait till Saturday for the Missouri State-Canisius game in NCAA regional at Hammons Field.

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(img1)table rock boating

Boat business on Table Rock Lake

The recent rainy and stormy weather has affected some and others not so much.

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Police arrest two in apparent meth bust at Nixa apartment complex

Police arrested two after an apparent methamphetamine bust Friday at an apartment complex in Nixa.

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US Postal Service

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Springfield mail processing center gets reprieve from planned closure

The work of the Springfield Processing and Distribution Center at the main post office on Chestnut Expressway was going to be moved to a similar facility in Kansas City this summer.

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City of Harrison wants homeowners to cleanup

Clean up your front yard or face getting fined. That's what is happening in Harrison, Arkansas.

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Man dies from injuries suffered in Memorial Day crash

Police say driver, 86, was injured in crash while driving east in the westbound lane of James River Freeway.

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Driver hospitalized after crashing into a Casey's General Store in West Plains

Police in West Plains believe a driver had a medical issue that led him to crash his car into Casey's General Store Friday.

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Forbes list

Local companies make Forbes list of America's Best Employers

O'Reilly Auto Parts, Bass Pro Shops and Prime Inc. make the list of nation's 500 best. 

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Community closeup Bikers and Babes at the Beach

Community closeup: Bikers and Babes at the Beach

Melody Pettit talks to MOPAR -- of Bikers Against Child Abuse -- about the group's event this weekend, happening rain or shine.

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Christian County Commissioners

Christian County commissioners delay interim sheriff announcement.

Commissioners decide to take more time to consider candidates to fill the post until August election. 

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Sentencing Friday for parents who caged autistic son

A jury last month recommended seven years in prison for 45-year-old Terry Smith and his 44-year-old wife, Victoria. Both were found guilty of child endangerment.

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Pictures: Tour the 2015 St. Jude Dream home in east Springfield

Get your $100 ticket for a chance to win a house with an estimated value of $350,000 or another great prize while helping St. Jude save the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The winner will be drawn on Sunday, June 28 on KSPR.

Buy tickets: Over the phone: 1(800)870-2980

Online: http://www.stjude.org/dhspringfield

In-person during the open house weekends beginning…

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Flash Flood Watches in effect

Flash Flood risk this weekend

Flooding remains a concern across the Ozarks through the weekend. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect now through Saturday 7pm.

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Joey Kyle goes goes into federal courthouse

Announcement on Christian County interim sheriff expected Friday

The interim sheriff for Christian County is expected to be announced on Friday. 

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Lawmakers sue governor over Rams stadium funding plan

Republican lawmakers argue Gov. Jay Nixon doesn't have the authority to issue new bonds.

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Ways to avoid bug bites this summer

How to avoid bug bites this summer here in the Ozarks

Summer time is finally here and plenty of us plan on enjoy the outdoors here in the Ozarks.

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Prescription drugs

State Rep. Lynn Morris pharmacy license under probation for state violations

Morris signed a settlement acknowledging he filled prescriptions for himself and family dog without doctor's authorization. 

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officer stops abduction

Officer rescues 6-year-old girl from abduction

A missing six-year-old Virginia girl is home safe with her family, thanks to an alert police officer.

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Norman man convicted for $1.2M bank fraud scheme

The Department of Justice says 69-year-old Bruce Carlton Wright was convicted Thursday. 

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Cat scratch fever:  Your cats claws could make you sick or blind

Cat scratch fever: Your cat's claws could make you sick or blind

Cat scratch fever isn’t just a song, it’s a serious illness that pet owners need to watch for.

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Arkansas AG warns of summer wedding scams

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning brides and grooms who are planning a summer wedding to be wary of scams.

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Illegal area for target shooting

The Mount Vernon Chief of Police has been cited by the Missouri Department of Conservation for target shooting in a wildlife area. KSPR spoke with him, and a woman who said those gunshots caused an accident.

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burglary chase manhunt

Police: manhunt followed burglary, car chase in Greene County

A burglary in north Springfield led to a police chase on the highway, followed by a manhunt.

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Jesse Hampton

Stone County jail inmate hangs self

Jesse Hampton was in jail on a charge of resisting arrest.

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(img1)Interim Sheriff INterviews

Interviews for interim sheriff complete

Christian County Commission nearing its decision.

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(img1)WATCH: Strong storms build in western Greene County Friday evening

WATCH: Strong storm caught on camera in western Greene County Friday evening

This video was captured near FF and Republic Road in south Springfield around 6:30 p.m. as a strong storm was building in western Greene County.  This is looking at the storm that led to a tornado warning for the county.

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(img1)Bolivar Body Cameras

Bolivar Body Cameras

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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Community closeup Bikers and Babes at the Beach

Community closeup: Bikers and Babes at the Beach

Melody Pettit talks to MOPAR -- of Bikers Against Child Abuse -- about the group's event this weekend, happening rain or shine.

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Illegal target shooting

The Police Chief of Mount Vernon says he has been target shooting in the same area for years, and didn't realize it was illegal.

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(img1)Interim Sheriff INterviews

Temporary sheriff to be appointed

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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KSPR Midday Weather Forecast Storms out west

KSPR Midday Weather Forecast: Storms out west

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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Orlando 2

VIDEO: Salute to a legend in song

Branson entertainer Tony Orlando sang a special Tony La Russa version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Wednesday’s Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Baseball Enthusiasts luncheon. LaRussa is being inducted as a Missouri Sports Legend.  

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Duck hit by city mower

City officials in Harrison are apologizing and making changes, after a duck and her nest were hit by a brush hog while mowing.

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VIDEO: Lightning from storms in Douglas county

Lightning from storms in Douglas county shot Wednesday night.

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Ozark business owner searching for wheel thief

Stealing tires is an easy way for a thief to make money, and car experts say it's easier than you think.

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Storms continue this week

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Storms continue this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at when more rain will impact the Ozarks.

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Detectives hope to identify Jane Doe

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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Sheriff says Greene County jail is still full

Sheriff says Greene County jail is still full

It's been almost two months since the Greene County jail stopped taking municipal inmates.

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Community closeup Inheritance scams

Community closeup: Inheritance scams

Judy Mills of the BBB explains how scammers are going after your money using a bogus storyline about a long lost relative, and a big inheritance.

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KSPR Wednesday Morning Forecast Sct d storms

KSPR Wednesday Morning Forecast: Sct'd storms

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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12-year-girl meets suspected kidnapper on Facebook

A 12-year-old girl is safe after being taken to St. Louis by a man, police say, she met through Facebook.

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(img1)Lake Levels

Lake Levels Up

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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(img1)Plans to tear down the old Clarion building

The old, empty Clarion hotel on Glenstone is coming down

A developer has plans to tear down the abandoned building and turn it into 80,000 square feet of retail space. Springfield’s leaders say it’s a win for the city because it has taken years to find a buyer to take on the pricey project.

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snake

WATCH: Snake bites, kills man

KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports

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Scott-Walker

Win McNamee/Getty Images

Walker jabs Clintons over foundation claims

Prospective GOP White House candidate Scott Walker accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of wanting to live by different rules than other Americans, after the ex-President hit out at negative stories about his foundation.

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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

Mark Wilson/getty Images

Ash Carter: China must end South China Sea militarization

As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.

On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Beijing to stop amid fresh...

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Debate also rages online

Christian Petersen/Getty Images

#NotMyAmerica protests, counter-protests rage

As protesters from both sides of the anti-Islam rally gathered in Phoenix on Friday, separated by police, a sort of similar scene was playing out on social media.

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Dustin Diamond

'Saved by the Bell' actor not guilty of felony

A jury has found actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of one felony charge in a Christmas Day bar stabbing last year.

But it found him guilty of two misdemeanor charges, according to court documents released Friday.

The Wisconsin court determined that Diam...

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Preview: Pirates at Padres

Matt Kemp was the highest-profile acquisition during a busy offseason for the San Diego Padres, but catcher Derek Norris is proving to be the most productive. Norris heads into Saturday's matchup against visiting Pittsburgh on a high note f...

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Preview: Tigers at Angels

Jered Weaver has turned around his campaign and looks to post his fifth consecutive strong outing when the Los Angeles Angels host the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. The right-hander has won his last three decisions since correcting a mechanic...

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Preview: Braves at Giants

The San Francisco Giants are in first place in the National League West for the first time since Opening Day and playing like a team that might stay there for awhile. The Giants have won 13 of their last 15 games heading into Saturday's mat...

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Joan of Arc, painting

Public domain

On this day: May 30

Joan of Arc is burned at the stake, the Confederacy picks Richmond as its capital, the first Indy 500 is held, and the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated, all on this day.

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MLB roundup: Cards win as Lackey masters Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings and fanned nine as St. Louis beat Los Angeles 3-0 shutout at sold-out Busch Stadium. Throwing 66 of his 96 pitches for strikes, Lackey gave up only five hits and one walk. Suffering th...

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Padres 6, Pirates 2

SAN DIEGO -- Derek Norris, who struck out in his first four at-bats, hit a two-out, walk-off grand slam Friday night to give the San Diego Padres a 6-2 win over the Pirates at Petco Park -- ending Pittsburgh's seven-game winning streak.It w...

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Preview: White Sox at Astros

Houston ace Dallas Keuchel attempts to rebound from his first loss of the season when the Astros host the Chicago White Sox in Saturday's second contest of a three-game series. Keuchel was unbeaten through his first nine outings before matc...

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MLB roundup: Cards win as Lackey masters Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings and fanned nine as St. Louis beat Los Angeles 3-0 shutout at sold-out Busch Stadium. Throwing 66 of his 96 pitches for strikes, Lackey gave up only five hits and one walk. Suffering th...

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Athletics 6, Yankees 2

Houston ace Dallas Keuchel attempts to rebound from his first loss of the season when the Astros host the Chicago White Sox in Saturday's second contest of a three-game series. Keuchel was unbeaten through his first nine outings before matc...

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Lackey strikes out 9, Cardinals beat Dodgers 3-0 for 5th in row

The Dodgers have been shut out four straight times on the road.

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Angels 2, Tigers 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Hector Santiago allowed just three singles over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Angel Stadium.Santiago did need some help from his bullpen, a...

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High-tech clothes in the offing

Scott Barbourand Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Google, Levi's to make smart clothing that interacts with your devices

Google and Levi's are teaming up to make digitally connected clothing, literally, smarty pants. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects group is working on fabric that can sense touch gestures.

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Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals went through a bit of a lull last weekend but are once again looking like the best team in the National League. The Cardinals will try to clinch a series among postseason hopefuls when they host the Los Angeles Dodge...

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Preview: Red Sox at Rangers

The Arizona Diamondbacks appear to feel right at home at Milwaukee's Miller Park, although playing the worst team in the major leagues certainly doesn't hurt. The Diamondbacks swatted four home runs in Friday's series opener to win for the ...

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Preview: Diamondbacks at Brewers

The Arizona Diamondbacks appear to feel right at home at Milwaukee's Miller Park, although playing the worst team in the major leagues certainly doesn't hurt. The Diamondbacks swatted four home runs in Friday's series opener to win for the ...

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Grenade philippines

Manila International Airport Authority

American arrested with grenade at airport

An American accused of trying to take a live grenade and knife through airport security in the Philippines has been arrested, an airport official said.

Cipriano de Guzman was being held at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the weapons ...

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Texas flooding state of disaster

President declares flood disaster in Texas

[Breaking news update at 12:15 a.m. Eastern Saturday] President declares major disaster exists in Texas.

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Bergdahl close up

U.S. Army via Getty Images

Travel ban for 5 Taliban prisoners ends soon

Senior administration officials said Friday that the U.S. is continuing to hold negotiations with the governments of Afghanistan and Qatar as a deadline to determine the fate of five Taliban figures released in a prisoner exchange with the U.S. looms.

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Blue Jays 6, Twins 4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Colabello's two-run homer with no outs in the top of the ninth inning broke a tie and the Toronto Blue Jays posted a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Target Field.The loss snapped a five-game winn...

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Rangers' McDonagh played 'couple games' with broken foot

NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh played with a broken foot during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, which was won 2-0 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. According to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, McDona...

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Preview: Royals at Cubs

The friendly confines of Wrigley Field were awfully hospitable to the Kansas City Royals in their first visit since 2001, and they hope that continues when they face the Chicago Cubs again Saturday. Kansas City smacked three home runs in an...

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Preview: Rockies at Phillies

The friendly confines of Wrigley Field were awfully hospitable to the Kansas City Royals in their first visit since 2001, and they hope that continues when they face the Chicago Cubs again Saturday. Kansas City smacked three home runs in an...

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Dustin Diamond in court

Dustin Diamond acquitted of reckless endangerment in barroom altercation

A jury in Wisconsin found actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of reckless endangerment for his role in a Christmas Day barroom altercation but convicted him on concealed weapon and disorderly conduct charges.

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Some want cutting of cord delayed to help baby

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The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

For the layperson, a few minutes might tick by without a second thought, but those precious minutes after a baby is born could be beneficial for newborns later in life, some doctors say.

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Dennis Hastert

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sources: Hastert was covering up sex misconduct

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was paying a former student to keep quiet about allegations of sexual abuse from the time when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach in Illinois, two sources with knowledge of the federal government inve...

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Nationals' Strasburg leaves game with neck stiffness

CINCINNATI -- Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's start against the Reds at Great American Ball Park after just 16 pitches with neck stiffness. After issuing a walk to catcher Brayan Pena to begin the sec...

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MLB roundup: Cards win as Lackey masters Dodgers

CINCINNATI -- Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left Friday night's start against the Reds at Great American Ball Park after just 16 pitches with neck stiffness. After issuing a walk to catcher Brayan Pena to begin the sec...

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Lindsay Lohan in court

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Lindsay Lohan off probation after seven years

For the first time in more than seven turbulent years, Lindsay Lohan is off probation.

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Rangers 7, Red Sox 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton is feeling the love again in Texas.The former American League MVP, who helped the Rangers make back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011 before leaving after the 2012 season for a richer contra...

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