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    Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

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    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo... More>>

    Senate Reprieve for Contested Immigration Bill

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    A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate. More>>

    Company unlocks secret to making plastic out of air

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    The plastics industry creates 1.8 trillion pounds of carbon emissions every year, but now one company has figured out a way to take the pollution and turn it into plastic you can hold in your hand. More>>

    Tax Free Weekend: August 1 -3

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    Alabama and Florida are waiving state sales tax this weekend to help ease the cost of back to school shopping. More>>

    Shelter Dogs Need Help Video included

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    A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
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    Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

    Sheriff Gary Welford Sheriff Gary Welford
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    The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford. More>>

    Officials Warn of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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    Health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria. More>>

    Cute Basset-Mix Puppy Needs Home

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    Our Pet of the Week is an adorable Basset Hound-Mix puppy named Theodore. He is absolutely adorable. He's four months old. He is a very friendly puppy. He's been in foster care and is crate and leash trained. He will make a wonderful addition to your home. We love his ears!If you are interested in adopting Theodore, call the Mobile SPCA at (251)633-3531. More>>

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    Record Start and Wonderful Weather

    Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast Monday Afternoon Heat Index Forecast

    A mighty mild morning--starting in the 60s.  Sunshine warms us to 89, & low humidity will keep things comfy.  North breeze. More>>

    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay

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    On August 1-3, 2014 re-enactors from across the nation will commemorate the Battle of Mobile Bay. More>>

    Family: No Answers in Fatal Causeway Crash Video included

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    The family of the man killed in Monday’s fatal accident on the causeway says they are also still trying to figure out exactly what happened. More>>

    Driver's Daughter Discusses Causeway Crash Video included

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    The daughter of the bus driver in Monday's fatal crash talks about what her father remembers. More>>

    Prison Overcrowding A Big Problem In Alabama Video included

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    Alabama's prisons are the most overcrowded in the U-S.

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    Police Impersonator Arrested in Prichard

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    The woman stated that she was an undercover officer for the Mobile Police Department and wanted to see what could be done to clear her friend of the ticket. More>>

    Drug Raid at Suga's Nightclub Video included

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    A raid at a strip club in Prichard leads authorities to confiscate guns, drugs, and money from the business. 15 people were arrested.

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    Soccer Complex Terms Change Video included

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    Mobile County’s pursuit of a soccer complex might be a bit more risky, but proponent, Commissioner Connie Hudson, says everything is on course.  More>>

    City Councilman Has Name For I-10 Bridge

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    Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson wants Mobile to claim the title of “Gateway to the Gulf.” He says the best way to do that is to start calling the forthcoming I-10 bridge the “gateway bridge.”


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    Toddler Killed at Fort Walton Beach

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    During investigation, it was determined a 4 year old child was last seen playing in the shallow water just off the beach with family in the area.  More>>

    Will Privatization Work In Mobile? Video included

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    The Mobile City Council approves contracts for private lawn services to cut the grass along some of the city’s busiest roads. Officials aren’t sure if this will give the results they want.


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    Senate Confirms New VA Secretary

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    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. More>>

    Last Member of Crew That Dropped A-Bomb Has Died

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. More>>

    Skin Cancer Rates Rising Sharply

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    Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. More>>

    Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

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    Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal More>>

    Gov. Christie to Visit Alabama, Mississippi

    Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, (R) New Jersey
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will swing through the south as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting Republican candidates. More>>

    Police Arrest Suspected Check Thief

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    Police have made an arrest.

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    Woman Lit on Fire Dies in Hospital

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    Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died. More>>

    Girl Attacked by Pit Bulls Released from Hospital

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    The 18-month-old child attacked by a group of three pit bulls has been released from USA Medical Center. More>>

    Study: 35 Percent in U.S. Facing Debt Collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Could Deadly Virus Spread to U.S.?

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    An American who worked in Liberia has died of the virus, falling ill during a stop in Nigeria on his way home to Minnesota. Which raises the question: Is Ebola a threat outside of Africa? More>>

    Drivers Identified in Deadly BRATS Bus Crash Video included

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    Police have determined the SUV was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. More>>

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria
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    Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water Video included

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    A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle. More>>

    Alabama Gun Law Hot Topic At Sheriff's Meeting Video included

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    Many Alabama sheriffs still want clarification on certain issues regarding the state's gun law.

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    Red Flags, Strong Currents at Baldwin Beaches Video included

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    Red flags flying Monday along Baldwin County beaches but a quick look at the surf and you question why? Lifeguards say it's not what you can see, it's what you can't.

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    More Work Needed on Government Plaza Roof Video included

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    Finishing the three million-dollar roof repair at Government Plaza could take an additional three months and cost $235,000 more. Engineers want to move quickly on the repair, but County Commissioners are more cautious. More>>

    Developing: Bus Accident on the Causeway

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    The BRATS bus was traveling eastbound when the accident happened near Meaher State Park. More>>

    Pensacola Parents Charged In Connection With Child Death Video included

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    Police say parents Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to get their son treatment for burns that proved fatal. Both are being held without bond.


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    Study Says Texting Ban Is Saving Lives Video included

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    Researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham say police have seen a drop in traffic fatalities, even though the texting while driving ban is difficult to enforce. More>>

    New Case of Chikungunya in Mississippi

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    The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN'-yuh) virus. More>>

    Woman Killed Working Along Old Shell Road

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    The 53 year old victim was in the area of Stanky Field blowing debris from the roadway when she was struck by a pickup traveling westbound. More>>

    Update: Explosion at Plant in Moss Point Video included

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    Developing Story: News 5 has learned there has been a possible explosion at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, Mississippi. More>>

    2 Year Old Dies From Burns; Parents Arrested

    Perry Perry
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    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body. More>>

    Weekend Crime Recap

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    These are the latest crimes reported to us from the Mobile Police Department.

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    1 Killed When Small Plane Crash on Fla. Beach

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    A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. More>>

    Animal Shelter Closing in Escambia County, AL

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    The shelter says it does not have enough money to operate. More>>

    Lightning Kills 1, Injures 12 on Beach

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    A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike. More>>

    Apartment Complex Angry Over Eviction Video included

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    Bryn Ketcham says McGill-Toolen bought the property her apartment sits on and did not give them enough notice to leave. More>>

    Drowning Victim to be Laid to Rest Monday

    Chaston Brown, 17 Chaston Brown, 17
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    The teenage swimmer who drowned at a Gulf Shores beach last week will be laid to rest Monday morning. More>>

    Mobile Police Investigate Homicide

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    Mobile Police are investigating a homicide.  More>>

    Woman Hospitalized After Being Lit on Fire

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    Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend. More>>

    Man Jumps from Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge

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    Mobile Fire and Rescue say a man jumped from the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge this morning.They received the call around 8:30 Sunday morning. More>>

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    • Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

      Did That Guy Really Say 'Damn The Torpedoes?'

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:43:27 GMT
      As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
      As we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th, News 5 has been exploring some of the more interesting aspects of what could be one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.For example, did Union commander David Farragut actually say 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead?' It's been fodder for historians for decades. Many of them tend to believe even if Farragut had said it in the heat of the battle, no one would have heard him.Fairhope artist and histo...
    • Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Shelter Dogs Need Help

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:04:18 GMT
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
      A call for help from the Escambia County, Alabama animal shelter. More than a hundred animals are in need of a home as the humane society gets ready to turn operations of the shelter back over to the county.
    • Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

      Appeal Denied in Case of Murdered George County Sheriff

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:14:04 GMT
      Sheriff Gary WelfordSheriff Gary Welford
      The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford.
      The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the conviction of Christopher Lee Baxter in the 2010 death of George County Sheriff Garry Welford.
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    • 6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:16:08 GMT
      Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
      Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
    • Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

      Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:14:46 GMT
      A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.
      A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.
    • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

      Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:14:31 GMT
      Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
      Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and...
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    • Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

      Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:13:44 GMT
      A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
      An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians,...
    • 2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

      2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:34 GMT
      British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
      British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
    • Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

      Iraq offers aid to those displaced by militants

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:03 GMT
      Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government has allocated two installments of 500 billion dinars ($429 million) to assist citizens who have been internally displaced by the advance of Sunni militants...
      Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and called on Sunnis remaining...
    • RecipesMore>>

    • Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Blueberry Vinaigrette

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:54:58 GMT

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

      Light and delicious salad dressing.

    • Blackened Tuna

      Blackened Tuna

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:32:43 GMT
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
      LEGACY BAR AND GRILLTuna loin seasoned with creole seasoning blackened on each side lightly then cooled down and slice very thinly place on plate with lemon beurre blanc top with arugula and a soy citrus glaze
    • Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake

      Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:31:04 GMT
       Windmill Market Produce Club make a sweet Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake on Take 5.
       Windmill Market Produce Club make a sweet Fig and Almond Upside-Down Cake on Take 5.
    • GardeningMore>>

    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:22:43 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Plain Gardening: Dragonflies

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:18:46 GMT
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
      This week’s episode of Plain Gardening concerns a pastime similar to bird watching: dragonfly watching!
    • Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Plain Gardening: Hibiscus

      Monday, July 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:52:02 GMT
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
      Plain Gardening is back at Bellingrath Gardens this week to talk hibiscus with Bill Finch.
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    • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

      Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:25 GMT
      By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Rafael Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title...
      By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Rafael Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at...
    • German federation drops amputee jumper from team

      German federation drops amputee jumper from team

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:11:24 GMT
      Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.
      Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.
    • Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio

      Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:06:46 GMT
      Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.
      Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.
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