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Women march in protest in North West River; Bringing yoga to the classroom in HV-GB; Katimivik is back: Labrador Morning On-Demand

One year ago, women cities all over the world marched in protest against the new U.S. president Donald Trump. Here in Labrador Jan Morrison organized a walk in North West River, and she's doing it again (01:02). After that, Katimavik is coming back. Dominic Demers has fond memories of the program, and shares them with us (09:14). Then, teachers from across Labrador are learning how to use yoga in their classrooms (17:39). Finally, a look at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre calendar for the next few months (26:17).

Download Women march in protest in North West River; Bringing yoga to the classroom in HV-GB; Katimivik is back: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Brown bag lunch program in Nain; Nunatsiavut says no to listing caribou herds as endangered: Labrador Morning On-Demand

In Nain, a community where many people struggle to eat three meals a day, there's a new program to help students fuel up at lunch time. Healthy-Lunch -2-Go delivers brown bag lunches to school every morning -- and they're available to all students (00:58). Then, caribou numbers may be at a historic low, but according to the Nunatsiavut government the George River and Torngat herds are not endangered, and they don't want them listed as such (09:17). Plus, We often hear that Newfoundland and Labrador spends more on health care than any other province in the country, but where does the money go, and what do we get for our three billion dollars (18:45).

Download Brown bag lunch program in Nain; Nunatsiavut says no to listing caribou herds as endangered: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Plans for a food bank in Nain; ageing school in Cartwright: Labrador Morning on Demand

Meet the woman who's trying to start a food bank in Nain (0:58). Then, hear from the mayor of Cartwright about problems with the ageing Henry Gordon Academy (10:53). Plus, two new positions have been created to help Innu children get equal access to services like healthcare and education (20:39). Finally, Red Bay has long maintained a special friendship with the Basque Region of Spain. Now governments on both sides of the ocean are making it official (28:53)

Download Plans for a food bank in Nain; ageing school in Cartwright: Labrador Morning on Demand
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Bottling food the Labrador way; Kettle campaign sees huge increase in donations: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign was a huge success in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, as donations jumped more $20,000 from last year (1:04). Then, for Steve Janes and his family, the last day at the Disney resort in Oahu, Hawaii was a doozy, as a false-alarm about an incoming ballistic missile caused widespread panic and chaos (12:38). Plus, for 24-year-old Hilary Davis, getting around in Cartwright is a challenge. She was born with cerebral palsy, and the genetic disorder called Willams syndrome, and that means it means she misses out on community events at the local school -- a sprawling building with several sets of stairs, and next-to-no parking (21:25). Finally, it can be a challenge to keep a grocery store stocked in Labrador, but Max Blake and his wife Bridget don't have to worry too much. They pride themselves on being self sufficient when it comes to having a supply of vegetables and meat throughout the year (28:36).

Download Bottling food the Labrador way; Kettle campaign sees huge increase in donations: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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MUN wants your frozen fish guts; Thin ice on Lake Melville; Turning a house into a home: Labrador Morning On-Demand

If you're fishing this winter researchers at Memorial University want your fish guts, to look for plastics. Plus, when Sheila Saunders' home fell into disrepair, her nephew stepped in.

Download MUN wants your frozen fish guts; Thin ice on Lake Melville; Turning a house into a home: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Facebook takes down sealskin coat post; Gearing up for Cain's Quest: Labrador Morning On-Demand

A Happy Valley-Goose Bay woman says her Facebook posts about a sealskin coat was taken down by the website. Plus, soon the roar of racing snowmobiles will cut through the ungroomed Labrador wilderness, as Cain's Quest kicks into high gear on March 2nd.

Download Facebook takes down sealskin coat post; Gearing up for Cain's Quest: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Andersen officially HV-GB mayor; dumped garbage attracting wolves: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Council named Wally Andersen mayor in a 5-1 vote, and Bert Pomeroy as deputy mayor 4-2. Plus, there have been increasing wolf sightings in Happy Valley-Goose Bay - particularly in the Valley.

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Inuit holiday traditions; Downhill skiing; Getting organized: Labrador Morning On-Demand

We learn about igloo building and Nalijuk Night. Plus, how to get organized in 2018.

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HV-GB residents want better water in the valley; Staying safe when your home's buried in snow: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Nunatsiavut government minister Patricia Kemuksigak is stepping down after accepting a new job at the treatment centre in Sheshatshiu. Plus, there's a mountain of snow in Labrador West right now, and first responders are asking people to stay safe.

Download HV-GB residents want better water in the valley; Staying safe when your home's buried in snow: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Concerns about Happy Valley water; Dr. Rawlek retires; money for the SPCA: Labrador Morning On-Demand

5 wing Goose Bay is willing to provide Spring Gulch water to Valley residents, but the town would have to pay for it. Plus, it's impossible to say how many Labrador babies Dr. Wieslav Rawluk has delivered in his lifetime, and now he's retiring.

Download Concerns about Happy Valley water; Dr. Rawlek retires; money for the SPCA: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Open water from Black Tickle to the mainland; Spring Gulch water to Happy Valley; making dogberry wine: Labrador Morning On-Demand

People in Black Tickle haven't been able to travel to the mainland by snowmobile so far this winter, because the run isn't frozen. Plus, there's a deal in the works to supply Happy Valley-Goose Bay with Spring Gulch water - but it'll cost money.

Download Open water from Black Tickle to the mainland; Spring Gulch water to Happy Valley; making dogberry wine: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Wally Andersen is the new mayor of HV-GB, a Model T snowmobile rides again, a single mother struggles to get benefits from CRA: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Wally Andersen is now officially the mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, after councillors voted him into the role. Plus, 90 years ago American explorers modified a Model T Ford with skis and tracks to travel along Labrador's North - and it's running again.

Download Wally Andersen is the new mayor of HV-GB, a Model T snowmobile rides again, a single mother struggles to get benefits from CRA: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Faster internet in Labrador; an update on ice conditions: Labrador Morning On-Demand

$40 million is coming to improve internet access across the province, much of it being spent in Labrador. Plus, there's lots of snow but ice forming on Lake Melville isn't as thick as it usually is by this time of the year.

Download Faster internet in Labrador; an update on ice conditions: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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How to keep those resolutions; how to compost through a long Labrador winter: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Six weeks from now, most of us will have abandoned our plans for change. To find out why we give up on our resolutions, and how to set realistic goals, we talk to a provincial psychologist. Plus, a winter expedition to the compost bin.

Download How to keep those resolutions; how to compost through a long Labrador winter: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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White Wolf vandalism; some Labrador resolutions for the new year: Labrador Morning On-Demand

A group of snowmobilers found found a local chalet trashed - with smashed eggs, empty beer cans, and benches torn off the wall. Plus, the countdown to New Years eve is on, and with 2017 wrapping up, it's time reflect on the year that was, and look ahead.

Download White Wolf vandalism; some Labrador resolutions for the new year: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Nunatsiavut beneficiaries testify at MMIW inquiry; banner season at Birch Brook: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The Nunatsiavut government is acting as a go-between for beneficiaries who want to testify at the MMIW hearings. Plus, ski and snowshoe trails are in fine form at Birch Brook Nordic Ski Club thanks to all of the snow in Labrador.

Download Nunatsiavut beneficiaries testify at MMIW inquiry; banner season at Birch Brook: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Moravian stars, and Christmas stories from Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The 26-point Moravian star has been a sign of Christmas for centuries, but in the past few years they've become a popular Christmas decoration for Moravians and non-Moravians alike. Plus, Joe Goudie reads a Christmas story from Them Days.

Download Moravian stars, and Christmas stories from Labrador: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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A Christmas memorial for domestic violence victims; a Them Days Christmas story: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The Christmas tree at Kirkina House in Rigolet is covered with hand-made ornaments designed to look like red dresses. There are 118 of them - each representing a missing or murdered woman from this province. Plus, another Christmas story from Them Days.

Download A Christmas memorial for domestic violence victims; a Them Days Christmas story: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Memorial for HV-GB mayor John Hickey; A Christmas story from Them Days: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Hundreds of people turned up to pay tribute to John Hickey, the 62-year-old mayor and former MHA and cabinet minister who died from a gunshot wound in hunting accident. Plus, a 1960 Christmas story from Nain.

Download Memorial for HV-GB mayor John Hickey; A Christmas story from Them Days: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Empty seat at Happy Valley-Goose Bay coffee shop as mayor laid to rest; Christmas stories from Them Days: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The A&W restaurant in Happy Valley-Goose Bay will close for a couple hours this afternoon, so that staff can go to a memorial service for John Hickey. Plus, as we count down to Christmas, we're bringing you stories from Them Days magazine.

Download Empty seat at Happy Valley-Goose Bay coffee shop as mayor laid to rest; Christmas stories from Them Days: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Left out of an apology, Lab West rec centre closing; Labrador Morning On-Demand

Some of some of Labrador's oldest residential survivors were excluded from a national apology, because they went before Newfoundland was a part of Canada. Plus, people in Labrador West are scrambling to save the Mike Adam Recreational Complex.

Download Left out of an apology, Lab West rec centre closing; Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Remembering John Hickey; A Christmas assembly for a good cause: Labrador Morning On-Demand

People remember the life of John Hickey, who died after an accidental gunshot wound while checking traps. Plus, students at Peacock Primary school collect donations for a local Christmas hamper.

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Wabush rec centre could close; Candlelight vigil for John Hickey: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Wabush mayor Ron Barron says the town's rec centre is too expensive to keep running, and he wants Labrador City to chip in. Plus, hundreds went to a candlelight vigil for HV-GB mayor John Hickey, who's in critical condition after a hunting accident.

Download Wabush rec centre could close; Candlelight vigil for John Hickey: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Mud Lake evacuees moving off base; thoughts and prayers for John Hickey: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Nine families have been living in the 5 Wing Goose Bay barracks since the Churchill River flooded in May. Now, they have to leave by January. Plus, support pours in from across Labrador as mayor John Hickey fights for his life after a hunting accident.

Download Mud Lake evacuees moving off base; thoughts and prayers for John Hickey: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Update on Mayor Hickey's condition; Air Borealis responds to service concerns: Labrador Morning On-Demand

HV-GB mayor John Hickey is in critical condition after being shot in a hunting accident. Plus, Air Borealis talks about service to the coast, now that it's the only airline.

Download Update on Mayor Hickey's condition; Air Borealis responds to service concerns: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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CBC Labrador Turkey Drive; Superstar Sheshatshiu wrestlers: Labrador Morning On-Demand

We're a week away from our annual CBC Turkey Drive, and we'll talk about what you can expect. Plus, young wrestlers in Sheshatshiu are a force to be reckoned with, says coach Dustin Silvey.

Download CBC Labrador Turkey Drive; Superstar Sheshatshiu wrestlers: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Concerns about an airline monopoly; Mealy Mountains tourism: Labrador Morning On-Demand

As winter hits, one of Nain's ordinary members has written a letter to the Air Borealis board of directors, expressing concerns about services to the North Coast. Plus, the Mealy Mountains are featured in the new edition of National Geographic Traveller.

Download Concerns about an airline monopoly; Mealy Mountains tourism: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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NL government investigating ambulance service; HV-GB town council cracks down on unregistered businesses: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The NL health department is launching an audit of all private and community ambulance operators in the province. Plus, Happy Valley-Goose Bay Councillor Bert Pomeroy is sick of unregistered home businesses.

Download NL government investigating ambulance service; HV-GB town council cracks down on unregistered businesses: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Nalcor and NunatuKavut strike a deal; Giving single mothers a Christmas to remember: Labrador Morning On-Demand

NunatuKavut was left out of a Muskrat Falls deal, but leaders say this new agreement is worth $8 million in possible jobs and development. Plus, the Mokami Status of Women is launching a program to help children treat their moms to some Christmas cheer.

Download Nalcor and NunatuKavut strike a deal; Giving single mothers a Christmas to remember: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Revisiting Hopedale resettlement; Woodworking in Nain: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Plenty of people in Labrador have experience with relocation, and a similar move was once planned for the community of Hopedale - but it didn't happen. Plus, in Nain you can drop by the community shed to try your hand at a number of construction projects.

Download Revisiting Hopedale resettlement; Woodworking in Nain: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Sheshatshiu hockey phenom can't play in HV-GB; More delays on a Burton Winters inquiry: Labrador Morning On-Demand

11 year old hockey player Aries Benuen lives in Sheshatshiu, and isn't allowed to join his friends on a team in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Plus, the province says it's waiting on a search and rescue study from the Senate before starting its own inquiry.

Download Sheshatshiu hockey phenom can't play in HV-GB; More delays on a Burton Winters inquiry: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Muskrat Falls protesters meet with Nalcor; Labrador featured in National Geographic: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Members of a Muskrat Falls protest group met with Nalcor's CEO in a sharing circle to discuss concerns about the project. Plus, National Geographic's Traveller magazine features Labrador, and the Mealy Mountains National Park.

Download Muskrat Falls protesters meet with Nalcor; Labrador featured in National Geographic: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Town tears down protest camp; Cabinet Minister talks Mud Lake: Labrador Morning On-Demand

The town tore down a Muskrat Falls protest camp in Happy Valley-Goose Bay over safety concerns, and protesters aren't happy about it. Plus, Municipal Affairs minister Eddie Joyce addresses concerns of Mud Lake residents.

Download Town tears down protest camp; Cabinet Minister talks Mud Lake: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Mud Lake flood worries; a true Labrador mystery: Labrador Morning On-Demand

People who returned to live in Mud Lake after flooding in May worry about what will happen in the spring. Plus, a new, true story about a secret weather station, star-crossed lovers, and a kayak - all based in Labrador.

Download Mud Lake flood worries; a true Labrador mystery: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Accepting an apology; waiting to go home: Labrador Morning On-Demand

A residential school survivor shares a private moment with the Prime Minister before the apology. Plus, six months after the flood and some Mud Lake residents are still in temporary housing.

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Residential School apology, and an ongoing investigation into 5 Wing runway problems: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Analysis of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming apology to residential school survivors in NL. Plus, details on the investigation into runway problems at the airport in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Muskrat Falls recommendations, residential school survivors, Cain's Quest snowmobile race: Labrador Morning On-Demand

An independent committee overseeing the Muskrat Falls project issues its first set of recommendations. Plus, more stories of residential schools in the lead up to a federal apology.

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Indigenous surf clam quotas, Residential Schools apology, climate change: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Labrador residential school survivor Rose Pamak talks about her experience, and what an apology from Ottawa will mean to her. Plus, two Indigenous Labrador groups are competing for surf clam quotas.

Download Indigenous surf clam quotas, Residential Schools apology, climate change: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Innu child care inquiry, Trudeau apology, Inuk artist: Labrador Morning On-Demand

Ottawa says it will take part in an inquiry into how so many Innu children end up in foster care outside of their communities. Plus more details on the Trudeau's upcoming apology to residential school survivors in the province.

Download Innu child care inquiry, Trudeau apology, Inuk artist: Labrador Morning On-Demand
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Lessons learned after Goose Bay Airport runway closure

Goose Bay Airport Corporation general manager Goronwy Price talks about the decision to shut down the runway, and the aftermath.

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Little Benny's big adventures

Benny Powell's new children's book is all about growing up in Charlottetown, Labrador.

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Labrador Creative Arts Festival workshop rocks out

Two well known St. John's musicians, Joanna Barker and Romesh Thavanathan, introduced students to the wonders of performance and sound. Students got to play with gear the musicians brought and learned why everybody can rock out.

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Surveying artifacts on Birch Island

Artifacts found on Birch Island offer up a treasure trove of information about what life was like in the former community. For months now, Julia Brenan has been mapping those artifacts as a MUN archaeology student.

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Making dogberry wine

If you're noticing fewer dogberries on trees in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area...it's more than just birds eating the bright red berries. Anatolijs Venovcevs and Jennifer Stratton have been out and about picking them to make dogberry wine.

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More awareness needed about service dogs

A mother in Happy Valley-Goose Bay says more awareness about service dogs is needed. Skipper is helping Rhea Dales' son Nathaniel who has type 1 diabetes. Rhea says the family is dealing with push back from some members of the community.

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Innu Nation says feds non-committal on foster care inquiry

Innu Nation Grand Chief Greg Rich says the federal government is not doing all it should to reduce the numbers of Innu children in foster care.

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Todd Russell on William's Harbour: 'It breaks my heart'

November 10 is the day the lights go out in William's Harbour. The community has been resettled.

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Goose Bay Airport issue holds up Labrador tour for band Twin Flames

The duo is in Rigolet, trying to continue on to Makkovik, Hopedale and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Jack Penashue honoured by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Jack Penashue has been named as one of 150 Canadians who are making big contributions to mental health research. He's been named as a "Difference Maker" by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Mental health in Labrador West

MHA Graham Letto talks about what other communities can learn from Labrador West's new approach to mental health.

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#MMIWG inquiry comes to Atlantic Canada

Becky Michelin travelled to Cape Breton this week to testify at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. At the same time, the commissioners released an interim report.

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"If A Place Could Be Made" show has message of inclusion

A show on stage in Labrador tells the story of Kitty and Daniel Daly from St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland. They had 12 children: six were very tall and six had skeletal dysplasia. The show brings the family's memories alive through dance, music and stories.

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Selma Onalik Safe House opens in Hopedale

A brand new building is open and is ready to take in women and children. We reached executive director Teena Flowers in Hopedale.

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Philip Nuna on using a wheelchair in Sheshatshiu

21-year-old Philip Nuna uses a wheelchair to get around Sheshatshiu. There are no sidewalks, and many of the roads aren't paved. He spoke to CBC about getting around.

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United Church of Canada moderator visits Mud Lake

Rev. Jordan Cantwell is the moderator of the United Church of Canada. She visited Mud Lake United Church where members of the congregation described what happened the night the waters began to rise - and how they're still coping months later.

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