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CA police chief reacts to allegations

Vallejo, Calif., investigating officer's Bend incident

Vallejo, Calif., Police Chief Jospeh Kreins said Wednesday his department is investigating a downtown Bend incident last weekend in which Vallejo Sgt. Michael Kent Tribble pulled a gun during a fight.

High Desert health officials weigh in on Ebola

C.O. health officials weigh in on Ebola virus

Medical experts say the odds of contracting the Ebola virus in the U.S. are close to zero. But if a similar event hit Central Oregon, would we be prepared?

New Jail Photo

Bigger Deschutes County Jail unveiled to public

It’s a rare sight when dozens of men and women are lining up to go into a jail, high-fiving the sheriff on the way in.  But that was the scene Wednesday night as Deschutes County sheriff's officers unveiled their sparkling new jail expansion.

C.O. Fire Management Service

Prescribed burns planned on Ochoco Natl. Forest

Fuels specialists plan to ignite several prescribed burn units on the west side of Ochoco National Forest as early as next week.

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Bend ready to tackle vacation rental issues

Once in a while, the Bend City Council learns that one byproduct of a problem helps to find -- and fund -- some potential solutions.

Men take a stand against domestic violence

C.O. men take stand against domestic violence

Saving Grace, a Central Oregon nonprofit, has teamed up with 31 male leaders in the community to fight against domestic violence. From chefs to news anchors to football players, many men are coming forward to say why they are against it.

School welcomes displaced family

Bend school welcomes hurricane-hit family

Hurricane Odile tore through the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas over two weeks ago, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. One family that has since come to Bend has been welcomed by Seven Peaks School.

Texas Health Presbyterian, Ebola

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Texas: Up to 100 at risk of Ebola exposure

Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a spokeswoman with the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday.

Man gets 5 years after OSP 22-pound meth seizure

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A judge in southern Oregon has sentenced a 25-year-old man to five years in prison after Oregon State Police seized 22 pounds of methamphetamine from a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

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Portland airport crew trains for Ebola passenger

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — How to handle a passenger with symptoms of Ebola is part of the training for Portland International Airport Fire and Rescue crews.

Too-friendly wolf in NE Wash. to be trapped

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — State wildlife officials have decided to trap a female wolf in northeast Washington that has become too friendly with dogs.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't…

Land trust launches new Whychus Creek campaign

Whychus Creek Canyon

The Deschutes Land Trust announced Wednesday it has embarked on a three year, $15 million comprehensive campaign to…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Lost hiker rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness

Deschutes sheriff's SAR logo image

A North Bend man who took a short hike off-trail without his pack became disoriented Tuesday in the Three Sisters Wilderness…

'100+ Women Who Care': Giving back to C. Oregon

100 Women Who Care gives back

Tired of fundraising with bottle drives, silent auctions and bake sales? So were a group of Central Oregon women, and…

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Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

California officer in downtown Bend fight

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and…

Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

OSU Cascades Hearing pic

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings…

Texas: Up to 100 at risk of Ebola exposure

Texas Health Presbyterian, Ebola

Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed…

Police warn Hong Kong protesters

Umbrellas, Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police on Thursday warned protesters not to surround government buildings, saying they will take "impartial and…

Source: CDC breach 'final straw' for Pierson

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks…

Is N. Korea still digging tunnels to South?

North Korea, South Korea

Gen. Hahn Sung-Chu never believed North Korea could dig a tunnel that reached Seoul -- until now.

Standing inside a basement…

Turkey debates military action against ISIS

ISIS attacks border city

Is a possible threat to an ancient tomb at the heart of Turkey's debate on whether to step up its role in the fight against…

Obama spotlights economy in midterm message

Obama

President Barack Obama launches a midterm election effort Thursday designed to convince voters of a vigorous economic…

William, Kate warn paparazzi to back off baby George

Prince George looks at bilby

Lawyers for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have sent letters to two photographers asking them to stop…

Possible misconduct in Ferguson grand jury

Shaun King tweet

Prosecutors in St. Louis County, Missouri, are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the…

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Merkley, Wehby talk student debt

Merkley Wehby talk student debt

Sen. Jeff Merkley paid a visit to COCC on Wednesday to talk about his proposal to cut student debt; challenger Monica Wehby…

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver…

Plagiarism allegations focus of new Merkley ad

Decision 2014 logo

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has turned plagiarism accusations against his Republican rival, Monica…

Wehby suggests 3 Portland debates

Decision 2014 logo

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby says she's accepted three invitations for debates in Portland.

Marijuana industry makes political donations

Marijuana (MGN graphic)

DENVER (AP) — Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors.

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Pay it Forward: Laundry Love

Pay it Forward Laundry Love

This month, NewsChannel 21's Grace Joyal presents the $500 to a woman who wants to help Laundry Love, a Redmond organization that helps those in need get their clothes clean.

Pay it Forward: Affordable Auto Repair

Pay it Forward Affordable Auto Repair

This month's Pay it Forward recipient gets to bring $500 to Affordable Auto Repair, Skip Black's Redmond business that helps out people in need

Pay it Forward: Camp Courage

Pay it Forward Camp Courage

NewsChannel 21's Bob Shaw is on hand as Camp Courage receives a 'Pay it Forward' gift of $500 for its program that helps kids who have experienced a loss.

Pay it Forward: Families & Communities Together

Pay it Forward Families Communities Together

Each month, NewsChannel 21 and local sponsors are giving away $500 to a nominee who then pays it forward to a worthy group or individual on the High Desert. Travis Knudsen surprised Dee Ann Lewis and the Giggles Learning Center of La Pine.

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Guns welcome at these restaurants

Gun

Some restaurants around the country are celebrating openly carrying a firearm in public by offering a discount to customers…

Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us

Google

Apple got it wrong -- Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says.

Musk teases something new from Tesla: The D

Shop for Tesla at mall

Elon Musk and his letters are at again. The Tesla Motors CEO who named his current car the Model S, and is close to the…

Want a job on Wall Street? Go to UPenn or Georgetown

New York Stock Exchange floor

To get a job on Wall Street, you need tenacity, above average math skills and, it appears, a degree from the University of…

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Source: CDC breach 'final straw' for Pierson

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

There had been "growing concern" about former U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's leadership in the two weeks…

George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants to be president

Jeb Bush

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he thinks his brother Jeb Bush wants to be president.

Obama spotlights economy in midterm message

Obama

President Barack Obama launches a midterm election effort Thursday designed to convince voters of a vigorous economic…

Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Secret Service officer in front of White House

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper…

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Four patients with enterovirus D68 die

Enterovirus

Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers…

Thomas Eric Duncan: From healthy to Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan Ebola victim

Thomas Eric Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man.

C.O. health officials weigh in on Ebola virus

High Desert health officials weigh in on Ebola

Medical experts say the odds of contracting the Ebola virus in the U.S. are close to zero. But if a similar event hit…

Ore. health officials prep for Ebola, say risk is low

Ebola MGN graphic

State public health officials said Wednesdasy they are ready to respond in the unlikely event a person ill with Ebola…

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Want a job on Wall Street? Go to UPenn or Georgetown

New York Stock Exchange floor

To get a job on Wall Street, you need tenacity, above average math skills and, it appears, a degree from the University of…

Cop killer chosen as commencement speaker

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Maureen Faulkner learned Tuesday that her husband's convicted killer was selected as the commencement speaker for a…

Be smart about the admissions process

College lecture hall

Technology puts more information than ever at college applicants' fingertips. But experts say the best advice for tackling…

Sex on campus: Only 'yes' means 'yes'

University of California Berkeley

Thousands of freshmen at the University of California-Berkeley swiped their student cards last week at the doors of…

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Verizon drops plan to throttle data hogs

Verizon Wireless

When Verizon announced plans in July to throttle the connections of data-hungry customers, federal regulators cried foul.…

Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us

Google

Apple got it wrong -- Google is the safest place on the Web, the search giant's chairman says.

Facebook will loosen policy for drag queens

Facebook

Facebook issued an apology for its "real name" policy -- and announced that it will loosen restrictions for the drag…

New streaming films, TV shows in October

Netflix

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October.

From horror films to documentaries…

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35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Walrus haul out

Arctic ice is dwindling, the waters of the North Pacific Ocean are the warmest on record and tens of thousands of walruses…

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

Wildlife population decline

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The…

California bans plastic grocery bags

Plastic bag

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags.

Governor Edmund Brown on Tuesday…

Earthships, new homes made from old junk

Earthships built from scraps

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes, known as Earthships.

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Bumgarner, Giants rout Pirates

San Francisco wildcard 2014

Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam and Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hit shutout as the San Francisco Giants beat the…

Tigers' Cabrera declines postseason bonus

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers, August 2013

Miguel Cabrera values championships over money. The Detroit Tigers first baseman proved that Wednesday when he declined his…

Playoff contenders talk next Chase round

Racing generic, winners flag

Now that the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup field has been whittled from 16 to 12 drivers in the new championship format,…

Cardinals QB Palmer's shoulder worse, likely out

Arizona Cardinals helmet

Not every injured Arizona Cardinals player improved during the bye week. Quarterback Carson Palmer's ailing right shoulder…

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Kittens found in dumpster ready for adoption

Kittens thrown in dumpster

Kittens that were cared for by a Phoenix police officer after being found in a dumpster are ready for adoption.

Dog chases bear out of Tenn. home

Dog chases bear

If you live near the Smokies, seeing a bear in the area isn't unusual, but seeing a bear in your home certainly is.

Dog rescued after being stuck in hot tar

Dog rescued from hot tar

A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a…

Portland pit bull likely going back to Colorado

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The pit bull that killed another dog last week on a Portland street car will likely be returned to its…

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Musk teases something new from Tesla: The D

Shop for Tesla at mall

Elon Musk and his letters are at again. The Tesla Motors CEO who named his current car the Model S, and is close to the…

Corvette Z06 among fastest cars on earth

Corvette ZO6

General Motors' new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, expected to go on sale early next year, can launch itself from a dead stop to…

GM promises higher profits, dividends

Mary Barra testifies

General Motors announced aggressive profit and sales targets in a meeting with investors Wednesday, and pledged to return…

Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford C-Max Solar Energi

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

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Affleck on 'Gone Girl' nudity: Better in 3-D

Gone Girl

Good Willy Hunting? Much is being made about chatter that actor Ben Affleck has a full frontal scene in his new film "Gone…

William, Kate warn paparazzi to back off baby George

Prince George looks at bilby

Lawyers for Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have sent letters to two photographers asking them to stop…

Adam Sandler is making 4 movies for Netflix

Adam Sandler file photo

Adam Sandler is coming to Netflix.

Report: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome baby girl

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher

It's official: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents.

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Reese Witherspoon through the years

Reese Witherspoon

As actress Reese Witherspoon stars in "The Good Lie" let's take a look back at her career so far.

In theaters: October movie releases

The Judge

Find out what movies are coming to a theater near you in October.

Potential 2015 Oscar contenders

Gone Girl police station

As "Gone Girl" opens in theaters, take a look at some movies that could get some Oscar buzz this awards season.

Tyler Perry's most successful movies

Producer Tyler Perry

As Tyler Perry appears in "Gone Girl," take a look at the 10 top-grossing movies he's directed and produced.

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Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

Meat on grill

Police say a supermarket employee left the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

Reports: 10,000 doves searched by police in China

Pigeon

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony for China's National Day underwent full body cavity searches in an effort to prevent…

Toddler rescued after getting potty stuck on head

Bathroom, toilet

Emergency services were called to release a child after she got a toilet-training potty stuck on her head.


Accused doughnut truck thief drops pastry, surrenders

Doughnut truck thief

A man driving a van full of stolen doughnuts led police on a chase through southeast Portland before he eventually stopped,…

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A scanner to end all airport security lines?

Alfa3 scanner

Imagine if going through airport security was just a matter of walking past a stretch of wall. No pat-downs, no X-rays, no…

How Hong Kong protests are affecting travel

Hong Kong protests

With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system, Hong Kong is normally one of the world's…

Air traffic control fire suspect in court

Brian Howard courtroom sketch

A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control center made his first court appearance…

Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

Passengers in line, Chicago O'Hare

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

Thousands of flights into and out of Chicago's two…

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Herbed macaroni parmesan

Penne pasta

Makes a great "emergency" dinner or a side dish for a feast!

Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Never Ending Pasta Pass

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but buyers should beware.

Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

Frog in salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning stowaway after opening her Pret A Manger…

New world record set for largest Fritos Chili Pie

Fritos Chili Pie

Sure it can feed 5,000, but a Fritos Chili Pie that was cooked up in Texas this week did more than just kick up some snack…

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry keeps fire limits in place

After the parched summer, the recent rainfall in Central Oregon was heartily welcomed by local residents. But it wasn't enough to end wildfire danger, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.

First fall prescribed burns set to begin

C.O. Fire Management Service

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.

Deschutes County lifts fire-use restrictions

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With cooler weather at hand, Deschutes County commissioners have rescinded their fire use restrictions on unprotected lands in the unincorporated county.

C.O. burn season set to begin - where it's allowed

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The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association announced Monday that burn season will open this week across Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- except in cities where burning is not permitted.

Some High Desert fire danger levels lowered

Fire danger levels drop to low

It has been a wet and cool start to fall in Central Oregon, and that is good news for those monitoring fire conditions.  As of midnight Thursday, fire danger levels are dropping from extreme to low on federal public lands.

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Staying active during, after cancer treatment

Weight lifting

Exercise can improve how cancer patients function physically, as well as increase their quality of life.

5 ways you can help fight breast cancer

hands holding breast cancer ribbon

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to make a difference when it comes to something as overwhelming as cancer. But there are plenty of ways to help in the battle against breast cancer.

Celebrities who have battled breast cancer

Cynthia Nixon Sex in the City 2 premiere

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Celebrities such as Edie Falco, Christina Applegate and Richard Roundtree have fought against breast cancer.

Are the things you eat linked to cancer?

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Besides the usual suspects we worry about when it comes to our diets, should cancer be something we should add to our list of food worries?

Groups support minority cancer patients

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Cancer rates are higher in some minority groups, but some organizations now offer aid specifically to people with those backgrounds.

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Fall can be great time for bass fishing

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Fall is one of the best times of the year to go bass fishing. Find out why here.

Tips for golfing in colder temps

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As the temperatures start to fall, get tips on how to still enjoy a round of golf before the season ends.

How to prepare days before a race

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With the start of the fall season comes various running events. When getting ready to run your race make sure you are properly prepared by following these tips the days leading up to the event.

Mountain biking basics

Mountain biking

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For those looking to change up their workout routine, mountain biking can be a fun cross between hiking and cycling. Before you hit the trails take a look at these basic tips.

How to enjoy running in the fall

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As fall nears, it can be a great time to run. For many, fall can be one of the best times of the year to run with comfortable temperatures and pretty autumn scenery.

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

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Find out what foods you should avoid during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

How to treat hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand foot mouth disease

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With school back in session, kids are at risk for various contagious illnesses, including hand, foot and mouth disease.

15 healthiest foods for your kids

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A healthy diet is extremely important for kids' development. Check out 15 healthy food options for your children.

How is autism spectrum disorder diagnosed?

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Find out how autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed in children, and what tests and observations are commonly done.

Whole grains: Hearty options for a healthy diet

Wheat grain

Find out why it's important to include whole grains in your healthy diet.

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Running with the dogs

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Ever notice things dogs do on trail runs that would be weird if humans did them?

Tour the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

Discover great local artists and public art installations at the Tin Pan Alley Art Collection

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Make your yard spooky this Halloween

Haunted house

If you want to scare away the trick-or-treaters this year, or frighten your party guests, take a look at these tips for how…

Fangtastic movie, TV vampires

The Vampire Diaries

As we look forward to Halloween, take a look at some different fanged flicks throughout movie and television history.

Howling good time: Werewolf movies

The Wolfman 1941 movie image blurb

Before you have a howling good time this Halloween, take look at different werewolf movies throughout history.

Halloween candy costs: Then and now

Candy corn

Take a walk down Memory Lane and check out the prices of popular Halloween candy through the years.

10 worst Halloween candies for kids

Snickers bar blurb

Consider plucking these unhealthy treats out of your child's plastic pumpkin. 

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