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Virginia Baptist Church's $1 Million Largest Faith-Based Donation to Smithsonian African American Museum
LINK Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, has committed $1 million in donations to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., which opened Saturday with a dedication ceremony presided over by President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and others.

African American History Museum Opens With Ringing of Freedom Bell From Historic First Baptist Church (Photos)
LINK President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the triumphs and tragedies of the African American experience will help to bring people together as the nation reels from recent racial upheaval.

Michigan Man Forced Wife to Watch as He Murdered Her 4 Children
LINK A Michigan father who served time for viciously stabbing his pregnant first wife to death in 1991, snapped again Wednesday when he shot and tortured his current wife, then forced her to watch as he gunned down his two teenage stepchildren and poisoned their two younger children.

Franklin Graham Condemns Violent Charlotte Protests, Issues Call to Prayer for 'Nation in Trouble'
LINK Evangelist and Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham is speaking out against the violence perpetrated by some of the protesters in Charlotte this week, and has called for prayer in the midst of the unfolding chaos.

School District Advised to Allow After School Satan Club Because It Would Be Costly to Fight
LINK A school district in Mount Vernon, Washington, advised by legal representation Wednesday to allow the Satanic Temple of Seattle to start an after-school program at one of their elementary schools because it would be costly and futile if officials chose otherwise.

Richard Dawkins Foundation Launches 'New Atheist' Fight Against Islamic Extremism
LINK The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has announced that the so-called new atheist movement is set to partner with reform-minded Muslim leaders to tackle extremism and the jihadist movement.

Target Ignoring Calls to End Transgender Bathroom Policy After 2 Men Caught Videotaping Women, Texas AG Says
LINK Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that despite sending several letters to Target over the retail giant's controversial transgender bathroom policy that has led to two crimes being committed against female customers in the state, he has not yet received a reply.

4 in 10 Millennials Religiously Unaffiliated; No. 1 Reason for Leaving Faith Is Stop Believing in Teachings: Survey
LINK Twenty-five percent of the American population is now religiously unaffiliated, a number which includes nearly one in four, or 39 percent of young people aged 18-29, according to a survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Saeed Abedini: US Wouldn't Pay for My Flight Home After Spending 3 Years in Iranian Prison
LINK Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who spent three and-a-half years in Iranian prison before being released in January, claims that the U.S. government wouldn't pay for a return flight home even though his family faced serious financial issues.

Vigil for Terence Crutcher Draws Hundreds to Tulsa Church
LINK A gutted group of Christians, Jews, Muslims and others from Tulsa gathered Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Baptist Church to grieve the death of Terence Crutcher, the Christian father gunned down in the street last Friday by a police officer.

School Lunch Lady Quits After Being Forced to Take Food Away From 1st Grader Who Had No Money
LINK An elementary school cafeteria worker in Pennsylvania says she resigned from her position after a new school district policy forced her to take hot lunches away from two hungry students even though the school throws away pounds of food daily.

NCAA Punishing North Carolina for 'Protecting Children From Sexual Predators,' Petition Warns
LINK The American Family Association has started a new petition targeting the NCAA's decision to pull all championship events out of North Carolina over the state's law that prohibits men from using women's bathrooms and locker rooms.

NYC Bomber Ahmad Rahami's Journal Reveals Terror Plot: 'Attack Non-Believers in Their Backyard'
LINK A look into the personal journal carried by New York City and New Jersey bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, at the time of his capture shows the true jihadi intentions behind his terrorist acts.

Colin Kaepernick Gets Death Threats, Says Terence Crutcher's Death 'Perfect Example' of Point He's Trying to Make
LINK San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed Tuesday that he has been getting death threats for refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality and unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement.

Saeed Abedini at UN Rally for Free Iran: 'God Sees All the Bloodshed, He Never Forgets'
LINK Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini spoke out against mass executions before a Free Iran rally at the U.N. in New York on Tuesday, preaching that God sees all the bloodshed, and He never forgets the cries of the victims.

Conservative Groups Launch 20-State Values Bus Tour Ahead of Nov. 8 Presidential Election
LINK Conservative groups Family Research Council Action and Concerned Women for America have embarked on a 20-state nationwide Values Bus Tour aimed at educating voters about the importance of the 2016 presidential election and its impact on religious freedom, parental rights, national security, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tony Campolo Lists 5 Reasons Why He Rejects 'Evangelical' Christian Label
LINK Tony Campolo, a sociology professor at Eastern University and former conservative Christian activist has said he no longer wants to be labeled an evangelical Christian.

Atheists Behind Indiana School's Ban of Student-Led Prayer at Kindergarten Graduations
LINK At the urging of America's largest secular legal organization, a public elementary school will no longer allow prayer during its kindergarten graduation ceremonies.

Terence Crutcher, Man Killed by Tulsa Police, Was Family Man Who Sang in Church Every Sunday, Twin Sister Says
LINK Terence Crutcher, 40, who is described as looking like a "bad dude" by a Tulsa police officer moments before he is shot dead on video by another colleague, was described Monday by his Twin sister Dr. Tiffany Crutcher as a family man who sang in church every Sunday.

Howard E. Butt Jr, H-E-B Grocery Heir Turned Evangelist, Dies at 89
LINK Howard E. Butt Jr., the oldest son of H-E-B Grocery Stores founder who quit his family business to share the Gospel, died from complications of Parkinson's Disease at his home in San Antonio, Texas. His family remembered him as an "inspiring leader, philanthropist and humanitarian" as his funeral service was held during the weekend.

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Title: Hillary's abortion agenda 'right out of Sanger's playbook' LINK

Description: As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton fine-tunes her campaign platform to appeal to more Americans before the upcoming November election, one high-ranking Republican is saying her scheme make Americans fund abortions “is right out of Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger’s playbook.”

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016

Title: PP says black lives matter, but keeps killing them LINK

Description: Despite Planned Parenthood’s ardent support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of recent incidents where police have fatally shot several black men, the abortion provider continues to kill thousands upon thousands of preborn black children every year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016

Title: OH superintendent on homeschool: 'I will question parents as I see fit' LINK

Description: A Christian county clerk is filing a lawsuit against government officials in Florida for firing her after she declined to perform a homosexual “marriage,” which would have violated her sincerely held religious beliefs.

Author: Associated Press
Published: Sun, 25 Sep 2016

Title: Trump slashes Hillary's lead in half before 1st debate LINK

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Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Alumnus kicked off FB page for mentioning Kaine's abortion stance LINK

Description: As punishment for pointing out Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s pro-abortion stance, a Jesuit prep school in Phoenix, Arizona, banned an alumnus from its Facebook page.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Imam caught fueling jihad from MD mosque? LINK

Description: The first openly lesbian bishop has begun serving within the United Methodist Church, where a longtime UMC clergyman says feelings are trumping scripture. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A love story, a life story LINK

Description: 'New Life' movie imageThe director of a new film coming to theaters next month is hoping that the movie will be remembered as the love story of the decade.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Faith contributes $1.2T annually to US economy LINK

Description: A new study reveals that religious organizations based in the United States contribute an impressive $1.2 trillion to America’s economy every year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A phobia against God is deplorable, too LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton was describing conservative Christians when she recently called Donald Trump supporters "deplorable," says a Christian apologist. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Court to blacks: Flee from cops LINK

Description: The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that an arrested black man legitimately fled from Boston police because he feared being racially profiled, according to the judges’ decision dismissing his gun conviction.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Muzzle awaits those objecting to sex-change surgery LINK

Description: The head of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty calls it's a "gross misuse" of taxpayer dollars for the government to pay for sex-change operations for active-duty military service members.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Purveyors of 'racism' called out LINK

Description: According to the media and some in the government, the United States is a country with ingrained, systemic racism – but that's not the view of some black leaders.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Judicial Watch: Feds knew about Clinton emails LINK

Description: A government watchdog has obtained documents that suggest the State Department knew about Hillary Clinton's email problem for years but covered it up.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Rioters: Ignore facts, alter the narrative LINK

Description: Protesters in Charlotte seem to be ignoring – or even trying to change – an important fact about the Tuesday night police shooting.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016


Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Alumnus kicked off FB page for mentioning Kaine's abortion stance LINK

Description: As punishment for pointing out Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s pro-abortion stance, a Jesuit prep school in Phoenix, Arizona, banned an alumnus from its Facebook page.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Imam caught fueling jihad from MD mosque? LINK

Description: The first openly lesbian bishop has begun serving within the United Methodist Church, where a longtime UMC clergyman says feelings are trumping scripture. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A love story, a life story LINK

Description: 'New Life' movie imageThe director of a new film coming to theaters next month is hoping that the movie will be remembered as the love story of the decade.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Faith contributes $1.2T annually to US economy LINK

Description: A new study reveals that religious organizations based in the United States contribute an impressive $1.2 trillion to America’s economy every year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A phobia against God is deplorable, too LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton was describing conservative Christians when she recently called Donald Trump supporters "deplorable," says a Christian apologist. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Court to blacks: Flee from cops LINK

Description: The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that an arrested black man legitimately fled from Boston police because he feared being racially profiled, according to the judges’ decision dismissing his gun conviction.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Muzzle awaits those objecting to sex-change surgery LINK

Description: The head of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty calls it's a "gross misuse" of taxpayer dollars for the government to pay for sex-change operations for active-duty military service members.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Purveyors of 'racism' called out LINK

Description: According to the media and some in the government, the United States is a country with ingrained, systemic racism – but that's not the view of some black leaders.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Judicial Watch: Feds knew about Clinton emails LINK

Description: A government watchdog has obtained documents that suggest the State Department knew about Hillary Clinton's email problem for years but covered it up.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Rioters: Ignore facts, alter the narrative LINK

Description: Protesters in Charlotte seem to be ignoring – or even trying to change – an important fact about the Tuesday night police shooting.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016


Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Alumnus kicked off FB page for mentioning Kaine's abortion stance LINK

Description: As punishment for pointing out Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s pro-abortion stance, a Jesuit prep school in Phoenix, Arizona, banned an alumnus from its Facebook page.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016

Title: Imam caught fueling jihad from MD mosque? LINK

Description: The first openly lesbian bishop has begun serving within the United Methodist Church, where a longtime UMC clergyman says feelings are trumping scripture. 

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A love story, a life story LINK

Description: 'New Life' movie imageThe director of a new film coming to theaters next month is hoping that the movie will be remembered as the love story of the decade.

Author: Bill Bumpas
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Faith contributes $1.2T annually to US economy LINK

Description: A new study reveals that religious organizations based in the United States contribute an impressive $1.2 trillion to America’s economy every year.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: A phobia against God is deplorable, too LINK

Description: Hillary Clinton was describing conservative Christians when she recently called Donald Trump supporters "deplorable," says a Christian apologist. 

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Court to blacks: Flee from cops LINK

Description: The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that an arrested black man legitimately fled from Boston police because he feared being racially profiled, according to the judges’ decision dismissing his gun conviction.

Author: Michael F. Haverluck
Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Title: Muzzle awaits those objecting to sex-change surgery LINK

Description: The head of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty calls it's a "gross misuse" of taxpayer dollars for the government to pay for sex-change operations for active-duty military service members.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Purveyors of 'racism' called out LINK

Description: According to the media and some in the government, the United States is a country with ingrained, systemic racism – but that's not the view of some black leaders.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Judicial Watch: Feds knew about Clinton emails LINK

Description: A government watchdog has obtained documents that suggest the State Department knew about Hillary Clinton's email problem for years but covered it up.

Author: Chad Groening
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Title: Rioters: Ignore facts, alter the narrative LINK

Description: Protesters in Charlotte seem to be ignoring – or even trying to change – an important fact about the Tuesday night police shooting.

Author: Steve Jordahl
Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016

News from Christian News Wire 26 September 2016



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Lies About Rapist Mexican Priest Go Viral
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on a bogus story about a Mexican priest that is being ignored by the mainstream media: 

Bible Translation Technologists Improve Speed and Quality by Collaboration
LINK Technology experts from all Bible translation organizations met last week at the 2016 Language Software Development (LSDev) Conference to share ideas and software assets.

Masked Abortion Thug Destroys Pro-Life Display, Threatens Activist at Ohio University Event
LINK Contact: Mark Harrington, 614-419-9000, mark@createdequal.org  

Macy's Sordid History: Mannequins
LINK Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Bill Donohue comments on Macy's use of offensive mannequins:

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairman Attacks Religious Freedom
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel Action, 407-875-1989, Media@LCAction.org

Conservative Reporter Wins 'Media Malpractice' Trademark
LINK Contact: Amy Olson, 773-809-5106

2016 Presidential Election Comparison Party Platforms
LINK "Preserving Our American Culture Through Biblical Citizenship"

Life Legal Defends Free Speech in Jackson, MS
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

Over One Thousand Leaders Gather to Make Martin Luther King a Saint
LINK Contact: Archbishop David J. Billings, III, Holy Christian Orthodox Church, 800-459-0991 ext. 1010

Gov. Matt Bevin to be Recognized as Distinguished Christian Statesman by D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship, September 9
LINK Contact: Debbie Revitzer, Director of Communications, Evangelism Explosion, 954-496-3738, drevitzer@eeworks.org

Tony Perkins to Host News Conference at Values Voter Summit on Saturday
LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Saturday at 12:15 p.m. Eastern, Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins, the organizer of the Values Voter Summit (VVS), will host a news conference outside (see map) the Omni Shoreham Hotel immediately following Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence's address. Perkins will answer reporters' questions related to the Values Voter Su Source: Family Research Council

Coptic Solidarity Initiates Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day on 5th Anniversary of Maspero Massacre
LINK Contact: Lindsay Vessey, Coptic Solidarity, 801-512-1713, coptadvocacy@copticsolidarity.org  WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is launching the first annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the brutal murder of Christian Egyptian citizens during a peaceful protest, and the many other Coptic Christians martyrs in Egypt in modern times who have died for their faith in the increasingly hostile environ Source: Coptic Solidarity

Pro-Life Centers Fight Against California Forced Speech Law
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit

Ratio Christi Announces Symposium for Cultural Engagement: 'Moving Forward in a Backward World'
LINK Contact: Sheryl Young, 813-486-8594, sherylyoung@ratiochristi.org INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., Sept. 7, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ratio Christi announces its Sixth Annual Apologetics Symposium and Student Retreat to take place Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Islamic Terrorist Documentary to be Released in Brussels: 'What Would Muhammad Do?'
LINK TV Documentary: What Would Muhammad Do? Islamic Terrorism Explained is set for release with Dutch and French subtitles, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Brussels. Preview Episode #1 at wwmd.tv.

Family Research Council Statement on the Passing of Phyllis Schlafly
LINK Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397

Islamic Terrorist Documentary to be Released in Brussels: 'What Would Muhammad Do?'
LINK TV Documentary: "What Would Muhammad Do? Islamic Terrorism Explained," set for release with Dutch and French subtitles, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Brussels. Preview Episode #1 at wwmd.tv.

Liberty Counsel Files Brief on Behalf of American Pastor in International Lawsuit
LINK Contact: Liberty Counsel, 800-671-1776, Media@LC.org, Press Kit

Justice Dept. Insists Government Can Dictate Where People Can Engage in Religious Activity, Asks Court to Dismiss RFRA Lawsuit Over SCOTUS Plaza
LINK Contact: Nisha Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute, 434-978-3888 ext. 604, nisha@rutherford.org

Planned Parenthood Coopts State Legislature to Suppress Free Speech
LINK Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371

News from Christian Headlines:


Title: ChristianHeadlines.com LINK

Title: Syria: Ceasefire Broken, New Bombing Campaign Targets Civil Defense Centers
Description: Renewed bombing attacks began overnight in Syria, officially breaking a short-lived ceasefire, and targeting Syria’s Civil Defense group.

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Title: 6-Year-Old Writes Moving Letter to President Obama about Injured Syrian Boy
Description: A young boy from New York wrote a moving letter to the president, saying he wants to help the young Syrian boy who was pictured shocked and bloody after a recent bombing in Aleppo.

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Title: North Korea: Christians Crucified, Burned, Steamrolled in Onslaught of Brutal Persecution
Description: Christians in North Korea are being enslaved, raped, tortured and killed, according to a report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

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Title: Ancient Biblical Scroll is Deciphered by Computer
Description: An ancient scroll containing portions of the biblical book of Leviticus is finally able to be read and accurately dated thanks to computer imaging technology.

LINK

Title: India: Christians Ostracized by Others in Their Village
Description: Christians in a central Indian state say their lives have “become miserable” because their unbelieving neighbors have ostracized them from the community.

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Title: China Tightens Grip on Religion
Description: The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practiced.

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Title: Boko Haram Victims: ‘We are in a Catastrophe’
Description: Boko Haram insurgency threatens future of Lake Chad Basin.

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Title: Russell Moore Expresses Sorrow at Terence Crutcher Shooting
Description: Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, expressed his sorrow at the shooting death of an unarmed black man by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Title: Survey: Views on Homosexuality Major Factor for Millennials Who Left Church
Description: A recent survey has revealed that nearly one in four millennials are religiously unaffiliated, and many of them say they left the church due to teachings on homosexuality.

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Title: Mexico: Pope Sends Condolences as Mourners Pack Church at Funeral of Murdered Priest LINK

Title: Pakistan: Drunk Muslims Beat Up Christians in Their Own Homes LINK

Title: Lecrae Speaks out against Racially-Charged Shootings
Description: Christian rapper Lecrae recently spoke out against the increase in violence directed at African-Americans.

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Title: Zambia: Christians Fear State Control of Religion
Description: Christian organizations in Zambia are pushing back against the government’s plan to create a government-run religious affairs department.

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Title: Baby of Slain Pregnant Woman Miraculously Survives
Description: The baby of a pregnant woman who was shot and killed in a southside Chicago neighborhood has miraculously survived.

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Title: Casting Crowns Frontman Speaks about Battle with Cancer, New Album
Description: Mark Hall, the frontman for Casting Crowns, told The Christian Post that the band’s new album, The Very Next Thing, is a personal one for him.


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