On Sunday, FBI director James Comey announced Sunday the Bureau reviewed a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails and was not recommending charges.

Although Comey’s original announcement of the investigation closed the gap in the polls between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, Global News Montreal’s political analyst Raphael Jacob still picks the Democratic nominee to win.

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    “Never at any moment did Trump entirely catch up with Clinton,” Jacob said Monday. “We’re 24 hours away from the first polls closing and he is still behind, not by 20 points but by a good, solid and stable two to three points nationally, which is more than enough.”

    In order to win the U.S. elections, a candidate needs to win 270 electoral votes out of a possible 538.

    Each state is assigned a number of electoral votes based on the number of delegates it can elect in the House of Representatives, plus two for their senators.

    For Instance, the State of Vermont has three electoral college votes since they are allowed to elect one official to the U.S. House of Representative, plus two more for each U.S. senator (every state has two senators in the U.S. Congress).

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    Each state has a varying number of electoral college votes, California has the most with 55, which make some more important than others.

    “Even if we take out all of the states that we consider toss ups at the moment, so that could realistically either fall in Clinton’s column or Trump’s column, she is still over that magic threshold of 270 electoral college votes,” Jacob said. “She is in a very strong position.”

    The current number of electoral college votes will remain the same for the 2020 elections and be reviewed for 2024.

A hip hop artist is exploring the role his craft plays in indigenous cultures with Saskatchewan students.

Brad Bellegarde, who performs under the name “InfoRed,” has been named the Prairie Spirit School Division’s first “artist in residence.”

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    “Rather than just having someone coming in to talk about indigenous culture, indigenous history and first nations people. It’s a unique way to explore storytelling, culture and history in a way that’s relevant to a lot of teens across the world and that’s hip hop,” Bellegarde said from Martensville High School.

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    The hip hop artist from the Little Black Bear First Nation in west-central Saskatchewan will be working in Duck Lake, Blaine Lake and Leask during the 2016-17 school year.

    InfoRed will be demonstrating how rap has become a contemporary form of storytelling and help them express themselves.

    “My ultimate goal is to instill pride. Create a little bit of knowledge about indigenous cultures to non-indigenous students. Get them to not attach themselves to stereotypes that come through in day to day life or to what they read on the internet,” Bellegarde added.

    “The message Brad brings is to be true to yourself, to be real and express yourself in that way. I think that’s the inspirational thing about working with him,” Dave Carter, Prairie Spirit School Division co-ordinator, said.

    Bellegarde presented to the Prairie Spirit Teachers’ Association (PSTA) assembly in the summer on the theme “Rap as the New Buffalo: the role of Hip Hop in indigenous Education.”

    The aboriginal artist’s work supports the school division’s overall strategy for First Nations and Métis education. Elements of the curriculum will also be addressed through writing and hip hop.

    “We know that First Nation and Métis content needs to be in all aspects of the curriculum, it’s not a separate thing. Brad brings that integration,” Carter added.

    Prairie Spirit ’s 45 schools in 28 communities around Saskatoon have a student population of over 10,000.

The long presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has been bitterly divisive, marred by violence. Fear has played a key role for both party candidates.

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While the final days of the political battle have been enveloped by allegations of sexual assault against Trump and questions about emails involving Clinton, the 2016 road to the White House has been marked by a level of violence not seen in the United States in decades.

READ MORE: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump continue to campaign as presidential race gets tighter

Kashiya Nwanguma, an African-American student at the University of Louisville, attended a Trump rally in Louisville, Ken., in March and witnessed firsthand the often-violent clashes that occur.

The 21-year-old student said she went to protest the GOP nominee’s negative comments and “specifically his hateful comments towards Muslims.”

Nwanguma was standing at the back of the rally when she made her way to the front. She got about 10 rows back before she held up her sign — a picture of Donald Trump’s head photo-shopped onto the body of a pig.

WATCH: Kashiya Nwanguma is shoved by protesters at Trump rally (March 1)

“That’s pretty much where the video picks up, where you see me getting assaulted and pushed and kind of ejected by the crowd,” Nwanguma told Global News in a telephone interview. “I would never think to assault someone because they have beliefs that are different than mine.”

Video of the incident was widely reported and shows the young student being shoved and yelled at by several white men. She also said the crowd yelled racial slurs as she was forcibly removed.

“I don’t like to watch [the videos],” she said. “At one point I had to re-watch it and I was always focused on myself and being pushed around and thrown around in the video. [When] I looked at other people’s faces and then I realized how scary and unsafe it was.”

READ MORE: Donald Trump warns of ‘constitutional crisis’ if Hillary Clinton is elected president

Nwanguma said that for her, the election has revealed a simmering racial divide in the U.S.

“A lot of people’s eyes have opened up to that, you know, the fact that the U.S. is not a post-racial society,” she said. “We live in a white supremacist society here in America in my opinion and I think for a while that was brushed under the rug.”

READ MORE: Why some voters will never abandon Donald Trump

Violence at rallies, particularly at those organized by the Trump campaign, have been a common theme with dozens of arrests and videos of supporters and protesters attacking each other.

And with the Republican candidate refusing to say whether he’ll accept the outcome of Tuesday’s election, fears of more violence have popped up across the U.S. and left many questioning what will happen to political discourse in America after Nov. 8.

WATCH: Video show man being punched at Donald Trump rally

University of Toronto philosopher Mark Kingwell has been following the presidential race closely and says the “nastiness” of the campaign could lower the standards for future elections and political discussion.

“If someone perceives a potential advantage in being nasty then that tends to raise the incentives for other people to respond with even greater degrees of nastiness,” said Kingwell.  “Unfortunately we might expect to see more of this in the future.”

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Trump’s campaign has been accused of racism, sexism, Islamophobia and xenophobia by a wide array of civil rights groups, activists, political opponents and even fellow Republicans. Clinton even waded into the muck when she labelled her opponent’s supporters as “deplorables” – a comment she later apologized for.

“Trump has set himself up as a kind of licence-giver to people in extreme political or ideological positions. He gives them permission to hold the views and maybe even in his dog whistle tactics, gives them permission to act on the views,” said Kingwell. “He says things like ‘you all know what I mean’ which is really just code for the people who are getting the message that their views —however extreme — are welcome.”

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While many Republicans stood by his comments on Mexican immigrants, his ban on Muslims from entering the U.S., criticism of Vietnam veteran John McCain for being captured and attacks against a gold-star family, it was an October surprise that sparked members of his own party to turn against him.

On Oct. 7, an audio-recording emerged of Trump making obscene comments about women in 2005. While he dismissed them as “locker-room talk,” many high-ranking members of the GOP publicly denounced the Manhattan billionaire.

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Kingwell says that despite the outcome of Tuesday’s election the Republican party has been fractured and will have to figure out a new way forward.

“There will need to be some serious navel gazing and rebuilding going on there.”

An election ‘rigged’

One of Trump’s favourite campaign targets has been the U.S. electoral system itself, which he has described as “rigged” in interviews and at rallies, and refused to say whether he would accept the election results on Tuesday if he loses — upending a basic pillar of American democracy.

The Republican candidate’s accusations have resonated with supporters and rumblings of a “revolution” and possible violence have echoed among his followers.

READ MORE: Donald Trump supporters agree election is ‘rigged’; some calling for revolution

If Clinton does become the first female president in U.S. history, there are reports of armed militias preparing for a “stolen election.”

“What we need to remember is that compared to five or 10 years ago this is drastically worse. But even though the levels of discursive civility were higher back in the 60s and even the 70s much worse things happened,” he said. “Political assassinations actually were attempted and successful in some cases. We haven’t seen that in American politics or in European politics for some time.”

However, Nwanguma says despite the negative tone of this election, she hopes it’s opened up an important dialogue on race and politics.

“Tensions are always decently high around election time,” she said. “There are some things that have gone on, some doors that we’ve opened that we can’t close. Hopefully you know things get better. I’m an optimist.”

UPDATE: Man accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old Lethbridge girl appears in court

Police have charged a 59-year-old man in connection with the sexual assault of a Lethbridge girl in the early morning hours Monday.

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In a news release, investigators called the attack “random” and said the 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in her bedroom. Police believe the man broke into the girl’s home, found her asleep in her bedroom and “took steps” to prevent her from making noise and waking up the other members of her family.

According to police, officers responded to a 911 call at a north Lethbridge home just after 5 a.m. that a 15-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted in her home by an unknown male.

Multiple officers responded and searched the area for the suspect who was found and arrested without incident a short time later.

They said the accused and victim are not known to one another.

Darral Gerard Courtoreille is facing several charges in connection with the attack, including sexual assault and sexual interference.

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Global News has confirmed Courtoreille is a high-risk offender. In 2006, police alerted the public when he was moving to a new neighbourhood and said he had served time for sexual interference. According to police at the time, his victims were girls under the age of 14 and he was considered a significant risk to reoffend.

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Darral Courtoreille was remanded in custody following his Judicial Interim Release hearing Monday night.

He is scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Tuesday via CCTV.

Edmontonians would be hard pressed to remember a November 3rd and 4th quite as warm as what we saw last week.

Thursday and Friday saw some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded in month of November throughout the Capital Region. The Edmonton International Airport even managed to set consecutive November temperature records two days in a row.

READ MORE: Edmontonians ditch the mitts and park the parkas over November warmth

And though thermometers failed to hit the forecast of 19°C for Saturday’s Eskimos game (we hit 13°C), Mother Nature has more unusually warm weather planned for the region thanks to a southwest flow of warm Pacific air.

“The Pineapple Express is in place and driving in warm Pacific air into western Canada,” Global Edmonton’s chief meteorologist Jesse Beyer explained. “That, in conjunction with an upper ridge in the jet stream is allowing unseasonably warm in into central Alberta.”

“Average daytime highs for this time of year hover around a degree or two above 0°C,” Beyer continued.

“We could be dealing with near 20s in central Alberta, and even mid 20s in the south.”

The average daytime high for the first seven days of November in Edmonton has been 11°C. But Beyer recommends taking advantage of the warm weather while it’s here.

READ MORE: Edmonton to see unusually warm weather to start November 

“All good things come to an end,” Beyer said. “We’ll still be above seasonal, but we can expect a nearly 10-degree temperature drop by the weekend.”

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The co-founder of a Regina community group says regular weekend foot patrols have made a difference in the North Central neighbourhood.

Since June, White Pony Lodge co-founder Shawna Oochoo has led over 90 volunteers on patrols on Friday and Saturday nights.

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“I think it’s about rebuilding our community’s pride,” she said.

On Friday night, a Global News crew followed a group of seven volunteers as they patrolled a route covering 5th Avenue, Angus Street and Rae Street in the heart of North Central.

The evening started with a briefing from Oochoo on safety and procedures, followed by an optional smudge ceremony to bless the patrol.

The volunteers then geared up —; armed with bright vests, walkie-talkies, plus tongs and buckets for disposing of hazardous materials.

Once on patrol, the group splits into two crews to cover both sides of the street. Immediately, team leaders on both sides called the patrol to a stop to collect syringes and other paraphernalia that was littering the sidewalks and adjacent lawns.

“A lot of needles and stuff like that. Paraphernalia, weapons, that’s kind of usually what our findings are on a patrol,” Oochoo said.

In late August, the patrol drew attention to an abandoned building on Angus Street where they found “needles all over the place”.

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Upon returning to that property, the group was pleased to find less dangerous material than before.

On top of clearing the streets of potentially dangerous materials, Oochoo believes the weekend patrols are building positive relationships within the community.

Jan Morier is a North Central resident who regularly participates in the patrols. Just months ago, she admitted she was afraid to leave the house at night.

Since volunteering with the group, Morier said she has seen a new side of the neighbourhood.

“It has taken a very short time to build up the confidence in this movement and to feel good about walking beside your neighbours in taking back our streets,” Morier said.

Late into the Friday night patrol, a resident named Lloyd called the volunteers over to his property, asking for help to clear the neighbouring property of syringes and other paraphernalia. Oochoo and her crew happily obliged.

“It’s a good thing these guys come along and they pick [the syringes] up and it’s dealt with,” Lloyd said.

Global's Blake Lough joined seven volunteers on a Friday night North Central patrol.

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After sweeping an empty lot for needles and weapons, volunteers said it was a quiet patrol for a Friday night. The group succeeded in disposing dozens of syringes and had safely collected a small weapon.

But volunteers also succeeded in meeting a handful of new, curious residents —; people who, like Oochoo, want to keep their community safe.

“When we’re out on patrol, we’re not just patrolling the streets. We’re engaging the community, we’re building rapport, we’re building relationships, [and] we’re helping repair relationships too,” Oochoo said.

“There are a lot of labels and a lot of ideas about what North Central is. But when you’re actually here, it’s a completely different story.”

Security surrounding Donald Trump’s election night headquarters in New York City is already high.

NYPD swat team members surround the Midtown Manhattan hotel that will house Trump’s “victory party” Tuesday night, as his campaign calls it.

Both Al Qaeda and ISIS have threatened attacks on election night, prompting the NYPD to be out in full force.

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NYPD vehicles line the streets in preparation for election night.

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This is the first time in 70 years both presidential candidates have been in New York City on election night, and that has elevated terror threat levels.

Both Al Qaeda and ISIS have threatened attacks on election night.

The NYPD has responded with an increased presence. Five thousand officers will be deployed throughout the city which, according to police, is comparable to New Year’s Eve.

Five thousand NYPD officers will be deployed throughout the city which, according to police, is comparable to New Year’s Eve.

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The NYPD has also tripled the capacity of their counterterrorist unit.

Both Trump and Hillary Clinton’s venues will be closed to outside traffic starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. The blocks surrounding Trump Tower in Manhattan will also be closed to traffic whenever Trump is in the building Tuesday.

The Trump venue for election night is small. I mean, really small. It feels smaller than where I was for the Canadian election, at Stephen Harper’s event in Calgary.

Donald Trump’s election night venue being set up.

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When we visited the site, there were a number of American flags being put up and Fox News was playing on the big screens.

While security is intense outside the hotel, it’s so far been pretty minimal inside. We’ve been told that will likely change tomorrow.

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It was a special ceremony to remember Saskatchewan’s fallen heroes as members of the military joined ranks with a local student troop.

Students from St. Margaret’s school came together with members of 15 Wing, and the Moose Jaw Legion, to place a poppy at each headstone at Rosedale cemetery in Moose Jaw, Sask.

A member of the Moose Jaw Legion carries the Canadian Flag.

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Canadian Flag at half-mast at No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Day ceremony.

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Students join members of 15 Wing in No Stone Left Alone campaign.

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Students join members of 15 Wing in No Stone Left Alone campaign.

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A poppy lays at a headstone in Rosedale Cemetery in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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A member of 15 Wing walks past the Rosedale Cemetery in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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Students join members of 15 Wing in No Stone Left Alone campaign.

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Students lay a poppy for fallen Canadian military.

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Students lay a poppy for fallen Canadian military.

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The decoration is part of a Canada-wide tradition, with 25 cities taking part in the coast-to-coast campaign. On Monday, Moose Jaw marked the first Saskatchewan city to participate.

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According to 15 Wing Commander Colonel Denis O’Reilly, the movement enables students to connect more with Canada’s history.

“I think it’s a more personal touch. It also allows us to connect that educational piece,” O’Reilly said.

“They’ll probably celebrate with their families on the day that everyone’s off work but this is nice because we can bring it into the classroom,” he said.

It’s a history lesson that goes beyond the classroom. The movement started five years ago in Edmonton, and today acts as a present reminder of past sacrifices.

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“I hope the younger ones will come up and do as good of a job as they did in the past and keep this country as it has been,” veteran Alex Cameron said.

Grade 7 student Rhys Turcott said his great-uncle fought in the second world war. He said it gives him that personal connection —; to help him better understand what many have sacrificed.

“This year, I keep on thinking about Remembrance Day and just thinking about all these families,” Turcott said.

“Remembering everybody who helped us and fought for our freedom and helped other countries. And some even lost their lives, which is kind of crazy,” he said.

Another student, Danamay Maneso echoed those thoughts. She said she hopes the ceremony can help people of her generation learn more about the history of Remembrance Day.

“This ceremony means remembering all the people that helped or saved our country… and bring their stories to our generation and generations to come,” Maneso said.

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WOODRUFF, S.C. – Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and the kidnapping of a woman who was found chained inside a storage container, authorities said Monday.

Todd Kohlhepp, 45, became a suspect after the woman was found Thursday chained by her neck and ankle in a metal storage container on his 95-acre property near rural Woodruff.

The body of her boyfriend was found a day later. The couple had been missing for about two months.

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The other remains were found near one another Sunday and Monday, and authorities are not sure who they are. Investigators were expected back at the property on Tuesday, but Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said he didn’t think there were any more bodies.

“As the coroner, that’s all I have been advised of. That was the total number of bodies I was told was on the property. If I am told there are more, I will be back,” he said.

Following Kohlhepp’s arrest, he confessed to a 2003 quadruple slaying at a motorcycle shop in the small town of Chesnee, said Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright. He was denied bond Sunday on four murder charges for gunning down the motorcycle shop’s owner, service manager, mechanic and bookkeeper.

Wright has said Kohlhepp gave details only the killer would know. His confession came a day before the 13th anniversary of the crime, which many feared would never be solved.

READ MORE: Body discovered on property where woman found chained up ‘like a dog’

Before his confession, authorities granted him three requests, WSPA-TV reported (). One was to transfer money to a girl Kohlhepp says he’s helping raise, to help pay for college. The second was to give his mother a photograph, and the third was to let him talk to his mother.

Kohlhepp is charged with kidnapping the woman, and more criminal counts are expected. He has chosen to represent himself and not hire an attorney, Wright told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Wright, who was first elected about a year after the Superbike Motorsports killings, is now investigating what appears to be a crime spree stretching over more than a decade.

WATCH: Missing woman found ‘chained up like a dog’ inside storage container

As a teen, Kohlhepp was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Arizona for binding and raping a 14-year-old neighbour at gunpoint. Released in 2001, he managed to obtain a real estate license in South Carolina in 2006. The search for human remains has now expanded to other properties he owns or used to own, including places outside of South Carolina, Wright said Sunday. He declined to elaborate.

READ MORE: Body discovered on property where woman found chained up ‘like a dog’

Kohlhepp showed investigators Saturday where he says he buried two other victims on the property he bought two years ago.

“We’re not even close” to identifying the remains or cause of death, Wright said. “We can’t tell anything.”

Kohlhepp did not tell investigators who was buried there. Removing the remains to “preserve every bit of evidence” is a meticulous, time-consuming process, the coroner said.

The gravesites Kohlhepp pointed to are in addition to the body found Friday in a shallow grave at the site. Authorities identified that victim as the boyfriend of the woman found Thursday. Clevenger said he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The Associated Press is not naming the woman because the suspect is a sex offender, though authorities have not said whether she was sexually assaulted.

It’s weather that was desperately needed back in October to harvest the crop but farmers in the province say they’ll take it either way.

A warm spell across parts of Saskatchewan over the weekend shattered records dating back nearly seven decades, bringing renewed hope for some farmers who may get their crop off after all so long as the sun continues to shine.

“Right at the start of October we finished last year,” Saskatoon area farmer Mark Thompson said.

“We were kind of on pace to be there this year too, had a few combine issues things kind of set us back then the snow came and we didn’t move a tire for three weeks.”

READ MORE: Record breaking heat hits Saskatchewan, but how long will it last?

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    Thompson said he and his crew still have five per cent to go after managing to get thousands of dollars in standing quinoa in the bin.

    “It wasn’t pretty want came but you go further north – there’s a lot of people that got a lot more snow and it’s been ugly.”

    So little has happened in the fields since the last crop report was issued on Oct. 24 by the province that officials say no new data has been collected.

    At that time, 82 per cent of the 2016 crop had been combined. The five-year average (2011-15) for this time of year is 99 per cent combined.

    “The furthest behind was the west-central region at only 73 per cent of the crop combined,” Shannon Friesen, acting cropping management specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, said.

    “Typically, in that west-central region they’re one of the first to be done but this year they’re certainly on the lower end.”

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    “It’s not the first time people have combined in November by any means but it’s really wet out there,” Thompson said.

    “We’re fighting, we’re playing in the mud, we’re putting dirt through the combines and it’s slow going.”

    While Thompson still isn’t sure about the quality of the crop, he and his crew are happy they didn’t have to resort to Plan B or Plan C – next spring.

    “This is definitely good news for the farmers they’ve been wanting a really long warm dry spell and that’s what we’re getting now,” Global Saskatoon Meteorologist Peter Quinlan said.

    “It started over the weekend and it’s going to continue right until early next week, it’s looking like not until the middle of November that we’re going to see a major shift in our pattern.”

    The problem, according to Friesen, is October set some farmers back not just days but in some cases a month-and-a-half.

    “There are still some people who are in a lot worse shape and we may be sending our combines to help them after we’re done,” Thompson said.

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