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Monday 06/13/2016
Wedding Season Tips to Select Champagne
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Fizzing, bubbling, exciting and inspiring. Champagne is the quintessential complement to any memorable occasion, but perhaps is most inextricably linked to setting the mood for romance.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Wedding Photographer
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Some moments are simply too important to trust to a camera phone.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
8 reasons this stunning wedding destination won't be a secret for long
Posted: March 09, 2016

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Thursday 03/03/2016
3 Ways Couples Today are Personalizing their Weddings
Updated: March 03, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The face of marriage is changing and so are the ways couples are choosing to celebrate the occasion.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Florida Remains Launch Pad to Space Thanks to Private Firms
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Since the first U.S. moon landing in 1969, we have been fascinated with the mystery of space. Fast forward to 2016, when we're celebrating the 5th-year anniversary since NASA launched JUNO and the August 19 ULA Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Illinois State Fair Grand Champions Bring Home the Prize—and a Surprise Scholarship
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Junior livestock growers work tirelessly for months with their animals to vie for a Grand Champion award at the Illinois State Fair. The nine 2016 Grand Champions won that prize awarded on Aug. 16 and a surprise: a $5,000 scholarship from CME Group.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
9 out of 10 Americans More Likely to Come to London Following Brexit
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Take a walk through London this fall, and you will notice how the city's world-famous museums and galleries are opening dozens of new exhibitions and events featuring the works of some of the most famous artists in history.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Next-Generation Consumers
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Even though they're young, members of Generation Z have experienced the effects of a recession, so it's no surprise they are prone to saving money for a rainy day. Yet one illness or injury that leads to an emergency room visit or inpatient care can result in medical bills that even a savings-conscious person didn't anticipate. To help protect a starter salary or the money that Gen Zers have worked so hard to save for the future, young people should be educated about why voluntary health care coverage isn't just for older generations. It's lifestyle protection for everyone. Learn more at aflac.com.

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Friday 08/19/2016
The Great Divide: Balancing Travel and Protecting Delicate Ecosystems
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - For some, traveling is a calling, a way of life. It's about those who are more traveler than tourist, who prefer upscale lodging, who are happy to hike, horseback ride or kayak as a mode of transportation.

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Katy Perry Helps Support Teachers and Students
Updated: August 19, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Did you know teachers spent hundreds of their own dollars each year on school supplies for their students? Katy Perry and Staples have teamed up to donate $1 million to support classrooms and encourage people to make their own donations at Staplesforstudents.com.

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Thursday 08/18/2016
Say Cheese! How What You Eat Affects Your Smile
Posted: August 18, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Face it: We live in a selfie-centric society that, combined with our health-driven lifestyles, makes a smile more important today than it has been in the past. And while your smile speaks volumes to the world around you, it should also mean a lot to you since it can boost your self-esteem and confidence. That's why it's so important to look at what you eat and learn how it can help or harm your teeth.

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What Would It Take to Get You to the Dentist?
Posted: August 18, 2016

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If you're like most Americans, you can probably think of 10 things you'd rather do than go to the dentist. Going to the dentist can be scary. It can be inconvenient. It can be expensive. And as a result, it's rarely at the top of anyone's "to do" list. In fact, 155 million American adults didn't visit the dentist last year. Despite the large role dental health can play in overall health, dentistry has unfortunately become a discretionary "nice to do" instead of a "need to have" due in large part to these barriers.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Headed to the Dentist? Beware of Backflow
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Although dentists have always been concerned about infection control when treating patients, infection-prevention methods were less rigorous in the past. Years ago, gloves were worn only during surgical procedures. Masks, if worn at all, were kept on all day and with all patients. Protective gowns were the exception, not the rule.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Winning the Financial Security Lottery
Updated: August 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Like many people, you may have dreamed of winning the lottery and being financially secure for life. However, you don't need to win the lottery to obtain financial security. In fact, that security might just be available through the benefits offered at your job.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Florida Remains Launch Pad to Space Thanks to Private Firms
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Since the first U.S. moon landing in 1969, we have been fascinated with the mystery of space. Fast forward to 2016, when we're celebrating the 5th-year anniversary since NASA launched JUNO and the August 19 ULA Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
9 out of 10 Americans More Likely to Come to London Following Brexit
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Take a walk through London this fall, and you will notice how the city's world-famous museums and galleries are opening dozens of new exhibitions and events featuring the works of some of the most famous artists in history.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Plan Ahead for Severe Weather
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources.

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Seniors Find New Value in Term Life Insurance
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get older.

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Overcome Limitations for Better Dental Health
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need.

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Power On the Go
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) In a perfect world, you would be home for every meal, your fridge would be fully stocked at all times and you would meet your daily nutrient requirements with ease. However, if you are like the majority of people, you are always on-the-go and seek convenient, cost-effective and nutrient-dense foods and beverages to support your active lifestyle.

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Bring the Family Together for Meal Time
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Between work and school-year commitments, it can be difficult to carve out time to sit down at the table and enjoy a home-cooked dinner as a family, but it is well worth the effort. In addition to offering an opportunity to bond, eating together and engaging in conversation can have a deeper influence on children. Follow these tips to bring the family together and create a lasting tradition.

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Family Meals Make a Difference
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Juggling jobs, kids and the demands of a busy, modern life often comes at the expense of family mealtime at home. Even though life never seems to slow down, now is the perfect time to renew your commitment to creating and serving meals at home that nourish your kids’ brains and help them flourish.

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Get Smart About Snacking
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn’t just about meals; it applies to snack time, too.

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Couples Serenaded by Country Star at Backyard Wedding
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Saying “I do” doesn’t have to mean saying “yes” to all the fuss of an ordinary wedding, which is why mike’s hard lemonade asked two real-life couples and die-hard Randy Houser fans to ditch tradition and get married in a communal backyard wedding before the start of a Randy Houser concert. After all, there’s no better place than the backyard to celebrate life's special moments.

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Thursday 08/18/2016
6 tips to protect your children from hidden dangers around the home
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Even in the most safety-minded homes, the most serious hazards for children can be hiding in plain sight. Know which unexpected items can be risky, and what to do to prevent an accident.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
Seniors: 5 simple secrets for overcoming gym intimidation
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - No one really relishes the idea of growing older and experiencing the health issues that can accompany aging. If there was one thing you could do to significantly improve your chances of staying mentally sharp, physically healthy and independent throughout your golden years, wouldn’t you do it? 

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Lots of life left in senior pets
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Every day, in shelters all across the country, senior animals are passed over by prospective pet owners. Why? Some people are looking for the energy of a new puppy or feel older dogs offer families too little time. But the truth is, providing a new home for an older animal may bring you a level of companionship you never imagined.

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Monday 08/15/2016
Steps to keep your feet looking and feeling their youngest
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - You exercise regularly, eat well, maintain an active lifestyle and take your medications as prescribed every day. You’re doing everything you can to age gracefully and beautifully, but are you overlooking an aspect of self-care that’s fundamental to overall good health ... your feet?

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New grandbaby? Learn how to help baby and mom thrive
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Adults with Heart Disease: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health
Updated: August 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like taking your medicine, monitoring your blood pressure, and watching your cholesterol, to manage your heart disease and ensure the healthiest possible future. What if there was also something you could do just once a year that could also help protect your health? There is — you can make sure you are up-to-date on vaccines to protect against a number of common diseases, some of which may be even more serious to you because of your heart disease.  

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Tuesday 08/09/2016
3 simple ways men can improve their health
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Men don’t have the best track record when it comes to taking care of themselves. It’s safe to say we all know someone who is just plain stubborn about going to the doctor. Even if they exhibit clear symptoms that should be checked out, say wheezing, chronic fatigue or worse, it can be a challenge to get them to seek medical help.

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Monday 07/11/2016
8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

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Monday 06/27/2016
The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Updated: July 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Teaching Your Child Healthy Habits
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most parents, you work hard to make sure your children eat their veggies, brush their teeth and always say “please” and “thank you,” but one important habit is often forgotten.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
5 reasons to make a career in fitness
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Imagine waking up early on a Monday morning with a smile on your face. You’re excited to get the week started because you love what you do. Or how about taking a Tuesday afternoon all to yourself, without having to ask permission and use your precious vacation time? It might sound like a dream, but with a career in fitness, it could be your reality.

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Doctors, Patients Have New Non-Prescription Option For Recurring Indigestion
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Just about everyone gets indigestion from time to time, but if you experience it more than you think you should, you may be glad to know relief can be available.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Expanding access to coordinated care for dialysis patients
Posted: August 22, 2016

(BPT) - More than 660,000 people in the U.S. suffer from kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients often cope with multiple chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. They are also more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged, which limits their ability to access preventative health care services.

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Meeting the Health Care Needs of Next-Generation Consumers
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Even though they're young, members of Generation Z have experienced the effects of a recession, so it's no surprise they are prone to saving money for a rainy day. Yet one illness or injury that leads to an emergency room visit or inpatient care can result in medical bills that even a savings-conscious person didn't anticipate. To help protect a starter salary or the money that Gen Zers have worked so hard to save for the future, young people should be educated about why voluntary health care coverage isn't just for older generations. It's lifestyle protection for everyone. Learn more at aflac.com.

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Protecting your family from Zika: How to keep biting insects at bay this summer
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For many of us, summer means spending more time outdoors — camping, barbecuing, running through sprinklers and lounging by the pool. Unfortunately, it can also mean itchy mosquito bites.

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Plan Ahead for Severe Weather
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources.

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Seniors Find New Value in Term Life Insurance
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get older.

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Overcome Limitations for Better Dental Health
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need.

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Power On the Go
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) In a perfect world, you would be home for every meal, your fridge would be fully stocked at all times and you would meet your daily nutrient requirements with ease. However, if you are like the majority of people, you are always on-the-go and seek convenient, cost-effective and nutrient-dense foods and beverages to support your active lifestyle.

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Friday 08/05/2016
Get adventurous before busy fall routines set in with these 5 fun family activities
Updated: August 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Summer is fleeting and schedules are filling up quickly, so take advantage of the free time you have to partake in fun activities with those you love the most: your family. It's tempting to stick to the same routine of going to the local playground, taking in a movie or playing in the backyard. Why not try some new experiences this year and go on a family adventure? These five activities are fun for the whole family and will help create lasting memories together. Incorporate a couple (or all five!) ideas into your schedule to finish summer with a bang and begin fall on a fun note. 

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Thursday 08/04/2016
Senior Dogs Who Wet Their Beds—What Pet Parents Of Senior Dogs Should Know
Updated: August 05, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most dog owners, you’ve stumbled upon, or even into, a few urine “accidents” from time to time.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
10 top trends to keep your dog fit and healthy
Posted: July 28, 2016

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, social activities such as playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy day care are great ways to stay fit, but can also pose health risks. Here are 10 ways to keep your dog healthy and happy:

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Know the symptoms of 'Stank Face'
Posted: July 19, 2016

(BPT) - Attention: If you own a cat, you could be unknowingly exposing friends and family to the embarrassing condition of Stank Face. You know, the universal expression of disgust often caused by litter box odor. Luckily, experts have now determined the primary cause of this controversial ailment; inferior cat litter. And a cure is available thanks to the odor control experts at Tidy Cats.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
5 helpful hints for welcoming a kitty home
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Millions of cats are in shelters across the country waiting for a loving parent or family to bring them home. Every year, 3.4 million cats enter shelters. Only 37 percent are adopted, while 41 are euthanized and less than 5 percent of cats who come in as strays are returned to their owners, according to the ASPCA.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Take Your Cat On An Adventure
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s exploring the great outdoors or within the walls of their own home, cats have a knack for making the ordinary extraordinary.

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Tuesday 06/07/2016
The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy
Updated: June 15, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it’s playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your dog’s mental and physical well-being. They can also put your dog at risk for exposure to health threats.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Livestock guardians: Top dogs for protecting your herd or flock
Updated: June 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - When you raise animals, from poultry to cattle, hard work and dedication come with the territory. So how do you reward one of the toughest and most valuable members of your ranch or country home when he’s of the four-legged variety? Give him more work to do.

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Friday 05/20/2016
4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Tips to Protect Your Pet from Summer Dangers
Updated: May 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Summer creates potential everyday dangers for pets because of the heat.

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Greater Killeen Free Clinic plans fundraiser Friday
Posted: August 25, 2016

The Greater Killeen Free Clinic will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Patriot Buick/GMC at 4600 E. Central Texas Expressway.

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KISD needs bus drivers
Posted: August 25, 2016

The Killeen Independent School District needs dozens of bus drivers and bus monitors.

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