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The most expensive college in every state


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College is expensive — and it's only increasing.

Tuition at both public and private schools continues to rise at a fast clip, and Americans collectively owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. 

But not all states are created equal. While Harvey Mudd College, the most expensive school in California, runs $69,717 per year, the University of Wyoming, the most expensive school in its state, costs only $26,535 — even less for local students. 

Using data from the College Board's Trends in College Pricing and The Chronicle of Higher Education's helpful interactive chart, Business Insider rounded up the most expensive college in every state. The ranking uses tuition data from the 2016-17 academic year and looks at each school's full sticker price — published tuition and required fees, as well as room and board— rather than tuition numbers alone.

All states were ranked according to out-of-state tuition where applicable. 

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ALABAMA: Spring Hill College

Location: Mobile

Total cost: $48,488

Tuition: $35,798

Room and board: $12,690

ALASKA: University of Alaska at Anchorage

Location: Anchorage

Total cost: $32,612 (with out-of-state tuition)

Tuition: $21,744 (out-of-state); $7,074 (in-state)

Room and board: $10,868

ARIZONA: University of Arizona

Location: Tucson

Total cost: $47,317 (with out-of-state tuition)

Tuition: $36,017 (out-of-state); $12,817 (in-state)

Room and board: $11,300

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Rare behind-the-scenes photos show what it was really like to be on set during Hollywood's golden age



Hollywood's golden era is generally considered to have started in the 1920s and stretched until the 1960s. The latter half was the time of some of the industry's most legendary stars: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando, to name a few. 

A child star during the time, Angela Cartwright still remembers the excitement she felt whenever the word "action" was announced on set.

She also remembers the photographers who would be snapping away to help filmmakers keep record of all of the costume, hair, and makeup choices made on set. 

In the book she wrote with Tom McLaren, called "Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archives," Cartwright curated the best photos from 6,500 boxes of studio archives. These were negatives that had been kept away and mostly untouched until the late 1990s.  

"Each photograph reveals the raw essence of Hollywood movie-making, a glimpse into the process never intended for the public eye," she wrote in the introduction. 

Ahead, see behind-the-scenes photos of some of Hollywood's biggest stars from that era. 

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These on-set photos were taken to maintain continuity between days of shooting. Directors, makeup artists, and costume designers would reference images to make sure everything was exactly the same day to day.

"The stills would largely consist of an actor standing next to a placard. Upon the placard, the movie title, actor name, character name, and scene number were hastily scribbled down," Cartwright wrote.

"More images would have been snapped on the set between takes as quick references for the wardrobe and hair departments," she wrote.

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A master networker explains how to single out the most interesting people at any event


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Jon Levy overcame a fear of introducing himself a long time ago.

Over the past six years, he's built a network of 900 people who have attended one of his Influencer events, a forum for interesting people from a wide variety of fields to meet each other.

He's hosted everyone from Nobel laureates to Olympic athletes in his sprawling Manhattan apartment. He also has a penchant for traveling the world, and his book "The 2 AM Principle" is a collection of what he's learned as a student of human behavior.

In it, he outlines his top tips for finding the most interesting people. The next time you're at a networking event and don't want to awkwardly stand by yourself sipping a drink, look for the following, from "The 2 AM Principle":

1. "Who is laughing and enjoying themselves the most? Is there a group that is giggling and laughing and clearly having more fun than everyone else? Go have some fun with them.

2. "Who is the one person people are pretending not to look at? Scan the room and pay attention to who people stare at every few seconds while pretending to talk to their friends. If a lot of people are darting looks at the same person, there is a good chance he or she will be interesting to speak to.

3. "Who is the most put-together? I don't mean dressed sexy or proper; I mean the person who has the most style. Who has assembled an outfit that stands out? It might not be your style, but the fact that they are so put-together probably means they are up to something and are interesting.

4. "When people are standing in a circle, where are their feet pointing? I have noticed that feet tend to be directed at the person with the most social clout or the leader of the group.

5. "Who is dressed very loud? If this person didn't want to talk to others, they would have likely worn something subtler."

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Watch the emotional reactions of travelers detained under Trump's immigration ban being released from US airports


Airports across America are detaining travelers following President Donald Trump's executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. 

The order temporarily bans refugees and visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen from entering the country, while Syrians are banned indefinitely. 

The detention of citizens of those countries at US airports has ignited massive protests across the nation, and sharp criticism from lawmakers at home and abroad.

Federal judges in several states ruled on Saturday and Sunday that people being detained should be released.

Images and videos of released detainees are going viral on social networks.

Here's the moment some travelers were released at Washington's Dulles International Airport:

Many also shared images of a 5-year-old boy at Dulles being reunited with his mother, who is Iranian, after several hours of questioning: 

Daily Beast politics reporter Betsy Woodruff tweeted an image of an elderly couple who were released from detention:

This video shows Vahideh Rasekh, a Ph.D student at New York's Stony Brook University, speaking to a crowd after being held at JFK Airport for 20 hours: 

Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings tweeted a photo of him greeting detainees who were held at the Dallas Fort Worth airport and apologized to them:

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Tens of thousands protest Trump's immigration ban in cities and airports across the country


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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations began the afternoon after spontaneous rallies broke out at U.S. airports on Saturday as U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents began enforcing Trump's directive. The protests on Sunday were expected to spread westward as the day progressed.

The president's order, which bars admission of Syrian refugees and suspends travel to the United States from Iraq, Iran, Sudan and four other countries on national security grounds, has led to the detention or deportation of hundreds of people arriving at U.S. airports.

It was the second straight weekend of large-scale protests. Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of women participated in an anti-Trump rally and march in D.C., one of dozens staged across the country.

Trump defended the executive order in a statement on Sunday, saying the United States would resume issuing visas to all countries once secure policies were put in place over the next 90 days.

"To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting," Trump said. "This is not about religion - this is about terror and keeping our country safe."

'Never again means never again'

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Aria Grabowski, 30, of Washington, was carrying a sign that read: “Never again means never again for everyone.”

Above the slogan was a photograph of Jewish refugees who fled Germany in 1939 on a ship, the St. Louis, that was turned away from Havana, Cuba, and forced to return to Europe. More than 250 people aboard the ship were eventually killed by the Nazis.

Rhonda Reese, 56, a Muslim from northern Virginia, said: "As a Muslim, I do appreciate the support that I see. Our community feels under siege right now."

In Houston, already filling up with visitors for next Sunday's Super Bowl, about 500 people marched through the downtown.

Jennifer Fagen, 47, a professor of sociology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, said she hoped she did not lose her job for protesting.

"I'm Jewish and it's supposed to be never again. Jews should be the first ones to defend Muslims considering what has happened to us and it seems it's being repeated under Trump," Fagen said, referring to the Holocaust.

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One of the largest of Sunday's protests took place at Battery Park in lower Manhattan, within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, long a symbol of welcome to U.S. shores.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York told the crowd that the Trump order was un-American and ran counter to the country's core values.

The march, estimated to have grown to about 10,000 people, later began heading to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in lower Manhattan.

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A 23-year-old college dropout just opened a robot-powered coffee kiosk in San Francisco


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Henry Hu, 23, hates waiting in lines at coffee shops. The college dropout and recipient of the prestigious Thiel Fellowship throws back about five cups of coffee a day on average.

Thanks to his new invention, other coffee fiends in San Francisco can now get their fix in seconds.

cafe x technologies henry hu 3Cafe X claims to be the first robot-powered café in the US. The kiosk takes customers' orders from a number of tablets stationed nearby, and serves coffes, lattés, and cappuccinos made with beans from local roasters. It opens January 30 in the city's Metreon shopping center.

The robot, which is encased in a round, plexiglass shell, isn't all that intelligent. Hu says you can find six-axis, industrial robots like his on all sorts of assembly lines. It performs a pre-defined set of motions, such as moving a cup from under the milk dispenser to the syrup dispenser, or delivering a cup to the window where the customer is standing.

But it's still incredibly fast. Cafe X is capable of preparing between 100 and 120 drinks per hour, depending on the complexity of the orders, according to Hu. Customers can choose the brand of beans and customize the amount of milk and flavors used.

I tried a latté made with hazelnut syrup and milk and was surprised to find it tasted good. It was rich and creamy, unlike coffee beverages dispensed from a vending machine.

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Hu, who says he's neither a coffee connoisseur or an experienced roboticist, got the idea for Cafe X while he was studying technology and entrepreneurship at Babson College. After tinkering with friends and Hong Kong-based programmers he found online, Hu sold his car and acquired funding from a friend's family to get the business off the ground.

When Hu learned he was accepted into the Thiel Fellowship, which gives $100,000 to young people who drop out of college to pursue their entrepreneurial interests, in June 2016, he said he was "really surprised." Hu said he hasn't met the program's founder, Peter Thiel, yet.

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Hu is currently in talks with several San Francisco-based tech companies — "whose names you probably know," his press agent says — to install Cafe X kiosks in their offices.

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The best London restaurant for 39 different cuisines



London is known for its food, and there's no shortage of choice.

No matter what you're craving or where you're from, chances are you can find what you're looking for in the capital — and at a high standard.

We put together a ranking of the best restaurant to visit depending on what you're in the mood for, based on the top-rated restaurants in 39 different cuisines according to Zagat.

From Morrocan to Perivian, here are the best restaurants within 39 different categories, ranked in alphabetical order along with their food score out of five, awarded by Zagat.

AFGHANI: Afghan Kitchen Restaurant, Angel — 4.4

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AFRICAN: Moro, Clerkenwell — 4.6



AMERICAN: CUT at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair — 4.5

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A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — but the city says it's safe to live in


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There's good news for the wealthy tenants of Millennium Tower, San Francisco's very own leaning tower.

An inspection by the city's Department of Building Inspection concluded that the skyscraper, which has sunk 16 inches and tilted two inches since it opened in 2009, is safe to live in, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

"There was no evidence of life-safety concerns observed during the inspection," the report stated. "The building is safe to occupy at this time."

The $350 million tower is home to over 400 multimillion-dollar condos and some pretty famous residents, including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. In December, former tech executive Craig Ramsey scooped up the penthouse for $13 million.

The building has been embroiled in scandal for months, as its developers, residents, and city officials argued over who was at fault for the building's surprising vertical settlement. Homeowners have filed multiple class-action lawsuits against the developer, Millennium Partners, as well as the city, for not bringing the issue to their attention earlier.

The city conducted inspections on two dates, December 2 and January 11, and found that the building is safe to occupy. However, inspectors also found visual evidence of stress on the electrical wiring support systems and water intrusion in the fifth level of the basement.

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Jerry Dodson, a resident and an attorney who represent some of the homeowners in a lawsuit, told The San Francisco Chronicle that the city report does not provide sufficient evidence of the building's safety. The homeowners association commissioned an independent geotechnical study that is currently underway.

Millennium Tower is likely to continue to sink at a rate of two inches per year — double what engineers earlier estimated, according to an AP report.

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The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America


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The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in the US are unsurprisingly concentrated on the coasts.

Real estate listings site Property Shark recently used data from all residential transactions closed in 2016 to determine which ZIP codes across the US were most expensive for buyers.

California dominated the list with 17 cities represented, including well-known places like Beverly Hills and its famous 90210 ZIP code.

New York also claimed six spots, with pricey Hamptons favorite Sagaponack coming in at No. 1.

Only ZIP codes containing more than five sold properties were considered for the list. Property Shark helped us find listings that were close to each of the ZIP codes' median sales price. Check out the full list below:

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25. 95030: Los Gatos, California

Median sale price: $2,180,000

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom Los Gatos home will run you around $2.3 million, but it comes complete with hardwood floors, a detached guest house, and four private acres of wooded land. 

24. 94123: San Francisco

Median sale price: $2,210,000

In San Francisco, $2.27 million will get you a home like this one, which packs three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a wood burning fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and a formal dining room into 1,900 square feet. 

23. 94306: Palo Alto, California

Median sale price: $2,227,500

This three-level home in Palo Alto, on the market for $2.25 million, features quartz countertops, abundant natural light, and a fenced-in patio. 

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Spotify's new refugee-themed playlist is being criticized by some people for being in bad taste


regina spektorSpotify released a 20-song homage to global artists, called "The Refugee Playlist," in the wake of a travel ban. It quickly drew charges of poor-taste from some observers.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 that restricted people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, in an effort to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists." The ban sparked protests in cities around the world over the weekend.

Tech executives from Google cofounder Sergey Brin to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberg also chimed in, expressing a range of emotions over how restrictions on immigration might affect the global tech industry.

Not to be outdone, Spotify released a refugee-themed playlist on Monday. It includes such classics as "We Are The Champions," from British rock band Queen, and new hits including "Wavin' Flag" by Somali Canadian artist K'Naan and "Better" from Soviet-born Regina Spektor.

The tracks come from artists who were born outside the US and fled their home countries.

"In a world that welcomes refugees, we get world-changing music from artists like these," the playlist description read.

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Some names might come as a surprise. Queen's Freddie Mercury and his family escaped a bloody revolutionon the African island of Zanzibar in the 1960s. Maya Arulpragasam, better known as the rapper M.I.A., fled violence in Sri Lanka when she was 9.

The playlist received mixed reactions on Twitter. Some found the playlist to be in poor taste.

While others thought the playlist was uplifting and inspiring.

A spokesperson for Spotify told Business Insider, "We put together this playlist as a celebration of music from artists who were once refugees."

You can listen to the playlist and decide for yourself here.

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A bizarre photo of 80 giant birds on a plane is taking over the internet — but it isn't as strange as you think


Flying on a plane is generally an awful experience, but next time you're crammed in the middle seat counting down the hours, be thankful there aren't 80 birds perched in coach with you.

An image posted Monday morning on Reddit of a Saudi prince who brought 80 birds on a plane is going viral:

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We've reached out to the author of the Reddit thread about the photo and will update the post if we learn anything else about which airline accommodated the birds, how long it took to situate them, and generally how well-behaved they were on the flight.

The author of the Reddit thread says the birds are hawks, but it's more likely they are falcons.

Transporting falcons in the Middle East is a pretty common practice. Falconry — training birds to hunt — has been practiced in the Middle East for thousands of years and is still a popular pastime in the United Arab Emirates.

The falcon is also the national bird of the UAE, so it makes sense that airlines flying out of there would accommodate the birds' transit needs.

A Reddit user pointed us in the direction of a helpful Atlas Obscura article that says falcons can get their own passports from the UAE to travel. The passport allows a falcon to travel to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Morocco, and Syria, according to the article.

The passport is valid for three years, according to the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

A representative for the airline Flydubai told Frank Kane, a reporter for the UAE news website The National, that falcons must have their own seat and are placed on a cloth to avoid accidents. According to Kane, the business-class cabin of his Flydubai flight in April 2015 was reserved for falcons — so this isn't as rare of an occurrence as we may think.

On Qatar Airways, you can bring a maximum of six falcons in economy class.

Etihad Airways also allows falcons on its planes.

"We accept the carriage of falcons in the main aircraft cabin provided that all the necessary documents have been obtained. We also accept falcons as checked baggage," Etihad's website says.

An Etihad spokesperson told Business Insider that based on the cabin and flight crew uniforms, it's unlikely the Reddit photo was taken on one of the airline's planes.

So if you're looking to transport a falcon in the near future, it may not be as hard as you think — depending on where you're going, of course.

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These are officially the 20 best 'healthy' recipes on Pinterest


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LONDON — On Tuesday, online photo sharing platform Pinterest revealed the finalists of its first Best of Pinterest UK Food Awards.

Entries for the awards, which aim to celebrate the best UK food from the 13 billion food ideas shared on the platform, were open to any Pinterest user in the UK.

The shortlists within 12 categories included recipes from chefs such as Nigella Lawson and Mary Berry, publications like British Vogue and Olive Magazine, and everyday cooks and food lovers.

The finalists were then selected from 500 nominations by a panel including Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, Time Out UK's Food and Drink Editor Tania Ballantine, and the BBC Food team.

The recipes were judged on three primary criteria — whether they passed the "drool" test (meaning the panel wanted to eat them), whether or not the recipes were exciting, and how easy they were to make at home.

We've rounded up the four finalists within the Best Healthy Recipe category below, as well as the shortlisted contenders. From healthy Nutella to creamy brownies, see the most beautiful — and surprisingly good for you — recipes below.

The final winners in each category will be announced on February 2 at an event in London.

FINALIST: Chocolate & Goji Berry Bars

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FINALIST: Super Lentil and Vegetable Soup

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FINALIST: Spiralized Vegetable Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce

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I tried 'Dry January' for the first time, and all I got was insomnia


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After a heavy few months of drinking — thanks 2016 — I decided to quit alcohol cold turkey for the first time, and attempt "Dry January." Never again.

Lots of people give it a go when the new year rolls around to exercise their self-control, or perhaps start the year with a health kick. For me, it was that my tolerance had become worryingly high over December, and it was getting expensive.

But I was looking forward to some of the supposed health benefits too. I'd heard that a detox from booze could make my skin better, increase my energy levels, and even improve my sleep.

None of this happened. In fact, I'd say this month I'm poorer than every month before last year, and I have just as many zits as usual. I've also had the worst sleep of my life. Which made me wonder...Was I the only person who'd experienced something like this after trying a Dry January? Was there something wrong with me?

For me, giving up drinking wasn't the hard part of Dry January. After Christmas, I was having a tight month budget-wise, so going out and spending money every weekend wasn't really an option. It was the lack of sleep that made me question everything, especially since sleeping is one of my favourite activities. 

In January, I didn't make any changes to my diet. I did, however, make it to about one extra exercise class a week thanks to all my new free time. At bedtime, I felt just as tired and ready for sleep as usual. But actually falling to sleep became a real chore almost immediately.

I don't know when the insomnia started exactly, but it was definitely early on in January, and since that point, I'd toss and turn for what felt like hours. My brain would be buzzing, with thoughts whizzing around, and I'd be unable to relax. It wasn't like I was particularly alert either; I'd be exhausted but unable to shut off the space behind my eyes.

Sleep hasn't been a problem for me for years either. I used to struggle when I was a teenager, but taking better care of myself and exercising more sorted it out. 

Some physicians I spoke with suggested that the real reason for my disturbed sleep was that I was experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. I don't normally drink that much during the week, if at all, which is why this diagnosis was surprising. Could I really have had so much to drink over Christmas that I'd upset the balance in my body?

An addiction expert I spoke to who has an Msc in addiction studies and is a drug and alcohol recovery worker suggested my body was getting used to falling asleep naturally — without the relaxing state brought about with a drink — but she also suggested that for that to be happening, I would likely have to have developed alcohol dependency.

In severe cases, alcohol withdrawal can cause insomnia and other sleep problems. Studies suggest that difficulty sleeping may be part of the vastly more complex and multi-faceted picture of why someone who's become addicted to alcohol may be unable to stop, even after successful periods of sobriety. According to one article in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, insomnia can have a significant impact on a patient's cognition, mood, and ability to participate in alcohol treatment.

It has also been suggested that whenever we get hangovers, this is actually mild withdrawal. This study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine puts forward the theory that hangovers as a milder form of withdrawal, called acute withdrawal, with symptoms that many of us are all too familiar with including headache, nausea, fatigue, sometimes along with anxiety, guilt, and depression. 

Omitting the possibility that I have an alcohol problem, another possibility is that drinking may have been helping out my body clock. I've always been a night owl and I find getting up in the morning immensely difficult regardless of how much sleep I've had. It's also possible that alcohol played a part in helping my brain relax, when it wanted to be at its most alert at night-time.

Many studies have shown that people can be divided into morning people and night people, or larks and owls. It's not a myth. If you prefer to get up at the crack of dawn, or stay up until the early hours, it's probably because you're wired that way

One study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine saw subjects categorized into morning, intermediate, and evening chronotypes, and found that people who were described as night owls tended to have more irregular sleep-wake schedules than those who weren't. So maybe I was self-medicating without really knowing it. 

Whatever the cause, I'd had enough. During the last weekend of January I packed it in and had a few glasses of wine. Needless to say I then had best night's sleep I'd had in weeks. 

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