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Town where England are expected to bring James Anderson into the side.

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That is coming up with me, Ali Foster, in the next 15 minutes. --

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Olly Foster. An interesting subject...

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Hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are the political commentator, Miranda Green, and the

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Daily Telegraph's chief political correspondent, Christopher Hope.

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Tomorrow's front pages, starting with the FT.

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The FT's picture is of the shooting in Tel Aviv.

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They also feature President Obama's New Year's message

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and claim he is planning to bypass Congress to impose new controls

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We will talk about that in a moment.

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Pope Francis at his New Year's Day mass dominates

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Kissing the leg of a statue of Jesus.

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It also reports on the potential for British troops to face criminal

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charges over abuse and unlawful killings during the Iraq War.

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The Daily Mail has comments from the first wife of suspended Labour

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MP Simon Danczuk about the impact which the allegation that he sent

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explicit messages to a 17-year-old is having on their family.

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"A student-cheating crisis" is the headline on the Times.

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It says almost 50,000 students have been caught cheating

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The i says Jeremy Corbyn must get 35% of the vote in next year's

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elections if he's to avoid a coup from fellow party members.

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The Sun reports on a former Eastenders actress, Sian Blake, who

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has been missing with her two young children for almost three weeks.

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Government plans to double the fine for littering to ?150 leads

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Our guests, Christopher Hope, is the author of that story.

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And, the Mirror has claims from a couple

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who say they missed out on a ?35 million lottery jackpot, because of

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Right... Veranda, the Financial Times and President Obama. --

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Miranda. The last 12 he has an office. Determined to leave his mark

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-- in. 2015 had so many shootings. The last of those was the San

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Bernardino shooting, which turned out to be a terrorist attack. The

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problem President Obama had was being vocal about wanting to tackle

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gun control. After that shooting he pulled back during December because

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his remark were going badly when it turned out to be a freelance

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jihadist attack. -- remarks. But he has now returned to the fight and

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has used his first message of the new year to say he wants to bypass

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Congress and start to impose fairly limited restrictions on who is able

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to own a gun, buying a gun, carry a gun, keep guns at home... This is

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something to do with American culture which is so deep that even

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trying to do the smallest bit of good reform is controversial. It

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would be an absolute gift to Donald Trump in his fight to be the

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Republican candidate for the president debates. I wonder how you

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think Democrats will respond. They feel strong about gun control, but

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they must be worried that Obama is giving such a controversial subject

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to the start of the election year. It could hamper their prospects. It

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does work with the frontrunner, one of the two front-runners, it is all

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about legacy for Barack Obama. We saw at the end of Tony Blair's

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time, the state of the union, January the 12th, and then the

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elections in November. He has almost woken up from his Christmas lunch

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and thought, let's get on with getting a proper deal on this. He is

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so frustrated with the lack of any movement on gun control. The Federal

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government can only control shops selling guns, they cannot go and

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deal with those who buy guns. That is a stalemate. Although he wants to

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get the buyers to have back on cheques, it is a reminder of the

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checks and balances can also prevent things being done. -- checks. It

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will slow down a president who wants to take radical action. In this

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story, it is the move will be criticised as being his imperial

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presidency. And excessive attempt by the sitting president to impose his

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will. -- an. In 2013, Congress actually tried to put together a

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bipartisan bill, both parties trying to introduce quite limited

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background checks on who was supplying to buy a gun, that got

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nowhere, because the Senate blocked and. There are efforts from time to

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time to try to move the culture on this. -- it. This country is

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mystifying. That they can have these guns and there is no... It's just

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has not happened properly. -- it. You mentioned San Bernardino, that's

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terrible incident at a work Christmas party where a guy started

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shooting his colleagues. -- that. As he said, it turned out to be an

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Islamic State sympathiser, along with his wife and we have this

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interesting story, Christopher, on the front of the Guardian terror

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alerts are the new normal. Guardian,. These words, in Germany,

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a have been evacuating train stations. -- they. They hampered the

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new year is celebration. -- New Year's. We have faced a lot with the

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IRA issues in mainland Britain in the 80s and 90s. They could face

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that. It is really... It is the new normal. How sad, that we should be

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marking the new year with this kind of headline. But it is true. Also,

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this story is interesting because the terrorism experts they have

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interviewed in The Guardian to layout is very, this is the

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background we will experience all the time. -- lay out this theory.

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They said this will happen all the time. The fireworks in Paris did not

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happen. We were watching it on the BBC News channel last night. The Arc

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de Triomphe lit up, mixed messages. Brussels has cancelled everything.

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Other places in London went ahead with everything as if nothing had

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happened. I suppose that is the interesting question. What is the

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right response? Absolutely. What these experts are saying is that the

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problem, post- Paris, is that Isis have proved they can do it. Whereas

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in the past, in fact, they are saying, since the Mumbai attacks in

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2008, they knew there was potential for these awful, kind of hybrid

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attempts, suicide bombing, also, people going crazy with... Doing a

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simultaneous attack in different locations. They knew it was a

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possibility. But after Paris, we are now seeing the reality, 130 people

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slaughtered. It makes it much more difficult for the authorities,

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weighing up the balance of risks to say, let's carry on, let's check it

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out... As it becomes more normal they will take a weathered review on

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them and those warnings. Perhaps they will not be so trigger-happy.

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You have, do the terrorists win, that argument. Like the San

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Bernardino attack if you get these crazy freelancers who are joining in

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jihad but not as a part of any structural network and you do get

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warnings about named individuals, as has happened today, what length do

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you go to shut down... The authorities in Munich, last night,

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New Year's Eve, having had these early, general, vague warnings

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across Europe about somebody doing something somewhere that the if you

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do not act, it is even worse. Rather than it being mildly annoying for

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people trying to get to a party. -- somewhere. The point is, people

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might be frustrated with authorities, but it is difficult.

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Let's look at the telegraph smack. -- Telegraph. A health story. Salary

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paid comparators. -- pay so be a list of people earning more than the

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Prime Minister and whether that acceptable. -- A list of. It is

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talking about Chief executives and nurses. -- Executives. There is a

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lot of talk about this ratio with the top people, wherever that is,

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public or private sector, and the average pay of the workforce. And,

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you No, in the public sector, where it is essentially taxpayer's money,

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people get angry at this idea that it is excessive. -- you know. In the

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NHS where we know there is a kind of a relic -- a heroic feeling with

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nurses and doctors, the idea that there is a layer of people earning

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more than the Prime Minister, it sticks in the throat. This latest

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story is about hospital chief executives, there are record

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salaries here of ?140,000 a year. It is a lot of money. -- ?340,000.

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People are also talking about the top layer of government. Council

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chief executives. This is different, because, Christmas, more money,

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Whitehall, the government has stepped in, gave him the money he

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wanted... I was talking on Radio 4 with him to talk about the salaries,

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he was reluctant to talk about... The Chief Executive, he was

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reluctant to criticise, but he sets the tone. I wonder why that is. Is

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it because we could not get people to do these jobs unless we pay them,

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are they so difficult to run our... That is always the reason given in

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public and private actor. -- now. They say that this is the market

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rate. -- sector. Winnie the Pooh as people. That is why we have to pay

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them so much. -- We need the best people. They have been asked to go

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in to the head of trust and make cuts. Sack people. Bring down

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services available. People find that difficult to stomach. It is not what

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it was before Christmas. That is what people will think this morning.

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The money for doctors and nurses... They have a poisonous issue at the

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moment between the junior doctors, moment between the

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government. It looks like we are adding to strike action in the NHS

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by junior doctors. believing that. That is right. We

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are hearing about 19% pay rises for chief

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move on, Christopher, you have to say he was the man of 2015.

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here on January the first a year ago with our predictions. We won't give

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them tonight. We would not have predicted very cold and being the

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leader of the Labour Party by the end of the year. -- Jeremy Corbyn.

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Or would you? No, not at all. But he is in power. This is the story in

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the Independent. He is setting a low level of what would be a win for

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him, 35% could this be tossed in by Jeremy Corbyn supporters? --

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topspin. 5% more than were Ed Miliband got to in the General

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Election. We, as journalists, pushed it on to him, though it is not a

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fair number. They are getting their retaliation in months early. People

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will extrapolate that they are setting the bar quite low, because

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in a set of local elections, you No, they should be getting 35% at

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least. That is the crux of the matter. -- know. Ed Miliband had a

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35 cents strategy before the May 2015 General Election. --%. And they

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did not make that quite David Cameron. -- that. David Cameron is

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not even running the election. Into someone else. Let's move on to the

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Times. These are very interesting figures they have got here. They

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have got the story and they have got figures from 70 universities in the

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United Kingdom. It is about the scale of fraud in higher education,

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and it is pretty bad. It really is revealing a troubled. They call it

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an academic of the later -- they call it an epidemic. It is students

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coming in from other parts of the world and those students are an

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absolute moneyspinner fur United Kingdom university. It is why it is

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quite interesting. Are the rules being in forced properly. -- in that

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the enforced. Why would that be? If you did kick them out you would lose

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money. What a great story. It is so important that it is preserved. They

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must be defended. One of the things I am struck with here is that the

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university has got over 1000 students and in three years, they

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had 1900 students accused of cheating. You sense that the scale

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of the problem is this big, then what is university doing? If this is

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the scale of it and they are not tackling it even with the cases we

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know about. Of course copying and the Internet... Fortunately it did

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not happen in our day. Thank you both very much. Now we have sports

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