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every trophy going has regained full fitness after an horrendous injury.

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All coming up in Sportsday in the next 15 minutes.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers

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With me are political analyst and journalist Mina Al Oraibi

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and Rob Merrick, the Westminster correspondent

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The Guardian shows a picture of the German train collision.

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The paper also reports that David Cameron has been accused

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of buying off Conservative MPs who are threatening to block local

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The Mirror says Mr Cameron's own auntie has come out against cuts to

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The i leads with tomorrow's strike by junior doctors in England,

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after last-ditch talks failed to reach an agreement.

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The Telegraph says ministers may lower the drink-driving limit

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in England and Wales, bringing it in line with Scotland.

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The same story is on the front page of the Times.

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The FT reports Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche,

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could buy back several billion euros of its debt amid market fears over

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The Daily Mail says official figures show Britain's trade with EU

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countries has lagged behind exports to the rest of the world, giving

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And according to the Express, Britain is now on snow alert,

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with temperatures in some parts of the UK expected to fall to

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Beginning with the penultimate paper that I mentioned, The Daily Mail.

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Why don't you kick us off with a reference to Britain's trade

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slumping? We will expect many more Europe front pages to come in the

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next few weeks. This focuses on these statistics. The Mail says

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Britain's exports to Europe are lagging behind exports to the rest

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of the world and focuses on the cup between what Europe sells and the

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initial amount we managed to sell them. The conclusion is it's a boost

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for the Leave campaign because the rest of Europe is so desperate for

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us to carry on buying their stuff that they will offer us favourable

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trade deals if we offer to leave. We thought it wasn't much to boast,

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which may not be the case. The Mail is splashing on this tomorrow. There

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have been a series of very pro Brexit front pages. Very influential

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newspapers. We assume it will all be for coming out of Europe, but it

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hasn't done that yet. This front pages suggest it might. Is that your

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reading? Yes. Within the story, and it in the headline, they've brought

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in completely different angles. They say Turkey's Foreign Minister warns

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1 million more refugees could flee Syria if President Putin continues

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his bombing campaign. New figures show ten times as many migrants

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arrive in Europe. It has nothing to do with the trade issue. They are

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trying to say that if we leave the EU we leave these problems, which is

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not true. If you leave the EU you will change certain aspects but not

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geography. They are trying to link these issues but haven't. On the

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trade slump is interesting because they save Britain's love buying

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French wine, German cars. -- say Britons. We know that. But we are

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propping up a struggling economy, is what it says. There is a quote, EU

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nations would be happy to strike trade deals following the Brexit,

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adding they would not want to impose trade barriers because it is so

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profitable. I can hear what the PM would say, he isn't arguing that we

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can't be a successful trading nation outside the EU. The argument put

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forward is that we would be better off inside the EU, not that it would

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be a disaster if we left. I don't see those sorts of statistics as the

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clinching argument, but clearly if you are John River End you would be

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-- gone you would we wanted to push the line. Internationally speaking,

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people think that British economy is more attractive being part of the

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EU, even though it isn't part of the eurozone, which is a good balance to

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strike. Who wants to take us to this cartoon which is striking a similar

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note? I think it is a brilliant cartoon on the Telegraph front-page

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about the Brexit. Now we have the angel of death coming to visit us.

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Clearly a political note, saying we are sick of the scaremongering.

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Presumably that's David Cameron? Well, it is the Angel of death. It

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could be this thing off them refusing this idea... Still four

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months to go! Staying with the Telegraph. This is the story about

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Deutsche bank. Significant falls in their shares. We spoke about this

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earlier. The Financial Times has this as their lead story as well.

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This is written from the point of view of trying to make us believe

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that it's a threat to all of our financial health, not just joined

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the bank. I'm not an expert on what they're falling share price means

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for the rest of us. -- Deutsche bank. There have been stories about

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gathering economic dark clouds. I think when the FTSE falls it

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normally comes back and it doesn't necessarily point to some sort of

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fresh economic crash. It depends how far it falls. Obviously that they

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will one day come but in recent weeks the FTSE has fallen and gone

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back up again and got a less attention when it did, but

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economists will tell us we are closer to the next recession. We

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look at the German economy and what it means, the fact that this story

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and that this story and Batty the FT finance minister coming out and

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saying Deutsche bank is OK. -- the fact that. 80,000 staff got a letter

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saying they are rocksolid. It is indicative of the fact that they

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don't want jitters. We had the shares falling over 40% of the

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beginning of the year, which is indicative of the price fall. But it

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could be propping up again soon and we are all just getting nervous. But

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with everything happening on the markets, I think there is some

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concern to be had. Because people's pensions are wrapped up in the FTSE.

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One of the points the Telegraph is making. Yesterday when I sat here we

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had a brief conversation with my two reviewers about David Cameron's

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Mahbub. Now the Mirror, and it was the Mirror then, talks about his

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arms. -- mother. She also lives in Oxfordshire and is very worried

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about cuts being imposed by Oxfordshire council because funding

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has been cut so dramatically by Mr Cameron. She goes further than

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Cameron's mother. The story yesterday was that his mother signed

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a petition. Here's aunt says it is shortsighted, a great error. I am

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pretty sure she directly blamed the government and said it was a matter

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for the government rather than purely for a council, which is of

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course embarrassing for the Prime Minister. It is trying to calculate

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where it might rank on the list of political leaders embarrassed by

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their relatives. Tony Blair's father-in-law was always popping up.

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It isn't as bad as that, I think, as Margaret Thatcher's son who was so

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embarrassing he had to be banished from the country and later got

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involved in a military coup. I think Cameron has some way to go before he

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reaches that. Interesting, we were discussing this earlier, David

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Cameron's Mum was a trending hashtag on Twitter. This is also about

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children's centres that are being threatened in Oxfordshire. This is

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about families and an impact they have on either care homes or

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children's centres. The fact that it is his family commenting on it is

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interesting. It does affect people's lives. It is politically

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embarrassing. David Cameron has written his own letter. Some Labour

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MPs call it the lead of the anti-austerity movement in

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Oxfordshire. Maybe tomorrow they will ask if that's a title held by

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his mum. Go into the front of the Times. The Telegraph has this as

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well. Drink-driving limit facing first cut in a generation. Yes. This

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is a story about the possibility of this cut. There is still no serious

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consideration about it, however, Andrew Jones, the Roads Minister,

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said he plans to discuss with the Scottish minister of the experience

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of lower limits, which they did in Scotland. I have to say Scotland has

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cut the limit from 80 mg to 50 mg, which brings it in line with France,

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Italy, Germany. It is actually more Europe wide. So, this is important

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in the sense that for those who drink and possibly drives this is

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going to be the lowest... The first revision in about 50 years. I don't

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drink, so for me it looks very interesting because I think... I

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always consider how people measure what they drink. It is serious

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because of the impact it has on road safety and apparently in Scotland

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drink-driving offences have dropped from 4200 to about 3600 since they

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imposed this new limits. I think we felt the story didn't quite

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deliver, in that it is based on a written parliamentary answer, rather

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than an interview with the minister. And of course you would expect him

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perhaps to have talks with neighbouring country, Scotland,

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which has made this change. I will call it a country! Apologies.

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Obviously it will be a significant change. It hasn't happened yet. It

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has a certain logic because we have had restrictions on mobile phone use

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when driving a car, so I suppose that the direction it is going in.

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It's something safety campaigners have talked about and been pushing

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for for some time. Staying with the Times. I think it is mentioned on

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the front and covered inside. Wealthy towns urged to take their

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share of asylum seekers. This is the story the Times has led on, in

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exposing how unfair the disposal of asylum seekers around the country

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has been. In terms of the poor areas, they've taken very large

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numbers. No area is supposed to take more than one asylum seeker per

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200, but Middlesbrough has taken on to 180. That has increased tensions

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in the local community. There could be a shortage of housing. That's why

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they should try to do it more fairly. David Cameron's area has

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zero, the Home Secretary's area has five, the Chancellor's two. Today

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they say they will try to or intended to spread their more

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effectively. But in these areas housing is cheaper and more

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available. Clearly there is some effort to put the asylum seekers in

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Britain are part of the -- parts of the country is, -- country. Easier

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to say than do. Thank goodness this is talking about housing them in

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towns rather than detention centres. We have seen some of the events that

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have happened. For people seeking asylum there is a mixup in some of

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the language used here. We talk about migrants and they talk about

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asylum seekers and they talk about those coming from Syria as migrants,

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whereas in reality they are refugees. There has to be some

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sensitivity. But it goes back to the point of when local councils are

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facing cuts, when it is a time of austerity, then it has to be equal

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burden sharing. That's what this is leading to. But there's a report

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mentioned here by the overseas development institute about what is

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important. You want to put people where there is work and if they have

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family and friends you want to bring them into society and make sure that

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if their asylum application is accepted that they are integrated

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one way or another. The point made here, just looking at the Times'

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take on it, migrants were influenced by the presence of friends and for

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the already in Britain or in other EU states, dictating where they want

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to go. The other part of the story is we will have many more asylum

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seekers arriving in the country because we reluctantly were forced

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to accept a larger number coming from a Syrian region. Small, in

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comparison with the European countries, but more than they

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currently are, so the pressure of finding them somewhere to live will

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grow. On that note, thank you both very much. Coming up next, it's time

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for

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