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York and the New York police Commissioner. That is the main

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story. Now let's take a look at the papers.

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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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With me are the Political Correspondent for the Evening

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He is about to become political editor which is proof that we are

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The Guardian meets with the shooting of pi -- of five police officers in

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Dallas and the country is reeling from what it calls a massacre.

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The Mail leads with news that some financial firms are exploiting

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the falling value of the pound to rip off British holiday-makers.

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The Mirror carries a full-page image of the Dallas shooting suspect.

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The Weekend FT focuses on attempts to save the Port Talbot steel works.

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Conservative leadership contender Theresa May has given an interview

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She says the future will be brighter after Brexit although she backed the

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campaign to remain in the European Union.

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While her rival Andrea Leadsom has given her interview to the Times,

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saying that the fact she has children gives her the edge

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The Sun devotes its front page to the Dallas shooting suspect.

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Micah Johnson, the dead man believed to have been the suspect in the

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police killings. Inevitably, the front of the

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Guardian, the US reels from the Dallas massacre and a moving picture

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that has been in a lot of the papers. Yes, so much imagery from

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this incident is that you could have picked anything but the Guardian has

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done well to capture a lot of the shop and helplessness I think a lot

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of Americans will be feeling. -- the shock. This is was a monstrous

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incident and the story has taken a thoughtful look at tying in the

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horror of mass order -- smoulder, along with the themes of American

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society and the gun culture and race relations that have collided to

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bring about this tragedy. It is quite extraordinary what has

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happened. Every day, you think that is the worst use we can get the day

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and then you get something worse. Lorretta Lynch is the Attorney

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General in America and she is black and she says that America has now

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got feelings of helplessness, uncertainty and fear. It certainly

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has because this sounds like a lone gunman. You could have that in any

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city now and that is the big fear. The other is cup cat killers. What

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is going to happen next? -- copycat. This is terrible and you can only

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think, and they were all on a march, like lives matter. The march passed

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by peacefully. A black man kills white police officers and you think

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this is going to get worse before it gets better. It is the final insult

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of the horrific affair that the people who were there peacefully

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demonstrating and expressing their views in a way a democracy allows,

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that has been sabotaged and undermined by this awful incident.

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And it has the added difficulty for Americans that this was a man who

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two weeks ago may have been considered a war hero. Yes, we will

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get to the mirror with that. Extraordinary that, the impact these

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scenes have because so much is caught on camera because everybody

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has a camera phone and that quality is so good to be broadcast. There

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were two death that week and one of which, the guy was dying and it was

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shot by a policeman and his girlfriend was putting it out live

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on Facebook. What surprises me is how few of the papers have carried

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this on their front page. This is a serious and terrible thing that has

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happened, it has knocked Tony Blair from the front pages for which

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should be grateful. It is not on half the newspapers. Two top boys is

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carrying it, the mirror and the Sun. -- tabloids. The Mirror pointing out

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to Mako weeks ago, Micah Johnson had been thought of as a hero, he was an

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army reservist -- two weeks ago. Served in Afghanistan and who knows

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if that played into his behaviour last night. And this photo I find

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more extraordinary. We have a man in camouflage turning to look at the

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camera, perhaps not aware what is going on over his shoulder. As the

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gunman apparently walks behind a concrete pillar and shoot somebody

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in the back. I would not put that picture on the front page. Before a

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man dies, yes. There was a story not so long ago of a person he used to

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work in a TV station and who shot a reporter and filmed it and put it on

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the internet and there were editorial decisions to put the

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moment before that happened on the papers and maybe that was what the

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shed and we will see more of that. The happy pictures on social media

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of the many you referred to, Philando Castile, bleeding to death

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in a car after being shot and his girlfriend put that on Facebook. And

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we had this evening an example of that which we played off -- played a

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little of, the serving black police officer who posted something on her

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Facebook page denouncing racist police who served in the uniform.

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And the emotions of delivering that on Facebook have much more power

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than an interview. If that is what I was thinking of, that was so

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dignified, it was not a rant. She became more emotional as it went on.

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It was not over the top, it was a cry from the heart. Police in

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America must wonder what could happen next. Yes. Anybody can get a

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gun in America. Extremely difficult job they do. And you tend to focus

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on these mass shootings and they reach across the Atlantic to our

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News pages. But the gun problem in America is a steady flow of

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shootings that happen underneath these mass shootings. Something like

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30,000 people a year die from gun related injuries. If you include

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just the injuries that survive, it is 100,000. And something like, even

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though only 50% of the population is African-American, around 50% of the

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gun murders affect black people. So it is intricately tied to the race

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relations in America and this has brought this out. When I was waiting

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earlier, there was a woman reporter in Washington on the News Channel

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saying part of the problem is the old police officers would be

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differently trained and less softly, softly and more go in and grab them.

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Now officers get trained differently and some of the problems get caused

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by the lack of training of the older officers. Now the domestic matters

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which feature on some of the front pages, beginning with the Telegraph.

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This is an interview with Theresa May. You must be in seventh heaven

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as a political correspondence and shortly to be editor? Yes, and

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completely exhausted, I have not slept for a month since EU

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referendum and unexpected things keep happening. Everything gets

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turned upside down and that is why this Tory leadership contest is so

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exciting because Theresa May. Two women going into the membership vote

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and she showed theoretically be the big favourite but nobody is taking

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anything for granted. Remember Ken Clarke and Iain Duncan Smith going

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into a leadership ballot and everybody said it would go for Ken

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Clarke. He is the experienced man, and they went for Iain Duncan Smith.

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And David Cameron against David Davis and tell that big speech at

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the Tory conference. As Theresa May puts it on the front page of the

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Daily Telegraph, politics could do with some bloody difficult women!

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That is a Ken Clarke quote. She is quite right. Yes, she seems to be

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making a point that the UK can look forward to this bigger and brighter

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future which is interesting. That was the main theme of the first

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speech of Andrea Leadsom so she perhaps has seen this would be an

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advantageous beam and she wants a piece of that action, so in this

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article, she is perhaps presenting a brighter face to the public after

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being seen as this stern taskmaster who will take the EU and batter them

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into shape. When you meet her, and I have met her a couple of times and

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never interviewed her, she comes across as quite shy. She is very,

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very friendly. Which was a surprise to me because she has a very stern

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us -- stern exterior. Ever since she has come out as wanting to be the

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next Prime Minister, she has completely transformed into this

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smiley clever woman. And showing it. Before, she just did the job and she

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hid away. She also has said she does not want parallels drawn between

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these two women but I am afraid Andrea Leadsom is not up for not

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drawing parallels. And that takes us drawing parallels. And that takes us

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neatly to the Times. She has done something which is drawing a

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parallel different personal experiences, if not political. It is

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better I do not talk about this. We have tried to work out the

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calculation that went into her making the comments in this

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interview. Steam coming out of your ears at the moment, we will speak to

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you in a minute! She has suggested she would be a better Prime Minister

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because she has children and she is a mother. Taken on its own out of

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context, that could be Bury North tweet know in the she could not have

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children -- that in the last week. And that it was a difficult thing to

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accept. She said they were affected by it, she never played it up. Yes,

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she was very dignified. And so this is a very low blow. And Andrea

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Leadsom alludes to the fact that maybe Theresa May could be hurt by

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it. And she talks about it. She says she feels, the quote is genuine, I

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feel being a mother means you have a real stake in the future of our

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country, a tangible stake. Is that unreasonable? She says, I am sure

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Theresa May will be really sad she does not have children so I do not

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want to be the, Andrea has children and the razor does not, I think that

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would be really horrible. That is exactly what you are doing, Madame!

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And she says, motherhood means more empathy. This is not empathetic,

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this is saying, I have children, you have not. I think it is horrible. We

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have seen in this contest how playing the person instead of the

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ball has backfired. Yes. It is interesting because the last time we

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saw that, it was down to MPs to pick the winning candidate and now it is

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down to the Tory membership so Andrea Leadsom may have made a

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calculation that this line of attack will play well with a lot of small

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seated Conservatives. In the last couple of minutes, Andrea Leadsom

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has tweeted, re-tweeted the cover of the times and added the words, truly

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appalling and the exact opposite of what I have said, I am disgusted. I

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am sorry, we journalists and we do not make things up, we really do

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not. That happened 30 years ago and it does not happen now. This is in

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quotes. Everybody was Mac mobile phone... We do not know what was not

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included. It does not matter. The stuff in quotes is leaving me

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flabbergasted that somebody of judgment... Even if you do give her

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the benefit of the doubt. Which I will not, I am struggling. Even so,

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she has said things in quotes which have been easily put into this kind

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of story and that suggests a judgment. One last story. Greedy

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currency firms exploiting holiday-makers because of the fall

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in the money macro. 1 euro for ?1 if you are lucky! I am amazed at the

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Mail which I used to work for a long time ago, they consider that the

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best story at the moment with such awful things happening on the world

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stage, shame on them for that. And if you go on holiday, do not buy

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your money at the airport. Watchdog would give that advice. There are

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plenty of places, most people have got a phone to find the best way to

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change money. I wish I had listened to you back then!

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Don't forget, all the front pages are online on the BBC News website,

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where you can read a detailed review of the papers.

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It's all there for you, seven days a week, at bbc.co.uk/papers.

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And you can see us there too, with each night's edition

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