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

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With me are our guests, the broadcaster, John Stapleton,

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and the former conservative Employment Minister,

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Lovely to have you here with so many positive stories for a change.

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Double gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock graces

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The Times shows him draped in the Union Jack savouring one

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Their main story looks at a planned EU overhaul of regulations on web

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The Express claims Prime Minister Theresa May has order Tory ministers

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to stop dithering and organise Britain's Brexit as soon

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And it's back to Team GB's Olympic glory in the i.

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The paper going with the simple headline, "Gold rush."

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This time, "Super Sunday" is their triumphant front page.

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The Guardian's features an interview with Britain's head coach

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for swimming, who is calling for tougher action on former drug

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And in the Mail, along with Max Whitlock's stunning

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gymnastic success, the paper claims some of its own for a campaign it's

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been running against legal claims being pursued against British troops

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the gold rush Magic. Let's look at the Metronet, super Sunday featuring

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Max Whitlock twice at the top of the page -- Metro. And then Lewis Smith,

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who got silver in the pommel, repeating his success from London.

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Also a very triumphant looking Justin Rose. I don't know if you

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were watching it earlier, but it was a very close match between him and

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Henrik Stenson. What a day. Fantastic day. Quite right the

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papers/ this all over the front pages because we love waking up to

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some good news once in a while -- quite right with the papers

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splashing this all over the front pages. A great tribute to them

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putting in all the hard work. I was looking at the medals table and we

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are second. Incredible, isn't it. And we are ahead of China, for

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heaven sake. I have never seen anything like this. It wasn't quite

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what it was in London, but that was... The inbuilt in -- advantage

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London. Sensational Sunday. Monumental Monday. And I also

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thought as well, how many people were firsts? Max was first with

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gymnastics. Mo Farah, three gold, the first for us in the athletics.

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Laura Trott is a first, she has three gold medals, female...

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Cyclist. Yeah, but the most a female British athlete has got and that in

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itself is superb. They are cracking records. You have mentioned Laura

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Trott, she is on page seven of the Mail with her fiance? Have I married

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them off too soon? Yes, fiance. Both have won gold medals. Although he

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has more gold medals, she has the appeal with the sponsors. She is

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raking it in. All of the sponsors are looking to her. What I loved

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about him, well, I like him, he thinks, I am not as good-looking as

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Tom Daley, but I am delighted she is. To have taken that on the chin,

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to have more goals but to understand how the media works. What I love

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from the story as well was about Laura, when she was born she was

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four weeks premature, she had a collapsed lung and spent her first

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six weeks in intensive care. As a toddler she had a permanent chest

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infection and at six was diagnosed with asthma. To have overcome all of

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that and to go on to win three gold medals, what a sensational story. I

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struggle with this little, she is described as the charismatic Ms

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Trott, a giggly blonde. Well, that is the Daily Mail. Well, they are

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both giggly and blonde. She also has all of the sponsorship and he

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hasn't. She is giggling all over the way to the bank. The Guardian, GB

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swimmers lost out to cheat. They did well in swimming. The head coach has

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claimed that GB was robbed of four medals at these games because in a

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number of instances up to about seven instances they came fourth,

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and in a number of those races they are up against people who have

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previously been forced to take drug testing and not past that. And in

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his view, for those who have gone through that process should not be

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allowed to compete -- passed. He was not insinuating they were taking

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drugs at this particular event, we should stress, but that they should

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not have been there in the first place. And therefore, because they

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were there, the athletes were denied a bronze or maybe even silver. The

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other thing is, when you have our athletes, other athletes who have

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done everything right, when they are overlooked... However, people are

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bending backwards for people who have had drug issues in the past and

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they are now being returned back to the sport. He said that is wrong,

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zero tolerance, and we should look after the people who have done the

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right thing all along. A lot of sympathy with that argument. False

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claims clog asylum system. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants are

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exploiting flaws to remain in Britain. Framing asylum when they

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have no right? Illegal immigrants. One third of applications made by

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illegal immigrants, or people who have overstayed their welcome. So

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they have had a visa and they should be going? They should not be here in

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the first place at all. When they are caught, they said, I need

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asylum. In fairness, further down the story, you discover that

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actually some of these people might have been brought here against their

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will. Used as slaves, for example, may be psychological reasons why

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they didn't initially claim asylum. Having said that, it is clear from

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their story, the evidence presented in this story, some of them are

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economic migrants trying to abuse the system. You are meant to claim

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asylum as soon as you arrive? Yes, and tell the way -- tell why you are

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here. We need an international definition of asylum and refugee

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status. You can see the difference or someone running from Syria and

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the for example -- of. And it won't be easy to exporter people who have

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been here for many years who shouldn't be here. It has to be

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handled sensitively. It has to be tightened up. And in the Guardian,

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police higher law firms to seize fraudsters' assets for profit. This

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is an interesting story. Will it be in the civil courts? Fraud is now

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the biggest crime police have to deal with. And cyber crime in

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particular. It takes eons of time, it is very expensive, and they bring

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the prosecution, it is not always successful, and if it is then they

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have to pursue the people to get the money back and it takes even longer.

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This is an experiment in the city of London that would see law firms

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invited to take civil courts where the burden of proof is less, of

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course, hopefully get back the money first, do it the other way around,

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and if they are successful in doing that then the police can see those

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responsible in the criminal court. Theoretically, it is a smart idea.

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What is controversial about it? Private law firms will make more

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money out of it? Yes. And the process that has been gone through.

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I think when you have something now, as you said, the biggest crime worth

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?193 billion per year and growing, they are going to have to look at

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ways of stopping it, how do we send a clear message that we won't...?

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And look at alternative ways to do it. The Sun, May Europe vow, leaves

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on the line, full steam ahead for Brexit, Theresa May hanging out... I

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thought it was another... Theresa May thinks this is taking longer

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than it needs to take and we should be getting a move on -- leave's. She

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is saying that we need to crack on. That said, the party is well ahead

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of the curve, because otherwise you would still be having her leadership

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nomination at the moment still going on, we would still have had this

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contest in the country, so they are several months ahead, but equally I

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think people need to know, well, what are we doing and how fast can

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we get out? What is the direction? Two new departments have been set

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up. You do need those sort of fully working and functional and with

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direction. That is a clear message and that is obviously to keep her

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own party onside. She needs to let people know she is getting on with

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it. Liam Fox, Boris Johnson, David Davis, the three Brexiteers who need

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to get out and do this. And the story that there is a turf war

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between Liam Fox and Boris Johnson. The overlap, potentially. They knew

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that when they were creating the new department. That needs to be sorted

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out. The story sues the Sun. They were campaigning for Brexit.

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Brexiteers and of course the majority in the country voted for

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that as well -- and of course -- suits. You are not wrong, you are

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not wrong. Homeless is the other story on this page. Oh, yeah. This

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is terribly sad, isn't it, this is DHS, which has finally closed its

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doors... Well, one store -- BHS. Yes, one around the corner from

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here, the Oxford Street branch which had the countdown in the shop

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window. The biggest one. 11,000 people out of work. Meanwhile, the

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man who outran the place, he is in the south of France. And you know,

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those pictures are not the poignant ones, because you have read the

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words, but when you get the visual picture that shows this is now

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empty, people won't be going in, people won't be employed, I think it

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is a very poignant picture. A big gap in a lot of high streets. The

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FT, energy suppliers put their foot in it with gas consumers over metric

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errors. People can't tell the difference between... The experts

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can't tell the difference! The energy companies can't tell the

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difference between old gas meters and new gas meters. Are they getting

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metric and imperial mixed up? This is a story worthy of a wider story

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than at the moment, and it is on the front of the FT but at the bottom of

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the page, and I have not seen it anywhere else in the papers, but

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basically the six energy suppliers have confessed to the fact that they

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are confusing old gas meters with new gas meters and all you need to

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know is the basic result of that is that some people have been

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undercharged by 60% and other people have been overcharged by 130%! As

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you have rightly pointed out, from the gas companies' point of view,

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figures are in the right direction. There is no understanding of when

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they will be compensated. How on earth has it happened! Energy

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suppliers have made basic mistakes. That in itself is damning. Basic

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mistakes. Not getting it right between metric and imperial. Isn't

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it because, though, there is a confusing mix of the way we organise

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things in this country. Who does? It energy companies don't know the

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difference between an old and new gas metre... It doesn't say who

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pointed out the error, does it, and that will be interesting, who came

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forward to say that you have made an error, how long has this gone on?

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This could rumble on for a long period of time. Check your metre and

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check your bill. Finally, back to sport, the Daily Telegraph, unusual

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front page for them... I have been around for a very long time, and I

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have never seen... You have it on screen. I have never seen the front

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of the Daily Telegraph like that without any copy and just

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photographs. No stories on it. Just a couple of teasers. How it goes in

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the shire, I know not. And it is reflecting the big story. Excellent

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picture of Max Whitlock. I am sure that there was a more photogenic one

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of him. What a sensation. Superhuman. Quite remarkable. And it

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is not over yet, there is plenty more to go. Andy Murray, it is one

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set all, playing Del Potro. He is 4-2 up. It is a five setter, so it

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could take a while. Thank you very much. Coming up next, the Film

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Review.

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