Bachelor’s Krystal Nielson Gushes Over 1-Year Anniversary With Fiance Chris Randone

One year after meeting and falling in love with fiancé Chris Randone during Bachelor in Paradise season 5, Krystal Nielson says the duo are in premarital bliss.

At Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s bridal shower — presented on Wednesday, June 5, by Crate & Barrel The Wedding Registry and the “Almost Famous” podcast — Neilson, 31 exclusively told Us Weekly she was approaching a milestone with her beau.

“Tomorrow is actually the one year anniversary of when we first met,” she said. “We just realized that today! So it’s been a whirlwind of so much love and bliss and happiness, and sometimes it doesn’t feel real, but at the same time, it’s what I always knew I wanted and deserved, and I just found my person. So life’s blissful.”

The fitness trainer told Us that she and Randone, also 31, are practically attached at the hip, even during their workouts. “Ultimately, when you just have an important goal in your life, to look and feel your best, you’ve got to include your person with you, and Chris and I are really — as cheesy as it sounds — best friends,” she said. “And we do everything together!”

And though Nielson kept mum on the details of her upcoming wedding to the sales trainer — “I can’t say anything!” she said — she did offer advice for Bachelor in Paradise contestants hoping to find love on the show as they did.

“I think that Paradise is the perfect opportunity for second chances. You learn things about yourself a lot, a lot of self-discovery, [during] your first go-around on The Bachelor and Bachelorette,” she mused. “And Paradise is just an opportunity to take what you learned about yourself — how you learned how you react in certain situations, and maybe there was a facade or maybe you were trying to present a more defined picture of who you could be — and just be yourself going into Paradise. Be yourself and have fun.”

Bachelor in Paradise season 6 premieres on ABC Monday, July 29, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Emily Marcus

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Sir Winston finishes first at Belmont Stakes

Sir Winston (7), with jockey Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Sir Winston was the first horse across the finish line on Saturday at the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y. Though this was the third leg of the sport's yearly Triple Crown, there were no Triple Crown contenders at Belmont.

Sir Winston, ridden by Joel Rosario, was a 10-1 shot coming into Saturday's race. The horse covered the 1 1/2 mile course in 2 minutes 28.3 seconds. Tacitus, one of the betting favorites, came in second and Joevia, who led for most of the race, finished third.

Sir Winston (7), with jockey Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

"He seemed like he didn't mind to be on the inside," Rosario said of Sir Winston after the race. "For the distance, he rode pretty good."

Indeed, this year's Triple Crown was mired in controversy from the start. Maximum Security, the initial winner of the first of the three Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby — was disqualified for interfering in the paths of several horses. Country House, who was declared winner of the Derby, did not race Saturday.

Sir Winston (7), with jockey Joel Rosario up, crosses the finish line to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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War of Will, the winner of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore last month, faded as the race went on and finished ninth in the 10-horse contest on Saturday.

"I could see where War of Will was struggling a little bit," said Mark Casse, trainer for War of Will and Sir Winston. "He looked like maybe he was a little flat today."

The last Triple Crown winner was Justify in 2018, coming three years after American Pharoah in 2015.

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Cardi B Debuts Sexy Character in Hustlers Stripper Film

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Cardi B fans, meet Diamond.

The 26-year-old rapper posted on her Instagram page on Saturday the first photo of herself in character for her big screen debut in the upcoming film Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez. Cardi, a former real-life pole dancer and reality star, plays a stripper named Diamond in the new movie.

In her photo, a mirror selfie, she wears a barely-there, strappy pink and blue thong bodysuit and strappy heels that fasten up around her legs and thighs. 

“Y’all ready for DIAMOND to come to a theater near you this fall ? HUSTLER MOVIE !” she wrote.

Cardi has been candid about her stripper past. She told Howard Stern last year, “I don’t tell girls to go do it, but I am not going to front—it really saved me. It really saved me. Before I was at the strip club I was a cashier at [a] market.”

Hustlers is inspired by a viral 2015 New York Magazine article, and is about a group of former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

The movie also features Riverdale star Lili ReinhartJulia Stiles and Constance Wu and is set for release on September 13.

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The tragic last days of ‘manipulated’ Hollywood icon Doris Day

In the 1950s and ’60s, Doris Day was America’s box-office sweetheart. But she spent her final days being manipulated by those around her, sources who were close to the legend allege.

Day’s death on May 13 has opened a rift between family and friends who accuse one another of mistreating the star.

Her only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, issued a Facebook post claiming Day’s longtime manager, Bob Bashara, had banned him from seeing his reclusive grandmother, who was 97 when she died.

It was all the more damning because Ryan — whose father was Day’s son, Terry, who died in 2004 — had never publicly spoken about the actress, known for such movie classics as “Pillow Talk” and “That Touch of Mink.”

Ryan, a real-estate agent in his grandmother’s chosen home town of Carmel, Calif., claimed Bashara had fired board members from Day’s eponymous animal-rescue foundation and replaced them with his family members. These accusations were denied by Day’s rep.

Close friends of the star paint a lonely picture of her last days.

One former employee told The Post, “Doris spent most of her last 10 years in her bedroom or the kitchen. She barely used the rest of the house . . . She would only want to talk about [her] dogs or hear about what fan mail she had.”

Mike DeVita was a fan of Day’s for 60 years, and the pair swapped more than 500 letters, exchanging very personal details of their lives. He last received a letter from the star in April.

“Doris was very trusting. She was manipulated all her life, usually by her husbands,” said DeVita. “She was looking for the father she never had with her husbands — and even Bob.”

Day, who grew up in Cincinnati, had publicly recalled how, at the age of 10, she discovered that her father, a music teacher, was having an affair with the mother of her best friend.

“This had a profound effect on her,” said DeVita.

Day was allegedly beaten by her first husband, band leader Al Jordan, while pregnant with their son, Terry. That marriage ended in divorce, as did a second one, to saxophonist George Weidler, who allegedly couldn’t handle his wife’s fame.

Day’s third husband, producer Marty Melcher, infamously squandered her $20  million fortune — a betrayal she discovered only when he died in 1969. Although she had stopped making movies, the actress was forced to make “The Doris Day Show,” on CBS, to pay off her debts.

“People think, because of Doris’ movies, she was always happy-go-lucky,” said DeVita. “She had a lot of tragedy.”

The star married one more time, in 1976, to maitre d’ Barry Comden. They split in 1981, and he publicly admitted to being jealous of her beloved dogs.

Day’s longtime pal Carol Johnson recounted a conversation with the actress about her failed romances. “One day we were talking about her husbands, and she said, ‘Boy, I know how to pick ’em, don’t I?’ ” Johnson recalled. “She [originally] thought being married was the way to live, but said ‘it was so confined.’ ”

The one person she could count on was her son, Terry, who had been adopted by her third husband.

Beach Boy frontman Mike Love claimed in his memoir, “Good Vibrations,” that Day may have saved her son from being murdered by Charles Manson — who had pitched Terry, a music producer, some of his songs.

After Terry turned him down, Manson showed up at the producer’s home at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles.

“[Terry] had told [Day] about Manson — and about some of his scary antics, his brandishing of knives, his zombie followers — and that Manson had been to the house on Cielo, and she insisted he move out,” Love wrote.

Seven months later, on Aug. 9, 1969, several Manson “family” members murdered Sharon Tate and four other victims at Melcher’s former home.

Terry passed away from cancer in 2004, at the age of 62.

“The worst thing was when her son, Terry, died,” Johnson said. “That was a huge loss for her.”

After that, Day turned to her fans and people who worked for her.

“She had six or seven close friends, who, for the most part, were still there when she died.

But the fans became the family she never really had,” said DeVita.

Bashara, a veterinarian, joined Day’s employ 20 years ago and soon became her business manager as well as the head of her foundation.

But in 2013, Sydney Wood, Day’s former bodyguard and close confidant, told the Mail Online: “Doris isn’t what she used to be, and she’s now confined to her house for much of her days.

She used to have the right people taking care of her. But her house is full of different people now. They’re with her because she’s Doris Day. I worry they are not looking after her well enough.”

Shortly after, in 2014, Day made her last public appearance at an event for her foundation. There, she explained that she was exercising every day, adding, “I just feel young.” (She previously had not made a public appearance since the 1989 Golden Globes).

Her grandson, Ryan, said he only learned of her death on social media.

Via Facebook, he claimed that he had not spent much time with his grandmother since childhood due to his father’s bitter divorce from his mother, Jacqueline Carlin, in 1997. But, he added, Day invited him to dinner after Terry’s death. When he arrived, Bashara blocked him from seeing her.

“She had been so happy to talk to me and we were both excited for our upcoming dinner together just a week before, and this man was clearly manipulating the situation,” Ryan wrote.

He added: “Any and all communication was cut off from that point on . . . I later learned that [Bashara] had fired all the longstanding members on my grandma’s Foundation board and appointed his direct family as the new board members. It seemed I was not the only one who had been cut out.”

According to Charley Cullen Walters, Day’s publicist for the past decade, it was the star’s decision not to see Ryan.

But, DeVita admitted, “The story with the grandson is so weird . . . Doris really wanted to reconnect.”

Now, a neighbor of Day’s said, insiders are wondering what happens with the star’s estate, including her $300,000 Carmel home and the foundation, which, according to 2017 tax returns, had total assets of $4,586,346.

“There is a lot of bad feeling surrounding the last few years of Doris’ life and how friends and family were pushed out,” the neighbor said. “There’s plenty of people wondering just how Bob is going to profit from all this.”

Bashara did not reply to requests for comment, nor did Ryan Melcher.

“I saw Bob protecting Doris first hand . . . He’s always been very careful to follow Doris’ wishes to support the foundation,” said Walters.

“Doris did have people who tried to take advantage of her, including her husbands,” Walters added. “But I don’t want her to be remembered for these tragedies.”

Indeed, Day would have wanted nothing to do with the chaos.

Bashara has said the star specified in her will that she wanted no funeral service or grave marker, and that she wanted her fortune to go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation. (No will has yet been publicly filed.)

“In the last 20 years of her life, all she cared about was her animals,” said the neighbor. “She trusted animals more than she did humans. I don’t blame her.”

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Trump hotel pays off Irish bar tabs for Don Jr and Eric

Trump hotel pays off Irish bar tabs for Don Jr and Eric after they ‘bought a round for the house’ and walked out without paying – but pub keepers blast accusations that the brothers are stiffs

  • Pubs in Doonbeg, Ireland said Saturday that they had been paid in full
  • Earlier reports said Don Jr and Eric had walked out without paying on Thursday
  • Crowds thronged as the brothers pulled pints and offered a round for the house 
  • Pub keeper explains the brothers did not have cash and nearby Trump hotel paid

Pub keepers in Ireland have said that they were eventually paid in full after Don Trump Jr and Eric Trump walked out on their tab earlier this week, insisting the incident has been overblown in the media.

‘I would like to clarify that The Igoe Inn was paid in full for the round of drinks that Eric & Don bought for our customers. We appreciate their business,’ one pub keeper said on Facebook Saturday.

On Thursday, Don Jr and Eric stopped in five pubs and pulled pints for cheering crowds in the Irish village of Doonbeg, where the Trump Organization owns a hotel that they and President Donald Trump were visiting. 

Earlier reports claimed that the Trump brothers had stiffed the pubs after offering to buy rounds for the house – but the pub keepers say that the local Trump hotel paid off the tabs.

Pub keepers in Ireland say they have been paid in full for the Trump brothers’ visit on Thursday. Above, Eric and Don Jr are seen visiting one of the local pubs in Doonbeg

Crowds thronged in the tiny village of Doonbeg for the Trump brother’s visit Thursday

‘I don’t think they carry cash. We were told it’d be all sorted later so there’s no problem,’ Caroline Kennedy, owner of Igoe, explained to the Irish Mirror.

She said that the brothers’ visit was a thrill and a boon to her business.

‘They were so lovely and down to earth and gave a great hello to everyone. I said, ‘Come on lads you have to come in and pull a drink’ so they did,’ she said. 

‘We have the world press in our village and we are being zoomed in around the world and you couldn’t buy that publicity.’ 

Tommy Tubridy, owner of Tubridy’s bar and restaurant, echoed the sentiment, saying the visit was much appreciated. 

‘Eric and Donald Jr are lovely people, they’re really down to Earth people. The way they mingled with the crowd was lovely,’ he said.

Eric and Donald Trump Jr take a selfie with people at a local pub in Doonbeg on Thursday

The U.S. press seized on the visit to claim that the Trump brothers had stiffed the pubs on their bills.

The Daily Beast, in a now corrected article, initially claimed that the pubs had not been paid at all.

Kennedy told the publication that she just needed to generate a purchase order in order for the hotel to pay off the brother’s tab.  

There were also questions about whether taxpayers footed the bill for the Trump children joining their father on his the five-day diplomatic visit to Europe. 

Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and his wife Lara, and Tiffany Trump all participated in high-profile ceremonial events despite having no role in the government.  

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are White House officials. 

The other children paid their own way, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

They shelled out for hotel rooms and flew commercial, leaving and returning from New York City, the source said Friday: ‘The president’s family members are allowed to fly on Air Force One but they chose not to, to avoid ethical complications.’ 

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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy 'Rattled' and 'Horrified' by Princess Diana's Death

People the world over mourned the death of Princess Diana in 1997 but for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Diana’s death became a cautionary tale about what could happen to her husband, John F. Kennedy Jr. (JFK Jr.), or herself.

Once the couple got married, they became one of the most famous couples in the world and were constantly being photographed by paparazzi. Get the details on why Princess Diana’s death left Carolyn Bessette Kennedy “rattled” and “horrified” ahead.

‘Carolyn was horrified by Diana’s death’

A friend of JFK Jr.’s, RoseMarie Terenzio, and his executive assistant at George magazine told People about the impact Princess Diana’s death had on Bessette Kennedy.

“At the time, John and Diana were the two most famous people in the world,” Terenzio said. “Carolyn was horrified by Diana’s death. She worried about her children and how they’d grow up without their mom.”

When Diana died that fateful night in Paris in August 1997, Bessette Kennedy and JFK Jr. had been married a little over one year. They married in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia and thought the press wouldn’t be interested in them after they tied the knot.

“They thought that people were going to be interested in the wedding, and if they could pull off the wedding being private, their marriage would not be that interesting,” a college friend of Bessette Kennedy’s told Town & Country. “She’s off the market; business is done; they’re going to be private citizens.”

The possibility of leaving behind her husband — and maybe someday her own kids — upset Bessette Kennedy further.

“But she was also rattled by the fact that it could happen to John—that it could happen to her,” Terenzio added.  “She feared, ‘Now they’re going to focus on us even more because they don’t have her.’”

JFK Jr. knew ‘press was not going to go away’

JFK Jr., also saddened by Princess Diana’s death, didn’t express himself the same way as his wife.

“The more things were amplified, the less he would show it,” Terenzio explained. “He felt bad for her and her family, but to him, it was a no-win situation. The press was not going to go away.”

Kathy McKeon, First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s former assistant and later part-time nanny, recounted a weekend she and her husband, Seamus McKeon, spent in Hyannis Port with JFK Jr. and Bessette Kennedy, in her memoir, Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family, during which they talked about the paparazzi.

The weekend trip happened to coincide with Princess Diana’s funeral on Sept. 6, 1997.

“We talked about it that night,” McKeon said. “John said, ‘Tell Carolyn how my mom handled photographers.’ I said, ‘She was nice to them—she smiled and gave them one good picture.’ He said, ‘Carolyn, did you get that? You’re treating them all wrong.’ She said, ‘I hate those bastards.’”

Bessette Kennedy also told her husband and close friends about a particular run-in she had with photographers.

“She told us about them cornering her and running and chasing her into a building and they were right on top of her,” Seamus said. “She said, ‘I’m terrified of them.”

The constant scrutiny was the last thing Bessette Kennedy wanted. Even her minimalistic wardrobe gave off an unassuming “don’t look at me” vibe.

“She couldn’t take that,” McKeon added. “She wasn’t brought up with it. John was. Carolyn wasn’t. She wanted peace and quiet and for nobody to bother her.”

Sadly, her wish never came true. Paparazzi continued to hound Bessette Kennedy until her untimely death at the age of 33 when she died in a plane crash with her husband, JFK Jr., 38, and sister, Lauren Bessette, 34, on July 16, 1999.

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Michael van Gerwen mocks England and Australia after shock World Cup of Darts exits

“You never know what’s going to happen but thank you very much.”

Scotland’s team of Peter Wright and Gary Anderson advanced to the next round after beating Sweden.

And they will almost certainly be the Netherlands’ biggest threat to retaining their title.

Wright and Anderson must overcome Belgium next and could meet Van Gerwen and Wattimena in the final.

Austria made light work of United States of America to set up a last eight meeting with Republic of Ireland.

Zoran Lerchbacher defeated Darin Young 4-1 before Mensur Suljovic produced a sublime display to whitewash Chuck Puleo.

Former Champions League winner Suljovic completed finishes of 100 and 126 as he averaged 113 in a 4-0 triumph.

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Universite de Moncton to run deficit, increase tuition in coming year

The interim president of the Universite de Moncton says tuition will increase this fall to deal with a projected deficit of more than $1 million.

Jacques Paul Couturier says the deficit is the result of a decision by the provincial government to stop funding nursing programs.

Couturier says the tuition for students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program will increase by two per cent and for all other students by eight per cent.

He also says students in the bachelor of nursing program will have to pay an additional program fee of $500.

Despite the increase, he says the university offers lower tuition than the three public English-language universities in New Brunswick.

Couturier says the 2019-2020 budget also includes $1.36 million to improve the quality of teaching and support for students.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Daughter Joins Mom On Stage To Sing In Concert — Watch!

This is so cute!

Jennifer Lopez was performing at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday night when the pop start was joined on stage by her 11-year-old daughter Emme for part of the performance — and the crowd absolutely loved it! Even J.Lo got a bit emotional over the whole thing!

As you can see (below), J.Lo was performing near the end of her single Limitless when Emme popped up on the stage wearing a matching red outfit — and the 11-year-old helped mom out a bit to bring it on home!

Ch-ch-check out the magical moment (below):

Awwww!

That’s too cute!!!

Of course, Emme and mom both have a long history with that song Limitless, in particular; Emme actually appears in the song’s music video, too — and of course the song itself was featured in J.Lo’s movie Second Act, too! And Emme herself is no stranger to belting it out, either — as you’ll probably recall from a few weeks ago, we already know the 11-year-old has the voice to command a room!

According to sources who were at the show, J.Lo and Emme shared an impromptu hug after the little duet, too, and Lopez appeared visibly emotional and obviously very proud of her brave young daughter for jumping up there and killin’ it in front of thousands of people!

J.Lo’s fiance Alex Rodriguez was in attendance down at The Forum last night, too, so it was clearly a family affair in the house. Celebs were around, as well — Fergie, for one, watched from the crowd as J.Lo brought down the house at the historic south El Lay venue.

And once the video itself went up on Instagram earlier today, too, even celebs were filling the comment section congratulating J.Lo and loving on the astounding mother-daughter duo. All good news from here — especially regarding Emme’s impressive singing voice! Seriously so cool, especially for mom herself, who does the same thing night in and night out as she tours the world to perform… what a fun and different surprise last night might have been for the entire family!

Reactions to last night’s fun and memorable little family milestone, Perezcious readers?? Think J.Lo’s daughter has her own singing career on the way ahead of her as she gets older?!

Sound off with all your reactions and more in the comments (below)!!!

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U.S. embassies denied permission to fly LGBTQ2 pride flag from flagpoles: Reports

The Trump administration has denied the request of overseas embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles to commemorate LGBTQ2 Pride Month, U.S. media reports say.

NBC first reported on Friday that U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia were among those which requested permission from the U.S. State Department to fly the pride flag from the flagpole.

According to NBC, unnamed diplomats have confirmed those requests were denied.

According to an ABC report, in previous years, an official cable was sent from Washington with guidance on how to mark LGBTQ2 Pride Month and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

However, this year, ABC reports U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not approve the cable and instead, the department sent an email to posts which noted it would not transmit an official cable this year.

“It’s always accepted,” the source told CNN, adding that the embassy had only requested this year to fly the flag during Berlin’s Pride Week at the end of the month.

“An email was sent back from State’s Management office, saying no. Denied,” the source told CNN.

This year, U.S. diplomats reportedly told NBC that embassies were advised the pride flag could be displayed in other places — including inside — but requests to fly it from the flagpole must be specifically approved.

According to NBC, no approvals have been granted.

At the Berlin embassy, the denial is particularly jarring.

The embassy’s ambassador, Richard Grenell, is openly gay and is an advocate for LGBTQ2 rights across the globe.

According to CNN, when asked if Grenell was annoyed that permission had not been granted, a source at the State Department replied “Yes.”

“His take now is basically, ‘OK, then we’ll fly it inside the embassy, we’ll fly it from the window, we’ll fly it from the balcony and everywhere else,’” the source told CNN.

In a statement to NBC on Friday, Grenell said the embassy will hang a “huge banner on the side of the embassy” and will host “multiple events” during Pride Month.

News of the decision from the State Department comes just a week after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his recognition of the beginning of Pride Month.

“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,” Trump tweeted.

“My administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!” he continued.

Trump’s posts were met with criticism, with many pointing to the stark contrast between his tweets, and his administration’s recent move to revoke newly won health-care discrimination protections for transgender people.

On May 24, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department released a proposed regulation that in effect says “gender identity” is not protected under federal laws that prohibit sex discrimination in health care.

The regulation would reverse an Obama-era policy that the Trump administration already is not enforcing.

That move was seen as the latest in a series of actions by the Trump administration that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ2 Americans in areas including the military, housing and education.

The administration has also moved to restrict military service by transgender men and women, proposed allowing certain homeless shelters to take gender identity into account in offering someone a bed for the night and concluded in a 2017 Justice Department memo that federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work.

— With files from The Associated Press 

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