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Video: 23-yo ISIS supporter arrested by FBI for allegedly planning terror attack

Man from Key West, Florida, was arrested after planning an explosion on local beach. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: Navy Yard Lockdown: FBI issues ‘all clear’ after no sign of shooting found

FBI and police swarmed over 8 city blocks in Washington DC around a naval yard after being alerted to a possible active gunman in the vicinity. No injuries or … Via Youtube

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Video: US intelligence suspects China of massive data breach

US suspects Chinese hackers of breaching the system of the US government agency responsible for gathering personal information on federal employees. Via Youtube

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Al Qaeda’s Bookkeeper Spills the Beans

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Eric Zuesse Zacarias Moussaoui was the bookkeeper for Al Qaeda, but the U.S. intelligence services have been keeping this fact secret as much as they can, because what he knows about the crucial financial backers of Al Qaeda can be ...

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The Biggest Scandal in America Is Its Controlled Press

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Eric Zuesse How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned in the U.S. White House, and overseen by an Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, ...

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How the CIA and FBI can read your email

Zack Whittaker | The U.S. government — and likely your own government, for that matter — is either watching your online activity every minute of the day through automated methods and non-human eavesdropping techniques, or has the ability to dip in ...

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FBI must explain Internet spy plans

RT | The FBI has been adamant about withholding information about their plans to ensure the government can access any encrypted emails or messages sent over the Internet, but now a federal judge says the agency needs to come clean. ...

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FBI destroyed Hunter S. Thompson file

RT | In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the file on legendary outlaw journalist Hunter S. Thompson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it destroyed some of the documents in the 1990s. Argus Leader ...

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Are your tax dollars being spent on prostitutes?

GREG RISLING, Huffington Post  | LOS ANGELES — An undercover FBI agent has been accused in court documents of spending U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines for himself and others during an international weapons trafficking probe last year. ...

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FBI defends its decision not to monitor shooter

The FBI has defended its decision not to monitor Wade Michael Page, the gunman who killed six people at a Gurdwara in Wisconsin, citing civil liberties and rights to its citizens enshrined in the Constitution. Federal officials said that they ...

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How FBI sought to block Deep Throat the movie

One was a top FBI investigator, a legend of the Watergate affair. The other was a porn movie that came to be seen as a defining moment in America’s cultural and sexual revolution. Now it has emerged that Deep Throat ...

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FBI Declines 2 Of 3 Information Requests

A private study said the FBI tells two out of every three Freedom of Information Act requesters that it can’t find the records they requested.   The study by the National Security Archive, a private group that publishes declassified government ...

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Holder OK with FBI Searches of Bookstore, Library Records

By Phil Leggiere  At confirmation hearing attorney general nominee voices support for Patriot Act provision authorizing secret FBI searches of reading records. President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general has endorsed an extension of the law that allows federal agents to ...

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FBI won’t release documents on anthrax suspect

By MARISA TAYLOR | WASHINGTON – The FBI is declining to release at least 15,000 pages of documents related to the now deceased prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks despite lingering suspicions that the bureau has accused the wrong ...

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FBI’s civil rights initiative: no trials yet

WASHINGTON – Flanked by officials from the NAACP and the Southern Poverty Law Center, FBI Director Robert Mueller last year announced with considerable fanfare a new partnership between his agency and civil rights organizations. The goal: To bring justice in ...

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New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers

By ERIC LICHTBLAU | A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion, Democratic lawmakers briefed on the ...

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F.B.I. Says It Obtained Reporters’ Phone Records

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it had improperly obtained the phone records of reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post in the newspapers’ Indonesia bureaus in 2004. Robert S. Mueller III, director ...

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Anthrax case against bio-weapons expert ‘staggering for lack of evidence’

The case against the lone suspect in the 2001 anthrax case, who killed himself last week, has been blasted by his lawyer as based on nothing but “innuendo and a staggering lack of real evidence”.  By Guillaume Simard-Morissette  Justice Department ...

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Feds say Irvins alone caused 2001 anthrax attacks

Army scientist Bruce Ivins “was the only person responsible” for anthrax attacks in 2001 that killed five and rattled the nation, the Justice Department said Wednesday, buttressing its claim with the release of dozens of documents all pointing to his ...

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FBI used aggressive tactics in anthrax probe

Ap | WASHINGTON – Before killing himself last week, Army scientist Bruce Ivins told friends that government agents had stalked him and his family for months, offered his son $2.5 million to rat him out and tried to turn his ...

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Pressure Grows for F.B.I.’s Anthrax Evidence

WASHINGTON — After four years of painstaking scientific research, the F.B.I. by 2005 had traced the anthrax in the poisoned letters of 2001 to a single flask of the bacteria at the Army biodefense laboratory at Fort Detrick, Md., according ...

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FBI Told to Blame Anthrax on al-Qaeda

BY JAMES GORDON MEEK – WASHINGTON | In the immediate aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks, White House officials repeatedly pressed FBI Director Robert Mueller to prove it was a second-wave assault by Al Qaeda, but investigators ruled that out, the Daily ...

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FBI seizes local Md. library computers

The FBI removed computer records from the C. Burr Artz Library this week, a library official confirmed Saturday. Darrell Batson, director of Frederick County Public Libraries, said two FBI employees came to the downtown Frederick library either Wednesday or Thursday. ...

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Driver told FBI agents U.S. could have killed bin Laden

By Carol Rosenberg | GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — In his seventh of month of U.S. captivity, Osama bin Laden’s driver told a pair of FBI agents that it was America’s fault that the al Qaida leader was alive. ...

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The FBI’s Plan to ‘Profile’ Muslims

By Juan Cole | The U.S. Justice Department is considering a change in the grounds on which the FBI can investigate citizens and legal residents of the United States. Till now, DOJ guidelines have required the FBI to have some ...

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Civil liberties group criticizes new FBI authority

By LARA JAKES JORDAN | Nearly 40 years ago, the FBI was roundly criticized for investigating Americans without evidence they had broken any laws. Now, critics fear the FBI may be gearing up to do it again. Tentative Justice Department ...

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FBI interviews of Bush, Cheney subpoenaed

McClatchy-Tribune | A House committee subpoenaed yesterday records of the FBI’s interviews with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA officer’s name. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform demanded ...

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Mobile Phone Number Moving Caused Feds to Wiretap Wrong American

By Ryan Singel | In poring through the latest round of documents the FBI turned over to the Electronic Frontier Foundation about how the FBI legally plugs into the nation’s telephone system, THREAT LEVEL discovered that the nation’s secret spy court repeatedly ...

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Biometric scans raise spectre of Big Brother workplaces

Management-Issues | As the FBI embarks on a $1bn programme to build the world’s largest computer database of peoples’ physical characteristics, UK employers are being warned they need to think long and hard before introducing biometric technology such as iris, ...

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The ‘War Crimes File’

Hartford Courant | It comes as a relief to know that FBI agents were aghast at harsh interrogation techniques used by American military and CIA operatives against terror suspects detained in U.S.-run detention centers. According to a report by the ...

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FBI files indict Bush, Cheney and Co. as war criminals

By Bill Van Auken | The most stunning revelation in a 370-page Justice US Department Inspector General’s report released this week was that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation had formally opened a “War Crimes” file, documenting torture they ...

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Will the Mortgage Industry Pay for Its Crimes?

By Danny Schechter | There is a time in the life of every writer when you find yourself fearing that you have become a robo call phone machine — repeating the same message over and over and with diminishing results. That’s ...

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Roots of surveillance standoff go back decades

By Shane Harris | In the old days, everyone was linked to a lug nut, and Jim Kallstrom liked it that way. It was 1985, a simpler time for a cop like Kallstrom, who was in charge of setting telephone ...

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FBI agents raid office protecting whistleblowers

AFP | FBI agents on Tuesday raided the Office of Special Counsel and closed down its e-mail system in what appears to be a probe into political misuse of the agency, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio reported.According ...

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FBI wants widespread monitoring of ‘illegal’ web activity

By Anne Broache | The FBI on Wednesday called for new legislation that would allow federal police to monitor the Internet for “illegal activity.”  The suggestion from FBI Director Robert Mueller, which came during a House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing, appears ...

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FBI: We Warned About Torture of Detainees

AP | FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday recalled warning the Justice Department and the Pentagon that some U.S. interrogation methods used against terrorists might be inappropriate, if not illegal. Mueller’s comments came under pointed questioning by House Democrats demanding ...

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FBI manufactured evidence

FBI Caused Delay in Terror Case Ahead of Senate Testimony. By Ryan Singel | Wired Counterterrorism officials in FBI headquarters slowed an investigation into a possible conspirator in the 2005 London bombings by forcing a field agent to return documents ...

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Documents prove FBI tracks Internet and phones

FBI also spies on home soil for military, documents show; Much information acquired without court order John Byrne The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been routinely monitoring the e-mails, instant messages and cell phone calls of suspects across the United ...

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Where Was Media When Sub-Prime Disaster Unfolded?

“It is somewhat surprising,” Larry Elliott, economics editor of London’s The Guardian observed recently, “that there is not already rioting in the streets, given the gigantic fraud perpetrated by the financial elite at the expense of ordinary Americans.” If such ...

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FBI posts hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects

The FBI has recently adopted a novel investigative technique: posting hyperlinks that purport to be illegal videos of minors having sex, and then raiding the homes of anyone willing to click on them. Undercover FBI agents used this hyperlink-enticement technique, ...

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‘FBI continues to break the law’

The Justice Department’s Inspector General has reported the FBI continues to illegally obtain personal information about Americans. ‘It is too early to tell whether these measures will eliminate fully the problems,’ Inspector General Glenn A. Fine said in his second ...

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FBI head: Give telcos immunity

Nick Julian At the heart of President Bush’s plea to give telecommunications companies legal immunity is the contention that these companies were merely being patriotic corporate citizens when they facilitated the warrantless wiretapping of Americans. FBI Director Robert Mueller undercut ...

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Business spies for FBI eyes

By Jerry Mazza In George Bush’s mania to outdo George Orwell’s 1984, we bring you more than 23,000 members of private industry working quietly with the FBI and Department of Homeland Insecurity under the banner of InfraGard, i.e., the joint ...

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Wanted By The FBI: Everyone’s Data

By LEONARD PITTS JR. In the beginning was the fingerprint. It was in the 19th century that scientists realized the ridged whorls on the tip of the finger constituted a unique marker that could be used to tell one person ...

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FBI sought approval to use spyware

By John Leyden Analysis The FBI has reportedly sought the go-ahead to use a custom spyware package to bug terrorists and other national security suspects. Indirect evidence suggests that the request was likely to have been approved. An application to ...

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FBI Private Contractors With ‘Shoot to Kill’ Powers

FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers, Including ‘Shoot to Kill’ The FBI has a new set of eyes and ears, and they’re being told to protect their infrastructure at any cost. They can even kill without repercussion. Matthew Rothschild ...

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FBI to build $1Bn biometrics database

The FBI is expected to announce this week the awarding of a $1 billion, 10-year contract to develop the largest and most comprehensive government biometrics database in history — with information on the palm prints, eye scans, tattoos, and other ...

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FBI whistleblower spills secrets

Philip Giraldi Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, ...

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British Media Confirms Fbi Nuke Cover-up

RAW STORY  The Sunday Times has obtained a document that confirms that a file, which the FBI denied existed, could contain information about American officials stealing nuclear secrets for Turkish and Israeli spies, who would then sell the secrets to ...

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Let’s not spy for the FBI

Plans for the US to access UK citizen’s personal information via a shared international database are disturbing: we shouldn’t sign up to it Nick Clegg News that the US government is in the process of constructing an international “wanted” database ...

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FBI hits a hang-up with wiretaps

Surveillance shut off because of unpaid phone bills BY LARA JAKES JORDAN Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau’s repeated failures to pay phone bills on time. A Justice Department ...

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FBI aims to amass huge database

FBI aims to amass huge database of people’s physical characteristics By Ellen Nakashima The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world’s largest computer database of people’s physical characteristics, a project that would give the government ...

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Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty

Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Unauthorized Computer Access and Naturalization Fraud WEBWIRE DETROIT – Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national and resident of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan ...

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Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds By Ryan Singel Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that “not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each ...

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The FBI’s Right To Threaten Torture

James Bovard A federal appeals court has concluded that an FBI agent must go to trial on charges he coerced a false confession out of a prime suspect in the 9/11 attacks. But the FBI still insists that its agent ...

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La. Lawmaker Says Targeted by FBI

By CAIN BURDEAU A Louisiana legislator said Wednesday he is being investigated by the FBI and claimed it may be because he wouldn’t give agents information about possible wrongdoing by Rep. William Jefferson and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. State ...

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Get your FBI file — and your NSA and CIA files too, while you’re at it

Do you have an FBI file? You might! Many people do. So let’s talk about your past. Did you … … ever participate in a civil rights march? How about a Vietnam war protest? … ever sign an edgy political ...

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FBI Official Charged With Abduction, Assault

Man Accused of Terrorizing Woman; Defense Says Allegations ‘Out of Character’ By Daniela Deane For nearly six hours, a senior FBI official terrorized his Arlington County girlfriend, at times holding her at knifepoint in her closet, dragging her around the ...

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Data mining; FBI cast wide net for info

AP FBI demands to telecommunications companies went beyond requesting phone records of customers under suspicion to include analyses of their broader patterns of communication with others as well, newly obtained documents show. The Federal Bureau of Investigation used national security ...

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FBI’s data gathering went far beyond target suspect

Records were analyzed of people in wide network, documents show By ERIC LICHTBLAU The FBI cast a much wider net in its terrorism investigations than it has previously acknowledged by relying on telecommunications companies to analyze phone-call and e-mail patterns ...

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Vital Lockerbie evidence ‘was tampered with’

The Observer Fragments of bomb timer that helped to convict a Libyan ex-agent were ‘practically carbonised’ before the trial, says bankrupt Swiss businessman The key piece of material evidence used by prosecutors to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing has ...

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FOIA Documents Detail FBI Surveillance Network

By Ryan Singel The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act. The ...

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Lockerbie case: new accusations of manipulation of key forensic evidence

I.P.O. Information Service flamesong On 4 August 2007 Dr. Hans Koechler received from Mr. Edwin Bollier, head of the Swiss-based company MEBO AG, a copy of the German original of an Affidavit, dated 18 July 2007 and signed by Mr. ...

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Documents Shed Light on FBI Electronic Surveillance Technology

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has obtained documents through the Freedom of Information Act that reveal the inner workings of the FBI’s Digital Collection System Network (DCSNet), a software suite that allows the Bureau to conduct surveillance on a wide ...

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Miami Five’s defense exposes errors and jury intimidation during trial

Granma International flamesong 21st August 2007 On August 20, the 11th Circuit Appeals Court in Atlanta heard convincing allegations by the legal team defending the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States. The defense lawyers submitted that the ...

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Chávez condemns U.S. protection of terrorist Posada Carriles

Chávez condemns U.S. protection of terrorist Posada Carriles Granma International flamesong The United States’ harboring of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is one more example of how U.S. rulers are threatening the world, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The leader recalled, ...

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Airlines, Others Sue FBI, CIA To Depose Agents In 9-11 Cases

By Chad Bray Airline manufacturer Boeing Co. (BA), major airlines and several airport operators sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday in a bid to question current and former agency employees in connection with ...

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The Miami Five – Victims of American Justice

flamesong On 8th June 2001 in a federal court in Miami five Cuban men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González were convicted of charges of false identification, espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. Their sentences ...

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FBI Used Inaccurate Info to Get Surveillance Warrants

Luke O’Brien The FBI, already taking flak for the abuse of national security letters used to spy on Americans, admitted to The Washington Post today that its agents “repeatedly provided inaccurate information to win secret court approval of surveillance warrants ...

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