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OXFORD CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. xe2x80x94 Students at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit scrambled for cover and barricaded classroom doors with chairs when they heard the first gunshots on Tuesday afternoon. Within five minutes, the authorities said, a 15-year-old student at the school had shot 11 people, killing three fellow students.

The dead were a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl.

xe2x80x9cI was just kind of sitting there shaking,xe2x80x9d said Dale Schmalenberg, 16, who said he was in calculus class when his teacher heard the first gunshot and immediately locked down the classroom. xe2x80x9cI didnxe2x80x99t really know how to respond.xe2x80x9d

Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff, said two of the wounded people were in surgery, in unknown condition, on Tuesday evening. Six others were in stable condition. One teacher was among the injured; the rest were students.

Undersheriff McCabe said the school, in Oxford Charter Township, was blanketed with security cameras and had repeatedly worked with law enforcement to hold active shooter drills. A sheriffxe2x80x99s deputy and security guards were assigned to the building. And students described frequent practice with lockdowns.

xe2x80x9cThe school made sure that we knew where to go, who to call, and how to act,xe2x80x9d said Eva Grondin, a 15-year-old sophomore, who attended active shooter training several weeks ago, and who fled from the hallway to a parking lot on Tuesday when she heard gunfire. xe2x80x9cIf we didnxe2x80x99t have this training I donxe2x80x99t know what would have happened.xe2x80x9d

The authorities received the first of more than a hundred 911 calls about the shooting at 12:51 p.m., Undersheriff McCabe said. He said the suspect, whose name was not immediately released and who was being held in a juvenile jail, had fired 15 to 20 shots with a semiautomatic handgun.

Undersheriff McCabe said the gunman was a student at the school who had been in class earlier Tuesday. The boyxe2x80x99s parents went to a sheriffxe2x80x99s substation and declined to make their child available for an interview. The authorities were serving a search warrant at the familyxe2x80x99s house in Oxford, Mich., on Tuesday evening.

In recent weeks, a severed deer head and graffiti was found on school grounds, and school officials released a statement seeking to calm xe2x80x9cnumerous rumors that have been circulating throughout our building.xe2x80x9d Undersheriff McCabe said Tuesday that the deer head incident was unrelated to the shooting, and that he had not been aware of any indication of warning signs on Tuesday.

xe2x80x9cWe are not aware of any warnings,xe2x80x9d the undersheriff said. xe2x80x9cPlease donxe2x80x99t believe everything you hear and see on social media.xe2x80x9d

President Biden, speaking at an event in Minnesota, said xe2x80x9cmy heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,xe2x80x9d adding, xe2x80x9cThat whole community has to be in a state of shock right now.xe2x80x9d

Aiden Page, a senior at the school, said his teacher immediately locked the door after gunshots sounded. He said the rest of the class helped put up a quick barricade and cover the windows before hiding around the room. Some students, he recalled, armed themselves with scissors while the teacher walked around quietly, checking on them.

xe2x80x9cYou never think itxe2x80x99s going to happen to you,xe2x80x9d Aiden said. xe2x80x9cAnd then it does. Itxe2x80x99s just insane.xe2x80x9d

The authorities said they did not believe the suspect had planned the shooting with anyone else. They said they were still investigating whether it was a random shooting or a targeted one. Undersheriff McCabe said one of the deputies who helped take the gunman into custody was assigned to patrol the high school full time.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, a Democrat, traveled to Oxford Charter Township on Tuesday evening. She thanked police officers and firefighters, and described the shooting as xe2x80x9ca uniquely American problem that we need to address.xe2x80x9d

xe2x80x9cI think this is every parentxe2x80x99s worst nightmare,xe2x80x9d Ms. Whitmer said.

The authorities were expected to provide more information at 10 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday.

From the moment that the authorities confirmed reports of a fatal shooting inside a Michigan high school on Tuesday, officials across the country expressed shock and Democratic leaders renewed their calls for more to be done to reduce gun violence.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan said in a statement that she was xe2x80x9cdevastated for the students, teachers, staff, and familiesxe2x80x9d of the school where the shooting occurred, Oxford High in Oakland County.

Calling gun violence a xe2x80x9cpublic health crisis,xe2x80x9d she added that xe2x80x9cno one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. This is a time for us to come together and help children feel safe at school.xe2x80x9d

At a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Whitmer, her voice breaking, said, xe2x80x9cI think this is every parentxe2x80x99s worst nightmare.xe2x80x9d

President Biden also offered condolences to the victims of the shooting.

xe2x80x9cAs we learn the full details, my heart goes out to the families enduring the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one,xe2x80x9d he said, before speaking about infrastructure in Minnesota.

xe2x80x9cThat whole community has to be in a state of shock right now,xe2x80x9d Mr. Biden added.

Dana Nessel, the attorney general of Michigan, said in a statement that his xe2x80x9cheart goes out to the parents who have lost their children and to the students, teachers, staff, and families reeling from the tragedy of a school shooting within their community.xe2x80x9d

Echoing Ms. Whitmer, she added that xe2x80x9cwe must act to properly address gun violence in our schools and the ongoing threat of another unconscionable tragedy if we continue to only offer thoughts and prayers. Our kids deserve better.xe2x80x9d

Rosemary Bayer, a state senator who represents the district that includes Oakland County, said in a statement that xe2x80x9cthe news of todayxe2x80x99s school shooting at Oxford High School is simply horrifying.xe2x80x9d

Mallory McMorrow, a Democratic state senator representing Royal Oak, said on Twitter that she was xe2x80x9cat a loss of words, and I donxe2x80x99t want to hear xe2x80x98thoughts and prayers.xe2x80x99xe2x80x9d

She added that xe2x80x9cI want everyone in any position of authority to agree that easy access to firearms that allow children to kill other children is not an acceptable world to live in and that we will do everything to stop it.xe2x80x9d

James Tankersley contributed reporting.

The A.P. statistics class had just started when Aiden Page, a senior at Oxford High, heard the sound of two gunshots. His teacher immediately locked the door, he said, and the rest of the class helped put up a quick barricade and cover the windows before hiding around the room.

They were prepared, he said in a phone interview with The New York Times. They do drills for shootings like this several times a year.

But this wasnxe2x80x99t a drill. Aiden texted his family and told them he loved them. Then he checked on his friends, to make sure they were OK, he said.

Some students, he recalled, armed themselves with scissors while the teacher walked around quietly, checking on them. Later, after the gunman was taken into custody, Aiden said he was still processing what happened.

Students and staff members at Oxford High School did everything right as the school shooting unfolded on Tuesday, the undersheriff of Oakland County said.

xe2x80x9cEverybody remained in place,xe2x80x9d the undersheriff, Michael McCabe, said at an afternoon conference. xe2x80x9cThey barricaded themselves.xe2x80x9d

xe2x80x9cYou never think itxe2x80x99s going to happen to you,xe2x80x9d Aiden said. xe2x80x9cAnd then it does. Itxe2x80x99s just insane.xe2x80x9d

He said he always felt safe at the school, and he didnxe2x80x99t know the gunman or his motive.

He planned to return to the school, but it would take some time before he was ready.

xe2x80x9cDefinitely not like tomorrow or probably even not this week,xe2x80x9d he said.

The deadly gunfire in Oxford, Mich., on Tuesday added one more episode to a growing list of fatal shootings on school property in the United States this year, following a lull in shootings earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the news outlet Education Week, there have been 28 school shootings resulting in injury or death so far in 2021, with 20 of them reported since Aug 1. The publication says that at least nine people have been killed by gunfire on school property this year, including two people who were shot by police officers.

Before Tuesday, none of the shootings in the publicationxe2x80x99s list involved more than one death.

School shootings are tallied in different ways by different organizations, but the trends are similar. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control advocacy group that uses news reports to track gunshots being fired on or into school property, recorded 138 such episodes in 2021 through mid-November.

The Everytown organizationxe2x80x99s spokesman, Noah Levine, said that there were 32 reported incidents of gunfire on school grounds in September and another 32 in October, the most for a single month since the group began counting in 2013.

Last month, a shooting that the authorities said happened during a fight at a high school in Arlington, Texas, left four people injured.

In September, a student was fatally shot at his high school in Winston-Salem, N.C. In August, police officers fatally shot an 8-year-old girl outside of a high school football game in Sharon Hill, Pa., and a middle-school student killed another student in a lunchtime shooting in Albuquerque, N.M.

Large-scale shootings in all public places, not just schools, fell sharply in 2020. But other types of shootings xe2x80x94 including homicides in which the killer knew the victim xe2x80x94 appeared to have been more frequent in 2020 than in 2019. The Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as an episode in which four or more people are injured or killed, not including the perpetrator, counted 611 such shootings in 2020, compared with 417 the year before. The groupxe2x80x99s tally for 2021 is already over 650, with a month left to go in the year.

Oxford High School is a public school in Oakland County, Mich, north of Detroit.

It is the only high school in the Oxford Community Schools district, which says that it offers families xe2x80x9ca small town feel within the metro Detroit area.xe2x80x9d

Less than 6,000 students across five townships and two villages in southeastern lower Michigan are enrolled in the overwhelmingly white district. The school offers a program where students can take college credits and earn an associate degree by graduation.

Once the location of a middle school, an architecture firm in neighboring Bloomfield Hills finished transforming the space into Oxford High School in 2004. Close to $40 million went into renovating the high school, which is now home to at least 33 classrooms, as well as a large gymnasium and a performing arts center.

The last time I was inside the walls of Oxford High School, it was for an active shooter drill.

I was a reporter then, for a local paper, and Oxford was where I had spent years as a student. It was more than a decade ago and such drills were relatively new at the time. I thought that taking part in one of them would be a compelling story xe2x80x94 a way to show people what it might be like to live through a horrible moment.

Loud bangs were used to simulate gunshots. Smoke filled the halls. I ran with people into bathrooms; into classrooms. My heart beat loudly, even though I knew it was a drill. But that was the point of it.

After the real-life simulation, when I walked out of my former school, I remember thinking to myself: xe2x80x9cGod I hope this never happens here.xe2x80x9d

I hate that today, it did.

Three teenage students were killed on Tuesday in the school district I graduated from. In the halls I used to walk. The classrooms where I struggled with math. The cafeteria that hosted after-school dances.

I was 13 years old when the Columbine massacre happened. I was in the eighth grade, in that building xe2x80x94 back then, it was a middle school. I wish I could say that I remember details of that day, but I donxe2x80x99t. All I remember is fear that something like that could happen at my school.

Drills like the one I covered years ago have become commonplace at schools across the country, including at Oxford High School. Students interviewed after the shooting said that the school had had such a drill last month and Michael McCabe, the Oakland County undersheriff, said that even though there had been a detailed plan in place to respond to such a tragedy, xe2x80x9cyou never think itxe2x80x99s going to happen where you live.xe2x80x9d


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      Was Stalinism really worse than nazism? Richard J Evans takes issue with Roger Moorhouse’s worryingly one-sided account of the consequences of the non-aggression pact

      Seventy-five years ago, on 23 August 1939, Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia stunned the world by announcing that they had concluded a non-aggression pact, committing themselves not to aid each other’s enemies or to engage in hostile acts against one another. Stalin knew the pact would not be popular. “For many years now,” he said, “we have been pouring buckets ofxc2xa0shit on each other’s heads, and our propaganda boys could not do enough in that direction. And now, all of a sudden, are we to make our peoples believe that all is forgotten and forgiven? Things don’t work that fast.” Many western European communists, disgusted at this turn of events, left the party at this point in what was probably the largest exodus of members before the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. The front garden of Nazi party headquarters in Munich was quickly filled with party badges and insignia thrown there by party members appalled at the thought of an alliance with the communist enemy they had spent their lives fighting against.

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      The shock would have been all the greater had people been aware of the secret clauses of the pact, with subsequent addenda, in which the two states agreed to partition Poland between them xe2x80x93 Germany taking the larger part xe2x80x93xc2xa0while Hitler conceded that the independent Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Finland and parts of Romania would fall into the Soviet sphere of influence. Just over axc2xa0week later, Hitler invaded Poland, hisxc2xa0armies brushing aside the brave butxc2xa0ill-equipped Polish army, while shortly afterwards the Red Army marched into the eastern part of the country. In 1940, Stalin’s troops marched into the Baltic states. His attack on Finland was initially repulsed in the “Winter War”, but numbers told in the end, and an uneasy peace was reached, marked by Soviet annexations of Finnish territory in the east of the country. Further south, the Soviets seized Bessarabia and northern Bukovina from the Romanians.

      These events are hardly “largely unknown”, as Roger Moorhouse claims in his new book, nor are they “dismissed as a dubious anomaly” in the standard histories of the second world war. They were a crucial feature of the runup to the outbreak of the war, and they entered literature as part of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, where axc2xa0sudden switch of alliances causes the hero Winston Smith to work overtime as he carries out the task assigned to him of rewriting the newspapers to make it look as if the new alliance had always been in existence.

      And alliance indeed it was. For Hitler, the pact provided a guarantee that he could invade first Poland, then France and most of the rest of western Europe, without having to worry about any threat from the east. For Stalin, it allowed a breathing space in which to build up armed forces that had been severely damaged by the purges of the previous years, as his botched invasion of Finland showed. It also gave him the chance to expand the Soviet Union to include parts of the old Russian empire of pre-revolutionary times. Moorhouse is right, therefore, to insist that for Stalin the pact was not merely defensive, though he goes too far when he claims it was a golden opportunity for the Soviet leader “to set the world-historical forces” of revolution in motion. After axc2xa0decade of “socialism in one country”, he was not going to do that.

      The pact eventually extended to thexc2xa0economic sphere, with Germany providing military equipment in exchange for raw materials such as oil, grain, iron and phosphates. Moorhouse sensibly discounts claims that these made a decisive economic difference to Germany or provided the Soviet Union with axc2xa0crucial military advantage, though the statistics he quotes of German arms and equipment reaching Soviet factories are impressive, and Soviet deliveries of oil to the fuel-starved Germans were not without their effect. Shockingly, Stalin also handed back a substantial number of German communists who had taken refuge in the Soviet Union after the Nazi seizure of power; some of them, arrested during the purges, were takenxc2xa0directly from the Soviet Gulag toxc2xa0axc2xa0German concentration camp.

      Moorhouse tells a good story and, though it has been told before, notably in Anthony Read and David Fisher’s The Deadly Embrace (1988), he is able to add interesting new details. His account of the negotiation and signing of the pact, finalised by Ribbentrop andxc2xa0Molotov, two men who had become foreign ministers of their respective countries through fawning sycophancy towards their respective leaders, is masterly.

      Yet for all its virtues this is a deeply problematic book. Page after page is devoted to a detailed description of the horrors inflicted by Stalin and his minions on the territories the pact allowed him to occupy, with mass arrests and deportatations, shootings, torture and expropriation. The shooting of thousands of Polish army officers by the Soviet secret police in Katyn Forest and elsewhere has been well known for decades, like the brutal deportation of over a million Poles to Siberia and Central Asia, but much of the material provided by Moorhouse on the Baltic states is relatively new and makes sobering reading.

      None of this, however, is balanced by any comparable treatment of the atrocities committed by the Nazis in Poland following their occupation of the western part of the country: the expropriation of Polish farms and businesses, the mass confiscation and looting of private property, the deportation of more than a million young Poles to work as slaves in Germany, the brutal displacement of Polish populations, the massacres of Poles carried out by the Germans, and the confinement of the majority of Poland’s 3 million Jews in overcrowded, insanitary and deadly ghettoes in the major cities in the Nazi zone, where they were dying in large numbers within a few months.

      If the pact allowed Stalin to visit his murderous policies on the Baltic states, it also permitted Hitler to do the same with the much larger and more heavily populated countries he invaded in western Europe at the same time, and even more so in the areas of southern Europe he conquered early in 1941. Yet the expropriation of Jews, the mass deportation of Alsatian Jews to camps in France, the massacres and atrocities committed by the Germans and their allies in Yugoslavia and the starvation of Greece receive barely a mention inxc2xa0this book, although they happened while the pact was still in force. The unbalanced treatment extends even toxc2xa0the period after the pact ended, inxc2xa0Junexc2xa01941: Moorhouse devotes considerable attention to the Soviet attempt to cover up the Katyn massacre, but fails to mention the deliberate killing of Red Army troops taken prisoner by the Germans.

      The book ends by praising the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, instituted by the EU in 2009 at the behest of the Baltic states, and held every year on 23 August, the anniversary of the signing of the pact. It is written very much in the spirit of the founding declaration of this “Black Ribbon Day”, whose 19 points focus almost exclusively on Soviet atrocities while sparing barely a thought for Nazi ones. This goesxc2xa0even further than merely equating the two regimes, as the declaration purports to do. In both the book and the declaration, Stalinism comes out asxc2xa0being far worse than nazism.

      This reflects the post-communist mood in the Baltic states, where SS veterans are hailed as “freedom fighters” against the Russians and are allowed to parade unhindered through the streets of Tallinn. In this view, the war fought by the western allies against Nazi Germany was a gigantic mistake; all itxc2xa0achieved was the enslavement of eastern Europe under the Soviet yoke. Yet, in the end, brutal and murderous though Stalinism was, Nazism visited even greater horrors on humanity with its policies of the genocidal elimination of the “inferior” and the “Jewish world enemy”. The Nazi “General Plan for the East”, conceived already in 1940, envisaged the extermination of 85% of the population of Estonia and 50% of the populations of Latvia and Lithuania. The Red Army might not have liberated these countries in 1945, but it certainly rescued them. Readers of this thoroughly biased and one-sided account of the Nazi-Soviet pact will have to look for these basic facts elsewhere.


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      Huma Abedin hadnxe2x80x99t been working in the White House long when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Although she would eventually become like a second daughter to Hillary and Bill Clinton xe2x80x93 most visibly as the formerxe2x80x99s right-hand woman during the 2016 presidential election campaign xe2x80x93 she was then just a distant junior aide to the first lady. Perhaps that explains why, as she writes in her new memoir, she initially assumed the rumours couldnxe2x80x99t possibly be true. Everyone in politics was young and starry-eyed once.

      Unusually, however, Abedin seems to have stayed that way. Even when the president actually confesses to the affair she was sure hadnxe2x80x99t happened, she resolves sternly to xe2x80x9cput my judgments and emotions asidexe2x80x9d and focus on the bigger picture. Hadnxe2x80x99t she been taught as a child that xe2x80x9cslander, gossip and exploiting peoplexe2x80x99s personal weaknesses are among the worst forms of conduct for any Muslimxe2x80x9d?

      Itxe2x80x99s at this point xe2x80x93 well before the story of the older senator who lunged when she went back to his place for what she genuinely assumed was coffee, or the husband who betrayed her xe2x80x93 that some readers may wonder whether the author is almost too pure for her chosen world. But then, in her telling, so is half the White House. Bill Clinton comes across as thoroughly avuncular. The first ladyxe2x80x99s office is a sisterly utopia where the boss instantly apologises for getting even mildly tetchy under pressure. xe2x80x9cHillaryland is xe2x80x98how is your mom feeling?xe2x80x99 and xe2x80x98you should talk to my allergistxe2x80x99,xe2x80x9d Abedin writes. xe2x80x9cHillaryland is xe2x80x98Happy birthday!xe2x80x99 and xe2x80x98amazing job!xe2x80x99 and xe2x80x98get some restxe2x80x99! Hillaryland is all of those things because Hillary Clinton is all of those things.xe2x80x9d Working up close with politicians means getting to know them warts and all, and most aides have their moments of doubt or despair. But either Clinton is uniquely inspirational or Abedin uniquely generous. Itxe2x80x99s the dynamic between the two women that makes this book compelling.

      It opens with a fascinating exploration of a childhood spent between two worlds. Abedin is the daughter of two professors: an Indian-born father, and a mother whose family moved from India to Pakistan after partition. They emigrated to the US separately on academic scholarships before meeting and starting their family in Michigan. When Abedin was a toddler, the family took what was meant to be a sabbatical in Saudi Arabia, and ended up staying.

      She had to get used to covering up, and watching her mother relinquish the right to drive. Yet in the book, Abedin argues that growing up overseas in a culture supportive of her familyxe2x80x99s Muslim faith built her confidence: xe2x80x9cIxe2x80x99d never had to be the brown kid in an American school who was teased for bringing xe2x80x98weirdxe2x80x99 ethnic food in my lunchbox xe2x80xa6 I was never xe2x80x98the otherxe2x80x99 and I found I could fit in everywhere.xe2x80x9d Returning to New York for university, she slips comfortably enough back into American life, though she steers warily clear of dating. Itxe2x80x99s this ability to move between cultures xe2x80x93 the most obvious both/and of the title xe2x80x93 which makes her stand out, first as an intern at the White House, and later in her first big job organising foreign travel for the globe-trotting first lady. What also sticks in the mind, however, is her promise at the job interview to do xe2x80x9cwhatever it takesxe2x80x9d to help the woman she idolised succeed.

      The next section of the book is the only one that drags a little. More glorified bag-carrier at this stage than strategist, Abedin offers little deep insight into the Clinton presidency or Hillary Clintonxe2x80x99s subsequent career as a New York senator, despite some intriguing glimpses behind the scenes. (At one point she overhears Clinton calling home, telling the now ex-president where to find cleaning materials under the sink.) The story crackles back to life, however, when Anthony Weiner enters it.

      He is a confident, and suspiciously smooth, young congressman a decade her senior; she is a virgin with a tendency to see the best in everyone. Reading about their courtship is like watching a horror film and screaming at the heroine not to go into the haunted house, while knowing that, of course, she will.

      When Abedin finds a flirty email from a stranger on Weinerxe2x80x99s phone not long before their wedding, she accepts his explanation readily enough. Even when her husband is caught sexting other women, having accidentally posted an indecent photo on social media, a newly pregnant Abedin initially believes that his account must have been hacked. Besides, having lost her own father young, she desperately wants their baby to grow up with a daddy. Thus begins a painful spiral recognisable to anyone ever sucked into a toxic relationship.

      Abedin is often asked whether, in standing repeatedly by her sexually transgressive man, she was simply copying Clinton. Yet the book suggests that is too reductive an explanation. Weiner was her first ever lover, and she believed he could change. By the time she realised he wouldnxe2x80x99t, she had a toddler to consider and a job reliant on a spouse taking care of everything at home. (After his political career ended in scandal, Weiner became a house-husband.) The final chapters see her worlds colliding messily as she attempts to reconcile being both vice-chair of Clintonxe2x80x99s 2016 presidential campaign and a wife embroiled in a scandal.

      Despite pressure to fire Abedin and protect her own career from the fallout, Clinton resisted. She stood by her closest aide even when Weiner did it again, this time in such grim circumstances xe2x80x93 sending indecent photographs of himself with their sleeping son in shot xe2x80x93 that Abedin finally filed for divorce. Both Clintons emerge from this episode as unfailingly kind, particularly to Abedinxe2x80x99s son, and true to the feminist principle that a woman shouldnxe2x80x99t pay for her husbandxe2x80x99s crimes. (A year after the election, Weiner was jailed for sending explicit pictures to an underage girl.) But this story raises the haunting, hard-nosed question of just how wise that was.

      True to form, Abedin apparently didnxe2x80x99t see her bossxe2x80x99s defeat coming. She understood some voters didnxe2x80x99t warm to Clinton; she knew how damaging an eve-of-election FBI investigation into her bossxe2x80x99s use of a private email server was, having been dragged into it after her own emails were discovered on Weinerxe2x80x99s laptop for reasons she cannot explain. Yet she still couldnxe2x80x99t quite believe Donald Trump would beat a better-qualified woman. Does that make her naive, or merely human? Perhaps for Huma Abedin, itxe2x80x99s always a case of both/and.


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