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good morning, 10:00 a.m. eastern. i'm jose diaz-balart. more russian attacks on ukraine as president biden and other world leaders talk with ukraine's president about the
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situation. we're going to have a live report from ukraine. and we'll speak with former ukrainian president on how his country can defend itself. 28 days until the midterm elections and georgia senate candidate herschel walker is getting help from two key republican senators. we'll have a report from georgia. pressure is growing on several city council members to resign after the release of a recording revealing of making racist remarks. we'll talk with with one of the reporters who broke the story. and an attorney at the center of the investigation into former president trump's handling of classified information speaks to federal investigators. and we'll speak with an iranian journalist about the situation in her homeland. why she's calling it iran's berlin wall moment.
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we begin this hour in ukraine where overnight air raids rang across the country including in kyiv as russia launched another wave of missiles striking multiple cities for a second day in a row. the mayor said rocket attacks struck kril krit call infrastructure knocking out power to part of the city. the news of more strikes comes as we're seeing new footage like this one. this young woman recording a video as a russian missile struck nearby in ukraine's capital on monday. this morning president biden joined a call with the group of serve leaders to discuss additional support for ukraine and russia's deadly strikes. ukraine's president joined the meeting. he's expected to ask for more advanced air defense systems. russia's deputy foreign minister is warning that russia would be forced to take, quote, adequate countermeasures including of an asemimitt reck nature symmetric
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nature. joining us from ukraine is chief foreign correspondent richard engel. what more can you tell us about what it's like there the last two days and certainly this morning? >> reporter: so i just returned here several hours ago, so i was not in ukraine yesterday, but i can tell you that the mood here is one of defiance. if russia, if president putin thought that this volume low of airstrikes across the country in 12 regions break this country's spirit and frighten people. people are as defiant as ever. when i cross the border coming into this country, there are no flights into ukraine. you still have to crosby land. i didn't see any refugees fleeing the country. there's not increased traffic. things are proceeding as normal as the war can be.
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with the sense that ukrainians believe that they are -- they are winning. they have momentum on their side. they have the west on their side. now according to president so lent skit, they want air defenses. that is the main focus according to president zelenskyy. that's something of a shift in the past the ukrainians have asked for a no-fly zone, which is a kind of air defense, but it goes even further. they asked for offensive weapons like the long range artillery. now they want air defense systems, missile defense systems to shoot down drones because they are seeing an increased use by russia of iranian drones. they want to be able to defend against those and claim to be shooting down a number of them. they want to defend against russian aircraft and incoming cruise missiles. and we have seen a lot of drones
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and cruise missiles being used. these are being used in response, it is believed, to the attack over the weekend on the bridge linking russia to christ meet ya. to give you a sense of the mood here, within hours of the attack on that bridge, this highly important bridge in terms of logistics that connects mainland russia to crimea, within hours of that blast, ukrainian officials are not officially acknowledging responsibility, although they are acknowledging it with a bit of a wink and this is one more indication, they decided to issue a stamp commemorating the attack on that bridge. and that stamp is already can see it in gra tee tee on the streets in the last to commemorate ab attack on a russian warship that stamp
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quickly sold out. they are asking for more air defense systems to continue offensive operations. >> richard, what are your thoughts on the iranian supply drone? it's not super high-tech. ask that make it is more difficult to fight against. >> reporter: what it does do is it gives the russians a little bit longer range. because primarily, this has been an artillery war. there's been some cruise missiles used. there's not been a great use of aircraft. so that has made it difficult and easy for the ukrainians to defend against. difficult because it's hard to stop artillery. anything within their range
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generally gets hit. but it doesn't have a very long range. artillery only goes a few miles, depending on the kind of artillery. the drones can go considerably further than that. they don't carry much explosive power. you fly them in the air over a target and then dive bomb into the target. but it extends the russians' range so they can use these drones against military targets and it's a problem for the ukrainians. that's one of the reasons they are asking for these air defense systems to shoot down objects like these drones and also the more expensive and more explosive cruise missile systems. >> richard engel, thank you. i appreciate your time. joining us from kyiv is the
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former president of ukraine petro poroshenko. thank you for being with us this morning. i was just thinking about these cruise missiles that richard was talking about, the need for them. during your administration, you were key in getting some high-end missiles that were able to take down the russian ship. how do you see things going forward right now? >> first of all, i want to thank the united states for their global leadership and the position of the president and the administration and congress for supplying the weapons and even now during the g-7 meeting, we expect in the very important decision, we need urgently the antiaircraft missiles and antidrone weapons. those supplied by the united
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states and the member states and some of them should be supplied from israel because israel had an important experience how to fight against iranians. this is the attack of the three countries. this is the attack of the russian and putin who attacked not ukrainian soldiers, but women and children. and today the victims is above 25. so total number of wounded is more than 100. this is also attack of belarus because all the missiles, some part of the missiles and significant part of the drones come from their territory of the dictator who joined putin and third countries in iran, they
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supply the drone and the results was critical energy infrastructure. today we have a big problem. you're absolutely right. the attack in the region critical spare parts for immediate renewed energy supply. but the most important thing that putin purpose is just to frighten in the world they are
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unbreakable since the year 2014. me as a supreme commander-in-chief during my term create ukrainian armed forces and now we are delivered to the whole world the unity of ukrainian people and the unity with the whole world. this is just the demonstration. ukrainian people, ukrainian state, ukrainian armed forces are unbreakable. please learn it, mr. putin. >> petro poroshenko, it's always a pleasure to see you. i thank you very much for your time today. >> it's a pleasure. thank you. russian activist group is taking responsibility for targeting at least 13 air travel websites, including for some of the busiest airports in the u.s. the sites unreachable. while tishls say there's no indication that airport operations were impacted, it does show the threat posed by cyber attacks. joining us now is technology correspondent jacob ward. what more can you tell us about
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this hack and who was behind it? >> reporter: at this point, cyber officials are expressing both relief and alarm. relief because this was a very limited attack. it only affected a handful of airports, although two of the largest in the country were affected. this one where i'm standing was not affected. and the kinds of attack was extremely ir rating, but not particularly damaging. it's a denial of service attack. one in which the website is overwhelmed by incoming traffic. in that case, it wound up knocking offline a set of these websites that you mentioned. but that's not really a damaging thing to the operations of an airport. it does not touch things like the air traffic control system or the scheduling systems, the kind of really crucial systems that keep an airport operating. those are the websites you'd go to to check how long the line is at security or what the parking rates are. so just the public portion of the site.
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now at the sail time, officials are feeling alarmed. this group taking responsibility for this attack has been on the rise lately. they have been specializing in these attacks, and we have seen attacks in recent weeks also seemingly coming from inside russia aimed at things like schools and regional hospitals. in the case of this particular airport attack, these were hackers who were outwardly talking about wanting to basically inflict pain or at least in this case annoyance on countries expressing support for ukraine. the u.s. chief among them. so today very irritaing. the worry is it might be something more sinister tomorrow. >> i thank you so much. you want to talk about a relevant book, his book "the loop" talks about this and more. still ahead, we're live in florida with what's happening today in the sentencing trial of the parkland shooter.
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17 past the hour. four weeks until the midterm elections, and candidate herb the walker will hold his first campaign event since nbc news
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obtained text messages between his wife and a woman who he paid to have an abortion. walker will be joined by florida senator rick scott, who heads the republican senatorial campaign committee and arkansas senator tom cotton. this comes one day after ohio senate candidate jd vance and tim ryan held their first debate with both candidates attacking each other over issues over abortion to crime. there was also some colorful language as well. >> i have been a pain in the rear end to nancy pelosi. i'm for ohio. i don't kiss anyone's butt like him. >> thank you, candidates. >> with us now to talk about this and some of the other tight senate races, capitol hill
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correspondent jesse kirsch in cleveland, ohio, and michael steele, former national committee chair. so ali, what can we expect from herb shl walker's event this afternoon? >> reporter: expect to see a huge show of support for herb shl walker. this is going to be the first time we see gop heavy weights against abortion rights at least in person to his side amid this whole abortion controversy against walker. with rick scott and tom cotton stumping for him here in georgia. what their message is going to be today is really to send this message of it's okay to back this guy. we know he's not perfect. but he is the best and quite literally the only option that republicans have right now in this race that could easily come down to quite possibly control of what is now a 50/50 senate. they are trying to show at least
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publicly that they don't care about this whole abortion controversy. they don't think republican voters should either. a source close to walker's campaign tells nbc that more republican lawmakers tell them they are eager to stump for walker on the campaign trail. that's something we're closely monitoring, whether this event with scott and cotton opens the door for more of them to come down to georgia to stump for walker in this critical race that is still considered a tossup four weeks to election day. >> and ohio senate candidates ryan and vance held their first debate last night. what are the key take aways from that event? >> reporter: i think this debate in many ways looked like what we were expecting. the two candidates trying to pitch themselves as the more authentic ohioen. and that came up repeatedly throughout the debate over several issues.
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vance, whose campaign website says he wants to end abortion, seemed to give himself more wiggle room last night. >> i have always believed in reasonable exceptions. but some minimal national standard is totally fine with me. >> reporter: that last line right there is a reference to something being proposed by lindsey graham, but vance did not go on to talk more about what exceptions he would be okay with. he talked about one specific case that head made headlines of a 10-year-old girl, but he turned that into a conversation about immigration. so weed to follow up with vance after the debate in the spin room. unlike ryan who did come take questions, vance did not take our questions. instead, sending a surrogate to speak on his behalf. here's part of my exchange with
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him. >> going back to what i was asking about abortion. is that right now in this election -- >> he answered that question. >> no, he didn't. >> i believe he did. >> he did not give clarity on the broad scope. >> i believe he gave clarity on the issue. >> what was the clarity? >> you have to go back and look at the tape. >> i'm asking you because we don't think he gave clarity. >> there will be an opportunity for follow-up. there's going to be a debate next week. >> that surrogate told me he was not prepared to share vance's stance on this issue. i followed up with the campaign repeatedly for an answer on this, and they have not given us one. early voting in ohio starts tomorrow. >> michael, we have been hearing from republicans their issue, crime, the economy, democrats very strongly on the issue of abortion. the head of jpmorgan chase predicted a recession. here's more of what he said about a potential recession.
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>> now you have to look at the range of outcomes. it could go from very mild to quite hard and a lot will align to what happened to this war. to guess is hard. be prepared. but the one guarantee, which we have been consistent about is volatile markets. you'll have volatile markets. >> how comments like this factor in for the november 8th? >> i don't think they factor in so much on november 8th at this point. i think people have already over the course of the summer and into the fall started to bank in how the economy has affected them, what they feel, what he's talking about is not projected for another six months after the election. there may be a recession in eight months. how am i going to vote today. that's not how that works. it's nice narrative and probably will feed some of the narrative for republicans who are slamming
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hard or at least trying to slam hard on the economy to avoid discussion about other thirngs but voters by and large have baked that in. because they are living in. they know what a gallon of gas costs now. they know what it costs them for groceries and other goods they need at various stores and businesses in their community. i think from the economic standpoint, the economic argument now, if it's going to shift, it should be shifting by democrats. you don't think we have done a good job. what's your proposal to deal with inflation? what's your proposal? and there is no proposal. so you fall back on the social issues, which again, trips up republicans, as you saw in the debate in ohio where we give a broad discussion but not specifics on where we stand. and then in the larger narrative, watching republicans jet san 50 years of their view,
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their position, holding america, holding the line against america on abortion over this one man, throw it all away because they are more interested in the power than they are the principle. and that is more telling to voters, i think, or should be than anything else. >> that's such an interesting point. i was thinking you were talking about the whole thing of recession if it comes will be six to nine months down the road. but people are feeling it. the african-american community has already been hit hard by the economic reality. they don't have to wait for the next six or nine months. we talked about this. those communiies, how are they seeing how this discussion that's being carried out for them when they are feeling it on
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a daily basis? >> i think that's a very excellent question. i think it really gives a reason why we're seeing more african-americans, especially african-american women, enter the political arena, enter the race for office so that they can have a more direct hand and say on how these policy decisions are decided being in the room matters. so that you can have a stake in how the solutions are developed. so when it comes to how they are going to vote, they will be voting along economic lines for sure like everyone else. but they are also going to be other concerns that brown and black communities have about their voting rights. the protection of those rights, their ability to access the ballot box, so they are seeing this from a multilevels of political lenses because they are so impacted. not just economically, but plit canically as well as in terms of the institutional rights. so for those voters, getting them motivated and out to polls is going to be a very important
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opportunity for democrats. >> michael, it's good to see you. let's continue the conversation. i thank you for being with us. scandal rocking the l.a. city council making national headlines. who is now calling on three members to resign over what they said when they thought no one was listening. you're watching "jose diaz-balart reports." u're watch diaz-balart reports. technology. we can replace your windshield ...and recalibrate your safety system. >> customer: and they recycled my old glass. >> tech: don't wait. schedule today. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm getting vaccinated with prevnar 20. so am i. because i'm at risk for pneumococcal pneumonia. i'm asking about prevnar 20. because there's a chance pneumococcal pneumonia could put me in the hospital. if you're 19 or older with certain chronic conditions
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white colleague. >> the cud's bouncing off the walls on the float, practically tipping it over, there's nothing you can do to control him. they're raising him like a little white kid, which i was like, this kid needs a beat down. >> with us to talk more about this is one of the report that broke the story benjamin, thank you for being with us. people at the center of this controversy, tell us a little bit about them. >> thanks for having me. as you said, you're talking about four of the most powerful political leaders in the city. kempb ran for mayor with the leader of the state senate. ran against dianne feinstein.
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martinez, she was next in line to become mayor. herrera ran one of the lajest political organization through his union in the city. what should be stated is beyond just the racist remarks they were making, as you mentioned in your intro, referring to comparing him to an accessory, talking like he was a prop, martinez comparing him to a monkey, they were talking about redistricting. how district lines are drawn and talking about power and how to hold on to it in this city. >> and then just the hypocrisy, but the comments about the community. so many things were just grotesque. but this is when they were pretty sure that no one was listening. tell me what you, when you and your colleagues broke this story, what is it that you felt?
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what is it that you learned when you first heard these reportings? >> it feels like a million years ago when it happened. i think we were sort of gob smacked by the racism that we heard. we have all covered these people very closely for a long time and listen to them talk in blunt terms in the past. and are very outspoken people, but didn't expect to hear this level of of racism referring to the l.a. county district attorney. i think we weren't prepared for that kind of language. it was like being in the smoke-filled room that we talk about in politics and really hearing what it was like. there was this other interesting political conversation that we
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heard that we never normally get to hear. we just think about it and imagine it. >> i thank you so much for being with us this morning. appreciate your time. closing arguments are underway in the penalty trial of the convicted gunman of the massacre at the marjory stoneman douglas high school in 2018. the jury could start deliberating as early as tomorrow whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole for killing 14 students and 3 staff members. the jury must be unanimous for the 24-year-old to receive the death sentence. moments ago, the state prosecutor made this argument. >> it was purposeful and it was a systemic massacre. >> joining us now is senior national correspondent kerry
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sanders. >> reporter: the prosecution is laying out in its final arguments that they believe in this sentencing phase that the 24-year-old gunman should be sentenced to die. he has confessed killing 17 and another 17 attempted murder cases. those who have lost loved ones and the victims who survived did not want to talk during this trial that's been going on for four months, but we talked about the death penalty before the phase began. this is what one had to say about her husband chris and how she feels the gunman should be punished. >> what is the appropriate punishment here? >> at the end of the day, nothing is going to change what's here for us. i just permly don't feel that this individual should be sucking anymore energy out of our community, any of our resources, so for me, i think
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that the best justice that we're going to get is the death penalty. >> but is that ever going to be justice for you? >> chris will never come back, so what kind of justice is there really going to be? our life is changed forever. >> so many victims who lost so much. the prosecution will complete its arguments for the death penalty. then the defense team will present its case saying that the gunman here had a difficult start in life. his mother was addicted and he had many difficulies to overcome and he should face life in prison. then this will go to the jury, and a unanimous decision will be required if it is indeed going to be a death penalty. >> kerry sanders in fort lauderdale, thank you. next, we'll tell you who in former president trump's inner circumstance sl now talking to
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government spoke with federal investigators last friday. they have until 5:00 p.m. eastern to respond to trump's emergency application to the u.s. supreme court. the ability to review just over 100 classified documents seized during the estate in august. with us now to talk more about this is the senior national political reporter for nbc news digital. mark, once again, you're breaking all these news stories. tell us about this meeting. >> she met with federal investigators friday. and she met willingly. was not offered or seeking immunity and just said what she sue nu. she said i signed this document, this certification that said we had in our possession no more documents that you're seeking as a result of your subpoena. this was on june 3rd, by the way.
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the left and bbc says this is on the right. officials say she died by suicide after she fell from a building but her family disputes that. iranian authorities deny any responsibility and say their deaths were not connected to the protests. joining us now is activist masi aleniajad. help us understand what you mean by what you called this. >> the islamic republic has three pillars to survive. death to america, and compulsory hijab. it's the weakest pillar. and now we see that when women and men shoulder to shoulder, burning head scarves, that they know if it gets successful to tear this wall down, then the
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republic won't exist. that's why they are killing teenagers because they have fear that the teenagers will take to the street. they have nothing to lose and will actually have a revolution right now. >> many activists say am struck people are leading the protests. is this, do you think, is a turning point? the iranian regime has been causing so much death and destruction since 1979. is this a change, a possible moment? >> why i am saying this is because the brutal death of mahsa amini, it's a turning point for iranians and the tipping point of the islamic, and that's why the supreme leader is putting the blame on the west, and on me, and these
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are the leaders within the society, young generations, school girls. can you believe that, teenagers saying we rather die but we won't live with humiliation. right now is the democratic countries do not recognize this revolution and stop negotiating with the murderers, and honestly the regime will kill more innocent people, and they cut off the internet because they don't want the world to see the killing of young students in the streets. >> you, yourself, have suffered from this regime. i mean, not only is your brother in an iranian prison because of your family's criticism and desire to live in freedom, but you have also been targeted here in the united states. talk to us about what that regime is like for the folks who just kind of think of what iran has been going through since
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1979 as a feda compli. >> the fbi stopped the kidnapping plot of me, and last month police arrested a man with a loaded gun in front of my house in brooklyn, and that shows you, as far as the islamic republic is in power, none of us will be safe not even on u.s. soil. now that i am talking about you, right now, massive attack on ukrainian people, and president zelenskyy mentioned the iranian regime provided many drones, so that shows you the way the islamic republic taking part in war crime now killing its own people have to convince the democratic countries, when you
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56 after the hour. latino buying power is at an all-time high, but there's still a huge gap when it comes to products made by and for the latina community, and one company is making that a success in the form of children's books. and joining us for this story,
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morgan, this was started by one person? >> one person, and the original spark came from one womana mom and she said she set out to make a bilingual children's brand that was so high quality that the world could not ignore it, and the success she has found seems to be, well, proving her right. for susie, the story of success started on page one, before the birth of her second child. >> i started this when i was pregnant, and you want to raise children who are proud of who they are and they feel they draw strength from their culture. >> you turn the book and -- >> it's in spanish. >> it's a series of bilingual children's books, featuring traditional spanish nursery rhymes. >> when you became a mom, were there books in spanish for children? >> no. i am an artist and i know how to
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build brands and teams, and i got this. >> and she did. we first spoke to her in 2019, when her company was on the rise. now they have grown in a multiplatform brand, that includes games, videos and even learning apps. all tools that help parents help share their culture with their children. >> these kids are perfect for the kids to kind of pick up on the spanish in a fun way. >> meeting a need that is bigger than ever, skpr latinos spend more than $1.8 trillion on consumer goods in 2020 alone. >> what do parents tell you? >> they will come up to me and say, oh, my god, my kids are bilingual because of you. >> a new kind of story for the next generation. >> josé, these books are super
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cool. we want to point out, it's not just children's books taking off. in fact, just this month the tech company apple featured her in a list of seven hispanic app creators who they say are breaking barriers with technology, josé. >> morgan, i mean, talk to us a little bit more about the strength and the size of the latino market in the u.s.? >> you know better than anybody, and it's a great question because the numbers are staggering, and a new report says if the latinos in the u.s. were their own country they would have the fifth largest economic output in the entire world, and they spend more on consumer products than the entire economy of canada, josé. >> gracias. thank you. >> that wraps up the hour for me. i am josé diaz-balart in english. you can reach me on twitter and
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instagram, and i thank you for the privilege of your time. lindsey riser picks up with more news right now. good morning. i am lindsey risers at msnbc headquarters in new york. as long as it takes. that's the vow from president biden and his g7 counterparts. the leaders committing to sending more aid to ukraine. in the past 24 hours, more than 100 rockets have been fired in ukraine with new strikes hitting the western city of lviv this morning, knocking out power. a moment that cristalizes the rogue dangers in kyiv. right now, all eyes are on vladimir putin and what he could do next to turn around his failures. our chief


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