Today's news -- October 9, 2017

 

 

 

Incentives rampant as charters try to attract students *

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/10/06/incentives-such-gift-cards-rampant-some-charter-schools-try-attract-students/734890001/

 

Lack of salary increase met with counter offer by St. Johns teachers union (Michelle Dillon and Sally Cunningham quoted)

http://staugustine.com/local-news/news/2017-10-08/lack-salary-increase-met-counter-offer-teachers-union

 

State waives rules for students, teachers fleeing Hurricane Maria

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-waives-rules-for-students-teachers-fleeing-hurricane-maria/2340149

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-puerto-ricans-florida-students-teachers-scott-20171006-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/palm-beach-county-has-hurricane-refugee-students-and-counting/dzrswafvI1NI3D11nPNjYM/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-hurricane-displaced-students-come-to-schools-20171003-story.html

 

Florida schools will take Puerto Rico students. But who will pay?

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/florida-schools-will-take-puerto-rico-students-but-who-will-pay/2340191

 

Chris Latvala acknowledges Pinellas hurt by funding formula in HB 7069

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/rep-chris-latvala-acknowledges-pinellas-hurt-by-funding-formula-in-hb-7069/2340144

 

Resegregation? Report shows diversity diving at state schools

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/10/07/growing-florida-public-schools-segregated-income-report-finds-florida-schools-segregated-income-clas/708079001/

 

Leon schools among state's most segregated, says report on economic divide

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/10/07/leon-county-schools-among-floridas-most-segregated-says-report-economic-divide/718219001/

 

Some schools have more class time

http://www.tbo.com/news/education/k12/another-thing-we-learned-from-the-hurricane-some-schools-have-way-more/2340096

 

Backpack Full Of Cash: The film about education and privatization https://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/07/backpack-full-of-cash-the-film-about-education-and-privatization-that-you-must-see/

 

Blocked by Facebook for writing ”school choice is a lie”

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/07/steven-singer-school-choice-is-a-lie/

 

Facebook blocked ads from group criticizing school choice

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/07/facebook-blocked-ads-from-the-network-for-public-education-critcizing-school-choice/

 

DeVos champions online charter schools, but the results are poor

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/08/education-betsy-devos-online-charter-schools-poor-results-243556

 

Facing racism is part of life in St. Louis. Now it’s part of my classroom, too.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/facing-racism-is-part-of-life-in-st-louis-now-its-part-of-my-classroom-too/2017/10/06/cdb707c0-a795-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.35bd5e8356c5

 

Iowa: Teachers vote overwhelmingly in favor of their union

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/08/iowa-teachers-vote-overwhelmingly-in-favor-of-their-union/

 

Starbucks supports rightwing policy group in Washington statehttps://dianeravitch.net/2017/10/07/shocker-starbucks-supports-rightwing-policy-group-in-washington-state-devos-scheduled-to-speak/

 

DeVos’ puppet in Michigan gives OK to closing more public schools in Detroit

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2016/09/28/bill-schuette-issues-major-ruling-on-detroit-schools-doesnt-mention-the-thousands-hes-accepted-from-pro-charter-devos-family

 

Hedge funder who secretly bought Puerto Rican debt is secret backer of charters

https://www.alternet.org/hedge-funder-puerto-rico-charter-schools#.WdpUGrEoZzs.facebook

 

DeVos postpones trip to Ontario schools amid protests from teachers, unions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/06/betsy-devos-postpones-trip-to-ontario-schools-amid-protests-from-teachers-unions/?utm_term=.e7472f8a702c

 

UF employee safety imperiled by Spencer visit (by Steve Kirn, Paul Ortiz and Susan Hegeman)
http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20171006/steve-kirn-paul-ortiz-and-susan-hegeman-uf-employee-safety-imperiled-by-spencer-visit

 

Dispute brews over UF’s pay for part-time, temp workers

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171007/dispute-brews-over-ufs-pay-for-part-time-temp-workers

 

Climate change impacting higher education and future careers

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171007/climate-change-impacting-higher-education-and-future-careers

 

Bright Futures is Negron's top priority for 2018 legislative session

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/07/bright-futures-sen-joe-negrons-top-priority-2018-legislative-session/740328001/

 

Trump wants to weaken law protecting veterans from predatory for-profit colleges

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/10/06/trump-administration-wants-to-weaken-law-protecting-veterans-from-predatory-for-profit-colleges-senators-say/?utm_term=.980946e9d0cf

 

As legislative session looms, lawmakers get to work

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/10/08/legislative-session-looms-lawmakers-get-work/740795001/

http://news.wfsu.org/post/lawmakers-returning-capital-committee-weeks

 

Closing Florida’s write-in loophole is right thing to do

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/10/05/closing-floridas-write-loophole-right-thing-do-another-view/731336001/

 

Weeks after Hurricane Irma, Florida is still counting the dead

http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2017-10-06/weeks-after-irma-florida-still-counting-dead?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

Second floor was deadliest at nursing home with no air conditioning

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/hollywood-nursing-home-hurricane-deaths/fl-sb-nursing-home-sunrise-hollywood-20170927-story.html

 

245 workers laid off at nursing home where residents died in heat

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/hollywood-nursing-home-hurricane-deaths/fl-bz-challenger-job-cuts-september-20171006-story.html

 

Companies can't find workers to rebuild after storms

http://www.mcall.com/business/economy/mc-biz-hurricane-no-workers-20171004-story.html

 

Citrus industry feels squeeze from hurricane, waits for help

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/money/business/local/2017/10/06/citrus-industry-feels-squeeze-hurricane-irma-waits-help/710317001/

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/246292-emergency-loans-available-now-florida-citrus-growers

 

Northeast Florida farmers race to salvage crops, replant, recover from hurricane

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-10-07/northeast-florida-farmers-race-salvage-crops-replant-recover-hurricane-irma?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

State works to tell visitors after hurricane: “We're open for business”

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/10/06/florida-works-tell-visitors-after-hurricane-irma-were-open-business/726871001/

 

A weak hurricane could drown Jacksonville. Will its leaders protect it in time?

http://www.tampabay.com/news/a-weak-hurricane-could-drown-jacksonville-will-its-leaders-protect-it-in/2340108?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

State congressional delegation seeks additional hurricane recovery funding

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171008/florida-delegation-seeks-additional-irma-recovery-funding

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/246320-florida-calls-27-billion-hurricane-recovery-funding-feds

 

Nelson calls for gas reserve in state to prevent shortages seen during hurricane

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/10/06/bill-nelson-calls-for-gas-reserve-in-florida-to-prevent-shortages-seen-during-hurricane-irma/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

DeVos, Zinke visit Everglades City

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/10/06/education-secretary-devos-interior-secretary-zinke-visit-everglades-city/738098001/

 

Zinke gets in-the-swamp view of Big Cypress, Everglades Park

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/environment/2017/10/06/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-gets-the-swamp-view-big-cypress-everglades-park/733481001/

 

Florida lifts cone of silence at emergency operations briefings -- media can listen in

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article177440321.html

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/06/state-promises-more-access-ahead-tropical-storm-nate/740095001/

 

Puerto Ricans are surging political force in Florida in aftermath of Maria

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/in-florida-puerto-ricans-are-a-surging-political-force--and-outraged-by-trumps-response-to-maria/2017/10/06/e7389e7a-aa29-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.644c5aaac2c9

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/us/politics/puerto-rico-florida-voters.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/lsemAivXVU

 

Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico and Florida politics

http://steveschale.squarespace.com/blog/2017/10/7/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-and-florida-politics.html

https://electionsmith.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/will-influx-of-puerto-ricans-flocking-to-florida-hurt-trump-or-republicans/

 

Desperate San Juan mayor takes to Twitter after Trump ignores requests for help

https://thinkprogress.org/puerto-rico-cruz-no-hope-1b9d6833f7b0/amp/

 

FEMA director: “We filtered out” San Juan mayor “a long time ago”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/08/fema-san-juan-mayor-long-243575

 

In Puerto Rico, everything is broken -- except our spirit

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery/os-puerto-rico-first-person-rrb-20171007-story.html

 

Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disaster

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/10/09/hospitals-scramble-to-avert-saline-shortage-in-wake-of-puerto-rico-disaster/?utm_term=.f41e700d22c1

 

Trump revels in recounting the “very good towels” he threw to hurricane victims

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-puerto-rico-paper-towels_us_59da65a3e4b046f5ad9904c6?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__100917&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__100917+CID_c720177df2a96646d76eaf59d6899966&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=wanted%20him%20to%20throw%20the%20soft%20towels&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__100917

 

Minus electrical grid, Puerto Rico becomes generator island

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/us/puerto-rico-power-generators.html?emc=edit_th_20171008&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Puerto Rico needs power. Tesla founder has solar energy system.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article177523656.html

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/06/puerto-rico-governor-says-lets-talk-after-tesla-ceo-elon-musk-offers-solar-power-hurricane-maria/740129001/

 

How citizens are helping get things to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico “the Miami way”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article177670101.html

 

U.S. Virgin Islands: The American citizens battered by hurricane -- and forgotten

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/08/us-virgin-islands-the-american-citizens-battered-by-hurricane-maria-and-forgotten?CMP=edit_2221

 

In a season of monsters, Gulf Coast feels lucky all it got was Nate

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/hurricane-nate-biloxi-storm.html?emc=edit_th_20171009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.pnj.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/10/08/hurricane-nate-impact-pale-comparison-past/744208001/

 

Flood-damaged cars are coming to market. Here's how to avoid them.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-tips-to-avoid-buying-flooded-cars-20171006-story.html

 

Enterprise Florida's top staff to get raises instead of bonuses

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-nsf-enterprise-florida-raises-20171006-story.html

 

Workers' compensation premiums for Florida businesses could drop

http://www.tbo.com/news/business/banking/workers-compensation-premiums-for-florida-businesses-could-drop/2340156

 

Why aren’t wages growing more quickly? A graphical analysis. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/10/09/why-arent-wages-growing-more-quickly-a-graphical-analysis/?utm_term=.fd45f3753647

 

Global economy’s stubborn reality: plenty of work, not enough pay

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/business/unemployment-wages-economy.html?emc=edit_cn_20171009&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump election commission leader sought radical change to key voting law

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/trumps-election-policy-deputy-sought-a-radical-change-to-a-key-voting-law/

 

Trump tries to weaken federal unions, but their membership grows

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/10/09/trump-tries-to-weaken-federal-unions-but-their-membership-grows-in-reaction-to-gop-actions/?utm_term=.361ddf4a8592

 

Trump-Russia dossier: Why its findings grow more significant by the day

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/07/trump-russia-steele-dossier-moscow?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247032&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Facebook employees “embedded” in Trump campaign media operation

https://thinkprogress.org/facebook-embeds-trump-campaign-70217364e82d/amp/

 

Trump’s embrace of Facebook shows company’s growing reach in elections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-campaigns-embrace-of-facebook-shows-companys-growing-reach-in-elections/2017/10/08/e5e5f156-a93b-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.1f34a4462a3e

 

Hoping to have Trump cleared, legal team eases resistance to inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/us/politics/trump-russia-legal.html?emc=edit_th_20171008&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

The Senate warns Trump: Leave Mueller be

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-senate-warns-trump-leave-mueller-be/2017/10/07/88c4db7e-a7b8-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.c9f99ee0ea11

 

Democrats unveil tax plan that, unlike GOP’s, would help working families

https://thinkprogress.org/democrats-unveil-tax-plan-that-unlike-gops-would-actually-help-working-families-36eb0b1844a5/

 

The Trump administration’s tax plan is an atrocity

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-administrations-tax-plan-is-an-atrocity/2017/10/08/93876d1e-aaca-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?utm_term=.63cecfa1257a

 

Press secretary completely undercuts Trump’s bogus tax talking point

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/06/sarah-huckabee-sanders-completely-undercuts-trumps-bogus-tax-talking-point/?utm_term=.ac022b6549a0

 

Why corporate tax cuts won’t create jobs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-entrepreneur.html?emc=edit_th_20171009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/will-corporate-rate-cut-really-increase-us-jobs-and-wages

 

Republicans may be picking a huge environmental fight in their push for tax reform

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/energy-and-environment/2017/10/6/16411648/republicans-tax-reform-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-drilling-oil

 

Trump rolls back Obamacare birth control mandate

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/us/politics/trump-contraception-birth-control.html?emc=edit_th_20171007&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-could-narrow-affordable-care-acts-contraception-mandate/2017/10/05/16139400-a9f0-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.3dba93a14581

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/06/trump-rolls-back-obamacares-contraception-rule-243537

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/abortion-contraception-republicans.html?emc=edit_th_20171007&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-birth-control-oversight-5059c8d12d9d/amp/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/does-the-trump-administration-want-more-unintended-pregnancies/2017/10/07/f63a6914-aac7-11e7-850e-2bdd1236be5d_story.html?utm_term=.ed987ee83786

 

Women’s rights are on the retreat yet again. Why?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/07/womens-rights-are-on-the-retreat-yet-again-why?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247138&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s effort to kill Obamacare with 1,000 cuts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/06/trumps-effort-to-kill-obamacare-with-1000-cuts/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.41ee9728eea3

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/8/16439492/trump-obamacare-association-health-plans

 

Democrats accuse Trump of sabotage on Obamacare sign-ups

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/06/trump-obamacare-signups-democrats-sabotage-243553

 

Schumer says he rebuffed another offer from Trump on health care

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/us/politics/trump-schumer-obamacare.html?emc=edit_th_20171008&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/07/obamacare-repeal-healthcare-trump-chuck-schumer?CMP=edit_2221

 

Congress must act to preserve CHIP and protect America's children

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0928-chip-20170927-story.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-federal-chip-money-florida-20171004-story.html

 

Sessions outlines broad “religious freedom” legal exemptions

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/06/sessions-calls-for-broad-religious-freedom-protections-243536

 

White House makes hardline demands for any “Dreamers” deal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/white-house-daca.html?emc=edit_th_20171009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/08/trump-administration-releases-hard-line-immigration-principles-threatening-deal-on-dreamers/?utm_term=.6953df371fb9

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/08/trump-immigration-plan-dreamers-243586

 

Undocumented “Dreamers” look to an uneasy future as DACA closes down

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/07/daca-ends-dreamers-future?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247032&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Deportations from the interior of the United States are rising under Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/deportations-from-the-interior-of-the-united-states-are-rising-under-trump/2017/10/07/44a14224-a912-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.4820cb260c4f

 

Fearing deportation, many domestic violence victims steer clear of police and courts

http://beta.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-undocumented-crime-reporting-20171009-story.html

 

Nestlé makes billions bottling water it pays nearly nothing for

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-21/nestl-makes-billions-bottling-water-it-pays-nearly-nothing-for?src=longreads

 

Trump will propose repealing Obama’s key effort to combat climate change

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/05/trump-administration-will-propose-repealing-obamas-key-effort-to-combat-climate-change/?utm_term=.ed63032a4ac3

 

Critics: Proposed energy rule is payback to ailing coal industry for supporting Trump

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/08/critics-proposed-energy-rule-payback-ailing-coal-industry-supporting-trump/741071001/

 

“What storm, Mr. President?” Trump puts world on edge with cryptic cliffhanger

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/what-storm-mr-president-trump-puts-world-on-edge-with-cryptic-cliffhanger/2017/10/06/4f88c7d2-aacc-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.1e5d5e0f2fdd

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/06/politics/trump-storm-coming/index.html

 

Trump on North Korea: “Sorry, but only one thing will work”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/10/07/trump-on-north-korea-sorry-but-only-one-thing-will-work/?utm_term=.0d62d7b8baba

 

Tillerson at the breaking point

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/16/rex-tillerson-at-the-breaking-point

 

Corker says Trump’s recklessness threatens “World War III”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/trump-corker.html?emc=edit_th_20171009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump goes after Corker, who bites back

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/trump-corker.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-attacks-corker-who-responds-by-calling-the-white-house-adult-day-care/2017/10/08/3c6e36d6-ac44-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.49098e902750

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/08/bob-corker-white-house-adult-day-care-center-trump-twitter?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247138&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s tweetstorm against Corker may cost him a key policy ally

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-tweetstorm-against-corker-may-cost-him-a-key-policy-ally/2017/10/08/4913257a-ac4b-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.786a737d4d79

 

Traveling in style: Trump’s White House wrestles with Cabinet costs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/traveling-in-style-trumps-white-house-wrestles-with-cabinet-costs/2017/10/08/8e6debaa-a953-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.6a0909e048e4

 

Nearly six dozen flights by Cabinet members, mapped

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/10/06/nearly-six-dozen-charter-and-military-flights-by-cabinet-members-mapped/?utm_term=.edc7fdfd232b

 

Secret Service spent $137,000 on golf carts to protect Trump at his clubs

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/10/05/secret-service-spent-137-k-golf-carts-protect-trump-new-jersey-florida-clubs/736618001/

 

Attacking media as distraction

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/opinion/trump-attacks-twitter-media.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171009&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/05/politics/donald-trump-media-war/index.html

 

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