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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Boris Johnson: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist currently serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. He also served as Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016 and Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018. Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.

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Explainer: As PM Johnson pushes ahead with Brexit, what happens now in parliament?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on..
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Johnson faces perilous Brexit ratification after deal vote blocked

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.
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Videos for Boris Johnson

Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote' [Video]Commons speaker rejects Government bid for Brexit 'meaningful vote'

Commons Speaker John Bercow has rejected a Government bid to hold a meaningful vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to do so.

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UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal [Video]UK Brexit Minister Barclay disappointed by no vote on deal

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay expressed disappointment at a parliamentary committee on Monday following the lack of a parliament vote on a Brexit deal on Saturday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Pound rises above $1.30 with possible Brexit vote in sight [Video]Pound rises above $1.30 with possible Brexit vote in sight

Sterling reached its highest in more than five months on Monday, as more investors rushed to cover short positions on signs that either Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal would pass or the Oct...

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Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament [Video]Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament

The 27 Brexit weary EU states met on Sunday and agreed they would forward a controversial letter from the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the European Parliament this week for approval.

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UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal [Video]UK parliament snubs Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Prime Minister sends EU request to delay Brexit after losing vote in the House of Commons.

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Brexit: What could happen next? [Video]Brexit: What could happen next?

A look at possible Brexit outcomes after the Prime Minister reluctantly writes to Brussels asking for an extension to the Brexit deadline. Boris Johnson lost a historic House of Commons vote - which..

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UK is going to leave the EU by Oct. 31: Gove [Video]UK is going to leave the EU by Oct. 31: Gove

Brexit will happen by October 31, British government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday (October 20), despite lawmakers forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a letter on Saturday to the EU..

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Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum [Video]Labour to push for Commons vote on new Brexit referendum

Labour will push for a new EU referendum when the Government brings its latest Brexit plans to the Commons in the coming days. And shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer left open the possibility the..

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PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU [Video]PM sends unsigned letter of parliaments request for Brexit extension to EU

Boris Johnson has tried to distance himself from a legally required request for a Brexit extension by stressing to the EU it was sent to Brussels at Parliament's bidding.

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'Shame on you' - pro-EU protesters shout at British ministers leaving parliament [Video]'Shame on you' - pro-EU protesters shout at British ministers leaving parliament

The ministers were leaving after an extraordinary sitting of parliament in which lawmakers were supposed to frame the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal. But lawmakers passed an..

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UK PM 'undaunted' by MPs' backing for Brexit extension [Video]UK PM 'undaunted' by MPs' backing for Brexit extension

Boris Johnson said he still believed he can command 'overwhelming' support for his new Brexit divorce plan and will introduce required legislation to make that happen.

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Johnson defiant after lawmakers vote to force Brexit delay [Video]Johnson defiant after lawmakers vote to force Brexit delay

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain's departure from the European Union after losing a vote in parliament on Saturday that means he is obliged..

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Brexit: How did MPs vote to delay Boris Johnson’s deal? [Video]Brexit: How did MPs vote to delay Boris Johnson’s deal?

A breakdown of how MPs voted on a special Saturday sitting of the House of Commons. MPs voted by 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment withholding approval of the PM's Brexit deal until legislation to..

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PM says he will not request Brexit extension [Video]PM says he will not request Brexit extension

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will not negotiate a delay with the EU and "neither does the law" compel him to do so. His comments came after MPs approved Sir Oliver Letwin’s amendment which..

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British lawmakers back Brexit deal delay [Video]British lawmakers back Brexit deal delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would not negotiate a delay to Brexit, after lawmakers backed a proposal to withhold approval for his agreement until formal ratification..

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Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire [Video]Trump downplays flare-up in Syria amid ceasefire

Trump’s comments came one day after he praised a deal announced by Vice President Mike Pence that would pause fighting in Northeast Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe..

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Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march on Westminster while MPs debate deal [Video]Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march on Westminster while MPs debate deal

Various aerials of anti-Brexit protesters in the streets of London on the day legislators will vote in the House of Commons on Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal [Video]Theresa May urges MPs to back new Brexit deal

Former prime minister Theresa May says he has "a distinct sense of deja vu" as she urged MPs to back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be heard saying: "I know how you..

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Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London [Video]Anti-Brexit march: Giant puppets of PM and Dominic Cummings paraded through London

Giant puppet caricatures of Boris Johnson and key aide Dominic Cummings are paraded down Whitehall as anti-Brexit campaigners gather in Westminster for the Let Us Be Heard march. It comes as Parliament..

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Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control [Video]Brexit heartland: Hull wants to take back control

As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to put a new Brexit deal to Parliament, Al Jazeera visited the port city where people are desperate for progress.

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UK PM Johnson says hopes this is the moment to get Brexit resolution [Video]UK PM Johnson says hopes this is the moment to get Brexit resolution

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped lawmakers would go ahead with a vote on Saturday on the divorce deal he struck this week with the European Union and this would be the moment Britain would..

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Jeremy Corbyn: We will not back this sell-out deal [Video]Jeremy Corbyn: We will not back this sell-out deal

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reacts to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's update to the House of Commons on his new Brexit deal, saying “voting for a deal today won’t end Brexit. It won’t deliver..

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Boris Johnson urges MPs to "come together" and back his Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson urges MPs to "come together" and back his Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged MPs to "come together" and support the new Brexit as "people at home are hoping and expecting".

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Brexit vote: Boris Johnson departs for Parliament [Video]Brexit vote: Boris Johnson departs for Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, London, as he heads to the House of Commons to deliver a statement to the House on his new Brexit deal after the EU Council summit, on what has been..

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UK's Corbyn mocks PM Johnson for sending Brexit delay letter

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party mocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for sending a letter to ask for a Brexit delay after saying "over and over again" that he would never do it.
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Britain says EU is considering PM Johnson's delay letter

Britain said on Monday that the European Union had accepted the letter sent by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that requested a Brexit delay and was considering it.
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UK PM Johnson is disappointed Brexit vote will not go ahead on Monday: spokesman

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is disappointed the parliament will not allow a vote on his Brexit deal on Monday, his spokesman said, describing the speaker's move as one that denied the chance to..
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UK speaker rules against government trying to get another vote on Brexit deal

Britain's parliamentary speaker John Bercow told the government on Monday it could not again try to get a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because it was posing the same question to..
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Agreeing Brexit deal 'self-evidently' in UK's economic interest: finance minister

Agreeing the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "self-evidently" in the interest of Britain's economy, finance minister Sajid Javid said in a letter published on Monday.
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'If anyone can do it, it's him': how Boris won a Brexit deal

By Anthony Deutsch, Gabriela Baczynska, Padraic Halpin and Elizabeth Piper
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Timeline: Key moments leading up to Johnson's Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sealed a new Brexit deal with the European Union on Oct. 17, paving the way for Britain to leave the bloc at the end of the month, if Britain's parliament approves it.
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Scottish court delays decision on whether UK PM Johnson obeyed law

Scotland's top court has delayed a ruling on whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully obeyed a law which demanded he request a delay to Brexit.
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UK PM Johnson will not allow changes to Brexit deal - spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants his Brexit deal to be passed by parliament, his spokesman said on Monday, warning lawmakers the government would not hold a vote on the agreement if lawmakers..
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What happens next after UK PM Johnson writes Brexit delay letter?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try again to get his Brexit deal passed by parliament on Monday after lawmakers decided to delay their agreement, a humiliating blow for a leader who has staked his..
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UK PM Johnson on right side of the law over Brexit delay letter: lawyer

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on the right side of the law after he reluctantly sent a letter requesting a Brexit delay at his opponents' behest, a lawyer who has worked on high-profile cases..
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Northern Irish DUP lawmaker: we shall not support EU customs union proposal

A lawmaker from the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party said on Monday that it would not support a possible amendment to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal that would put the United..
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British PM pushes for Brexit deal vote after being forced to seek delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter seeking a delay from the European Union.
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Scottish court asked to delay ruling on PM Johnson's Brexit extension request

Anti-Brexit campaigners said they would ask a Scottish court on Monday to delay its ruling on a legal challenge that sought to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to comply with a law requiring him to..
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Exclusive: Northern Ireland's Orange Order discourages protests over Brexit deal

The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite..
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EU will delay Brexit until February if Johnson fails to ratify deal this week - The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times has reported http://bit.ly/2p1UfbJ that the European Union will delay Brexit until February 2020 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is unable to get his deal past parliament this week.
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Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM's unsigned delay request, UK says

The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting..
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Britain is going to leave the EU by October 31 - Gove says

Brexit will happen by October 31, British government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday, despite lawmakers forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to send a letter on Saturday to the EU requesting a..
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EU plays for time as Johnson spars with UK parliament on Brexit

The European Union will play for time rather than rush to decide on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's reluctant request to delay Brexit again, diplomats with the bloc said after a 15-minute..
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UK opposition Labour's Starmer: Johnson should have sent one letter to EU

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Sunday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was behaving in a childish way by sending two letters to the European Union, one requesting a delay to Brexit and one..
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British lawmaker Letwin says: PM Johnson will probably get Brexit deal through

British lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Sunday that he believed Prime Minister Boris Johnson could probably get his Brexit deal over the line.
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Britain's Raab: we have the numbers to pass a Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government seemed to have the numbers in the House of Commons to pass Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
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UK's Labour will try to amend Brexit deal legislation

Britain's opposition Labour Party will try to amend legislation to ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the party's finance spokesman John McDonnell said on Sunday.
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Brexit delay and election better than PM Johnson's deal: Farage

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Sunday a short delay to Brexit in order to hold a national election would be better than accepting Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal.
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Text of Brexit delay letter Johnson had to send to EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a Brexit delay alongside a separate note saying that he did not want an extension, a British..
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UK PM sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union on Saturday requesting a delay to Brexit but he also sent another message in which he stated he did not want the..
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France's Macron calls on UK's Johnson to clarify Brexit

French President Emmanuel Macron pressed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday to clarify his country's position over Brexit after Johnson lost a vote in parliament, obliging him to seek a..
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EU sick of Brexit, but likely to grant an extension if asked

European Union chiefs are so fed up of Brexit that when they clinched a deal with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week they did not want to entertain the need to delay Britain's departure beyond Oct...
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Ireland's Varadkar says no British request to delay Brexit yet

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday afternoon that Britain has not yet made any request to delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a vote in the UK parliament that means he..
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Rebel with a cause ruins Johnson's big Brexit day

Fearing Britain could drop out of the European Union without a deal by design or default, one British lawmaker on Saturday masterminded a plan to deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson his day of Brexit..
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New Brexit delay in no one's interest: French diplomatic source

Another delay in Brexit would be in nobody's interest, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday, after UK lawmakers backed a proposal to push back a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit..
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UK parliament speaker to rule on Monday if government can put Brexit deal to vote again

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would rule on Monday if he will allow the government to put forward a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal.
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Protesters cheer as British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters gathered outside Britain's parliament cheered as lawmakers voted on Saturday to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU exit deal until formal..
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UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday: House of Commons leader

British lawmakers will debate and vote on Monday on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Saturday.
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UK PM Johnson's spokesman refuses to answer any questions on next Brexit steps

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to answer any questions on Saturday about the government's next steps on Brexit, including when or if Johnson would write to Brussels..
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UK PM Johnson: I will not negotiate Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would not negotiate a delay to Brexit, after lawmakers backed a proposal to withhold approval for his agreement until formal ratification..
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UK lawmakers vote for Letwin proposals, forcing Johnson toward Brexit delay

British lawmakers on Saturday voted for a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, a step that will oblige him to..
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British protesters lampoon the 'Lucifer' of Brexit and his billionaire backers

Anti-Brexit protesters on Saturday used a bizarre array of humor to lampoon Britain's leaders, casting Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser as a manipulating devil behind a divorce that was the..
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Northern Ireland's DUP say they will use every strategy to seek changes to Brexit deal

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will use every strategy available to try and get changes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, its Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said on Saturday.
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Not responsible for PM to threaten 'my deal or no deal': UK lawmaker Letwin

British lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Saturday it was not responsible for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to threaten a choice between his Brexit deal and a no deal.
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Britain's Labour to back proposal to withhold support for Brexit deal

Britain's main opposition Labour Party will support a proposal made by a former Conservative lawmaker to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Saturday until the formal..
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Brexit day of reckoning: PM Johnson battles further delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his..
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UK government focused on defeating Letwin amendment: PM Johnson's spokesman

The British government is focused on making sure lawmakers do not back a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed,..
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People should have final say on Brexit - UK's Labour leader Corbyn

Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the people should have the final say on Brexit, adding that his lawmakers would not back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's European Union withdrawal..
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