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FBI promises to respond to Congress on Holder travelupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 18:11:00

The FBI said Friday it will respond to questions from Congress on the use of FBI aircraft amid allegations that Attorney General Eric Holder is among officials who "may have used FBI planes for his own travel when aircraft were needed for FBI operations."

FBI: Number of officers slain on duty increased in 2011updated: Mon May 14 2012 11:41:00

Seventy-two law enforcement officers in the U.S. were slain in the line of duty in 2011, an increase of 16 over the previous year, according to an FBI report released Monday. The report does not include reasons for the rise.

FBI on guard against terrorist cyber attacksupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:56:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday he is concerned about the potential for terrorists mounting cyber attacks and that the bureau is working "to stay ahead of these threats, both at home and abroad."

CNNMoney: FBI Director: Cybercrime will eclipse terrorismupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 07:55:00

Cybercriminals are becoming a threat that rivals terrorist groups like al Qaeda, according to the nation's top law enforcement official.

More officers gunned down in 2010, report showsupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 15:49:00

Fifty-six law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2010, the FBI reported Monday. That's up from 48 shot and killed the previous year.

Justice Department honors FBI chief, othersupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 22:30:00

Longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller received one of the Justice Department's highest awards Wednesday for outstanding professionalism and exemplary integrity.

AQAP still threat to U.S. despite death of al-Awlaki, FBI chief saysupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:04:00

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "a significant threat to the homeland" despite the death of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.

Officials: Too soon to disregard 9/11 threatupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:17:00

Top U.S. officials say they are not ready to put aside threat information received last week that al Qaeda terrorists wanted to attack New York or Washington around the time of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Senate gives Mueller 2 more years at FBIupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 18:11:00

The Senate voted swiftly and unanimously Wednesday to keep FBI Director Robert Mueller in office for another two years, extending a term that had been set to expire August 2.

Obama signs 2-year extension to Mueller's FBI tenureupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 20:44:00

President Barack Obama has signed into law Tuesday legislation creating a new two-year term for FBI Director Robert Mueller beginning on August 3.

'Fast and Furious' gun program draws Hill demand for documentsupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 19:35:00

In a demand for fast -- if not furious -- action, Congressional investigators have given the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration just one week to produce documents to aid their investigation of a controversial gun-purchasing operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Should Mueller head FBI two more years?updated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:01:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on whether to extend FBI Director Robert Mueller's term two more years.

Lawmakers indicate support for extending FBI director's termupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 17:01:00

Senators of both political parties said Wednesday they support extending FBI Director Robert Mueller's term for two more years but are worried about a legal constitutional challenge.

Mueller almost resigned under Bushupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 05:40:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller wrote a letter of resignation to then-President Bush over a secret wiretapping program.

Effort to extend FBI director's term heads to Senate committeeupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 05:40:00

President Barack Obama's request for FBI Director Robert Mueller to stay on for another two years takes an important step Wednesday, when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on what could be a precedent-setting job extension.

FBI director on track for 2-year extension, despite agent grumblingupdated: Fri May 20 2011 17:07:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller is on course to receive the two-year job extension urged by President Obama, despite scattered grumbling by some agents and legislative concerns about establishing a precedent, key lawmakers say.

Mueller bumped, bruised -- but largely backed -- for FBI extensionupdated: Fri May 13 2011 20:24:00

It will take an act of Congress to keep Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI, and all signs indicate that's precisely what lawmakers will do.

Obama requests 2 more years for FBI chiefupdated: Fri May 13 2011 12:04:00

President Barack Obama is seeking a two-year extension of the 10-year term of FBI Director Robert Mueller, the White House announced Thursday.

Mexican drug cartels considered terrorists?updated: Fri Apr 15 2011 14:50:00

Should Mexican drug cartels be considered terrorist organizations? They murder, plot, kidnap, and dismember bodies. They're also responsible for shootouts, explosions, fires and other atrocities.

U.S. Attorney General Holder braces for Justice shutdownupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 07:07:00

More than 100,000 Justice Department employees, including federal law enforcement officials from the FBI, ATF, DEA, U.S. Attorney offices and many other agencies, will know by Friday whether they will be required to work during a looming government shutdown.

FBI, Secret Service duke it out on the iceupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 11:45:00

It might be one of the most intense rivalries in sports.

Justice Department finds significant cheating on FBI testupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:19:00

During an open book exam on agent guidelines covering domestic investigations, "a significant number of FBI employees engaged in some form of cheating or improper conduct," a Justice Department report has found.

Terror threat against America diversifying, security officials sayupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 17:42:00

The terrorism threat against the United States has evolved, with homegrown terrorists and a greater diversity in the scope and methods of attack making it more difficult to prevent them, top security officials told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Justice Department reviewing reports of FBI test cheatingupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 20:10:00

The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General has launched an investigation into whether large numbers of FBI agents may have improperly taken a test on guidelines for agents, according to FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Official: Pentagon focusing on 'main suspect' in Afghanistan leakupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 18:16:00

The Pentagon is focusing on jailed Army Pfc. Bradley Manning as the main suspect in the leak of tens of thousands of secret U.S. military documents related to the war in Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official told CNN Wednesday.

Notorious computer hacker identified and arrested, authorities sayupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 13:04:00

A computer hacker responsible for creating and operating a massive scam that infected as many as 12 million computers worldwide has been identified and arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

ACLU seeking FBI records on race and ethnicity dataupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 19:16:00

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking records from more than two dozen FBI offices around the nation about the "collection and use of race and ethnicity data in local communities," according to a press release issued by the civil liberties group.

CNNMoney: Feds bust 485 mortgage fraudstersupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 18:03:00

The Justice Department on Thursday trumpeted its efforts to crack down on mortgage fraud, saying it launched an interagency plan to detect costly scams.

Officials: Attack 'likely'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 10:39:00

Officials unanimously agree there is a strong chance for another terror attack on US soil with in the next three to six months.

Intelligence chiefs say another terror attempt in U.S. is 'certain'updated: Wed Feb 03 2010 10:39:00

Another attempted terrorist attack on the United States in coming months is "certain," the heads of major U.S intelligence agencies told a Senate committee Tuesday.

Analysis: Were mistakes made in AbdulMutallab interrogation?updated: Wed Jan 27 2010 01:45:00

Did the FBI make the right decision in reading the suspected underwear bomber his Miranda rights and placing him in the civilian court system only hours after he was detained for trying to blow up a Northwest flight on Christmas?

Former FBI chief picked to lead reviewupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 13:44:00

Former FBI and CIA Director William Webster will lead an outside investigation of the FBI's "policies, practices and actions" before the November massacre at Fort Hood, the bureau announced Tuesday.

Top U.S. security officials share Afghan-Pakistan border concernsupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 17:44:00

As President Obama huddles with key military advisers to talk about a strategy in Afghanistan, top officials charged with protecting the homeland on Wednesday pointedly stressed the danger from terrorists in the Afghan-Pakistan border area.

House passes amendment to cut government funding for ACORNupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 16:47:00

The House of Representatives approved an amendment Thursday that calls for halting government funding to the community organizing group ACORN.

ACORN announces new training, review after 'prostitution' videosupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 18:57:00

The community organizing group ACORN on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze, new training programs and an independent review of its programs after the recent release of a series of videotapes embarrassing to the agency.

More trouble for ACORNupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 18:57:00

ACORN employees are caught on tape allegedly giving advice on setting up a prostitution ring, CNN's Bill Tucker reports.

Commentary: Cheney wrong on interrogationsupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 11:21:00

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview Friday that just-released CIA documents demonstrate the effectiveness of coercive interrogation techniques.

FBI chief: Bomber's release 'a mockery'updated: Sat Aug 22 2009 15:23:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller harshly criticized the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber in a letter released Saturday, calling it "a mockery of the rule of law."

Report: Domestic surveillance program relied on flawed analysisupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 19:16:00

The highly controversial no-warrant surveillance program initiated after the September 11 terrorist attacks relied on a "factually flawed" legal analysis inappropriately provided by a single Justice Department official, according to a report to Congress on Friday.

'FBI's' Zimbalist honored by agencyupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 13:12:00

Thirty-five years after the man known to a generation of television viewers as Inspector Lewis Erskine ended his run as star of "The FBI," he finally became a special agent and got his badge back.

Obama to discuss plan for closing Guantanamo Bay prisonupdated: Thu May 21 2009 12:05:00

President Obama will address the future of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thursday morning in a speech at the National Archives.

GOP congressman asks for probe of Pelosi-CIA chargeupdated: Wed May 20 2009 14:54:00

A Republican congressman Wednesday asked the head of the FBI to investigate allegations that the CIA lied to Congress about the Bush administration's use of "alternative" interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists.

Pelosi under fireupdated: Wed May 20 2009 14:54:00

Rep. Nancy Pelosi tries to fend off GOP outrage at her CIA allegations and moves to shore up Democratic support.

Former Bush aides get a break on post-9/11 immigrant detentionsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 12:06:00

Onetime top Bush administration officials received a break from the Supreme Court on Monday.

FBI director: Mumbai attack raises questions about terrorism in U.S.updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 19:14:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller pointed Monday to recent terror attacks in Mumbai, India, and Somalia to highlight the FBI's concern that small groups or individuals could carry out such attacks on U.S. soil.

Justices voice concerns about 9/11 detainee lawsuitupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 00:57:00

Current and former top Bush administration officials may have caught a break from the Supreme Court Wednesday on whether they can be held personally liable for the alleged mistreatment of those detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Sources: Holder is Obama's choice for attorney generalupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 21:13:00

Former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for the position of attorney general, according to two prominent Democrats involved in transition matters.

Time.com: The Supreme Court's 2008 Docketupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 15:00:00

As the highest court in the U.S. begins its 2008 term on Oct. 6, TIME breaks down four significant cases to watch

Time.com: Leahy: Anthrax Suspect Ivins Had Helpupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 20:00:00

The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks

FBI director seeks outside review of anthrax investigationupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 04:32:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday he will seek an independent review of the scientific process and evidence that allowed the FBI to wrap up its long-running anthrax investigation, but left lingering questions.

Time.com: Terror Probe Rules Delay Soughtupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 10:00:00

New rules on FBI investigations of national security cases should be delayed, top Senate Judiciary Committee members said Monday

FBI to examine computers in anthrax probeupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 19:36:00

Federal agents hope two computers seized from a Frederick, Maryland, public library yield more clues regarding anthrax suspect Bruce Ivins, according to new case documents.

Threat constantly changes, FBI's Mueller saysupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 09:45:00

At precisely 100 years of age, the FBI is learning new tricks. It has no choice.

FBI's Mueller: Threat changes every 18 monthsupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 17:22:00

At precisely 100 years of age, the FBI is learning new tricks. It has no choice.

FBI marks 100 years of fighting crimeupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 20:22:00

Only one of the nearly 2,000 guests who attended the FBI's 100th birthday party Thursday was alive when a handful of investigators formed what was to become the world's premier law enforcement agency.

Time.com: FBI Investigating IndyMac for Fraudupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 16:50:00

Now-defunct IndyMac Bancorp Inc. is under investigation by the FBI for possible fraud in connection with home loans made to risky borrowers

Child sex operations bustedupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 22:01:00

Authorities have arrested 389 members of prostitution operations and removed 21 juveniles from sex-selling ring.

FBI arrests hundreds in child sex crackdownupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 22:01:00

In a series of raids, authorities have arrested more than 300 members of prostitution operations and removed 21 juveniles from sex-selling rings, the FBI announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Mortgage fraud inquiry nets hundredsupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 14:08:00

Hundreds of people across the country have been arrested by law enforcement officials targeting crooked mortgage brokers, real estate agents, and other industry officials, the head of the FBI and a top Justice Department official said Thursday.

Supreme Court accepts 9/11 detainee caseupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 13:07:00

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether top government officials can be held personally liable for allegedly knowing of or condoning mistreatment of people detained after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

CNNMoney: FBI: Beware of mortgage fraudupdated: Tue May 13 2008 18:39:00

FBI officials Tuesday disclosed complaints of mortgage fraud are piling up at record levels this year, and appear certain to shatter last year's record.

Lawmakers complain of FBI failuresupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 20:10:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Tuesday heard sharp complaints from lawmakers about the bureau's past failures but found no opposition to plans for a big budget increase.

FBI director pushes for more funding to fight terrorismupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 06:23:00

The FBI needs more than 1,000 new agents, intelligence analysts and support staff to expand its ability to combat terrorism, spying and other national security threats, bureau director Robert Mueller tells House members Tuesday during a Capitol Hill appearance to push for a $450 million budget increase.

Mueller's terror concernsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 08:55:00

CNN's Kelli Arena talks to FBI Director Robert Mueller about the possibility of another attack on the United States.

Bin Laden tape no great shakes, FBI director saysupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 08:55:00

There was no overt prediction of a terror attack in the tape released last week by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.

FBI chief's notes: Ashcroft 'feeble,' 'stressed' after Gonzales visitupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 21:38:00

The White House demanded in 2004 that the Justice Department approve a secret national security program without allowing the ailing attorney general, "feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed," to discuss the matter with top advisers, according to the FBI director's personal notes.

FBI chief's wiretap concernsupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 08:31:00

FBI chief's wiretap concerns

FBI director appears to contradict Gonzales' testimonyupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 08:31:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress Thursday that the confrontation between then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in Ashcroft's hospital room in 2004 concerned a controversial surveillance program -- an apparent contradiction of Senate testimony given Tuesday by Gonzales.

Aide: Sick Ashcroft pressed to approve domestic spyingupdated: Tue May 15 2007 12:27:00

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey disclosed new information Tuesday concerning attempts by the White House to get Justice Department approval for the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program.

Audit: FBI's Patriot Act snooping broke rulesupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 07:05:00

The FBI is guilty of "serious misuse" of the power to secretly obtain private information under the Patriot Act, a government audit said Friday.

FBI puts al-Zarqawi high on its listupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 16:41:00

The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been placed on an FBI list of top terrorism suspects who haven't been charged with crimes in the United States but are wanted for questioning.

Four indicted in alleged L.A. terror plotupdated: Wed Aug 31 2005 14:10:00

Four men were charged Wednesday in connection with what the Justice Department calls a terrorist plot to attack U.S. military and Jewish facilities in the Los Angeles area.

Bush creates National Security Serviceupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 15:07:00

President Bush on Wednesday directed the creation of a new National Security Service within the FBI, one of 70 recommendations on improving the intelligence community he endorsed from the White House WMD commission.

FBI tests software to replace canceled projectupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 09:35:00

FBI officials said they hope to award a contract by the year's end for a complex new software program to replace a failed project that was canceled this year at a cost of more than $100 million to taxpayers.

FBI: U.S. safer, not totally safeupdated: Tue May 10 2005 08:58:00

The United States is now "safer" but not "totally safe" against terrorism, FBI Director Robert Mueller has said.

Pre-empting a spy chief?updated: Tue Apr 12 2005 12:56:00

John Negroponte, the President's pick for the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI), hasn't even been confirmed for the job yet, but he is already facing serious turf battles in the U.S. intelligence community.

Attorney general defends Patriot Actupdated: Tue Apr 05 2005 19:11:00

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday he is "open to suggestions" on changing the USA Patriot Act but would oppose any change that reined in the law enforcement powers approved after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Feds: Meth seizure largest in eastern U.S.updated: Wed Mar 09 2005 13:23:00

Federal drug agents in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, have made what authorities call the largest seizure of methamphetamine in the eastern United States.

FBI chief vows to catch killer of judge's familyupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 19:18:00

Jailers cut off outside contact with imprisoned white supremacist Matthew Hale after he denied any role in the deaths of the husband and mother of a federal judge he was convicted of plotting to kill, Hale's father said Tuesday.

Report: FBI wasted millions on 'Virtual Case File'updated: Thu Feb 03 2005 13:39:00

FBI Director Robert Mueller promised a Senate panel late Thursday that he will decide within two months whether to scrap special computer software for FBI agents after a report sharply criticized the program.

FBI may scrap $170 million projectupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 15:33:00

A top FBI official said Thursday the bureau may have to scrap a computer program that so far has cost $170 million and was intended to be an important tool in fighting terrorism.

Fortune: The Networked Way to Fight Terrorupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 00:01:00

In Chicago, the FBI gets a tip that terrorists plan to infect large numbers of Americans with a dangerous virus. But in the past the informant revealed information on smuggling, not terrorism. Agen...

Senators warned on terror threatsupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 20:10:00

The chiefs of the CIA and FBI told senators Thursday that the current terror threat against the United States is at its highest level since the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to senators and congressional staff who were present at the closed-door meeting.

Convention security subject of congressional briefingsupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 16:51:00

House members received a private briefing Wednesday from top federal officials about possible terrorism before the November election.

Report: FBI antiterror computer system delayedupdated: Sat Jun 26 2004 16:56:00

The FBI's much-lauded computer system that was supposed to aid in tracking domestic terror threats will not be ready by year's end, as some top officials at the bureau had expected, according to a New York Times report published Saturday.

FBI chief proposes new intelligence service within agencyupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 15:35:00

The FBI Thursday announced more reforms affecting how it conducts and organizes intelligence gathering amid some calls for creating a new domestic intelligence agency.

Out of sync on warning?updated: Fri May 28 2004 00:24:00

After two days of conflicting assessments and mixed signals on the urgency of the terrorist threat within the United States, Attorney General John Ashcroft and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge late Friday issued a joint statement citing "credible intelligence" of a threat to the nation.

U.S. identifies seven wanted in connection with al Qaedaupdated: Thu May 27 2004 17:38:00

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller presented photographs of seven people they say are associated with al Qaeda.

Transcript: Ashcroft, Mueller news conferenceupdated: Wed May 26 2004 15:10:00

Intelligence from multiple sources indicates that al Qaeda intends to attack the United States in the coming months, according to U.S. officials. U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The following is a full transcript from their press conference:

Feds to start sharing terrorism dataupdated: Tue May 25 2004 17:16:00

State and local police in New York and Vermont will soon have instant access to federal counterterrorism data under an FBI-run pilot program that could become a new weapon in the war on terrorism, officials announced Tuesday.

CIA investigates death of three detaineesupdated: Thu May 20 2004 14:07:00

The CIA is investigating three cases of prisoner deaths during interrogations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How to fix our intelligenceupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 11:05:00

Maybe it's just as well that in those frightening days after September 11 the nation didn't know what was in the CIA's files about terrorist plots to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.

A day for hearings, hostingsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 11:03:00

Three key storylines play out today: President Bush at the White House with Ariel Sharon. John Kerry in New York with Hillary Clinton. And the ongoing 9/11 commission hearings with George Tenet and Robert Mueller.

9/11 commission faults U.S. intelligenceupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 04:45:00

U.S. intelligence gathering was fragmented and poorly coordinated before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 9/11 commission reported Wednesday, adding that it remains unclear how such crucial information is managed.

Probing the memoupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 10:54:00

As the commission looking into the intelligence failures preceding 9/11 resumes its hearings this week, there will be a new exhibit A under public scrutiny: the supersecret CIA report on al-Qaeda that was given to George W. Bush as part of the President's Daily Brief (PDB) on Aug. 6, 2001, just weeks before the attacks on the U.S.

U.S. officials: 9/11-type attacks still possibleupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 12:16:00

Directors of the top U.S. security agencies on Tuesday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that terrorist networks are damaged, but still capable of targeting American interests, including plots on the same scale as the attacks of September 11, 2001.

CNNMoney: Skilling: two tales of one manupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 12:11:00

After former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and insider trading Thursday, his lawyers and government prosecutors started arguing their cases in front of the news media.

CNNMoney: DOJ touts Skilling indictmentupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 12:02:00

At the moment attorneys for former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling in Houston were blasting federal prosecutors for indicting Skilling on conspiracy and fraud charges, top federal law enforcement officials in Washington issued a joint written statement lauding their actions.

O'Neill book author: No classified material includedupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 20:09:00

The author of a new book that has put former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill at the center of a swirling controversy said Wednesday none of the documents he used in his research were classified.

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