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Structures of proteins to help with drug, vaccine research

Apr 27 10:36am
A team of scientists, including some from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has determined the atomic structures of various proteins that may help combat infectious diseases. The team was led by Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and created 3-D structures of more than 1,000 proteins that may be targeted by drugs or vaccines to fight dangerous emerging and re-emerging diseases.
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Center for Politics Poll Takes Temperature of Trump Voters at 100-Day Mark

Apr 27 6:00am Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball
Voters who supported President Donald Trump in last year’s election have few regrets as Trump enters his 100th day in office this weekend, although his support is not uniformly firm. A new University of Virginia Center for Politics poll of Trump voters shows his approval rating at 93\% with these voters, though just 42\% “strongly […]...
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M. Lacrosse. Williams' UVA Journey Nearing Its End

Apr 26 9:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
One game remains in the college career of attackman Zed Williams, who'll graduate from UVA next month with a bachelor's degree in drama.
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Softball. Softball Rolls to Seventh-Straight Win

Apr 26 9:22pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia won its seventh-straight game, an 8-0 victory over George Washington (24-22) in non-conference action at The Park.
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Softball. Softball Adds Third Virginia Native to Recruiting Class

Apr 26 4:00pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia Head Coach Joanna Hardin announced the signing of outfielder Kate Covington (Mclean, Va.).
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W. Tennis. Virginia Opens ACC Women's Championships Thursday

Apr 26 2:12pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia women's tennis team opens the ACC Championships at 1 p.m. Thursday in a match against Florida State.
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W. Lacrosse. Womens Lacrosse Has Four Players Named to All-ACC Team

Apr 26 1:58pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia had four players selected to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Team.
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M. Tennis. No. 3 Virginia Heads to ACC Men's Tennis Championship

Apr 26 12:11pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia men's tennis team opens play on Friday, April 28 with a quarterfinal match at 10 a.m. at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga.
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W. Lacrosse. Virginia Takes on Louisville in ACC Quarterfinals

Apr 26 11:51am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia women's lacrosse team begins play at the 2017 ACC Championship against six-seed Louisville at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
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USA TODAY roundtable: Advice for Trump? Take a deep breath

Apr 26 10:36am
USA TODAY's Capital Download convened a roundtable of White House veterans and scholars Monday to assess President Trump's first 100 days — a milestone he reaches Saturday — and to put his successes and setbacks in perspective. Among the participants was Nicole Hemmer, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.
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Unlocking the Mysteries of Autism: It Takes a Village

Apr 26 10:35am
The University of Virginia is pooling all of its expertise in autism to shift the focus of study away from generic deficits toward focusing on the individual as a whole.
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Spring Travel Season and a Note about Competition

Apr 26 8:38am Notes from Peabody: The UVA Application Process
It's spring travel season and that means most of our office is on the road for college fairs and conferences. This includes the annual Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling Conference (PCACAC).  PCACAC is the Mid-Atlantic regional affiliate of NACAC (I'm sure you can figure our that acronym). Many people who are involved in the college admission process are members of these organizations. We gather for our regional conference in late April to share best practices, brainstorm ways to address the problems facing our students and offices, and celebrate successes. Pictures like the one below, taken after the opening session of the conference, are pretty common. (Equal representation of Charlottesville and Blacksburg in this photo)The reactions I get to these sorts of photos are sometimes mixed. Some people are a little surprised that admission officers collaborate to talk about the state of the college admission and how we can improve the process for students while also serving the needs of our institutions. The truth is that we really save the competitiveness for sports talk (go hoos!). At the end of the day, we want this process to help you discover amazing schools and allow you to select one that will provide you with a fantastic college experience.I obviously think UVA is a wonderful home for all kinds of students with a wide range of interests, but I know you're considering other schools that can provide exciting opportunities as well. As May 1st approaches, don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want more information about UVA to help with your decision. We have a Dean on call to talk by phone every day and I'm always happy to chat via the comments here or on other social media channels. By the way, if your school isn't sending counselors and Career Center Specialists to PCACAC, you might want to suggest membership to your superintendent.
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Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 2: Frontcourt Prospects

Apr 26 6:52am TheSabre.com
Observations and scoop on Virginia frontcourt prospects from the 2017 Nike EYBL Session in Hampton last weekend. The post Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 2: Frontcourt Prospects appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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What do we really know about the value of prekindergarten?

Apr 26 6:36am
A task force of interdisciplinary scientists reviewed the evidence on the impact of state-funded prekindergarten programs and issued a report on its findings, the subject of this post by Daniel Willingham, UVA professor of psychology.
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Students Worked On These Plays All Year. Now, Theyre Ready for Primetime

Apr 26 6:35am
A mystery, a wry comedy and an emotional plea for justice star in UVA’s inaugural new works festival, featuring student-written plays staged by student directors, actors and designers.
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Chip Kelly Visits With Virginia Football

Apr 25 11:51pm TheSabre.com
Former Oregon and NFL coach Chip Kelly took in UVA practice Tuesday. The post Chip Kelly Visits With Virginia Football appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Softball. Softball Hosts GW Wednesday in Final Home Game

Apr 25 4:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Virginia softball team will play its final home game of the season on Wednesday when it hosts George Washington at The Park.
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Virginia Football Photo Gallery: Spring Football Practice

Apr 25 4:32pm TheSabre.com
The Virginia football team continued its spring work this week. The post Virginia Football Photo Gallery: Spring Football Practice appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Scott Named ACC Field Performer of the Week

Apr 25 3:18pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia freshman Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) was named the ACC Men's Field Performer of the Week.
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Softball. Miller, Osherow Claim Weekly ACC Honors

Apr 25 12:18pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Senior McKall Miller was named the ACC Player of the Week and sophomore Erika Osherow was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week...
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Baseball. Virginia-Radford Game Cancelled

Apr 25 10:42am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The UVA-Radford game, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday (April 25), has been cancelled because of inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
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Supreme Court Scrutinizes Key Missouri Religious-Discrimination Case

Apr 25 6:36am
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a noteworthy religious-discrimination case that some observers believe could have ramifications for related issues, such as school choice and whether states can deny public services like police and fire protection to churches. “If the church wins, they will likely write it narrowly. It will affect Blaine Amendments elsewhere only as applied to wholly secular benefits,” said Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia Law School, who studies religious-liberty issues.
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U.S. Congressmen Garrett and Connolly Discuss Bipartisanship at the Batten School

Apr 25 6:35am
Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Tom Garrett held a discussion at the Batten School on bipartisanship and pressing policy issues.
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Virginia Football Coaches Blanket State In Spring Recruiting

Apr 24 8:34pm TheSabre.com
UVA's coaches hit the roads across the Commonwealth on Monday. The post Virginia Football Coaches Blanket State In Spring Recruiting appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Baseball. No. 10 Virginia Plays Host to Radford Tuesday

Apr 24 5:00pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
ACC Network Extra | GameTracker | Virginia and Radford face off at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field.
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Twitter Roundup For Virginia Basketballs Live Evaluation Weekend

Apr 24 1:01pm TheSabre.com
Basketball recruiting started to heat up in a big way this weekend. The post Twitter Roundup For Virginia Basketball’s Live Evaluation Weekend appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Jenifer Andrasko named UVA Alumni Association CEO

Apr 24 12:06pm University of Virginia Magazine
CHARLOTTESVILLE—Corporate executive and management expert Jenifer Andrasko, a former U.S. Navy pilot, mission commander and NATO officer, will be the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s next president and CEO, the organization’s Board of Managers announced Saturday. The selection of Andrasko, 39, who received her MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business in 2010, will be the first woman president of the Alumni Association, which will have its 179th anniversary July 4. “She’s squarely in a demographic, from an age perspective, that has become the largest,” said UVA Alumni Association Vice Chair Meredith B. Jenkins (Col. ’93), who headed the board’s search committee. Andrasko comes to the post from the Washington, D.C. office of global consulting giant Bain & Co., where she has headed the fastest-growing practice area, known as “Results Delivery,” keyed to helping organizations reach their full potential. An expert in leadership development and building management teams, Andrasko helped found Bain’s Leadership Center of Expertise. Prior to joining Bain, Andrasko spent nearly 10 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy, where she served as a P-3 pilot and mission commander, deploying twice in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as participating in NATO missions in Kosovo. Later, she served at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation, having significant operational responsibility for the alliance’s strategic and organizational initiatives. Andrasko emerged from a national search that generated a field of 114 applicants. What made her stand out: “Her enthusiasm and energy,” Jenkins said, “and over the course of the process that deepened.” Equally impressive was Andrasko’s full embrace of UVA during her time at Darden, where, in addition to extensive other honors and activities, she was a Jefferson Graduate Fellow, a member of the Raven and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies and a student representative on the UVA Honor Committee. It spoke volumes to the search committee, said Jenkins, “that she became so engaged with the wider University,” something unusual for a graduate student. Prior to UVA, Andrasko received a master’s degree in strategic planning from the Naval Post-Graduat...
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M. Soccer. Afamefuna Thriving in New Role

Apr 24 7:47am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.
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Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 1: Backcourt Prospects

Apr 24 12:17am TheSabre.com
UVA-related observations and scoop from the 2017 Nike EYBL stop in Hampton. The post Hampton EYBL Recap, Part 1: Backcourt Prospects appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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W. Tennis. No. 43 Virginia Splits Doubleheader With No. 39 Miami, Towson

Apr 23 9:03pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team split a doubleheader with no. 39 Miami and Towson on Sunday at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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Virginia Football Recruiting Hot Streak Continues With Two Offensive Line Pledges

Apr 23 6:08pm TheSabre.com
Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall should be all smiles after scoring four commits in three days. The post Virginia Football Recruiting Hot Streak Continues With Two Offensive Line Pledges appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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M. Tennis. No. 3 Virginia Wins 4-0 at Florida State

Apr 23 4:06pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The Cavaliers finish the regular season with a 25-1 record, winning their last eight matches.
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Softball. Softball Completes Series Sweep of Notre Dame

Apr 23 3:57pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia polished off a three-game series sweep of Notre Dame with a 10-6, game three victory.
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W. Rowing. No. 10 Cavaliers Place Fifth at Clemson Invite

Apr 23 12:08pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 10 Virginia rowing team placed fifth overall at the two-day Clemson Invitational on Sunday (April 23) on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C.
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W. Tennis. Virginia's Matches With No. 39 Miami, Towson Moved Indoors

Apr 23 10:00am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team's Sunday matches against No. 39 Miami and Towson have been moved indoors to the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Herriott Leads No. 5 Hoos at Virginia Challenge

Apr 23 1:18am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Although the day was marked with cold and rainy conditions, UVA had several athletes climb in the national and regional standings.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Leonard Tops UVAs 100 Meter Hurdle Performance List

Apr 23 1:00am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Sophomore Ciara Leonard (Elkins Park, Pa.) set a school record in the 100 meter hurdles for the Virginia women’s track and field program Saturday (April 22)...
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M. Golf. Jimmy Stanger Wins ACC Mens Golf Championship

Apr 22 9:24pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia senior Jimmy Stanger (Tampa, Fla.) won the ACC men’s golf individual championship in dramatic fashion Saturday at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C.
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Softball. Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Clinch Series

Apr 22 8:24pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Virginia clinched its second-straight ACC series and are now winners of five-consecutive games after doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame.
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W. Lacrosse. 'Hoos Head Into Postseason on High Note

Apr 22 7:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
In its regular-season finale, Virginia clinched the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament with a 6-5 win over Virginia Tech at Klöckner Stadium.
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W. Tennis. No. 43 Virginia Hosts No. 39 Miami, Towson Sunday

Apr 22 5:47pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team hosts No. 39 Miami and Towson in a doubleheader on Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center.
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W. Lacrosse. Virginia Earns No. 3 Seed in 2017 ACC Championship

Apr 22 4:31pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
the Virginia women’s lacrosse team earned the No. 3 seed in the 2017 ACC Championship to face No. 6 seed Louisville on Thursday, April 27.
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W. Lacrosse. No. 14 Virginia Holds on for 6-5 Win Over No. 19 Virginia Tech

Apr 22 4:11pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 14 Virginia women’s lacrosse team held on for a 6-5 win over No. 19 Virginia Tech on Senior Day at Klöckner Stadium.
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Baseball. No. 11 Virginia Dominates Notre Dame, 9-0, to Win Series

Apr 22 3:22pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Noah Murdock and Alec Bettinger combined on a five-hit shutout as UVA picked up its third straight ACC series win.
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Linebacker Case Gatlin Commits To Virginia Football

Apr 22 1:45pm TheSabre.com
Texas/Florida prospect becomes 5th pledge in class of 2018. The post Linebacker Case Gatlin Commits To Virginia Football appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Baseball. Virginia-Notre Dame Game in Rain Delay

Apr 22 1:20pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The series finale between UVA and Notre Dame is in a rain delay. Virginia leads ND, 9-0, in the middle of the seventh inning.
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MBB Recruiting: Live Evaluation Period Is Underway!

Apr 22 4:57am TheSabre.com
UVA head coach Tony Bennett and staff have taken to the road this weekend to evaluate prospects. The post MBB Recruiting: Live Evaluation Period Is Underway! appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Three-Star Receiver/Returner Tavares Kelly Chooses UVA

Apr 22 12:54am TheSabre.com
UVA coach Bronco Mendenhall scored a commitment from Tavares Kelly, WR out of Florida. The post Three-Star Receiver/Returner Tavares Kelly Chooses UVA appeared first on TheSabre.com.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. UVA Performances at Virginia Challenge Rank Among Nation's Best

Apr 22 12:20am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Scott and Mihaljevic rank second in the nation for the triple jump and the shot put, respectively...
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Baseball. No. 11 Virginia Splits DH With Notre Dame

Apr 22 12:12am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Please note: The series finale Saturday has been moved to an 11 a.m. start time because of expected inclement weather.
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Track & Field, Cross Country. Field Events Lead Cavaliers at Virginia Challenge

Apr 22 12:09am Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The field events paced the Virginia women’s track and field team through the opening day of the Virginia Challenge...
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W. Tennis. No. 43 Virginia Rallies For 4-3 Win Over No. 42 Florida State

Apr 21 8:16pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 43 Virginia women's tennis team rallied in singles play to pick up a 4-3 win over No. 42 Florida State on Friday afternoon.
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M. Tennis. No. 3 Virginia Wins 7-0 at Miami

Apr 21 5:54pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
Senior J.C. Aragone picked up his 100th career singles victory as the Cavaliers swept an ACC opponent for the seventh time this season.
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Who is Alexis Ohanian? Reddit co-founder expecting a baby with fiance Serena Williams all you need to know

Apr 21 5:36pm
Alexis Ohanian, 33, is a tech entrepreneur and best-selling author from the U.S. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1983 to an Armenian-American father – whose family fled the genocide – and a German mother. Alexis went to school in Ellicott City, Maryland, before graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005 with degrees in commerce and history. It was this very year when Alexis did what he is most famous for – co-founding social news website Reddit.
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Use Your Words: Students Learn to Express Their Service Experiences

Apr 21 5:35pm
Madison House and the English department partnered to teach student volunteers how to express the impact of their experience through the power of words.
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M. Golf. Stanger Leads Hoos in First Round at ACC Championships

Apr 21 4:48pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 17 Virginia men's golf team is tied for 10th place after the opening round at the 64th annual ACC Championships.
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W. Lacrosse. No. 14 Virginia Hosts No. 19 Virginia Tech on Senior Day

Apr 21 12:49pm Virginia Cavaliers News -- www.virginiasports.com
The No. 14 Virginia women’s lacrosse team closes out the regular season Saturday when it hosts No. 19 Virginia Tech on Senior Day.
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