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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money

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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money

- Jared Kushner’s real estate company has been getting judges in Maryland to issue arrests for tenants who owe the firm money, according to a report. Kush Cos. has requested the arrests of 105 former Maryland residents since 2013 for not appearing in court over accusations they had not paid their debts, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tenants who have been targeted say they hadn’t received proper notice for their court appearances they allegedly missed
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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill

- (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home
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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants

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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants

- The owners of Rimrock Mall are holding a contest to give local entrepreneurs a boost in launching their business. Rimrock is one of four properties owned by Chicago-based Starwood Retail Partners to host “The Challenge: The Battle of the Pop” to attract locally-owned, innovative tenants to start in the mall. Two winners will receive rent-free kiosk space in the mall for six months, which includes use of the existing fixtures and free utilities, during the mall’s busiest time of year — the holiday season
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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

- Incoming tenants at the Mall in Columbia will have revitalized spaces at their new locations as construction starts to phase in about a dozen new retailers and restaurants within the next year. The mall, owned by General Growth Properties, announced a new wave of tenants in April and again in June, welcoming Sub Zero Ice Cream on June 15 and Z Gallerie home decor on June 30
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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans

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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans

- A group of Minneapolis Public Housing residents gathered Thursday evening to protest the agency’s preliminary plans to upgrade its 6,000-unit portfolio, which they say will privatize public housing and displace thousands of tenants. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) says the group, Defend Glendale, is spreading misinformation and misleading other residents. “Organizers have repeatedly said that MPHA intends to ‘walk away from public housing’ and let private developers ‘take over,’ leaving residents to lose their homes and fend for themselves,” the MPHA said in a statement
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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.

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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.

- This story is produced and presented by Vermont Department of Health Landlords in Vermont have a number of responsibilities for maintaining safe rental properties — including providing clean drinking water to tenants. If the rental housing you own is supplied by well water, you should have the water tested. Neither the State of Vermont nor the Environmental Protection Agency regulate private well water as they do for public water systems, which means the water quality of these wells might go unmonitored
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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop

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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop

- The landlord of a Catonsville store that was once home to the electronics and appliance retailer hhgregg is looking for a tenant. The 29,004-square foot property, on Baltimore National Pike between Interstate 695 and North Rolling Road, is in a shopping center that includes a Home Depot home-improvement store and a Vitamin Shoppe. Baltimore-based Vanguard Retail Property Development purchased the property after Circuit City, another electronics and appliance chain, closed in 2009 and auctioned off the property
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Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters

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Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters

- Landlords would be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a proposal the Seattle City Council will begin considering Monday. Property owners already are required to give tenants a packet of information on housing laws that’s prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s ordinance would add voter-registration information to the packet. Studies have shown that people on the move vote less, Sawant’s ordinance says
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Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay

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Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay

- MIDDLETOWN – It has been a renter’s nightmare for the tenants at the Hunter’s Crossing Apartments since rain poured through the roof of one of the buildings two weeks ago. Mayor Daniel Drew said Building 4 was condemned on Friday, May 20th which was two weeks ago. So far, only seven units are off-limits. However, four tenants said they did not even know the building was condemned in the first place
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The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville

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The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville

- It's Wednesday. Here are a few headlines: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville. Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that their landlord is the president’s son-in-law. #ICYMI
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Officials want to end Baltimore rent court disparities

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Officials want to end Baltimore rent court disparities

- City and state officials say tenants in Baltimore's rent court must have better access to lawyers, and that more needs to be done to reduce evictions and improve rental housing. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she is exploring ways to support legal services for low-income tenants, who typically fend for themselves against well-represented landlords in rent court. She also wants to increase funding for eviction prevention programs, and is looking at expanding licensing and inspections to cover all rental properties
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Officials want to end rent court disparities

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Officials want to end rent court disparities

- City and state officials say tenants in Baltimore's rent court must have better access to lawyers, and that more needs to be done to reduce evictions and improve rental housing. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she is exploring ways to support legal services for low-income tenants, who typically fend for themselves against well-represented landlords in rent court. She also wants to increase funding for eviction prevention programs, and is looking at expanding licensing and inspections to cover all rental properties
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Tenants rally outside Mpls. landlord's office demanding rent freeze, repairs

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Tenants rally outside Mpls. landlord's office demanding rent freeze, repairs

- Some 75 protesters, most of them tenants, rallied in the rain outside the offices of Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz on Monday in a demand for a three-year rent freeze and more repairs on his properties. They then marched inside and handed him a set of demands that included a 10 percent across-the-board rent reduction and quality repairs. Working at his desk Monday, Frenz, who heads the Apartment Shop rental company, seemed unperturbed by the peaceful demonstration that closed down East 25th Street in south Minneapolis between Nicollet and First avenues around the noon hour
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Tenants sue over California building fire that killed 4

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Tenants sue over California building fire that killed 4

- By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former residents of a rundown California apartment building that caught fire and killed four people last month sued its owners and managers Wednesday, accusing them of ignoring numerous fire code violations. The 15 tenants of the building in Oakland allege that it lacked smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and that fire exits were blocked, hindering their escape from the flames
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North County apartment manager stole rent payments, indictment alleges

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North County apartment manager stole rent payments, indictment alleges

- NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A woman who was an assistant manager at a North County apartment complex faces a federal mail fraud charge in connection with an alleged scheme to steal some tenants' rent payments. The defendant, Jasmine Outlaw, was accused in a federal grand jury indictment March 8 in connection with incidents at the 600-unit Lucas Hunt Village Apartments
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Witnesses oppose bills to aid landlords

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Witnesses oppose bills to aid landlords

- HELENA - Several people spoke in opposition Tuesday to a pair of bills they say create a debtor’s prison for tenants who walk away from rentals and add a special level of protection for landlords without looking out for renters. Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, is carrying the legislation to allow tenants who abandon rentals without giving notice to be charged with theft. A second bill would let landlords ask courts to collect money from tenants who have judgments against them until the amount owed is paid in full
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Jared Kushner's firm sought arrests for tenants who owed money
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Tenants Sue Kushner Companies Claiming Rent Rule Violations
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Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill
Lowell Property Owners Feud With Tenant Over Heating Oil Spill (LOWELL) — A Lowell couple says a tenant in their house caused a large heating oil spill in their basement. Patricia Gervais and her boyfriend Todd Wall say the man who lives in the first floor apartment of their house deliberately drilled holes in the heating oil tank and caused the spill in their basement. Wall says the man has caused plenty of damage to their Princeton Boulevard home   Read More ...
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After 41 years - and losing all its tenants - this Virginia mall will officially close
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Bristol Mall's final tenant to close its doors at end of month
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Maine landlord runs over tenant for digging up plants
A Maine landlord on Monday used a tractor to run over a tenant he planned to evict, after that person and another tenant dug up plants in the landlord's yard, police said. York County Sheriff Bill King said Leslie Dennis, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Dennis had contacted the sheriff's office earlier that day, saying his tenants were digging up his plants, and deputies told him that it was a civil issue, The Journal Tribune reported   Read More ...
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Tenants rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill
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Tenants to rally for affordable housing in Pleasant Hill
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Feds subsidized housing for 'nonexistent tenants'
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Two tenants evicted hours before fire at Walnut Creek complex
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Minnesota Supreme Court rules against challenge to rental property inspections
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Satellite Shores properties to become million dollar homes, tenants fight eviction
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Evicted Tenants Allegedly Burn Down Landlord’s House, 2 Children Dead In Fatal Washington Blaze
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Rimrock Mall launches contest to find 2 new tenants
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Disabled tenant sues ex-owners of rent-stablized Brooklyn building for illegally trying to evict them
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Investor demand for Southern California apartments contributes to rising rents
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Canadian landlord fined $12G for not taking shoes off in Muslim tenant's home
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Malls forced to rethink retail tenants in order to keep consumers' interest (photos)
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Chinatown tenants in legal battle for Mass Pike Towers ownership
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Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants
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Minneapolis public housing tenants rally against renovation plans
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Solution to help tenants avoid eviction lags in Maryland
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Several factors landlords should consider before raising rent
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New York City Approves Rent Increases for Stabilized Apartments
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Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested.
Do Your Tenants Have Safe Water? Get Well Water Tested. This story is produced and presented by Vermont Department of Health Landlords in Vermont have a number of responsibilities for maintaining safe rental properties — including providing clean drinking water to tenants. If the rental housing you own is supplied by well water, you should have the water tested. Neither the State of Vermont nor the Environmental Protection Agency regulate private well water as they do for public water systems, which means the water quality of these wells might go unmonitored   Read More ...
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Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat
Residents of a teenage Jared Kushner’s first real estate venture recall living with raw sewage and no heat According to a deep dive into Jared Kushner’s introduction into the family real estate business, former tenants who lived in the first apartments the teen Kushner purchased — with family money — recall living without heat and problems with raw sewage that no one saw fit to repair. The Boston Globe spoke with tenants who lived in apartment complexes in the city of Somerville, northwest of Boston, who remember when Kushner, then an undergraduate at Harvard began purchasing properties and converting them into condos   Read More ...
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Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters, City Council decides
Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters, City Council decides Landlords will be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a new ordinance approved by the Seattle City Council. The council voted 6-0 on Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s proposal. Three council members, Mike O’Brien, M. Lorena González and Tim Burgess, were absent. Property owners already are required to give tenants an information packet on housing laws, prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections   Read More ...
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Seattle landlords must give voter-registration information
Property owners in Seattle will soon be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information. The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/xWgzoF ) the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant's proposal. Council members Mike O'Brien, M. Lorena González and Tim Burgess were absent. Owners of property already are required to give tenants an information packet on housing laws, prepared by the city's Department of Construction and Inspections   Read More ...
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Landlord’s Upper West Side building ‘renovation’ forces tenants to use fire escape to access their apartments
Landlord’s Upper West Side building ‘renovation’ forces tenants to use fire escape to access their apartments Tenants of an Upper West Side five-story walk-up recently got some bad news from their landlord — he was about to tear apart and renovate the building’s only interior staircase. Then they got worse news. The landlord told them the fire escape would be the only way they could gain access to their apartments while the work was underway. “The whole thing is just kind of nutty,” said Carol Maillard, 66, an actress singer/songwriter who moved into the building in 1977   Read More ...
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Billing Tenants for Trash Violations
Billing Tenants for Trash Violations I live in a small, rent-stabilized building in the East Village, with garbage and recycling cans unlocked and on the street. Neighbors and passers-by frequently use our bins, causing trash and recycling to overflow and commingle, so the city often tickets our building. Our landlord blames the tenants and now says that whenever the building gets ticketed, he will divide the fine among us   Read More ...
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Cuomo initiative to protect New York tenants wins court backing
Cuomo initiative to protect New York tenants wins court backing NEW YORK A New York state judge has upheld the legal authority of the Tenant Protection Unit, a key initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect rent-regulated tenants from overcharges, harassment and intimidation by unscrupulous landlords. Cuomo on Tuesday called the decision by State Supreme Court Justice Richard Velasquez in Manhattan, which also upheld other tenant protections adopted in 2014, a victory for the more than 2 million rent-regulated tenants in the state   Read More ...
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New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop
New tenant sought for former Catonsville hhgregg shop The landlord of a Catonsville store that was once home to the electronics and appliance retailer hhgregg is looking for a tenant. The 29,004-square foot property, on Baltimore National Pike between Interstate 695 and North Rolling Road, is in a shopping center that includes a Home Depot home-improvement store and a Vitamin Shoppe. Baltimore-based Vanguard Retail Property Development purchased the property after Circuit City, another electronics and appliance chain, closed in 2009 and auctioned off the property   Read More ...
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Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters
Pay deposit, rent truck, register to vote: Kshama Sawant plan would have landlords give voter info to new renters Landlords would be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a proposal the Seattle City Council will begin considering Monday. Property owners already are required to give tenants a packet of information on housing laws that’s prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections. Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s ordinance would add voter-registration information to the packet. Studies have shown that people on the move vote less, Sawant’s ordinance says   Read More ...
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Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay
Middletown apartment building condemned; tenants still without a place to stay MIDDLETOWN – It has been a renter’s nightmare for the tenants at the Hunter’s Crossing Apartments since rain poured through the roof of one of the buildings two weeks ago. Mayor Daniel Drew said Building 4 was condemned on Friday, May 20th which was two weeks ago. So far, only seven units are off-limits. However, four tenants said they did not even know the building was condemned in the first place   Read More ...
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Khraish Will Sell 130 Homes to Tenants Rather Than Evict and Demolish
Khraish Will Sell 130 Homes to Tenants Rather Than Evict and Demolish City Council candidate Omar Narvaez (left) and Khraish Khraish announced Monday the planned sale of 130 West Dallas houses to current tenants. In a startling turnabout in the deadlocked West Dallas war over low-income housing and gentrification, Khraish Khraish, a landlord locked in a battle with the mayor over hundreds of low-rent houses, turned the tables Monday by announcing he will sell 130 of his properties to the current tenants   Read More ...
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Housing court orders Minneapolis landlord to return record $27,813 to tenants
Housing court orders Minneapolis landlord to return record $27,813 to tenants A Hennepin County housing court referee has ordered controversial Minneapolis landlord Stephen Frenz, to return $27,813 in rent to six renters in what is believed to be the largest rent abatement for multiple tenants in the 27-year history of Minnesota housing courts. Citing "persistent infestations" of roaches, bedbugs and mice, plus problems with heat and lack of repairs, Referee Mark Labine filed his decision on Wednesday ordering Frenz to return 50 percent of the rent he collected at a south Minneapolis apartment house, most of it over the past two years   Read More ...
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The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville
The Morning Brew: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville It's Wednesday. Here are a few headlines: The beleaguered tenants of Kushnerville. Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that their landlord is the president’s son-in-law. #ICYMI   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust announces strategic plan for 2 anchor tenant store closures
May 12 Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc : * Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc announces strategic plan for two anchor tenant store closures. * Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc says a small reduction in its overall store footprint Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: * Q1 revenue fell 21 percent to $14 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: * GE says Boeing restarted a limited number of flights in the 737 MAX flight test program   Read More ...
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‘Nightmare House’: Strange House Listing Includes A Mysterious Tenant You Are Never Allowed To Ask About
‘Nightmare House’: Strange House Listing Includes A Mysterious Tenant You Are Never Allowed To Ask About According to reports, a house listing in Cayce, South Carolina- a small town of 12,000 near the state’s capital of Columbia – has an unusual request for anyone interested in potentially buying the property: “don’t bother asking” about the tenant who lives upstairs, rent and lease-free. “Upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances. Buyer assumes responsibility for the month-to-month tenancy in the upstairs apartment   Read More ...
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