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After voting to leave the European Union last week, the English left the soccer European Championship in similarly surprising fashion on Monday in what will go down as their most embarrassing loss in a generation.
Iceland, whose population of 330,000 makes it the smallest nation ever to compete at the tournament, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16.
"This is probably going to be a day that we will talk about for the rest of our lives," said Iceland joint-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson, who runs a dentist surgery in his spare time.
Iceland's players danced and sang in front of their joyous fans after earning the biggest victory in their small nation's history. Next up is an even bigger challenge — host nation France on Sunday — but nothing may top beating England, a team Iceland always used to support in major tournaments.
As for England, the defeat meant more humiliation on the big stage and surely another inquest into why a team of supposedly talented players failed again.
David Cameron stepped down as British Prime Minister after the result of last week's referendum that unsettled the country and the whole of Europe. England coach Roy Hodgson did the same after overseeing yet another humiliating campaign in a major tournament.
"Now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and extremely talented group of players," Hodgson said. "They have been fantastic."
The England fans who jeered the team off the field at halftime and fulltime at the Stade de Nice will likely have a different opinion. This unexpected result for the country that invented the game came two years after England exited the World Cup in disgrace at the group stage.
It all started so well on the French Riviera for England, with captain Wayne Rooney putting the team ahead from the penalty spot in the fourth minute after Raheem Sterling was clipped by Hannes Halldorsson as he prodded the ball past the goalkeeper.
Crucially, Iceland struck back within two minutes through Ragnar Sigurdsson, who volleyed in at the far post after Kari Arnason's flick-on from a long throw. It is the third time Iceland has scored a goal from a long-throw routine this tournament.
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson then took advantage of more slack defending by England, getting time and space to shoot from just inside the area after intricate build-up play. England goalkeeper Joe Hart got a hand to the effort but the ball squirmed over the line.
Iceland was relatively untroubled in the second half as England's passing and touch deserted its team of supposed Premier League stars, with Rooney especially culpable. The catcalls from England supporters were at their loudest when Harry Kane miscontrolled a pass in the last minutes.
England's players slumped to the ground in front of their jeering fans after the final whistle, crestfallen and their heads in their hands.
For a soccer nation of England's standing, its record in major tournaments is woeful. The English have still never won a knockout-stage game abroad in the European Championship in eight attempts and haven't won a match beyond the group stage of a major tournament since 2006.
This defeat will probably go down as England's biggest humiliation since losing 1-0 to the United States in 1950 World Cup.
"It's embarrassing for us," Rooney said. "We know we're a better team. You can't explain it."
Iceland's reaction at the final whistle was so different.
Its squad and backroom staff raced onto the field in pure joy to celebrate with the team. Iceland captain Aron Gunnarrsson, who plays for Cardiff in the second tier of English football, tore off his shirt off and ran over to fans, leading his teammates in dancing and singing.
Almost 3,000 kilometres away, in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, an estimated 10,000 people watched the match on a giant screen downtown in daylight. Fireworks erupted and residents danced on their balconies.
The ease with which Iceland saw out the game was surprising, another ignominy for an England side that finished the match with four strikers on the field but didn't seriously test Halldorsson.
Hodgson harboured hopes of staying on after Euro 2016. After this exit and England's group-stage elimination from the last World Cup without winning a game, his legacy will be seriously tarnished.
"I'm a bit lost for words. Just very disappointed, upset, sad for England, Roy and us as a team," Hart said.
"We're going to have to watch this tournament through our fingers."
A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.
U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.
The company has agreed to pay back $14 million to those who have paid licensing fees to use the song.
Last year, King ruled that the company didn't own the lyrics to the ditty, one of the best-known and most beloved songs in the world. He said the company has no right to charge for the song's use.
Warner/Chappell has said it didn't try to collect royalties from just anyone singing the song but those who use it in a commercial enterprise.
The Supreme Court issued its strongest defence of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state.
By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state's arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to protect women's health. The rules required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.
The clinics that challenged the law argued that it was merely a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions by forcing the closure of more than half the roughly 40 clinics that operated before the law took effect.
Justice Stephen Breyer's majority opinion for the court held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit women's right to abortions.
Breyer wrote that "the surgical-centre requirement, like the admitting privileges requirement, provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions and constitutes an 'undue burden' on their constitutional right to do so."
Thirteen states have similar requirements, enacted as part of a wave of abortion restrictions that states have imposed in recent years. Others include limits on when in a pregnancy abortions may be performed and the use of drugs that induce abortions without surgical intervention.
Amy Hagstrom Miller, the owner of several Texas clinics among her eight facilities in five states, predicted that the decision would "put a stop to this trend of copycat legislation."
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the law "was an effort to improve minimum safety standards and ensure capable care for Texas women. It's exceedingly unfortunate that the court has taken the ability to protect women's health out of the hands of Texas citizens and their duly elected representatives."
Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined Breyer's majority.
Ginsburg wrote a short opinion noting that laws like Texas' "that do little or nothing for health, but rather strew impediments to abortion, cannot survive judicial inspection" under the court's earlier abortion-rights decisions. She pointed specifically to Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992, of which Kennedy was one of three authors.
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.
Thomas wrote that the decision "exemplifies the court's troubling tendency 'to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue.'" Thomas was quoting an earlier abortion dissent from Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Scalia has not yet been replaced, so only eight justices voted.
Alito, reading a summary of his dissent in court, said the clinics should have lost on technical, procedural grounds. Alito said the court was adopting a rule of, "If at first you don't succeed, sue, sue again."
Abortion providers said the rules would have cut the number of abortion clinics in Texas to fewer than 10 if they had been allowed to take full effect.
Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented the clinics, said, "The Supreme Court sent a loud and clear message that politicians cannot use deceptive means to shut down abortion clinics."
President Barack Obama praised the decision, saying, "We remain strongly committed to the protection of women's health, including protecting a woman's access to safe, affordable health care and her right to determine her own future."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the outcome "a victory for women in Texas and across America."
Abortion opponents had hoped Kennedy, who wrote a 2007 opinion upholding a federal ban on a certain type of abortion, would conclude that states can enact health-related measures to make abortions safer.
Instead, he sided with his four more liberal colleagues.
The court "has stripped from states the authority to extend additional protections to women such as clinic safety standards or admitting privilege requirements for abortionists," said Notre Dame University law professor Carter Snead.
Texas is among 10 states with similar admitting-privileges requirements, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights. The requirement is in effect in most of Texas, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee. It is on hold in Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
The hospital-like outpatient surgery standards are in place in Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and are blocked in Tennessee and Texas, according to the centre.
Texas passed a broad bill imposing several abortion restrictions in 2013. Clinics won several favourable rulings in a federal district court in Texas. But each time, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state
Breyer's opinion was a rebuke of the appeals court and a vindication for U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, who had held a trial on the challenged provisions and struck them down.
Separate lawsuits are pending over admitting-privileges laws in Louisiana and Mississippi, the other states covered by the 5th circuit. The laws are on hold in both states, and a panel of federal appellate judges has concluded the Mississippi law probably is unconstitutional because it would force the only abortion clinic in the state to close.
Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.
"Quite honestly, I was scared of it," she recalls.
But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan.
"You know some of these people that are fearful, it's just because they don't have knowledge," she said. "We call it furniture — it's got all the accessories on it that make it look a little intimidating. But once you shoot it you realize it's so much fun."
Butler, of Huntsville, Ala., started Shoot Like a Girl, an outfit that seeks to introduce and inspire women to participate in shooting sports.
An estimated eight million AR-style guns have been sold since they were first introduced to the public in the 1960s, and about half of them are owned by current or former members of the military or law enforcement, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers.
Even the name stirs up controversy. "AR" does not stand for "assault rifle," as many believe, but for ArmaLite Rifle, a nod to the company that first designed it for military use. Assault rifles are fully automatic; the bullets keep flying for as long as the trigger is depressed. AR-style guns are semi-automatic, meaning the trigger has to be pulled separately for each shot.
More than 12,000 people were killed last year in the United States by guns, and most of those incidents involved handguns. A tiny fraction involved an AR-style gun. But of those, most have been high-profile shootings, including the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, where Omar Mateen used a Sig Sauer MCX model in an attack that killed 49 people.
That shooting has revived calls for banning ARs among critics who believe it is too powerful and too deadly, with standard magazines that hold 20 to 30 rounds, compared with handguns that generally hold nine to 15 rounds.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for reinstating a ban that expired in 2004. "We have to make it harder for people who should not have those weapons of war," she said the day after June 12 shooting.
For Dara Humphries, the AR-style firearm isn't to be feared, scorned or banned. Rather, she says, it's just a different type of weapon with a different feel.
"It's like driving a truck versus driving a car, a sports car. Every firearm has a different feel to it," said Humphries, an NRA instructor based in Georgia. "So a Ruger Mini 14 may feel like a Jaguar to you and may feel like a truck to me and vice versa. And to me an AR-15 feels like a smooth ride whereas a Ruger feels like a bumpy truck."
Humphries, who also goes by the nickname Tactical Barbie, believes the debate over gun measures has focused too much on the firearm and not enough on the person behind the gun.
"Normal people who purchase guns don't do this," she said of mass shooters. "If I want to defend my home and my family then I have the right to do that. We're legal gun owners who aren't out there shooting people up."
Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, says the AR-style firearm is easy to use, has little recoil and can be customized, such as with a collapsible stock, making it easier for women to handle.
While it's too large to carry concealed, he and others describe it as a good weapon for home defence or in other crises.
"When you're facing multiple attackers, you want something that will shoot more than six rounds," Pratt said.
He and others in the gun lobby say the AR is targeted because of the way it looks, and any fears are misplaced because it's only cosmetically different from other types of rifles and long guns.
Kevin Michalowski, executive editor of Concealed Carry magazine, first fired an AR-15 in the early 1990s while hunting coyotes in South Dakota. He found it easier to use and more accurate than his old bolt-action rifle.
He now owns three.
While you can "do all kinds of cool things" with the AR — adding a scope or optics, putting a flashlight on the barrel, changing the stock — "none of this stuff makes a firearm any more deadly," Michalowski said.
For Shoot Like a Girl's Butler, shooting was inspiring. After a divorce in her 30s that undermined her confidence, she went to the shooting range with a group of friends. She started shooting at Gatorade bottles and by the end of the day was using bottle caps as targets.
"I went in there feeling like a failure in life and I walked out having this renewed confidence," said Butler, 49.
Butler said she believes the anger directed at the AR is unfair and misdirected. "It's a shame because we don't have the same outcry over knives, over baseball bats, over texting and driving, over all of these other things that are killing Americans every single day," she said.
The Colombian army says 17 people were killed aboard a military helicopter when it plunged to the ground.
The army said in a news release Monday that a commission reached the site and confirmed there were no survivors in the crash.
The accident occurred Sunday afternoon in a rural zone of Pensilvania province in Caldas department, northeast of the Colombian capital, Bogota.
The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money.
With the simple tap of the "send" button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions — as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of chipping in $2 million of his own money to match those that arrived.
That one-day haul from Trump's first fundraising appeal is early evidence of the digital magic it takes to fill campaign coffers Bernie Sanders-style — millions of people, each giving a few bucks.
Yet that was just one email. Success demands repetition.
The presumptive Republican nominee must now make the case that he needs money, after months of boasting that he can pay his own way. And his campaign also is failing in what could be called "the art of the email." One analysis found that 74 per cent of his first fundraising requests landed in spam folders.
Still, if Trump can reap millions of dollars from each pitch, that could help him solve an urgent problem: He's being crushed by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's well-honed finance machine, which pulled in 10 times as much as he did last month. Campaign money pays for the advertising and employees needed to find, persuade and turn out voters on Election Day.
Trump's national finance chairman Steven Mnuchin said the campaign was "overwhelmed" by reaction to the first online fundraising appeal. "This is now going to become a daily effort," Mnuchin said.
Since that initial email, the Trump campaign has sent at least four more solicitations, including one Sunday from chief strategist Paul Manafort touting the fundraising success of the week and urging supporters to keep up the momentum.
Trump's partnership with the Republican National Committee also pays special attention to the small donors who typically give online. They have a joint account called the Trump Make America Great Again Committee that has sent two dozen emails in the past month. "Contribute $100, $50, or even just $25 to show you're ready to keep winning!" one missive asks. Each donation is divided, with 80 per cent going to the Trump campaign and 20 per cent to the RNC.
As successful as Trump's first fundraising email seems to have been, Tom Sather, senior director of research at the email data solutions firm Return Path, said the candidate could have done better. The firm measures emails much the way Nielsen measures television viewership, by extrapolating from a large panel of study participants.
Just 8 per cent of the email recipients opened them up, according to Return Path's analysis. The campaign's stunningly high spam rate of 74 per cent reflects a lack of email marketing sophistication, Sather said. For example, the campaign switched domain names recently, tripping up spam filters, and Trump may be buying email lists of people who don't want to hear from him.
By contrast, Clinton's spam rate on fundraising emails is typically about 5.7 per cent, and her rate at which people open the emails holds steady at about 14 per cent, Sather said.
"It will be interesting to see how he gets better at this, or if he continues to flounder," Sather said. "There is an art and a science involved."
Trump has begun leveraging his social media fan base for cash. In a sponsored Facebook post on Tuesday, Trump asked for donations after a reminder that he is new to fundraising. "I did a good thing during the Republican primary. I didn't ask my supporters for a single dime. Not one."
Trump's early pitches seem designed to tackle the problem of how it looks when a rich guy starts asking for money, Republican strategists said.
"He has built rapport with voters. So if he says he now needs their money, they're more likely to trust that he does," said John Thompson, the digital director for Ted Cruz's Republican presidential campaign.
Dale "Boomer" Ranney, a South Carolina-based volunteer for Trump, recently gave $125 to the campaign. She pointed out that if all of Trump's 9 million Twitter followers did so, he would blow past the $1 billion that Clinton and her allies are expecting to amass.
Trump's grassroots supporters will "give what they can because they believe so much in him," she said.
As Sanders proved, online fundraising can chip away at an opponent's financial advantage. Sanders raised $6 million in 24 hours after winning the New Hampshire primary simply by declaring in a televised victory speech that he was "going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America."
"If they really focus on it, they could raise $300 (million) or $400 million online," said Barry Bennett, a former Trump adviser who helped Ben Carson raise tens of millions of dollars online for his presidential bid.
Bennett and Thompson said they could imagine ways for Trump to raise big online.
For example, the campaign could design fundraising raffles with the prize of meeting Trump or touring his airplane or his glitzy properties, Thompson said.
"He has a luxurious lifestyle," he said. "If I was in their shoes, and he agrees to it, I'd leverage that."
Britain's prime minister and the mayor of London warned Monday that abuse directed at immigrants wouldn't be tolerated, after a series of incidents were reported following the country's decision to leave the European Union.
Social media have been filled with reports of harassment of EU nationals, particularly Poles, residing in Britain. Some people living in Britain legally complained they were told to go back to their countries.
A spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron said he raised the abuse at a Cabinet meeting Monday. Helen Bower said the prime minister condemned "some of the incidents we have seen across the country over the weekend of intimidating migrants and telling them that they need to go home."
London Mayor Sadiq Khan asked Metropolitan Police to be "extra vigilant" to prevent any incidents.
"It's really important we stand guard against any rise in hate crimes or abuse by those who might use last week's referendum as cover to seek to divide us," he said.
Police are investigating vandalism at a Polish cultural centre in west London and incidents in Cambridgeshire in which cards were given to Polish residents telling them to leave the country.
Poland's ambassador to Britain, Witold Sobkow, said on the embassy website Monday that he is "shocked and deeply concerned by the recent incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community and other UK residents of migrant heritage."
Immigration from other EU countries played an important role in the referendum campaign, with proponents of leaving the EU arguing doing so would give Britain control over its borders.
A majority of Britons voted to quit the 28-nation bloc on Thursday.
Singapore Airlines said Monday there were no injuries when a jetliner caught fire after returning to Changi Airport because of an engine warning.
The Boeing 777-300ER was on its way to Milan when it turned back "following an engine oil warning message," the company said.
It said the aircraft's right engine caught fire after Flight SQ368 touched down more than four hours after taking off.
"The fire was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board," Singapore Airlines said in a statement.
The passengers were transferred to another aircraft, it said.
Fire crews are making inroads against a raging wildfire in central California that has claimed two lives and destroyed 200 homes.
Officials said about 2,000 firefighters were battling the blaze, which tore through many homes belonging to retirees on fixed incomes.
"Most people here, this is all they had," said Daniel O'Brien, 53, who lost two rental mobile homes. "You have these moments where you just want to breakdown crying and fall apart."
Federal fire officials said Sunday evening that containment on the 68-square-mile blaze increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent.
The death toll stood at two, but officials warned that it might rise. Cadaver dogs were being brought in Sunday to search for remains.
On Saturday, firefighters found what appeared to be a set of human remains further up the street from O'Brien's two rental homes. The remains were so badly burned forensic investigators will have to determine whether they belong to a person or animal, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight the fire and to clean up in the aftermath. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also authorized the use of funds for firefighting efforts, fire officials said.
The fire tore through small communities of houses and mobile homes that surround the lake — actually a reservoir — and the Kern River, a popular spot for fishing and whitewater rafting. The communities are nestled in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada, a mountain range that runs hundreds of miles north and south through eastern California. Seventy-five homes were damaged.
Scorching heat and tinder-dry conditions across the West have contributed to massive wildfires in the past week that have destroyed properties and forced residents to seek shelter.
Since it began Thursday, the fire has swept through 36,810 acres of parched brush and timber. It moved so quickly that some residents barely had time to escape — and two didn't.
An elderly couple apparently was overcome by smoke as they tried to flee, county Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. Their bodies were found Friday, but their names haven't been released.
Torin Swinland, 46, and his 81-year-old mother fled to a nearby park after smelling smoke and seeing flames racing down the hillside toward their community.
They returned to find four garages filled with valuables incinerated. Their home escaped any major damage, though embers were still burning near the property when they got back. The two used water from a hot tub to douse the cinders.
While upset by his own losses, Swinland said he felt worse for those left with nothing.
"They don't have near what I have left," he said.
Officials say an 11-year-old boy was bitten by a shark off the coast of North Carolina, the second incident in as many weeks.
WAVY-TV reports that Atlantic Beach fire officials say the shark bit the boy on his left foot Sunday around 2:30 p.m. while he was surfing near the Fort Macon State Park bathhouse.
The child reportedly had severe wounds and was taken to a hospital. He is expected to survive.
The beach remained open after the incident was reported.
Eighteen-year-old Dillon Bowen received 26 stitches in his right wrist after a shark bit him at Atlantic Beach on June 11.
New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the "fake monks."
Men in orange robes claiming to be Buddhist monks are approaching visitors to some of the city's most popular attractions, handing them shiny medallions and offering greetings of peace. They then hit them up for donations to help them build a temple in Thailand, and are persistent if their demands are refused.
"The problem seems to be increasing," said the Rev. TK Nakagaki, president of the Buddhist Council of New York, a group that represents nearly two dozen Buddhist temples. "They are very aggressive and hostile if you don't give them money."
His group has taken to the streets and social media to warn people that the men appear to have no affiliation to any Buddhist temple. "Please be aware," read one Facebook post, "this is a scam."
Along the popular High Line elevated park, one of the robed men handed a couple a shiny, gold-colored medallion and a plastic beaded bracelet. He then showed them photos of a planned temple and barked, "Ten dollars! Twenty dollars!" When they wouldn't give up cash, he snatched the trinkets back.
Other brightly robed men have been spotted pulling the same routine, albeit more successfully, in Times Square, not far from where costumed characters such as Elmo, Minnie Mouse and the Naked Cowboy take pictures with tourists for tips. Some of the monks were later seen handing wads of cash to another man waiting nearby.
The Associated Press tried to ask more than half-dozen of the men about their background and the temple they said the donations were being used to support. Each claimed to be a Buddhist monk collecting money for a temple in Thailand, but none could give its name or say where exactly it is located. All the men refused to give their names and ran off when pressed for answers.
The men first started appearing at the High Line, a New York City public park that's maintained by a private non-profit group, about three years ago, said Robert Hammond, executive director of Friends of the High Line. But it "became excessive" in the past year, he said, with up to a dozen of the men accosting tourists at once and sometimes grabbing them to demand cash.
Panhandling on city streets isn't illegal in New York, as long as the person isn't acting aggressively. But the city's parks department has a rule that says it is unlawful to solicit money without a permit from the parks commissioner.
When asked about the men, New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver initially said, "I have no idea what you're talking about." He later said that if the men aren't abiding by the law, "the parks enforcement patrol will take care of it."
But parks department spokeswoman Crystal Howard said parks enforcement officers hadn't issued any summonses and the men's actions were "aggressive panhandling," a violation of state law that would be enforced by police. New York City police say that in the rare cases when someone has called 911 against the men, they were usually gone by the time officers arrived.
A few days after the AP inquired about the men on the High Line, several signs were posted there with photos of them, warning visitors not to give money to panhandlers.
Similarly robed men have been spotted in San Francisco, asking tourists to sign their "peace petition" before demanding cash. In China, authorities said the problem of "fake" monks begging in the streets prompted them to create an online registry of all actual Buddhist and Taoist sites.
In Times Square, the warnings came too late for tourist Rob Cardillo, of Pennsylvania. He gave a robed man $10 to help out with his temple, without ever asking anything about the temple or what the money would be used for.
"He might be fake, but it's the thought and I feel it," Cardillo said as he gripped the gold medallion.
Federal investigators have issued a report faulting a pilot for the 2014 crash of an experimental plane during filming of a zombie movie in Florida.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the April 2014 crash in Marion County killed 65-year-old pilot Dennis W. Monroe of Summerfield and 70-year-old passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas of The Villages.
In the report by the National Transportation Safety Board, investigators said Monroe flew too low, causing the aircraft to stall. Investigators said there was no evidence of any mechanical malfunction.
Monroe was flying an RV-7 two-seat, single-engine aircraft he built from a kit. Investigators said Monroe and Sardinas had been assisting with the filming of the zombie movie "What Tomorrow Brings" when the crash occurred.
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