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Music Friday: Eric Clapton’s ‘Golden Ring’ Chronicles a Complicated Love Triangle Music Friday: Eric Clapton’s ‘Golden Ring’ Chronicles a Complicated Love Triangle

Music Friday: Eric Clapton’s ‘Golden Ring’ Chronicles a Complicated Love Triangle

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured song, “Golden ...

DNA Fingerprinting Is Used to Determine Origin of Natural and Cultured Pearls DNA Fingerprinting Is Used to Determine Origin of Natural and Cultured Pearls

DNA Fingerprinting Is Used to Determine Origin of Natural and Cultured Pearls

Simple-to-use DNA testing kits, such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA, have been providing millions of families with eye-opening snapshots of where their ancestors came from. Now, ...

Lady Gaga Wore the 128-Carat ‘Tiffany Diamond’ During a Post-Oscar Run to Taco Bell Lady Gaga Wore the 128-Carat ‘Tiffany Diamond’ During a Post-Oscar Run to Taco Bell

Lady Gaga Wore the 128-Carat ‘Tiffany Diamond’ During a Post-Oscar Run to Taco Bell

On Friday, Lady Gaga dished the tasty 2019 Oscars backstory of how the $30 million, 128.54-carat “Tiffany Diamond” that she wore during the awards ceremony ...

Birthstone Feature: Historic ‘Pearl of Asia’ Is the World’s Largest Natural Pearl Birthstone Feature: Historic ‘Pearl of Asia’ Is the World’s Largest Natural Pearl

Birthstone Feature: Historic ‘Pearl of Asia’ Is the World’s Largest Natural Pearl

Today we celebrate June’s official birthstone by shining our spotlight on the world’s largest natural pearl. Tipping the scales at 600 carats (about a quarter ...

12-Carat Blue Diamond Headlines Christie’s First Live Auction Since Outbreak 12-Carat Blue Diamond Headlines Christie’s First Live Auction Since Outbreak

12-Carat Blue Diamond Headlines Christie’s First Live Auction Since Outbreak

A marquise-cut, 12.11-carat, fancy intense blue diamond will be headlining Christie’s first live auction since the COVID-19 outbreak. The internally flawless diamond is expected to ...

Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’ Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’

Music Friday: Katy Perry’s 2010 Ballad Urges Young Women to Shine Like a ‘Pearl’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you awesome songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, pop star Katy ...

Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal

Shuttered SF Greek Restaurant Opens Its Doors to Host Surprise Marriage Proposal

A San Francisco-based Greek restaurant chain, which had closed each of its eateries in strict adherence to the city’s shelter-in-place order, made a special exception ...

The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro

The Dream Continues: Popular Crater of Diamonds Park Reopens in Murfreesboro

Reservations were limited and visitors needed to bring their own tools, but the good news is that Arkansas’ field of dreams — the Crater of ...

Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark

Nationals’ 2019 World Series Rings Feature 257 Gemstones and One Baby Shark

The Washington Nationals unveiled the design of their 2019 World Series rings during a video presentation on Sunday night. Featuring 257 gemstones weighing a total ...

Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love

Music Friday: Boyz II Men Sing About the ‘Diamond Eyes’ of a Long-Lost Love

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Philadelphia R&B legends ...

Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit

Next Stop on the Smithsonian Gem Gallery Tour: An Amazing Topaz Exhibit

Be prepared to be blown away by the next stop on our virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. Featured today is an amazing ...

Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market

Here’s How a 28.86-Carat Diamond Made History and Changed the Market

The 28.86-carat D-color diamond that is slated to headline an online auction in June has been named by Christie’s as one of the “10 Jewels ...

Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry

Bejeweled Dragons Could Earn the Title of the World’s Largest Pieces of Jewelry

Mounted high above the lobby of the six-star Imperial Palace Saipan are two bejeweled dragons fighting over a flaming pearl. The installation spans more than ...

Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal

Hyatt Regency Seattle Assists With 21-Story-Tall, Sky-High Marriage Proposal

Even though the Hyatt Regency Seattle had to suspend its normal operations due to COVID-19 health concerns, the brand new 45-story hotel at 8th & ...

Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’ Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

Music Friday: Thompson Square Duo Shares Love Story in ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you chart-topping songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country music duo ...

Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond

Angola’s Prolific Lulo Mine Yields 171-Carat, Gem-Quality White Diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 171-carat, gem-quality, white stone at its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola, the same mine that produced the famous 404-carat ...

John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding

John Krasinski and Cast of ‘The Office’ Rejoice at Fans’ Virtual Wedding

In a video that was posted Sunday and has already topped 8.8 million views, The Office star John Krasinski officiated the Zoom marriage ceremony of ...

Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All

Omaha Nurses Overcome Stress and Exhaustion to Prove Love Conquers All

Halfway through a grueling 12-hour overnight shift at Omaha’s Methodist Hospital, registered nurse Jason Heimes popped the question to certified nursing assistant Ashley Jensen in ...

423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour 423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour

423-Carat ‘Logan Sapphire’ Is the Next Stop on Our Virtual Gem Gallery Tour

Our multi-part virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection continues today with a closeup look at the 422.99-carat “Logan Sapphire.” It’s not only the ...

Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’ Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’

Music Friday: Chris Lane Sings About His Real-Life Proposal in ‘Big, Big Plans’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you romantic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, country singer Chris ...

Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light

Short Film Describes How Gemfields Brings Emeralds From Darkness to Light

Gemfields has just released “Emeralds,” the second of four short films that offer a glimpse into the miner’s world of colored gemstones.While the first installment ...

Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B

Survey: Jewelry Tops All Mother’s Day Gift Categories; Spending Climbs to $5.27B

Lucky moms will be showered with jewelry gifts at an unprecedented level this Sunday, Mother’s Day. Despite uncertain times, spending on jewelry items is expected ...

Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor

Mummy of Bejeweled Teenage Girl Found in 3,500-Year-Old Tomb Near Luxor

A team of Spanish and Egyptian archaeologists recently discovered the mummy of a bejeweled teenage girl in a 3,500-year-old tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The fashionable ...

Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity

Birthstone Feature: ‘Trapiche’ Emerald Remains a Gemological Curiosity

Resembling a wheel with six spokes, “trapiche” emeralds may be the most unique variety of May’s birthstone. Found primarily in the black shales of Colombia’s ...

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’ Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’

Music Friday: ‘Diamonds, Daisies and Snowflakes’ Describe Marlo Thomas in ‘That Girl’

Welcome to Music Friday when we often bring you nostalgic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. In the catchy ...

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

Baby Octopus Leads Divers to Lost Engagement Ring; Smartest Invertebrates Love Bling

A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring while swimming in Howe Sound off Bowyer Island, British Columbia, is thanking a baby octopus for leading ...

San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics

San Diego Musician Pops the Question With Ring That’s Seen Two Global Pandemics

The diamond ring that San Diego musician Scott Szikla used to propose to his neuroscientist girlfriend, Elena Blanco-Suarez, has seen two global pandemics — both ...

‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour! ‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

‘Dom Pedro’ Occupies Prime Spot Near the Hope Diamond; Hop on the Virtual Tour!

Occupying one of the most highly trafficked locations in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals in Washington, DC, is an obelisk-shaped ...

Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines

Pink Diamond Jennifer Lopez Got From Ben Affleck in 2002 Is Still Making Headlines

Back in 2002, Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a 6.1-carat radiant-cut fancy intense pink diamond. Even though the power couple — affectionally known ...

Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’ Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’

Music Friday: Trumpeter Herb Alpert Teams Up With Janet Jackson in 1987’s ‘Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you memorable songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Back in 1987, legendary ...

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

Here Are the Top Baby Girl Names Inspired by Precious Gemstones

The most popular baby girl names in the U.S. are Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella and Sophia, according to the Social Security Administration’s latest statistics.With traditional ...

Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers

Gold-Infused Drug Inhibits Spread of Coronavirus, Say Georgia State Researchers

Auranofin, a gold-infused drug originally developed in 1985 and approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis, is effective at inhibiting the spread of the ...

Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing

Can’t Visit the National Gem Collection in DC? Here’s the Next Best Thing

More than six million people pass through the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection in an average year. The collection dates back to ...

World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19 World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19

World’s Top Diamond Producer, Alrosa, Doubles Spending to Battle COVID-19

Alrosa, the world’s leading diamond producer in terms of carats, has more than doubled its spending to counter the spread of COVID-19 in and around ...

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’ Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’

Music Friday: Rob Thomas Tells a Story of Empathy and Love in 2009’s ‘Her Diamonds’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fabulous songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In his 2009 hit, ...

‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney ‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney

‘Today’ Show Weatherman Al Roker Is Thrilled for Newly Engaged Daughter Courtney

Al Roker was thrilled to announce his daughter’s engagement on Instagram this past Sunday. The venerable Today show weatherman shared three pics of his daughter, ...

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Sanitation Crew Helps GA Woman Rescue 3-Stone Diamond Ring From County Landfill

Gainesville resident Joan Sheffield says that as soon as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp lifts the state’s shelter-in-place order, she will be hosting a luncheon for ...

Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia

Leading Diamond Company Donates $2.5MM to Fight Pandemic in Botswana and Namibia

As a 50/50 joint venture partner with both Botswana and Namibia in the recovery and sorting of rough diamonds, De Beers Group has regularly supported ...

Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts

Friends and Family Witness Quarantined Couple’s Marriage Proposal Via Google Hangouts

With an engagement ring “burning a hole” in his pocket, PJ Bruno delivered a marriage proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Jaz Zepatos, while the New ...

Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold

Music Friday Tribute: Bill Withers Explains Why Your Love is Like a Chunk of Gold

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you classic songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today we pay tribute ...

GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

GIA’s ‘Gemkids’ Website Is Aimed at Youngsters Who Love Gems and Jewelry

Kids think gemstones and jewelry are cool. That’s why the Gemological Institute of America has put together a great website called Gemkids®.Overflowing with colorful graphics ...

Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps

Philly Couple Takes Break From Quarantine to Get Engaged Atop the ‘Rocky’ Steps

A Philadelphia couple recently took a much-needed break from quarantine to visit one of their favorite places — the top of the Rocky Steps at ...

Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection

Queen Elizabeth’s Historic Turquoise Brooch Symbolizes Healing, Love and Protection

Wearing a bright emerald-colored dress complemented by a turquoise-and-diamond brooch, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the citizens of the UK — and the world — with ...

For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam

For Second Time in 12 Months, L.I. Man Finds Rare Purple Pearl in a Quahog Clam

For the second time in 12 months, an Eastern Long Island man has found a super-rare purple natural pearl inside a locally harvested quahog clam.In ...

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983's 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983's 'Wrapped Around Your Finger'

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983's 'Wrapped Around Your Finger'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Sting of ...

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’ Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

Music Friday: Sting of The Police Sings of Rings in 1983’s ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great throwback songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Sting of ...

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of 'Special Size' Rough Diamonds Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of 'Special Size' Rough Diamonds

Advanced Mapping Technology Allows for Online Auction of 'Special Size' Rough Diamonds

Due to international travel restrictions, diamond mining giant Alrosa is temporarily changing the way it's selling "special size" rough diamonds larger than 10.8 carats. Instead of ...

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’ Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

Birthstone Feature: Check Out the Fascinating History of the Smithsonian’s ‘Chalk Emerald’

The Chalk Emerald’s impressive clarity, color, size and regal lineage rank it among the world’s finest examples of May’s official birthstone.Exhibiting the most highly prized ...

UK Treasure Hunters Unearth Four Golden Torcs Dating Back 2,500 Years UK Treasure Hunters Unearth Four Golden Torcs Dating Back 2,500 Years

UK Treasure Hunters Unearth Four Golden Torcs Dating Back 2,500 Years

Two buddies with a passion for treasure hunting unearthed four 2,500-year-old golden torcs within the parish of Leekfrith (pop. 363) in the English countryside. The ...

Jewelry Collection of Celebrated Author Jackie Collins to Hit the Auction Block at Bonhams Jewelry Collection of Celebrated Author Jackie Collins to Hit the Auction Block at Bonhams

Jewelry Collection of Celebrated Author Jackie Collins to Hit the Auction Block at Bonhams

One thousand lots from the estate of celebrated author Jackie Collins — including a 6.04-carat pear-shaped diamond — will hit the auction block on May ...

McMatch Made in Heaven: Man Pops the Question With Ring Hidden in Box of Chicken McNuggets McMatch Made in Heaven: Man Pops the Question With Ring Hidden in Box of Chicken McNuggets

McMatch Made in Heaven: Man Pops the Question With Ring Hidden in Box of Chicken McNuggets

When Lincoln, Ill., native Kristian Helton was plotting the perfect way to propose to girlfriend Karsyn Long on Valentine's Day, he knew that McDonald's Chicken ...

'Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond' Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night's Academy Awards 'Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond' Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night's Academy Awards

'Real Is Rare. Real Is a Diamond' Commercial Shares Limelight During Last Night's Academy Awards

More than 30 million viewers tuning into the 89th annual Academy Awards last night got their first glimpse of "Runaways," the second in a series ...

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran Carves a Heart Pendant for His Girlfriend in the 2011 Love Song, 'Wake Me Up' Music Friday: Ed Sheeran Carves a Heart Pendant for His Girlfriend in the 2011 Love Song, 'Wake Me Up'

Music Friday: Ed Sheeran Carves a Heart Pendant for His Girlfriend in the 2011 Love Song, 'Wake Me Up'

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you wonderful songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Ed Sheeran carves ...

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Has 24-Karat Aspirations for His Surgically Removed Rib Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Has 24-Karat Aspirations for His Surgically Removed Rib

Minnesota Twins Pitcher Phil Hughes Has 24-Karat Aspirations for His Surgically Removed Rib

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes shook up the internet last week when he hinted that he's seriously considering transforming his surgically removed rib into a ...

Museum-Quality Collection of North Carolina-Sourced Star Rubies to Hit the Auction Block in June Museum-Quality Collection of North Carolina-Sourced Star Rubies to Hit the Auction Block in June

Museum-Quality Collection of North Carolina-Sourced Star Rubies to Hit the Auction Block in June

Sourced in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, four museum-quality star rubies weighing a total of 342 carats will hit the auction block at Guernsey’s ...

Average Bridal Couple Spent $6,163 on Engagement Ring in 2016, Reports The Knot Average Bridal Couple Spent $6,163 on Engagement Ring in 2016, Reports The Knot

Average Bridal Couple Spent $6,163 on Engagement Ring in 2016, Reports The Knot

The average bridal couple in the U.S. spent $6,163 on the engagement ring in 2016 — an increase of 5% compared to 2015, according to ...

Woman Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $500 and Gets a Surprise Marriage Proposal From Dunkin' Donuts Mascot Woman Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $500 and Gets a Surprise Marriage Proposal From Dunkin' Donuts Mascot

Woman Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $500 and Gets a Surprise Marriage Proposal From Dunkin' Donuts Mascot

Upstate New York resident Erin Tobin just had her best day ever. She achieved instant fame when she banked in a half-court shot at a ...

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