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BREAKING – OBAMA INTERVIEW FOR SUNDAY PAPERS, released at 10 a.m. – “Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins,” by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace: “President Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would ‘think about changing’ the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend ‘a sizable group of people.’ He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place. ‘I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,’ he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday. An avid sports fan himself, Obama said he doesn’t think Washington football fans are purposely trying to offend American Indians. ‘I don’t want to detract from the wonderful Redskins fans that are here. They love their team and rightly so’ …

“But the president appeared to come down on the side of those who have sharply criticized the football team’s name, noting that Indians ‘feel pretty strongly’ about mascots and team names that depict negative stereotypes … Team owner Dan Snyder has vowed to never abandon the name. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last month that the league should pay attention to those offended by the nickname — a subtle change in position for Goodell, who had more strongly supported the nickname in his previous statements this year. … Obama said he doesn’t have a direct stake in the Redskins debate since he’s not a team owner. … ‘Maybe after I leave the presidency,’ joked. ‘I think it would be a lot of fun. ‘I’d probably look at a basketball team before I looked at a football team. I know more about basketball than I do about football.’’’

–“Obama to public: Don’t give up on health sign-ups,” by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace: “Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Obama said frustrated Americans ‘definitely shouldn’t give up’ on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government. … ‘Folks are working around the clock and have been systematically reducing the wait times’ … The federal gateway website was taken down for repairs over the weekend, again hindering people from signing up for insurance. Obama … also disclosed that U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran continues to be a year or more away from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. That assessment is at odds with Israel, which contends Tehran is on a faster course toward a bomb. He expressed optimism about the blossoming diplomacy between his administration and Iran’s new president, but said the U.S. would not accept a ‘bad deal’ on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.”

YOU’RE INVITED – MONDAY MORNING – AMAZING DUET — Playbook Breakfast with the White House’s top two economic officials: Gene B. Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy (and the first NEC director for two presidents);  and Dr. Jason Furman, chairman of the  Council of Economic Advisers (and economic policy director on the ’08 campaign). We’ll talk growth, health care, shutdown and more. Each has been in the administration since President Obama’s first day, so they have a priceless window into where we’ve been and where we’re going. We’ll get started at 8 a.m. at The Newseum. Please RSVP here. http://bit.ly/1bxwr1q

THE BIG PICTURE – “Analysis: US reliability questioned overseas,” by Steven R. Hurst, AP international political writer in D.C.: “An unmistakable sense of unease has been growing in capitals around the world as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled — shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of defaulting on sovereign debt, which could plunge the world’s financial system into chaos. While each of the factors may be unrelated to the direct exercise of U.S. foreign policy, taken together they give some allies the sense that Washington is not as firm as it used to be in its resolve and its financial capacity, providing an opening for China or Russia to fill the void, an Asian foreign minister told a group of journalists in New York this week. Concerns will only deepen now that President Obama canceled travel this weekend to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Bali and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. … The U.S. is still a pillar of defense for places in Asia like Taiwan and South Korea, providing a vital security umbrella against China. It also still has strong allies in the Middle East, including Israel and the Gulf Arab states arrayed against al-Qaida and Iran. …

“As Europe worries about economics, Asian allies watch in some confusion about what the U.S. is up to with its promise to rebalance military forces and diplomacy in the face of an increasingly robust China. … Global concerns about U.S. policy came to a head with Obama’s handling of the civil war in Syria … But, in fact, the worries go far deeper. … Kings and princes throughout the Persian Gulf were deeply unsettled when Washington turned its back on Egypt’s long-time dictator and U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak … Now, Arab allies in the Gulf voice dismay over the rapid policy redirection from Obama over Syria, where rebel factions have critical money and weapons channels from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf states. It has stirred a rare public dispute with Washington, whose differences with Gulf allies are often worked out behind closed doors. … Gulf rulers also have grown suddenly uneasy over the U.S. outreach to their regional rival Iran.” http://goo.gl/Eqd31D

OUR FAVORITE SHUTDOWN STORY YET – “Conventional shutdown wisdom that wasn’t,” by Jonathan Allen: “The shutdown was supposed to be short, if it happened at all. After all, Republicans were sure President Obama would give in at the last minute, like he has in past budget battles. Democrats were equally certain that Republicans would collectively conclude a shutdown wasn’t in their best interests. The assumption of a deal seemed like a good bet. But now Washington’s power players are finding out why they should never assume. Here’s a look at six pre-shutdown assumptions that have turned out to be flawed, or just plain wrong. 1) The president will negotiate … 2) House Republicans are driven by the military and Wall Street … The effort to rally big business against the GOP — or at least to lean on Republican leaders to cede ground — mirrors the Democrats’ belief that Republicans would rush not only to fund the government but raise spending so that the Pentagon could avoid planned sequester cuts. But it seems that Obama and some congressional Democrats aren’t terribly familiar with the vein of populism running through the House GOP. In consecutive elections, the ranks of Republicans whose constituents are wary of big institutions — like banks and the military — has grown. …

“3) Constituents will force a quick resolution … 4) We’ll win!: With the possible exception of House Democrats, who need a catastrophic political event to have a prayer of recapturing the House of Representatives, there don’t appear to be any … House Republicans … are sure to be the biggest losers from a political standpoint. Some Republicans are confident that they’ll end up with a policy victory — though they are increasingly having trouble defining what that could be, given Democrats’ unwillingness to rewrite Obamacare. … 5) Only One Side Will Divide: Democrats clearly didn’t plan well for the contingency that Republicans might bring up piecemeal bills to fund popular programs, such as cancer research, veterans benefits, and National Guard pay and force uncomfortable votes. … House Democrats [are] actually having to go to the floor to cast votes that could be used in the next campaign. … 6) The Other Side Will Want to End It … Eventually: The solution to the shutdown should be pretty simple: Democrats and a small band of House Republicans could outvote Boehner on the floor and pass a ‘clean’ funding bill. … [T]he White House and House Democrats seem reluctant to make an end run around Boehner or pressure moderate Republicans to actually vote with them. Rather than figuring out a way for Pelosi to bring up a bill, they want Boehner to fold and bring up a “clean” continuing resolution of his own volition.” http://goo.gl/HFljxJ

–WHAT THE WEST WING IS READING – WashPost A1, “HARDLINE CONSERVATIVES: For Fla. Lawmaker [freshman Rep. Ted Yoho R-Fla.)], closure is ‘the tremor before the tsunami,’” by David A. Fahrenthold: “‘You’re seeing the tremor before the tsunami here,’ Yoho said. ‘I’m not going to raise the debt ceiling. … I see one side of our government, or two-thirds of it, running 100 miles an hour toward socialism … [Conservatives] are like Fred and Barney in the Flintstone-mobile, trying to stop that.’ … Yoho’s own son Tyler was furloughed from … the office of Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.).” http://goo.gl/t0icnB

HOW IT’S PLAYING: WSJ A1 splash, “Markets Shrug at Shutdown Even as Debt Battle Looms” … N.Y. Times 1-col. lead in National Edition, col. 1 off-lead in N.Y. edition (swapping with De Blazio story): “BOEHNER URGES G.O.P. SOLIDARITY IN ‘EPIC BATTLE’: THE SHUTDOWN GOES ON — Rivals and Allies Say Speaker Has No Plan to Resolve Crisis” (A1 sidebar: James B. Stewart “Common Sense” column, “In Rural Iowa, Spending, Not the Shutdown, Raises Worry”) … WashPost 5-col. lead, “Shutdown’s impact continues to grow: MANY MORTGAGES FACE DELAYS – Loan verifications on hold during furloughs.”

PROFILE DU JOUR – L.A. Times A1, above fold, “He’s a leader for a new GOP: Kevin McCarthy [of Bakersfield], the House whip, is often unable to corral tea party rebels. But he defends the chaos,” By Evan Halper: “[M]any of the new members McCarthy recruited have repeatedly refused to follow the leadership’s lead … ‘McCarthy, Cantor and Ryan did a wonderful job of using this “young guns” program to not only raise their own profile, but find people who could win,’ said Steven C. LaTourette, a long-serving GOP congressman from Ohio who retired at the start of this year, citing frustration with the inability of his caucus to make compromises. ‘Clearly, they had the expectation that it would be like in the old days: You helped me get elected; I will be loyal to you. It’s not working out that way.’ Managing the GOP caucus, La Tourette said, resembles owning a pet alligator: ‘You feed and feed and feed it, thinking it will be grateful, and then one day, it bites your arm off.’ …

“McCarthy … says the stubbornness of his conference has resulted in conservative wins at the bargaining table, however messy the process has been. ‘Sure, people have different ideas of how to get to a point, how fast to get there, and what direction to take. Someone might use Rand McNally maps. Someone else might use a Garmin … They both end up at the same place. It’s just a different way to get there. Sometimes that creates a challenge.’ … McCarthy likes to illustrate the changes in the House by talking about a conversation with Kevin Spacey, the actor, who came to visit when he set out to research his role in the HBO series ‘House of Cards,’ in which he depicts a wily congressional leader who consolidates power by bullying, scheming and coercing the caucus to his will. … ‘[Spacey] said, … “Tell me how you twist arms”’ … ‘It is not like that now,’ the congressman told him. … The heavy-handed ways of previous GOP leaders, including former Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, had worn on the rank and file, McCarthy said. In the new media landscape, efforts to push the caucus into a position can be upended in a matter of minutes on Twitter. It is just not practical, he says, … to exert the kind of pressure Republican leaders once used. …

“Even lawmakers deeply frustrated with the GOP leadership are fond of the congressman, the son of a fireman who opened his first business, a sandwich shop, at age 19 by pouring in $5,000 he won in the lottery. … McCarthy showers caucus members with invitations for morning bike rides, movie nights and dinners. The walls in his large suite of offices are adorned with framed black-and-white photos of caucus members in action in Congress; the members relish bringing constituents and donors through to see. His marathon ‘listening sessions’ are therapy for even the grumpiest in the rank and file.” http://goo.gl/K40uY3

TOP TALKER – WashPost A1, below fold, “Use of force debated in Hill shooting,” by Peter Hermann and Sari Horwitz: “Federal agents trying to stop the black Infiniti speeding between the White House and the U.S. Capitol fired seven shots at an unarmed driver with a toddler in the car as it rushed away from them, an uncommon tactic that occurred during a highly unusual chase. A total of at least 17 shots were fired at two locations Thursday afternoon by two law enforcement agencies — the U.S. Capitol Police and the U.S. Secret Service. The final shots, near the Hart Senate Office Building, killed 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Connecticut, who police said had tried to ram through a security barrier at the White House, knocked over a uniformed Secret Service agent, hit cruisers and breached the outer security perimeter of the Capitol grounds. The vast majority of big-city police agencies — including in the District — prohibit or strictly limit their officers from shooting at moving vehicles. But it’s unclear whether the Capitol Police or Secret Service violated their policies during the chase or the shootings. …

“Shots were fired at Garfield Circle, with the car moving, and again at the final spot, a guard shack on Maryland Avenue NE, with the car stopped. Video from bystanders and media captured several important pieces of the afternoon chase … But no pictures have emerged of the final confrontation. … [S]everal experts said the shooting was justified, given the intensity and uncertainty of the chase and the fact that Carey tried to breach security at two potential and high-profile terrorist targets — the White House and the Capitol. Other experts questioned whether lethal force was needed. Terrance Gainer, the U.S. Senate’s sergeant at arms who also has served as the chief of the Capitol Police and executive assistant chief of the D.C. police, … said Carey ‘refused at gunpoint to surrender. She posed a threat to people and a threat to the Capitol facilities as well as the White House. … We operate in an environment under the constant threat of attack from suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices.” http://goo.gl/mGfDvS

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THE JUICE – Boston Globe A1, “JAPAN ABUZZ AT PROSPECT OF AMBASSADOR KENNEDY: Caroline seen as bringing status, star power to Tokyo,” by Bryan Bender in Tokyo: “Caroline Kennedy’s nomination to be America’s next ambassador to Japan … is generating intense interest, not just because her political celebrity is perceived to confer high diplomatic status on America’s crucial ally, but also because the remaining glow of Camelot will soon be cast on Japanese shores. From newspaper editorials and glossy magazines to public forums and television programs that dissect her every move — including a recent water-skiing outing — Japan’s embrace of President John F. Kennedy’s only surviving child … has bordered on glee. … News accounts also feature what is considered a crucial credential: [the 55-year-old lawyer’s] personal relationship with President Obama.

“Kennedy … was unanimously approved for the post by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this week, when Democrats and Republicans alike extolled her many charitable works and commended her for accepting her first political position. Her confirmation by the full Senate is expected to follow, although no date has been set. Kennedy’s nomination arrives as Japan is on the upswing. It recently won hosting rights for the 2020 Olympics, and its economy has turned around after emerging from recession last year.” Behind pay wall

NO OBAMA WEEK-AHEAD RELEASED: “On Saturday and Sunday, there are no public events scheduled. … The Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled.” … Carney said at yesterday’s briefing: “Obviously, we planned to be elsewhere next week and we had a larger staff to compile weeks-ahead.”

OUTPOURING OF LOVE FOR ROGER RUNNINGEN, a White House reporter for Bloomberg News who is a favorite of his colleagues – Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev emails friends: “On behalf of Roger and Marsha Runningen, a heartfelt thank you for your condolences and support in the days since the death of their son, Mark. Many of you asked for information about services you may attend, the best address to send cards, and any charity designated in memory of Mark. I’m including all of that information below.  Also, it’s much appreciated if each of you would forward this note to your respective White House teams as well as any former reporters on the beat and any current and former aides to Presidents Obama and Bush who should know.  The wake and the service next week are both open to friends and coworkers. Please email or call me or Julianna [Goldman] with any questions.

“Tuesday, Oct. 8: Visitation, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fairfax  Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA … Wednesday, Oct. 9: Funeral service, Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA Phone 703-455-2400. The service will be conducted jointly by Father Dick Martin (Catholic) and Pastor Meredith Keseley (Lutheran).  Memorial donations in memory of Mark Runningen to: Sandy Island Family Camp, YMCA of Greater Boston, P.O. Box 10, Mirror Lake, NH 03853. To send a card: Roger and Marsha Runningen, 8821 Shadowlake Way, Springfield, VA 22153-2121. Roger said that he has been ‘just overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and support’ and that it ‘helps ease the pain, and there’s a lot of it.’”

MEDIAWATCH – ISAAC LEE, president of Univision News, adds a hat and will also be CEO of Fusion, the joint venture of Univision and ABC News launching digitally Oct. 21 and on TV on Oct. 28. Lee emails the staff: “Hola Fusion, … Based on numbers alone, Millennials are the largest and most diverse group in American history.  A big part of that diversity is due to the exploding growth of the Hispanic community.  Most Hispanics are Millennials and many Millennials are Hispanic.  But what truly differentiates Millennials from all the generations before them, is more than demographics alone – it’s a divide on politics, race, music, culture, technology and so much more. … Keeping in mind that today’s 21-year-olds were 12 when Facebook was created — we must provide our audience with information in compelling new ways.  Each of our thematic units – previously dubbed ‘shows’ – must act as 24/7 content providers with broadcast, digital, mobile, and social media components. … We will have a worldview but we will not be partisan. We are pro-Millennial, we believe in the future, and everyday we will champion a smart, diverse and inclusive America. … We will entertain our audience as we inform them through sharp, well-founded opinions, clever visual enhancements and imagery, dynamic personalities with a distinctive point-of-view and fearless satire. … Not everybody will get it; and that’s sort of the point. Although Fusion will sometimes be the unruly child, we will honor the traditions of excellence of our parent companies. … We will continue to strive to live up to our ideals: Integrity, Innovation, Transparency and Cojones. … Abrazos, Isaac.” News release, with comments from Ben Sherwood, Univision CEO Randy Falco and Anne Sweeney http://bit.ly/1cdvlaq

BIRTHDAYS: Jill Giuliani Kennedy (hat tip: Michael) … Michael Morrell is 70 (hat tips: his three sons: Geoff, Jarrett, Jordan) … Carolyn Weyforth Glanville  … MANDY GRUNWALD! (hat tip: Jon Haber) … TRACY SEFL! (h/t Alex Slater) … Fabien Levy, HHS press secretary, is 3-0. Celebrated with friends in D.C. yesterday and N.Y. today, after a long week of launching the new healthcare.gov. (h/t Joanne Peters) … Elisabeth Leoni, a Strategic Communications Assistant at The Glover Park Group is 24 (h/t Jacqui Corba) … ABC News’ Whitney Bright (h/t Olivia Petersen) … Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) is 70 … AFSCME’s Erick M. Sanchez  … MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts (hat tips: Patrick Gavin, Marc Adelman) … Barry Switzer is 76 … Bob Geldof is 59 … Mario Lemieux is 48 … Kate Winslet is 38 … Nicky Hilton is 30 (h/ts AP)

BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): ABC’s Santina Leuci (h/t Polson Kanneth)

BIRTHDAY TOMORROW: David A. Andelman, editor-in-chief of World Policy Journal and USA Today columnist, is 69. MONDAY: Chris Krueger

THE SHOWS, from @MattMackowiak:

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); roundtable with National Review’s Rich Lowry, NPR’s Steve Inskeep, Republican strategist Mike Murphy and Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

ABC’s “This Week”: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC); roundtable with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, ABC News’ Cokie Roberts, The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot, Starfish Media Group CEO Soledad O’Brien and former Obama administration Counselor to the Treasury Secretary and former Lead Auto Adviser Steven Rattner; “Sunday spotlight” segment with Reddit.com co-founder Aleix Ohanian

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX); Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; roundtable with PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, POLITICO’s Jim VandeHei and CBS News’ John Dickerson

“Fox News Sunday”: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA); roundtable with syndicated columnist George Will, Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers, former Bush White House senior advisor Karl Rove and former Howard Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi; “Power Player of the Week” segment with U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino

CNN’s “State of the Union” (SUN 9-10am ET / 12pm ET): Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); roundtable with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), CNN co-host Stephanie Cutter and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat

CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: (SUN 10am ET / 1pm ET): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif; musician and activist Bono

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: (SUN 11am ET): Roundtable with founding chairman of the Center for Accountability Journalism Dan Froomkin, NY1 host Errol Louis and the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet; Sirius/XM radio host Michael Smerconish; discussion with 12 George Washington University journalism students of where they get their news and coverage of the shutdown; “The Network” director Eva Orner (guest host: The George Washington University’s Frank Sesno)

“Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” (11am ET / 10am CT): Roundtable with Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn, Hot Air editor-at-large Mary Katherine Ham, Fox News co-host Bob Beckel, Fox News’ James Rosen, the Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik and sportscaster Jim Gray

Univision’s “Al Punto” (SUN 10am ET): White House Domestic Policy Council director Cecilia Muñoz; Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); La Raza’s Clarissa Martínez De Castro and CHIRLA’s Jorge Mario Cabrera; UCLA’s Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6:30pm ET): Author Nicco Mele (“The End of Big”), questioned by Telecommunications Reports’ Lynn Stanton … “Newsmakers” (SUN 10am ET / 6pm ET): Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), questioned by USA Today’s Gregory Korte and the Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib … “QA” (SUN 8pm ET / 11pm ET): Part one of an interview with former Bush White House chief of staff Josh Bolten (2006-2009) … “In Depth” (SUN 12pm ET): Live interview with author and civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (“Walking with the Wind, Across that Bridge” and “March: Book One”)

Bloomberg’s “Political Capital” with Al Hunt (SUN 8am ET / 1pm ET): Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH); discussion of the White House perspective on the budget/debt fight with Bloomberg News correspondent Julianna Goldman; debate of the shutdown end game with Bloomberg View columnists Margaret Carlson and Ramesh Ponnuru

Bloomberg Government’s “Capitol Gains” (SUN 12pm ET / 5pm ET): Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA); discussion of how the shutdown will affect the business community with Bloomberg Government analysts Afzal Bari and Rob Levinson

–ABC7’s “Inside Washington”: (SAT 7pm ET on NewsChannel 8 / SUN 9am ET on ABC7 WJLA): Roundtable with Washington Post columnist Colbert King, NPR’s Nina Totenberg, POLITICO’s John Harris and Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson

MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki”: (SUN 8-10am ET): Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift; Slate’s Dave Weigel; former Hillary Clinton advisor Ann Lewis; Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY); King Features columnist Bob Franken

MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry”: (SUN 10am-12pm ET): Special edition Student Town Hall as part of Education Nation with guests, including Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt

–PBS’s “To the Contrary”: Barnard president Debora Spar; roundtable with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), former Bush White House aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp, RH Reality Check editor at large Erin Matson and the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood

SiriusXM’s “Polioptics” with Josh King (SAT/SUN 12pm ET / 6 pm ET): Guest Host Jeff Smith, New School professor and former Missouri state senator, with Ben White of POLITICO and Matt Zeitlin of Buzzfeed, on how the shutdown and debt limit standoff are raising the ire of the financial community … Tim Carney, of the Washington Examiner, on the future of the Republican Party. On SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. Ch. 124; also available for download on iTunes and at http://www.polioptics.com.

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