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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/norway-parliament-drugs-decriminalise-recreational-cocaine-heroin-marijuana-a8111761.html

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    https://theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/christmas-trees-more-expensive-shortage/548153

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    https://medium.com/@FILWD/from-data-visualization-to-interactive-data-analysis-e24ae3751bf3

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