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function include_view($__view, $vars=NULL) {
    # Start buffering the generated text.
    ob_start();

    # Process the view.
    if (!is_null($vars)) {
        extract($vars, EXTR_OVERWRITE | EXTR_REFS);
    }
    include("views/$__view.php");

    # Grab the generated content and clean up.
    $content = ob_get_contents();
    ob_end_clean();

    return $content;
}
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{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}