XML data contains 3 garbage characters

I downloaded an XML file with your HTTP control, but the data is corrupted. There are three binary characters at the beginning of the file.

Date Entered: 6/17/2004    Last Updated: 6/17/2004

The extra characters that you are seeing are a BOM (Byte Order Mark) - a signal to the application that the text is in UTF-8. You can simply ignore these characters and pick up at the first "<" symbol to get the XML.

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