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        let req = WebRequest.Create(url)

        let! resp = req.AsyncGetResponse()

        printfn "Getting response stream for %s..." nm
        let stream = resp.GetResponseStream()

        printfn "Reading response for %s..." nm
        let reader = new StreamReader(stream)...

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using HttpClient seems better...