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Pickup Trucks: New Stripes and Graphics For 2016

02.04.2016

Want a bit more flair with your Ford or Chevy pickup? You’re in luck – both have the option of a spicier look for 2016.

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Is Tesla Opening Dealerships?

02.04.2016

Tesla if fighting a state-by-state battle to sell its cars without dealerships. CEO Elon Musk believes dealerships aren’t in the best interest of consumers, prefering a direct sales model, but he has never ruled out the possiblity.

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VIDEO: StoryCorps Gives NASCAR Legend Wendell Scott His Due

02.04.2016

Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver on the NASCAR circuit, and the first (and still only) to win a Grand National race. NPR’s StoryCorps project recorded his son Frank’s remembrance, and artist Julie Zammarchi animated the interview in this short film.

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Today: The Tale of the Haunted Minivan

02.04.2016

"I guess my question for you guys boils down to this: Should we call a mechanic, or an exorcist?"

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