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The VW XL1 will be powered by a tiny 800cc diesel engine and a separate electric motor (SWNS)

Wonder car: The 111kmpl Volkswagen XL1

After working on the idea for over a decade, Volkswagen has revealed the

near-production version of the XL1, a two-seat, plug-in diesel hybrid

designed to be the world's most energy-efficient automobile. VW

estimates the XL1 can get up to 111 kilometre per litre — although with a

time to 100 kmph of 12.7 seconds, it won't get there quickly.

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    Time

    The Internet Is Overwhelmed With Feelings About Prince William's Freshly Shorn Head

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    Fortune

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  • Meet the man behind those ‘bitcoin genius’ ads all over the internet
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    Yahoo Finance

    Meet the man behind those ‘bitcoin genius’ ads all over the internet

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  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Yanked From Chinese Theaters
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    Fortune

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  • 'It's Actually a Nightmare.' Mother Warns Others After 10-Year-Old Suddenly Dies From Flu
    Lifestyle
    Time

    'It's Actually a Nightmare.' Mother Warns Others After 10-Year-Old Suddenly Dies From Flu

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  • Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea
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    Time

    Rex Tillerson Says There Is Evidence That Sanctions Are 'Really Starting to Hurt' North Korea

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures. U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview earlier on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea evade international sanctions and that Pyongyang was getting closer every day to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.

  • Ann Curry Speaks Out: 'I Am Not Surprised' by Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Today Show's Matt Lauer
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    Time

    Ann Curry Speaks Out: 'I Am Not Surprised' by Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Today Show's Matt Lauer

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    CNBC Videos

    Steve Wozniak is still on Apple's payroll four decades af...

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  • The Patriots’ Super Bowl Path Is The Easiest In Modern NFL History
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    FiveThirtyEight

    The Patriots’ Super Bowl Path Is The Easiest In Modern NFL History

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    U.S.News & World Report

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    InvestorPlace

    A Twitter Inc Acquisition Is Back on the Table

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has been roaring higher after a strong end to 2017. TWTR stock is up 60% from its lows in August. While a buyout from Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) is seemingly off the table thanks to its M&A deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX, NASDAQ:FOXA), other suitors are still there.

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    Fox Business Videos

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    The Street

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  • Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors
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    Associated Press

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    Motley Fool

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    Time

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    Quartz

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    FiveThirtyEight

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    President Trump’s disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting last week about Haiti and “shithole” (or “shithouse”) African countries felt like the immigration debate had reached a new place. It has — but not just because of that meeting. There’s been a massive conservative shift in the ongoing debate over immigration. With Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, and some of the party pushing a hard anti-immigrant stance, Democrats and immigration advocates have had to greatly temper their hopes for reform. The last big effort at immigration reform came five years ago, in a bill written by a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight. It included a path to citizenship

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    InvestorPlace

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  • This High-Yield Stock Just Declared Its 95th Dividend Increase
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    Motley Fool

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    Fortune

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    Time

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    Time

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