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Sales begin in 2020 for Rivian's R1T pickup truck and a companion SUV. Both will be made in central Illinois. Ben Moon/Courtesy of Rivian hide caption

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Electric Truck Startup Steps In Where Other Automakers Left Off

Rivian plans to make battery-powered trucks and SUVs in a former auto plant in central Illinois. But it will face some challenges as Americans have been slow to adopt electric vehicles.

Tony Mendez, the former CIA officer who rescued six American diplomats from revolutionary Iran in 1980, died Saturday. He's shown here in 2012 in Washington, D.C., at the premiere of Argo, a film based on his operation in Iran. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Tony Mendez, The 'Argo' Spy Who Rescued Americans In Iran, Dies At 78

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Jynweythek Ylow Aphex Twin
Independence Day Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Wild Sage The Mountain Goats
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Jay Dee 49 - Instrumental J Dilla

Sales begin in 2020 for Rivian's R1T pickup truck and a companion SUV. Both will be made in central Illinois. Ben Moon/Courtesy of Rivian hide caption

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Electric Truck Startup Steps In Where Other Automakers Left Off

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Debate Exposes Doubt Death Cab for Cutie
Dead Against Smoking Admiral Fallow
Charlie Brown's Wake-Up Vince Guaraldi
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Brasília É Luísa Ruspo
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Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 92

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Just Born Dan Romer
Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second STRFKR
This Strange Effect The Shacks

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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscars Picks For Best Original Song

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Oyahytt [feat. LaKeith Stanfield] The Coup
Mirror, Mirror Dr. Dog
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Want Something Done (Instrumental) Oddisee
Belly of the Cavern Typhoon
People Everywhere (Still Alive) Khruangbin

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Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis

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