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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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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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President John F. Kennedy and members of the Civil Rights Commission pose during a White House conference in Washington in 1961. Wofford is seated to Kennedy's left. Byron Rollins/AP hide caption

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Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 92

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A Star Is Born has received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, including in the category of best original song for "Shallow." Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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

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Mayan indigenous people protest against the government of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on the day he gives an address to Congress in Guatemala City, Monday. Santiago Billy/AP hide caption

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

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