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Jessica Bray and her husband, Anthony Bray, pose with their 1970 Volkswagen Beetle. Anthony converted his Beetle to an electric car. "As a special touch, we added bubble machines to the back to blow bubbles at car shows and as we drive," Jessica said. Courtesy of Jessica Bray hide caption

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A Bug's Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle

The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico this week. We remember the beloved automotive icon with stories from our listeners.

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Jessica Bray and her husband, Anthony Bray, pose with their 1970 Volkswagen Beetle. Anthony converted his Beetle to an electric car. "As a special touch, we added bubble machines to the back to blow bubbles at car shows and as we drive," Jessica said. Courtesy of Jessica Bray hide caption

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A Bug's Life: Remembering The Classic Volkswagen Beetle

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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

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In The Farewell, Billi (Awkwafina, left) returns to China to spend time with her grandmother — who doesn't know she is dying thanks to an elaborate ruse. A24 hide caption

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In 'The Farewell,' The Bad News Bearers Keep A Secret

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