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The futurist: An electric folding car

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Less than 100 inches long and electric-battery powered, the Hiroko can be folded with the back of the car slipping under the front.
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Texas’s troubled border region

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This fascinating location has experienced huge changes in the last decade, with narcotics violence and illegal immigration driving a wedge between the US and Mexico.
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Tracing the coffee house revolution to its Ukrainian roots

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The man who opened the first modern coffee shop in Vienna hailed from nearby Lviv, where local cafes are bringing the story full circle.
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Beyond the Headlines

Are rodeos a form of culture or cruelty?

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Western rodeos attract tens of millions of fans from across the US. But animal rights groups argue that this part of US heritage belongs in the past.
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America’s wackiest fair foods

Explore the country’s state fairs, from North Carolina to Montana, through the exotic — and fried — foods they offer.


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Daily deal: A night in Seattle

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A one-night getaway to the historic neighbourhood of Ballard, a 10-minute drive north of downtown Seattle (starting at $99)
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