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In Brazil, catching the last 'Bus

The Kombi is dead, or nearly so.<p>Some might face this news as they might the passing of a Golden Age Hollywood actor: “Wow. He was still alive?”<p>In fact, the Volkswagen Type 2 – which debuted in 1950 and has been known variously as the Transporter, the Microbus, the Bulli, the Hippie Van and, in …

The Volkswagen Microbus Is Officially Dead

It's known by many names: the Microbus, the Minibus, even the Hippiemobile. But Volkswagen's official moniker was the Kombi or the Type 2. And now …

2014 Golf R gets an extra 30 hp, does 60 mph in under five seconds

The meanest Golf of them all.<p>Volkswagen has managed to wring another 30 hp from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2014 Golf R. The hatch now shuttles a full 296 hp to all four wheels, and the company says that the extra grunt can push the car to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds when …

Nissan announces Cummins V8 for next-generation Titan pickup

A Titan of torque thanks to a new oil-burning V8.<p>Nissan has announced the company's next-generation Titan pickup will bow with an available 5.0-liter turbo-diesel V8 engine built by none other than Cummins. Neither company is releaseing details on the truck or the engine just yet, but buyers can …

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Daily Caller: Obama is a woman, and women are terrible!

<b>(AP/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Michelle Obama is also “more man” than the POTUS<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 20, 2013 10:11pm (UTC)<p>The Daily Caller has anointed Barack Obama the "first female president" because the conservative website thinks he has no honor, is not self-reliant and lacks anything resembling courage -- …

Calvin Harris Dominates List Of World's Richest DJs With Insane Annual Earnings

Harris, 29, played more than 100 shows and pocketed nightly performances fees exceeding $200,000— collecting more than music moguls Jay-Z and Katy Perry amassed in a 12-month period.<p>The former grocery store stock boy doubles as a songwriter and record producer, and made millions from his …

Articles about world’s most impressive bridges on Dwell.com - Dwell

The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Hulking on the edge of the trendy Eastern Docklands in Amsterdam, the Lloyd Hotel is a storied mammoth.<p>In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second …

[PHOTOS] How to Eat Like an Underwear Model

"You know, I don't have the perfect body but I'm comfortable with it and that's a message I want to put out there, too, for all of these troubled teens and people that are struggling with coming out and body image issues."<p>The best ones make it look easy, but being an underwear model involves a good …

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Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

- Mar 29, 2013<p>We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible …

Facebook: Equality Meme Draws 2.7 Million Supporters for Marriage Equality

At around 1 p.m. ET on Monday, the Human Rights Campaign—America’s largest organization fighting for LGBT rights—posted a red version (synonymous …

Avatar activism: are social media avatars effective in showing support?

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest gay rights organization in the United States, has been encouraging supporters to switch their Facebook and …

Robbie Rogers says it was impossible to stay in soccer after declaring he was gay

United States international Robbie Rogers has said it is "impossible" to remain in soccer after publicly declaring your homosexuality.<p>The 25-year-old, who last played for English second-tier side Leeds United, said last month he was stepping away from football after becoming only the third …

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