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    Report: Oil trains create 'virtual' pipeline with sometimes undisclosed routes [w/video]
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    The Wall Street Journal has a story on issues surrounding the "virtual pipeline," and it's hard to know where to begin sorting out what's what. The easy part is defining our terms: a virtual pipeline is the mile-long, or longer, hookup of railroad tanker cars that carry oil from places like North ...

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    Video: Mechanic bagged by red light camera at 3AM driving customer car
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    An Oregon woman took her 2001 Mitsubishi Montero to Steve's Imports in Portland to have the emissions system fixed; the business, however, is a repair and body shop that doesn't appear to specialize in emissions. After paying $2,299.05 for the fix she got a call from the shop informing her that a ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #409 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #409 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    ETC: 2015 Nissan Murano configurator is lux'd and loaded
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    We just got done driving the all-new, 2015 Nissan Murano and while you'll have to wait just a few more hours for our complete driving impressions, you can at least get online and build your very own example of Nissan's latest CUV, thanks to the company's new configurator. While Nissan has ...

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    ETC: Red Bull F1 factory raided by thieves, over 60 trophies taken
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    Infiniti Red Bull Racing was the victim of a smash and grab robbery in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 6. Thames Valley Police said a silver 4x4 drove through the front entrance of the team's headquarters in Milton Keynes, England, and around six men in dark clothing stole more than ...

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    Report: Prince announces London Motor Show returning after long hiatus
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    The world's auto show circuit could be about to welcome back a member to the premier ranks occupied by Geneva, Detroit, Shanghai and others, as Prince Michael of Kent has announced that the London Motor Show will be held in 2016, marking the first time the UK has hosted a major auto show since ...

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    Report: WA woman wins $90M Powerball, plans to buy Subaru Forester
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    $90 Million Powerball winner plans to buy a #Subaru Forester. Go ahead, treat yourself to the power windows. http://t.co/G0RjRlgSob - Car Talk (@cartalk) December 5, 2014 Lisa Quam recently hit the Powerball jackpot to win $90 million. Like many folks lucky enough to win, Quam says one of her ...

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    Video: Ford blimp crashes inside Portland Trail Blazers arena
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    Portland basketball fans got a free, very safe recreation of the Hindenburg disaster when a Ford airship crashed into the stands during a game between the Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers. Reportedly no one was hurt, but arena staff trying to push the inflatable vehicle through a hole it was too ...

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    ETC: Russian military commissions bizarre off-road troop carrier
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    If the original Red Dawn had been a futuristic war thriller rather than being set in 1984, we imagine the invading Soviet forces would have been tooling about in something like this unnamed ZIL truck. Looking like a melding of Batman's Tumbler and a Humvee, this ZIL was apparently commissioned ...

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    Report: Lego Technic endurance racer pieces it all together [w/video]
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    This year's motorsports season has nearly come to an end, and it's time to settle in for the long winter. If you need something to help stay busy, Lego is preparing an awesome-looking kit for endurance racing fans. The Lego Technic 24 Hours Race Car is a pastiche of Le Mans racers like the ...

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    ETC: No, Eminem is not giving away the Cadillac Ciel concept, Facebookers
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    Damn it, Facebook people, stop being so gullible. When you see something on social media that requires you to share or like a status or page in exchange for a chance at winning something, it's almost always a hoax. This goes for iPads, or Bill Gates giving away cash or, yes, an Eminem fan page ...

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    Featured: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Touring the factory
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    Willy Wonka granted just five lucky Golden Ticket holders access to his incredible chocolate factory, yet we consider ourselves just as fortunate, as Porsche invited us to be among the first of just four American journalists to see behind the closed doors of its 918 Spyder assembly plant in ...

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    ETC: NC dealer falsely announces return of Regal Grand National, Regal GNX
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    Like many new car dealers, Liberty Buick GMC gets so excited about its brands' new wares that it puts out press releases announcing when new models are on the way. That's not typically national news, but the Charlotte, NC store has created a bit of internet hubbub by announcing that it will be ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #408 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    France Diesel Ban, Cadillac Going After Porsche, Ford's NAIAS Lineup 1417487400

    We're almost ready to record Episode #408 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode ...

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    Report: Experts predicting sub-$2/gallon gas for parts of US soon
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    Gas prices traditionally take a dive come winter, as demand cools faster than the daily temperature and producers switch to the cheaper "winter blend" of gas. That, however, doesn't account for the precipitous fall in prices, with 2014's nationwide average $3.69 high point, to last week's average ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #408 LIVE!
    France Diesel Ban, Cadillac Going After Porsche, Ford's NAIAS Lineup 1417470300

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #408 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Report: India's ZipCar equivalent will rent you a car for 73 cents an hour
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    ZipCar is a great tool if you're the city dwelling, car-ownership-averse sort. It's even somewhat affordable, with prices from $6 a month and driving rates from $8 to $10 an hour. A ZipCar-like Indian company called Zoomcar India Pvt. is taking that affordability to the extreme, offering rentals ...

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    Featured: Happy Thanksgiving! Autoblog is thankful for... [w/videos]
    The Editorial Staff Weighs In With A Few Thank-You Notes 1417107660

    The inimitable David E. Davis, Jr., once described himself as "...the luckiest guy in the world; a car enthusiast and I live in car-enthusiast heaven." I think about that line a lot, but it seems ever-more poignant around this time of year, when families are gathered, stories are told and words ...

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    Video: Innovative dad creates dangerously impressive motocross swing
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    You can make a swing out of just about anything: chain, rope, a plank of wood, even an old tire. But what if that tire is still attached to a motorized vehicle? That's the question one enthusiastic father set out to answer when he hooked up a dirtbike to a rope and up to a tree in Burrillville, ...

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    Video: Ken Box 2 is cardboard drifting greatness
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    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Ken Block must spend a lot of time blushing. At this point, the videos online that parody or take inspiration from the drifter's Gymkhana series vastly outnumber his authentic output. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though, as some of the ...

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