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    ETC: Military Terminology: Army unit structure
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    Perhaps one of the most mystifying elements of the military is the organization of different units. For example, when you hear the phrase "2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division," how does that fit into the Army as a whole? Today, we're going to try and ...

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    Video: Batman caught astride Batcycle in Japan
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    Holy makeshift Batcycle, Batman. This rider in Japan deserves a round of applause and pat on the back for his dedication to an idea. We've seen people build more authentic looking recreations of the Batpod in the past but never with this much commitment to the whole look. This Dark Knight ...

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    Video: Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo wins Motor City Masters
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    Motor City Masters pulled off its concept of Project Runway for cars rather well. In the end, the TruTV reality series came down to former Ford designer Camilo Pardo and multi-disciplined designer Bryan Thompson, but Pardo was always kind of the show's ringer as the person instrumental in the ...

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    ETC: Military Terminology: COM and all its varieties
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    Read enough about the military, and you're likely to stumble across a range of abbreviations that all start with COM, for commander. There's COMPACAF, COMPACFLT, COMSCOCENT and literally dozens and dozens of others. In short, when you see these designations, it's a reference to either the senior ...

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    Report: 12-year-old golfer wins Volvo for hole-in-one [w/video]
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    Some people just have all of the luck. Natasha Oon, a 12-year-old girl in Malaysia, was recently attending the 40th RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship at the Royal Selangor Golf Club with her parents. On a whim, she teed up a shot with her eight iron and scored a hole-in-one. That would have ...

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    Study: MA drivers named nation's most accident prone
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    If you're hoping to avoid a car accident, even a minor fender bender, it might be best to avoid Massachusetts at all costs. In the tenth annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, cities in the Bay State took three of the four worst spots in the study. In two areas, drivers are more than ...

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    ETC: Military Terminology: US Navy hull classification system
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    Yesterday, we covered the meanings of the military's aircraft designations. Compared to that, though, the ships of the US Navy feature a far more mystifying code, which we'll endeavor to explain here. There are a few simple constants that we should keep in mind. Two recurring designations ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #394 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #394 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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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #394 LIVE!
    Supercharged Viper, Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition, Supercharged Honda CR-Z, Alfa Romeo 6C 1408999500

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #394 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: Thieves target NYC U-Haul lots, steal 100s of catalytic converters worth nearly $400k
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    Type "stolen U-Haul catalytic converter" into a search engine and you'll get scads of results on the issue sourced from local papers all over the country. Conduct that same search on vehicles in general and the results will be numbingly numerous, trucks and vans the victims in almost all of them ...

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    The best military photos of the week: August 22
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    Today also sees the start of another new feature, which should really appeal to photography fans. We've raided the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System for the very best military photos of the past week, taken by the photojournalists of America's armed forces. Keep an eye open every ...

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    ETC: Military Terminology: Ship vs. Boat
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    We're introducing a new daily feature at Autoblog Military today, called "Military Terminology." As you may have guessed based on that rather obvious title, each day, we'll be posting a common military phrase, term or acronym and endeavor to explain what it means, how it was developed and if it ...

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    Report: Hitchhiking robot reaches end of its journey [w/video]
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    There was a time when people actually thought it was safe to pick up hitchhikers and would totally give them a lift without a second thought. These days, possibly due to horror movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hitcher, thumbing a ride is painted as a prime way to get yourself ...

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    Video: Answering that age-old question, can you drift while being tazed?
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    Many people tolerate a lot of distractions while doing their jobs and still get things done. Chris Forsberg is a veteran drifter who is very accomplished at his profession, but the question is: just how good? Forsberg's stripped car doesn't have any incoming texts, but there is a guy next to him ...

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    Video: Watch Audi's Emmy promo, starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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    A lot of online videos try way too hard to be funny, but the promo from Audi for the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday, August 25, shows that if you put faith in a proven group of hilarious actors, you can strike comedy gold. The short film reunites Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #393 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
    Monterey Car Week, Jeffrey Rothfeder Interview, Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mid-Engine Corvette 1408498200

    We're almost ready to record Episode #393 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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    Video: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit can haul on the track
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    Line up any two comparable vehicles, and eople are going to want to race them. Need proof? In its latest track battle, Auto Express wants to know which commercial vehicle can lap a circuit faster – a Ford Transit or Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Let's face it, neither of these European vans were ...

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    Official: 2015 Mercedes C-Class configurator tucks in
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    We know it takes $39,325 just to get a C300 off the lot, now that Mercedes-Benz has posted the configurator for the 2015 C-Class we can research how much we'll need to get the one we want. Going for tempered extravagance first, we built a C400 with options like the multispoke wheels, LED-stuffed ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #393 LIVE!
    Monterey Car Week, Jeffrey Rothfeder Interview, Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mid-Engine Corvette 1408481100

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #393 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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    Featured: Does Dollar Rent A Car routinely swindle customers via insurance scam? [w/video]
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    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport. A young escort helped collect her belongings, which included carryon ...

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