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Wednesday, March 31 2021


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We might be changing out our K for a T, but what we aren’t changing is this brand’s commitment to making best-in-class vehicles for drivers and people everywhere.

That was allegedly a quote from a draft of a Volkswagen press release announcing that its US subsidiary would be renaming itself ‘Voltswagen’ to emphasize the company’s commitment to electric cars. The ‘leak’ made headlines and many eyes were rolled at this corporate attempt at bad puns. Turns out it was all an elaborate April Fool’s Day jokealbeit one that sent the VW stock soaring by 4.7%.

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Exposed: Adani’s cosy ties with the Myanmar military

The TLDR: A new report shows thatcontrary to its vehement denialsthe Adani Group has a close relationship with the ruling junta. The spotlight is on a deal to build a port with a corporationwhich directly finances the activities of the military. Why this matters: there is increasing pressure in the West to punish Adani and other companies that profit from dictators.

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Headlines That Matter

  • A shocking hate crime in New York
  • The great MobiKwik leak
  • Nike is upset over ‘satanic’ shoes
  • Baby tortoises found and rescued!

 

A list of curious facts

  • The official name of the first dino we found: balls
  • 1997 Archies comic predicted what 2021 schooling will look like
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