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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Electric Car Maker Tesla Will See First Quarterly Profit

Apr 1, 2013
Originally published on April 1, 2013 2:57 pm

Tesla Motors, the car company on a mission to change the auto industry, announced late Sunday that it's finally turning a profit this quarter.

The company said it will deliver 4,750 of its flagship Model S, its much-lauded four-door, luxury sports sedan. That amount exceeds its earlier estimates of 4,500 cars sold this quarter.

This is good news for the freshman carmaker, whose profits some posited might have been negatively affected by a harsh review in the New York Times, a review Tesla CEO Elon Musk said was full of lies.

In a cryptic followup tweet to the announcement, Musk also said the company will have big news Tuesday:

Tesla also said it will discontinue its entry-level option, which was equipped with the smallest battery available, a 40-kilowatt hour version with a much shorter range (about 160 miles). The company said only 4 percent of customers chose the smaller version.

"Customers are voting with their wallet that they want a car that gives them the freedom to travel long distances when needed," the statement said.

The company will stick with its 60-kilowatt hour option, which offers an estimated range of 230 miles per charge.

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