The Daily Populous

Sunday May 23rd, 2021 morning edition

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The F-150 Lightning is the company's first electric truck.

In 2020, during the pandemic, Ford sold 556,145 gas-powered F-150 trucks, according to auto data firm Edmunds.

The Ford F-150 Lightning will be made at Ford's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan.

This is an "essential step" in getting America to adopt electric vehicles, said Ben Prochazka, executive director of EV advocacy group Electrification Coalition.

In 2019, the average sticker price for a new EV was $20,000 more than the price of a new gas car.

"We redesigned [the F-150] to be friendly to first-time battery electric vehicle owners," said Darren Palmer, Ford's battery electric vehicle general manager for North America.

Meanwhile, Tesla's Cybertruck is pretty much an inside joke for loyal, longtime Tesla fanatics and early EV adopters. »

Tens of thousands attend largest pro-Palestine march in British history

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Some protesters lit flares showing the colours of the Palestinian flag as they gathered in the capital's iconic Trafalgar Square, chanting "Palestine will be free".

Organisers, including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Al-Aqsa, estimated that at least 180,000 people attended the London demonstration, making it the largest pro-Palestine protest in British history. »

Why the James Bond Franchise Complicates Amazon’s Talks to Acquire MGM

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Even then, they are skeptical that MGM’s prize asset, its stake in the 007 franchise, can be properly monetized.

Insiders believe that Broccoli and Wilson would likely nix any plans to debut Bond films on Amazon’s streaming service Prime Video and would insist on a theatrical release, as is their contractual right.

“If Barbara isn’t on board with this, things could be very difficult,” says an executive who has worked on Bond films. »

U.S. seizes $90,000 from man who sold footage of U.S. Capitol riot

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Prosecutors also have filed additional criminal charges against the man, John Earle Sullivan, a self-described political activist who is accused of entering the Capitol building and participating in the riot, the filings unsealed on Thursday showed.

Sullivan now faces a total of eight criminal counts, including weapons charges, related to the riot.

Sullivan sold that footage to several news outlets for a total of $90,000, according to a seizure warrant. »

How "Nathan’s Famous" Became America’s Top Dog

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A hundred years after its founding, the most famous hot dog stand in the country, Nathan’s Famous, is still one of the best.

Ill-equipped to make a living in his new adopted land, Nathan opened a food stand on Brooklyn’s Coney Island.

When customers saw these “doctors” eating Nathan’s five-cent hot dogs, they figured the product was healthy enough for them too. »