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WASHINGTON – General Motors recently announced that their new plug-in electric car will be tested first in Washington and San Francisco. GM is working with local-area governments to implement carpool lane access and charging stations to help introduce the car, called the “Volt.”
–www.washingtonpost.com
CAIRO – German and Israeli investigators have discovered the Nazi soldier Aribet Ferdinand Heim, dubbed “Dr. Death” and charged with atrocious Holocaust-era surgeries such as injecting gasoline into victims’ hearts, died in his adopted homeland of Egypt in 1992. A briefcase containing Heim’s letters, medical records and application for Egyptian residency was found in Cairo.
–www.newyorktimes.com
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – Feb. 3 was the 50th anniversary of the deaths of pilot Roger Peterson and musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as “The Big Bopper.” Popularly known as “The Day the Music Died,” 21-year-old Peterson crashed the plane in a blinding snowstorm following a performance of the musicians’ “The Winter Dance Party Tour.”
–www.mentalfloss.com

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