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What's going on today:
- Flying cars? Hell yes. Chinese electric-vehicle maker Xpeng plans to mass produce flying cars by 2024 and says they'll cost less than $157,000. The low-altitude flying car has a steering wheel for driving on roads as well as a single lever for flight modes, according to TechCrunch.
- A coup in Sudan. Sudanese military launches apparent coup, puts Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest. The latest unrest comes after a failed coup attempt in September fractured the country along old lines, pitting Islamists who want a military government against those pushing for democracy.
- Paul Gosar's "blanket." Paul Gosar assured Jan. 6 protest organizers they would get a 'blanket pardon' while they were planning rallies: report. GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona encouraged two protest organizers to plan rallies on Jan. 6 by offering pardons from former President Donald Trump, the planners told Rolling Stone.
- Evergrande swears it's building again. China's Evergrande says it has resumed construction work on nearly a dozen additional projects, just days after it managed to avoid a default. Debt-laden Evergrande pledged to fulfill responsibilities to homebuyers and said it has resumed work on more than 10 projects in China.
- A crypto safety net. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says she's supporting herself with crypto she purchased "at the right time." "For the foreseeable future, I'm fine, because I did buy crypto at the right time," Frances Haugen told The New York Times.
- That's all for now. See you tomorrow.
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