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Tacoma Gets A Namesake

Some might say Tacoma is to Washington cities what the pickup is to the automobile industry. Functional, but not too fancy or exciting.

So it seems appropriate that Toyota Motor Corp. named its new compact pickup the Tacoma.

The Tacoma, unveiled Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show, will replace the current nameless Toyota compact. The pickups will begin arriving in dealerships next month from the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont, Calif.

The Tacoma was designed for the U.S. market at Toyota studios in California. It competes in the market segment with the Ford Ranger, the nation’s best-selling compact pickup, GM’s S-series pickups, the Dodge Dakota and imports.

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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

UPDATED: 7:23 p.m.

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.