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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One of the most popular vehicles in the country is about to get cheaper to drive. It's one of the top stories trending online today.

    Ford announced plans to offer a version of its best-selling F-150 truck that runs on liquefied natural gas. The full-size pickup can take either compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. The new version will cost about $10,000 more than current models.

    Also trending just in time for the school year- one company is rolling out bulletproof chairs. "Guardian Chair" says it stepped up production of the chair after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The back of the chair is lined with bulletproof Kevlar, and can be used on the chair, or pulled up and worn as a bulletproof vest. The chair is one of many products companies are making to improve school safety, including bulletproof white boards and bulletproof backpacks.

    Plus, comments from former presidential candidate John McCain on Hillary Clinton are trending as well. If the 2016 presidential race came down to Hillary Clinton versus republican Senator Rand Paul, who would he choose? Senator McCain says he might have a hard time making up his mind. In an interview with the "New Republic" he said it would be a tough choice. McCain hasn't hidden his opposition to some of Paul's positions in the past. At one point, he called Paul and another republican colleague, "wacko birds." Regarding Clinton, McCain called her a "rock star" and said she did a fine job as Secretary of State.

    Lastly, a new dormitory at the University of Colorado will be Spanish only, and the reason might surprise you. The school has a new global engineering program. CU officials note the largest engineering firms now get more than 50 percent of their income from international projects. The university plans to add programs in French, Portugese, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese. These students will also have movie nights, dance lessons, and international cooking classes in the dorm's community kitchen.

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