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Elon Musk's Boring Co. raises $113 million

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Elon Musk. Photo by Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW.

The Boring Co., which plans to dig tunnels for hyperloop mass transit, has raised nearly $113 million in venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing.

Digging in: Elon Musk himself is not listed on the filing, but this is very much his company (and, yes, is the same one that recently sold flamethrowers). The only listed executive is Jared Birchall, who also is involved in Musk's Neuralink project, while SpaceX engineer Steve Davis is a director. None of the 31 participating investors are disclosed.

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Trump's next guest: Merkel follows Macron

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Washington tomorrow a diminished figure — limping into her fourth term after six months of torturous coalition talks and touching down in the afterglow of Emmanuel Macron’s state visit.

Flashback: Days after Trump’s election in November 2016, Barack Obama flew to Germany and hailed Merkel — then TIME’s reigning Person of the Year — as “my closest international partner these last eight years.” Headlines declared that she had, however reluctantly, become the "leader of the free world."