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Why was Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter such a tortuous saga?
Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover of Twitter has turned the mercurial billionaire into one of the world’s most powerful media figures. But why was it such a tortuous saga?
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The great train takeover
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