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Switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

This Tuesday, April 1, 2014 file photo shows a key in the ignition switch of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt in Alexandria, Va. Responding to complaints about "cheap-feeling" switches that required too much effort to turn, General Motors set about making new ones that would work more smoothly and give drivers the impression that they were better designed, a GM switch engineer testified in a lawsuit deposition in the spring of 2013. The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

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2 World Cup ticket agents implicated in scalping

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.  Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales. (AP Photo/STR)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel where FIFA President Sepp Blatter is staying, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales.

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Nonprofits’ contraceptive cases next for justices

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows a demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on the day the court decided in the Hobby Lobby case to relieve businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives among a range of preventive services the new health law calls for in their health plans. How much distance from an immoral act is enough is the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the new health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals who oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

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Nonprofits’ contraceptive cases next for justices

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows a demonstrator holding up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington on the day the court decided in the Hobby Lobby case to relieve businesses with religious objections of their obligation to pay for women's contraceptives among a range of preventive services the new health law calls for in their health plans. How much distance from an immoral act is enough is the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the new health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals who oppose some or all contraception as immoral is how far the Obama administration must go to accommodate them.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — How much distance from an immoral act is enough?

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