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    US Mulls Laptop Ban on European Flights

    Coming soon: An excuse to not work while traveling. The Department of Homeland Security is considering a ban on laptops, tablets and e-book readers in airplane cabins on flights arriving from Europe — similar to the one that already exists for flights from several airports in North Africa and the Middle East. European regulators have cautioned that so many lithium batteries in the hold could itself be a safety risk, and U.S. authorities say they haven’t made a final decision — though an announcement could come any day.

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