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A United Airlines Boeing 787 is parked at Narita Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner until the risk of battery fires is resolved. The order applies only to the six Dreamliners operated by United Airlines, the lone U.S. carrier with 787s. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Lithium batteries central to Boeing's 787 woes

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, a problem that apparently is far more serious than government or company officials acknowledged less than a week ago.

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