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Discussions over keeping laptops and large electronics out of more US-bound flight cabins ended yesterday without an agreement to widen the ban.

In March, the US Department of Homeland Security barred US-bound passengers from 10 airports from taking any electronics larger than a cell phone onto planes. The UK instituted a similar ban, but it covered whole countries rather than specific airports.

Earlier this month, CBS News reported talks were underway about expanding the laptop ban to cover flights between the US from Europe. That would have affected a massive number of travelers, since about 65 million passengers per year travel between Europe and North America on some 400 daily flights.

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