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Plus: Notes On The Shanghai Motor Show, Software Tampering, And Ford's Expansion In Mexico

We recap the week's events with a focus on General Motors' plan to avoid entanglements and partners. Plus other news and notes from around the auto world.

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New E15 Bill Introduced To US House

A new introduced to the House aims to deregulate E15. A bipartisan group of 37 senators are asking the EPA to strengthen the RFS. The Toyota Mobility Foundation is launching a pilot program in Bangkok, Thailand.

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A bill in the Washington State Senate would fine left-lane hogs on a sliding scale based on how slow they are going below the speed limit. The penalties come on top of the state's current ban on clogging up the passing lane.

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A bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.

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Despite opposition from the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office, the House Armed Services Committee will order more F-35 fighters.

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Oregon House Bill 2092 would auction tax credits to fund a series of rebates for alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers could get $3,000 for an EV purchase.

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Few Safeguards In Place To Ensure Motorists' Privacy, NYCLU Warns

E-ZPass readers are used for more than collecting tolls in New York.

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Delays Could Infringe Upon Motorists' Fourth Amendment Rights

Police officers cannot detain motorists for any longer than necessary during ordinary traffic stops.

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Limit Will Be Reached Two Years Early As Model S, Leaf Sell In Big Numbers

Norway is about to reach its 50,000-vehicle limit for government incentives towards plug-in vehicles.

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When a jealous boyfriend came at him with a knife, Dwayne Harvard drove off with the assailant on the hood, through seven successive communities. Now the driver's facing criminal charges.

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In the latest release from the GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility the number of deaths grows to 87 people, 3 more than the previous week, and injuries remain at 157.

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Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions

Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.

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EPA Publishes US Emissions Inventory

In a video, Tesla discusses its Utah store that was shut down days before it was scheduled to open. The EPA has published a report quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in the US. Formula E is seen as a hot commodity for cities that want to host a race.

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Oklahoma's HB 1614 would allow ridesharing companies to operate in the state, but a new amendment would also allow discrimination of gay customers.

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Cummins has stepped in to oppose a Michigan repair shop owner who's refusing service to gays, asking that he remove their logo from his website.

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Bills Received Bipartisan Support; One Could Set Nation's Shortest Retention Limit

Virginia could soon set the strictest limits in the nation on how long law-enforcement agencies can retain automated license-plate reader records.

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Brian Klawiter, the owner of an automotive repair shop called Dieseltec in Grandville, MI, says he will "not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons." Oh yeah, he's a winner.

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Dealers Association Supports EV Maker-Owned Outlets, In Limited Numbers

Tesla may be on the verge of getting approval from the state of Maryland for direct-to-consumer sales.

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Democratic Hopeful Called 'Extremely Receptive' On Renewable Fuels

Hillary Clinton was reportedly 'extremely receptive' when asked about biofuels in a private meeting with ethanol supporters.

Hillary Clinton's Van, LBJ's Amphicar, Reagan's Subaru Brat And More

The President of the United States doesn't drive anywhere these days. But that doesn't mean presidents or presidential hopefuls don't have interesting cars.

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The Hong Kong subway system makes $2 billion in annual profit thanks in large part to the fact that it controls the land that its stations are situated on. Fares still support the system's operating costs.

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