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Computer Outage Grounds All American Airlines Flights In U.S.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: American Airlines passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O'Hare Airport on April 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of American Airlines travelers became stranded today when the airline was forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its computer systems. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. flights grounded over computer issue

American Airlines passengers wait in line in airports all over the U.S. to reschedule flights Tuesday after thousands of

travelers became stranded when the airline was

forced to ground all its flights after a nationwide problem with its

computer systems.

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  • Joe Gibbs Racing shows why being conservative works in the Chase

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