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  • In this 2013 photo, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh poses for a picture, in San Francisco. Koh has become increasingly frustrated during the first few days of the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because personal Wi-Fi signals interfere with an internal network she relies on for a real-time transcript of the proceedings. (AP Photo/The Recorder, Jason Doiy)

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  • File - In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, a woman walks by a banner advertising iPhone 5c at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea. Opening statements are underway in the latest patent fight over mobile devices between Apple and Samsung, the world's largest cellphone manufacturers. An Apple lawyer told jurors in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday April 1, 2014, that Samsung quickly recognized that the iPhone was going to be a big seller when it first went on the market, and the South Korean company didn't have a product that could compete. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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    A federal judge in California on Thursday denied Apple's request to permanently ban Samsung from selling 23 older-model smartphones and tablets that a jury found infringed on patents held by the maker of iPhones and iPads.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, file photo, Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Oppenheimer will retire in September 2014 and will be replaced by the company's corporate controller. The announcement Tuesday, March 4, 2014, comes one day after Goldman Sachs named Oppenheimer as one of its 13 board members. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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    Pressure mounts over Arizona bill opposed by gays

    Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer walks towards the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, after the National Governors Association met with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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