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United Airlines pilots are suing their company to try to block new training procedures associated with United's merger with Continental. The airline needs to achieve a certain level of training in order to win clearance from federal aviation authorities and complete the merger. The pilots say they're concerned about the level of training, saying it's too rushed. The company says the procedures are adequate, and blasted the pilots' suit as a "shameful" effort to influence negotiations over a new contract.
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