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GM CEO apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

DETROIT — General Motors’ top executive apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the cars in for repairs.

Faced with a crisis just months into the job, chief executive Mary Barra has put herself front and center in GM’s efforts to take responsibility for mishandling a defect with ignition switches and to ward off a threat to its sales and reputation.

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