UPDATE 1-Bush administration rebuffs Congress on car safety

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(Recasts, adds details of bill passed by Senate) By John Crawley WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Thursday strongly opposed proposals in Senate legislation that would set strict deadlines for it to require automakers to strengthen car roofs, protect passengers from ejection and implement other safety measures. The measures, included in a $318 billion highway bill approved last month by the Senate, propose the most sweeping auto safety mandate since landmark ...

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