Q: Engine turns over, but then shuts down

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I recently drove my car on a rather long trip and my SUV performed very well. However, when I left work today and tried to crank it, the engine turned over and then it shut down. Several times I tried to start it and it would crank. Then after 3 seconds, would quit. However, the internal lights came on, even when the car has shut down. What is causing this and what is the remedy?

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