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A supporter holds a sign at a small rally in support of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Government Letter Defends Phone-Tracking Program

The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a letter to a federal judge, saying it is a program monitored by all three branches of government that is necessary to learn the contacts of known or suspected terrorists and thwart terrorism.

07/19/2013

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