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Judge backs NSA on call data

Mass collection might have averted 9/11 attacks, ruling says

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 5:43 a.m.

NEW YORK — The National Security Agency’s mass collection of telephone data does not violate the Constitution, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday, setting up a conflict within the federal courts and increasing the likelihood that the Supreme Court eventually will have to resolve the issue.

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