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Court Won't Hear Challenge to Federal Spy Powers

The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case questioning the government's wiretapping authority. The American Civil Liberties Union had asked the court to review a ruling by a secret appeals court that expanded the government's powers to search and surveil in terror and espionage investigations. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.