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US government defends phone-records seizure

Justice department says it obtained phone records from Associated Press as part of criminal probe.

Last Modified: 15 May 2013 00:55
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The US Department of Justice has defended its seizure of phone records from the Associated Press news agency.

Eric Holder, the attorney-general, says a story reported by the news agency put American lives at risk.

However, the department's unprecedented actions have raised questions about the First Amendment - which protects free speech.

Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

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