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10/23/2013 09:15 am ET | Updated Oct 23, 2013

The NSA's Big Terrorism Claim Doesn't Hold Up

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Two weeks after Edward Snowden’s first revelations about sweeping government surveillance, President Obama shot back. “We know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information not just in the United States, but, in some cases, threats here in Germany,” Obama said during a visit to Berlin in June. “So lives have been saved.”

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