05/08/2015 09:23 am ET Updated May 08, 2015

Court Rejects Spying Program But McConnell Backs It

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Despite a federal court ruling Thursday that it is illegal for the National Security Agency to collect Americans’ telephone metadata, Senate Majority Leader McConnell defended the NSA and continued his push for renewing the Patriot Act provision used as legal justification for the data collection.

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