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Loretta Lynch: U.S. Reviewing Court Ruling Challenging NSA Phone Program

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29:  Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about the recent violence in Baltimore during a news confer
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about the recent violence in Baltimore during a news conference at the Justice Department April 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. This is Attorney General Lynchs first on camera news conference since being sworn in last Monday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday the Department of Justice was reviewing a court decision that revived a challenge to a controversial National Security Agency program that collected the records of millions of Americans' phone calls.

"We are reviewing that decision," Lynch said at a Senate budget hearing.

She said the collection was a "vital tool in our national security" and that she was not aware of any privacy violations under the revised program.

A federal judge on Thursday revived a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union that said the program violates people's privacy. (Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Bill Trott)

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