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Oct 7, 2013 12:06 PM by Associated Press

Gov't seeks delay in NSA case over US shutdown

In a new filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the government says that without an appropriation from Congress, Justice Department attorneys and employees are prohibited from working, except in emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.

The government is seeking a delay in a case involving Yahoo Inc. being required to turn over customer data to the NSA.

Yahoo was among several U.S. Internet businesses identified as giving the NSA access to customer data under the PRISM information-gathering program.

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