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Senate Tackles ID Theft

The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing to look into the security of consumer information and possible privacy protections to prevent identity theft. At least three major companies -- most recently, Lexis-Nexis -- have suffered security breaches in private databases containing consumer data.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.