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"Data banks like this are overdue for oversight. That is going to change in the new Congress.''

Incoming Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., following a report that millions of Americans and foreigners crossing U.S. borders in the past four years have been assessed by a computerized system designed to help pick out terrorists or criminals.

By the numbers

40

Number of years the government plans to keep on file these risk assessments.

Associated Press

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