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Planes mimic cellphone towers to collect data

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for a second six-year term Wednesday, vowing "socialism or death" in a move reminiscent of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as he pledged to continue the country's movement toward a socialist state.

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