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FTC Unveils National 'No Call' List for Telemarketers

The Federal Trade Commission offers consumers relief from annoying telemarketer calls. It's a new, national do-not-call list. The action follows an unprecedented number of consumer complaints about unwanted calls. But the telemarketing industry is complaining and threatening a lawsuit. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.

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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.