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Cellphone thefts are becoming an epidemic in the United States: Nearly one-in-three robberies involve phone theft and consumers lose more than $30 billion each year to lost and stolen phones.

New cellphones don’t lack for computing power, and advanced security features such as “kill switches” could easily be standard equipment, available to all users — but they aren’t.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to change that.

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