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  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 6, 2011 photo, Miami-Dade retired narcotics detector canine Franky looks on during a demonstration in Miami. Franky the drug dog's super-sensitive nose is at the heart of a question being put to the U.S. Supreme Court: Does a police K-9's sniff outside a house give officers the right to get a search warrant for illegal drugs, or is the sniff itself an unconstitutional search? (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    High court hears police dog case

    Can you trust what a dog's nose knows? Police do, but the Supreme Court on Wednesday considered curbing the use of drug-sniffing dogs in investigations following complaints of illegal searches and insufficient proof of the dogs' reliability.


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