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Magistrate judge delays states trial aimed at stopping merger of T-Mobile and Sprint

NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A magistrate judge on the states' attorneys general fight against the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US said on Thursday the trial will be delayed to Dec. 9.

More than a dozen states and the District of Columbia have sued to stop the deal, which the U.S. Justice Department has signed off on. (Reporting by Diane Bartz)