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FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles over renewing the Patriot Act’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting ...

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Report examines FBI’s Patriot Act authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new watchdog report examines how the FBI has gathered records under the same section of federal law that’s also been used to authorize the collection of bulk telephone records. A Justice Department inspector general report looks ...

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Senate considers Patriot Act despite concerns

The tortoise-like Senate is under uncommon pressure to pass a four-year extension of the anti-terrorist Patriot Act before key provisions expire Friday. But the deadline is even tighter, because President Barack Obama is in Europe.

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