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Senate Broadens Powerful U.S. Terror Surveillance Law
The bill, which passed 90 to 4, would amend the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to remove that requirement. As used in the act, the term "agent of a foreign power" includes those controlled by governments, political organizations or terrorist groups. But lawmakers feared that this requirement could hinder the FBI when its investigators can't make such a link to a known terror organization or a foreign government.
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