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Senate Approves Patriot Act Provisions

February 16, 2011  | 

The U.S. Senate voted to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act for three months while providing more oversight of federal agents.

The provisions, which were set to expire at the end of the month, give law enforcement access to business and library records with judicial approval. They also permit roving wiretaps on terrorism suspects who change numbers, and allow surveillance of foreign terrorism suspects who appear unaffiliated with known groups such as Al-Qaeda, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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