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Panel to weigh beefed-up Patriot Act

Move would broaden FBI wiretap powers

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / June 5, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee will meet behind closed doors this week to consider legislation that could dramatically expand the government's police powers under the USA Patriot Act, including a little-discussed provision to enlarge the FBI's ability to wiretap people who it suspects are national security threats. (Full article: 1342 words)

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