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ROZs Bill Introduced in US Senate, State Department Welcomes Move

The US State Department on Friday welcomed the introduction of a legislation in the US Senate on realizing the initiative of Reconstruction Opportunity Zone in Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying its passage will symbolize United States’ long-term commitment to peace and prosperity in the region.

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NSA’s Domestic Spying Grows

Five years ago, Congress killed an experimental Pentagon antiterrorism program meant to vacuum up electronic data about people in the US to search for suspicious patterns. Opponents called it too broad an intrusion on Americans' privacy, even after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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House Passes New Surveillance Bill

After its first secret session in a quarter-century, the House on Friday rejected retroactive immunity for the phone companies that took part in the National Security Agency’s warrantless eavesdropping program after the Sept. 11 attacks, and it voted to place greater restrictions on the government’s wiretapping powers. Keep Reading

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US Studies Rebels’ Data for Chávez Link


Documents pulled from laptops and hard drives belonging to Colombian Marxist guerrillas are heightening concerns among American officials about the possible involvement of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, in the activities of Colombia’s largest rebel group.

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Pentagon Cites Tapes Showing Interrogations

The Defense Department is conducting an extensive review of the videotaping of interrogations at military facilities from Iraq to Guantánamo Bay, and so far it has identified nearly 50 tapes, including one that showed what a military spokesman described as the forcible gagging of a terrorism suspect. Keep Reading

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House Vote Expected on Spy Bill

Defying the Bush administration, the House is expected to vote today on legislation that would expand the government's wiretapping authority but stop short of giving telecommunications companies immunity from lawsuits for helping US spy agencies.

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Info Sharing Czar Touts US Progress

The government is at the “end of the beginning” of its efforts to successfully share homeland security and intelligence information, with significant cultural and administrative challenges still ahead, the country’s information sharing chief has said.

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Ethnic Dispute Tears Al Qaeda, Hayden says

Internal divisions between Saudi and Egyptian leaders of al Qaeda are producing "fissures" within the terrorist group and a possible battle over who will succeed Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday.

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Pentagon Cites Tapes Showing Interrogations

The Defense Department is conducting an extensive review of the videotaping of interrogations at military facilities from Iraq to Guantánamo Bay, and so far it has identified nearly 50 tapes, including one that showed what a military spokesman described as the forcible gagging of a terrorism suspect.
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House Steers Its Own Path on Wiretaps

In continued defiance of the White House, House Democratic leaders are readying a proposal that would reject giving legal protection to the phone companies that helped in the National Security Agency’s program of wiretapping without warrants after the Sept. 11 attacks, Congressional officials said Monday.

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New FBI Privacy Violations Confirmed

FBI Director Robert Mueller said an upcoming Justice Department report will show the bureau improperly used national security letters to obtain personal data on Americans during terror and spy investigations.
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Bush Waterboarding Veto Attacked

Democrats yesterday attacked US president George W. Bush for using a veto to block legislation that would have barred the use by the Central Intelligence Agency of harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding.

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