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Bush Pushes for Renewal of Antiterrorism Legislation

President Bush on Saturday kicked off a concerted effort to pressure Congress to extend expiring provisions of the antiterrorism law passed after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, saying that failing to keep them in force would leave the nation vulnerable. Mr. Bush used his weekly radio address to renew and amplify a demand he first made in his State of the Union address in January, calling on the House and Senate to act to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act that will otherwise expire at the end of next year. The provisions include making it easier for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share information about suspected terrorists, expanding the use of wiretaps and search warrants and allowing the government to track who is sending e-mail to or receiving it from suspected terrorists. Full Story

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