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Senate Ends Stalemate Over Patriot Act

The renewal of the USA Patriot Act is heading for final passage in the Senate after majority Republicans broke a two-month stalemate over the legislative centerpiece of President Bush’s war on terrorism. The overwhelming Senate support for the two-bill package Wednesday virtually assured that Congress will renew the act before it expires March 10. The House was expected to pass the legislation Tuesday. The law’s opponents, who insisted that new protections passed 95-4 Wednesday were cosmetic, conceded defeat. Full Story

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