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UPDATE: Congress Extends Foreign Surveillance Law

UPDATE: Congress Extends Foreign Surveillance Law

Dec 28, 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate gave final congressional approval Friday to a bill renewing the government's authority to monitor overseas phone calls and emails of suspected foreign spies and terrorists - but not Americans -without obtaining a court order for each intercept.

The classified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act program was on the brink of expiring by year's end. The 73-23 vote sent the bill to a supportive President Barack Obama, whose signature would keep the warrantless intercept program in operation for another five years.

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