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Heightened threat from Islamic State begs need for surveillance - U.S. official

Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of Islamic State on the national security of the United States has heightened in the last two weeks, making it critical for Congress to renew surveillance authority, a senior U.S. administration official said. The law authorizing the U.S. government to conduct domestic surveillance searches through a court approval process is due to expire if Congress does…

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