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Privacy an Issue in New Security Bill

NPR's Larry Abramson reports on the ambiguous information-gathering rights the government can now claim, thanks to last year's USA Patriot Act. Many are concerned that Congress's approval of the new Homeland Security Department will extend the government's reach even further.

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Larry Abramson
Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.