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Congress Opens Frozen Foreign Assets to Terrorism Victims

Congress passes legislation that makes it easier for victims of terrorism to collect money from terrorist states or organizations. The bill makes available the foreign assets frozen in the U.S. But some observers fear the U.S. will lose political leverage against offending countries. NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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Tovia Smith is an award-winning NPR National Correspondent based in Boston, who's spent more than three decades covering news around New England and beyond.