The Patriot Act The Senate has rejected attempts to reauthorize key surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act, dealing a major setback to the Bush administration. The 16 provisions in question, including those authorizing secret searches of records and roving wiretaps, are set to expire Dec. 31. The House approved the provisions' renewal with some modifications, but Senate opponents said those changes didn't go far enough to protect civil liberties.

GOP Senators Reach Compromise on Patriot Act Renewal

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Congress Further Extends Patriot Act

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Patriot Act Provisions Remain in Limbo

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Senate Fails to Extend Key Parts of Patriot Act

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House Reauthorizes Parts of Patriot Act

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The Secret Court of Terror Investigations

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