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Ashcroft on the Hill

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Ashcroft on the Hill

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Ashcroft on the Hill

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NPR's Larry Abramson reports on Attorney General John Ashcroft's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Among the subjects discussed was the TIPS program, under which ordinary American citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity. Ashcroft defended the gathering of the information and said it won't be used for any purpose other than to identify terrorists. Civil libertarians have been concerned about the tactic.

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