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Senate Panel Weighs Patriot Act's Future

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Senate Panel Weighs Patriot Act's Future

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Senate Panel Weighs Patriot Act's Future

Senate Panel Weighs Patriot Act's Future

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The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings into whether the U.S.A. Patriot Act needs to be revised. Critics told senators Tuesday that the law stifles dissent by groups afraid they will be labeled as terrorists. But the act's supporters say it has been misrepresented in the media. Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.