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Congress Opens Frozen Foreign Assets to Terrorism Victims

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Congress Opens Frozen Foreign Assets to Terrorism Victims

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Congress Opens Frozen Foreign Assets to Terrorism Victims

Congress Opens Frozen Foreign Assets to Terrorism Victims

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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.