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President Bush signs into law the Protect America Act. As the Washington Post reports: "The bill would give the National Security Agency the right to collect such communications in the future without a warrant. But it goes further than that: It also would allow the monitoring, under certain conditions, of electronic communications between people on U.S. soil, including U.S. citizens, and people 'reasonably believed to be outside the United States,' without a court's order or oversight."

Timeline Date: 
Sunday, August 5, 2007 (All day)