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Senate Bows to Bush, Approves Surveillance Bill

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Senate Bows to Bush, Approves Surveillance Bill

Bowing to President Bush's demands, the Senate sent the White House a bill Wednesday overhauling bitterly disputed rules on secret government eavesdropping and shielding telecommunications companies from lawsuits complaining they helped the U.S. spy on Americans.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a California civil rights organization, intends to challenge the constitutionality of the immunity provision.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Associated Press

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