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Resource ID: #22651
Subject: Terrorism
Source: Washington Post
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Date: 11/06/2005

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"National Security Letters," which empower the FBI to make secret demands for personal records, are being used more often and extend the bureau's reach into the telephone calls, correspondence and financial lives of ordinary Americans. Because of the Patriot Act and the Bush administration's broad interpretation of its powers, the FBI now makes more than 30,000 such demands a year.

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