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House reauthorizes FISA courts

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/12/20, 10:52 am

WASHINGTON—Federal law enforcement will keep its ability to conduct secret surveillance for national security purposes, but Congress will have more oversight of the process under a bill the House passed on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 278-136 to reauthorize and reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court process. The bill enhances penalties for those who abuse FISA courts for political reasons. It also requires the attorney general to personally approve requests to monitor government officials.

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Rocket attack kills Americans in Iraq

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/12/20, 10:37 am

About 18 rockets struck the Taji military base in Iraq on Wednesday evening. Two Americans and one British soldier died, and at least 12 other people were injured.

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Reopening the floodgates

International | Turkey allows refugees to illegally cross into Greece amid spat between the countries
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/10/20, 03:36 pm

Refugees clutched the ground and hugged one another as at least one child cried openly after their inflatable dinghy arrived at the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey at the end of February.

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