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Expansion of Patriot Act Criticized

The Justice Department prepares legislation that would broaden the government's power to gather intelligence and fight terrorism. But some say the expansion of the 2001 Patriot Act would give authorities too much unchecked power. NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.