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Bush, under fire, defends spy program

President says eavesdropping policy is 'vital'

By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / December 18, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- President Bush acknowledged yesterday that he has repeatedly authorized secret eavesdropping within the United States without obtaining warrants, a policy that some critics called illegal. The admission came one day after the president refused to address the issue. (Full article: 1054 words)

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