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Syria says it may ease restrictions

The Syrian government pledged Thursday to consider lifting draconian restrictions on political freedom and civil liberties in an attempt to quell a week-long uprising.  Full story

Senate votes to extend provisions of Patriot Act

The Senate on Tuesday voted to extend for 90 days the legal life of three post-Sept. 11 terrorism-fighting measures, including the use of roving wiretaps, that are set to expire at the end of the month. Full story

Obama preserves inherited Bush abuses

  Chris Hayes talks with Jameel Jaffer, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, about a new ACLU report outlining the number of abuses of power by the Bush administration that have been held over by the Obama administration.

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