Senate extends Patriot Act powers

The US Senate has voted to extend controversial surveillance powers granted by the Patriot Act law, put in place after the 9/11 attacks.

By a vote of 86-12, the Senate approved a 90-day extension of wiretaps, access to business records and surveillance of terror suspects.

The move came one day after the House of Representatives voted to extend the provisions until 8 December.

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