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Bush Defends Domestic Spying Without Warrant

President Bush says he approved domestic spying on people with suspected terrorist links without court warrants because it was "a necessary part of my job to protect" Americans from attack. At a press briefing, he said he would continue the program as long as the country faced terrorist threats.

In a morning press conference in the East Room that followed his address to the nation last night, the president said he would continue the program as long as the country faced threats to its citizens.

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