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Intel chief: US spies on allies, they do it, too

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Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington during a rally to demand that the U.S. Congress investigate the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee. Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far.

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Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday defended spying on foreign allies as necessary and said such scrutiny of America's friends -- and vice versa -- is commonplace.
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    • Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington during a rally to demand that the U.S. Congress investigate the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
    • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee. Faced with anger over revelations about U.S. spying at home and abroad, members of Congress suggested Tuesday that programs the Obama administration says are needed to combat terrorism may have gone too far.
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