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Lawmakers reach agreement on 9/11 intelligence proposals

[JURIST] Congressional lawmakers announced Saturday that House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on legislation that would overhaul the US intelligence structure pursuant to the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The agreement is reported to create a new post that would jointly oversee all civilian spy agencies in the US, including the Central Intelligence Agency; a new National Counterterrorism Center on foreign terrorism would also be set up. There is no word as yet on the fate of controversial provisions altering US immigration law and upping penalties against terrorists. The Washington Post has more.

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