French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, September 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties.The bill was passed Tuesday with 438 votes in favor and 86 against.Lawmakers from both the Socialist majority in Parliament and the conservative opposition supported the bill, which will now move to the Senate for further discussion.Opponents say the bill legalizes highly intrusive surveillance methods without guarantees for individual freedom and privacy.
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