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Intel officials defend surveillance of foreign intentions

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Intelligence officials defended the NSA's spying programs in a House committee hearing, insisting that monitoring the intentions of foreign leaders is "fundamental" and that surveillance helped to protect American citizens. But some lawmakers underscored concerns that spying on allies has going too far. Judy Woodruff reports.

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