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News Brief

October 13, 2000
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The U.S. Senate passed a measure that would make it easier for victims of terrorism to claim damages from the frozen assets of countries suspected of supporting terrorism. Federal courts have awarded terror victims multimillion- dollar judgments, but the administration has blocked the freeing of assets to pay the damages, citing national security interests. The president is expected to sign the measure into law.

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