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Protesters holding placards reading "Stop to mass surveillance" take part on May 4, 2015 in Paris in a demonstration against the government's controversial bill giving spies sweeping new surveillance powers, deemed "heavily intrusive" by critics. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters holding placards reading "Stop to mass surveillance" take part on May 4, 2015 in Paris in a demonstration against the government's controversial bill giving spies sweeping new surveillance powers, deemed "heavily intrusive" by critics. AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

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Sweeping French surveillance bill clears first hurdle

Lawmakers in France are moving closer to adopting a sweeping intelligence bill that would give spies more power. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

Sweeping French surveillance bill clears first hurdle

Lawmakers in France are moving closer to adopting a sweeping intelligence bill that would give spies more power. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.