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Report: Drone strikes on Americans "legal"

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(CBS) - CBS News has confirmed an Obama Administration memo authorizing drone attacks against U.S. citizens working with terrorists overseas.

The Justice Department claims the government doesn't need evidence that a specific attack is imminent -- just that the suspect is actively involved in plotting against the US. The White House responded Tuesday saying it takes seriously the responsibility to protect American citizens from terrorists.

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