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Drone strikes: US Congress to get legal documents

7 February 2013 Last updated at 16:37 GMT

US officials have agreed to release to Congress documents justifying drone strikes on Americans suspected of working with terrorist groups.

The justice department acted after NBC News published a leaked internal memo outlining some of the legal arguments.

President Barack Obama's choice for CIA director, John Brennan, is likely to face questions on the programme during a Senate confirmation hearing later.

Nick Childs reports.