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US Senate Blocks House Bill on Domestic Surveillance

The U.S. Senate has blocked a House of Representatives bill that would have ended the bulk collection of domestic telephone data by the National Security Agency. The Senate voted 57- 42 against the bill early Saturday, shortly after midnight. Sixty votes were needed to move ahead with the legislation that was overwhelmingly approved by the House last week. The legislation, known as the USA Freedom Act, passed in the House by a vote of 338 to 88.   Instead of the bulk collection...

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