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Obama Urges US Senate to Renew Phone-Records Program

President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government's power to search Americans' telephone records, saying public safety demands it. Barring a last-minute compromise when the Senate returns for a rare Sunday session, that specific provision of federal law will expire at midnight May 31. The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly passed the White House-backed USA Freedom Act that would end bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency...

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