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US Senate Allows NSA Phone Surveillance Program to Expire

The U.S. National Security Agency has lost the legal authority to collect telephone records after the Senate failed to agree Sunday on an extension of several provisions put in place following the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The once-secret program that collected information such as the phone numbers, date and duration of calls to try to thwart suspected terrorists drew criticism from Americans who said it violated their privacy. A new law, already passed by the House of...

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