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White House Slams Senate for Letting Surveillance Programs Lapse

The White House has condemned the Senate for failing to extend provisions of the Patriot Act that gave the National Security Agency the authority to collect Americans’ telephone data. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the standoff in the Senate has introduced unnecessary risk for the United States, by taking away tools the intelligence community uses to track patterns in communication to prevent terrorist attacks. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill.

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