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Surveillance Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

A bill that would reform the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and replace it with a more targeted system cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate Tuesday, clearing the way for lawmakers to consider amendments to the legislation. The Senate voted 83-14 to limit debate on the measure, known as the USA Freedom Act. Senate rules provide for up to 30 hours of debate before lawmakers vote on amendments, although Senate leaders said they expect those votes later...

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