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US Congress Approves Reform of Lapsed Surveillance Program

The U.S. Congress has approved a bill to reform and restart the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, along with other anti-terrorism tools that expired earlier this week. After days of intense and heartfelt debate about protecting national security and safeguarding civil liberties, the Senate voted 67-32 Tuesday to approve the USA Freedom Act, which now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. Obama said on Twitter that he would sign the bill "as...

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