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By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to allow bulk collection of U.S.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act to replace expired provisions of the Patriot Act, including the NSA’s legal authority to collect bulk phone records. The new legislation will impose limits on collection and access…
By PBS NewsHour
For the first time in nearly 14 years, the National Security Agency is no longer allowed to log every time an American picks up the telephone to call someone. Overnight, three key provisions of the Patriot Act were allowed by…
The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
By Erica Werner and Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
The Senate is in a rare Sunday session, wrangling over three key surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire at midnight. PBS NewsHour's Political Director Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington with more.
Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday…
In our news wrap Friday, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert resigned from his law firm after being indicted on federal charges. The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the misconduct was of a sexual…
What will happen if Congress allows key portions of the Patriot Act to expire? Judy Woodruff gets views from James Bamford, author of “The Shadow Factory,” and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on what’s at stake, and whether the USA…
Three U.S. intelligence tools are scheduled to expire Sunday, including the NSA's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone metadata records. President Obama has urged lawmakers to renew the Patriot Act programs, but so far the Senate has failed to compromise…
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