Politics Jun 03

6 things to know about the newly approved USA Freedom Act

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.

Nation Jun 01

An undated aerial handout photo shows the National Security Agency headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland. Photo by NSA via Reuters
NSA powers expire as Patriot Act extension stalls in Senate

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.