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White House and Senate close to agreement on curbing NSA spying

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Even with the start of a month-long congressional recess only two weeks away, lawmakers in the United States Senate may soon vote on a long-awaited surveillance reform bill before heading home for the rest of summer. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

Dems protest intel funding bill over NSA

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The intelligence funding bill the House overwhelmingly passed Friday would make no major reforms to some of the most controversial spying programs, which angered some Democrats. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (Mich.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, voted against

Tech giants oppose NSA reform bill for timid safeguards against spying

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Ahead of Thursday’s US House vote on a bill sold as reform of a major US government spying program, top technology firms like Google have joined civil liberties and privacy groups in calling the legislation inadequate in fighting mass surveillance.