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NSA Resumes Collecting Bulk Phone Data With Court Approval

In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court gave the National Security Agency the green light to collect America's domestic cell phone records for at least five more months, despite a federal appeals court ruling that determined the surveillance program was illegal, putting the two courts at odds. The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday... more

French President Holds Emergency Meeting Over NSA Intercepts

French President Francois Hollande takes part at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, Monday Aug. 25, 2014 at the Paris police headquarters. (AP Photo/Yoan Valat, Pool)

PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting with the country's top security officials to respond to WikiLeaks documents saying that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents. A French presidential aide said Wednesday's meeting was convened to evaluate the information rele... more

NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. departs in an elevator after speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill, June 2, 2015, calling for the 28 classified pages of the 9-11 report to be declassified. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — House Republicans warned the Senate on Tuesday not to move ahead with planned changes to a House bill that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Majority Leader, said that changes contemplated by the Se... more

Surveillance Powers Lapse With No Deal in Senate

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky

WASHINGTON -- 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. But that program and several other post-Sept. 11 counter-terror measures look likely to be revived... more

House to Senate: Pass our Bill or NSA Programs 'Go Dark'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks to a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House and Senate Republicans were locked in an escalating standoff Friday over legislation reining in the National Security Agency, with lawmakers warning surveillance programs could "go dark" in a matter of days if they don't reach an agreement. The standoff concerns a pair of dueling bills. With Patriot Act authorization for NSA data collect... more

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