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Senate Under Pressure after House Votes to End NSA Program

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)

WASHINGTON  — After the House's lopsided bipartisan vote to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, the Senate is under considerable pressure to pass a similar measure. If it doesn't, lawmakers risk letting the authority to collect the records expire June 1, along with other important counterterrorism prov... more

Deadline Approaches for Congress to Reauthorize Surveillance Powers

Photo shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The deadline is approaching for Congress to reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the NSA's legal justification for domestic surveillance. "I believe we have to protect our national security, but we also have to protect our civil liberties that make us unique as a country," Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said recently. Congress has to ... more

Senate Creating Secret Encyclopedia of US Spy Programs

In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON  — Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. It's part of an effort to improve congressional oversight of the government's sprawling global spying effort. Sen. Dianne Feinstein launched the review in O... more

Police: Men in Shooting at NSA Had Gone to Hotel to 'Party'

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. AP Photo/WJLA-TV

FORT MEADE, Maryland — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel "party," police said Tuesday. One suspect was killed and the other was injured, along with an NSA police officer, as the driver of... more

One Dead After Gate-Crashing Attempt, Firefight at Fort Meade

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. AP Photo/WJLA-TV

Updated at 4:42 p.m. Eastern FORT MEADE, Md. — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop a stolen car Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt. A police officer a... more

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