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‘Crunch time’ for Obama on NSA

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is still grappling with key decisions on the future of the National Security Agency’s phone collection program and the makeup of the secret court that approved the surveillance, congressional lawmakers said Thursday following a 90-minute ...

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Obama asks spy court to OK continued NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American’s telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts ...

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Judge says NSA program is likely unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search. The ruling, filled with ...

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Tech giants call for controls on government snooping

WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood. A coalition that includes Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook ...

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Government sues company that handled Snowden vetting

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is stepping into a lawsuit against the company that handled background checks of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. The lawsuit alleges that the company, United States Investigations Services, ...

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