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Senate Moves to Extend NSA Warrantless Surveillance Program  

HeadlineJan 17, 2018
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The Senate moved Tuesday to extend the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program for another six years. The Senate voted 60 to 38 to overcome a procedural delay, despite calls by a group of lawmakers who first wanted to vote on a series of amendments that would have imposed more privacy protections. The law, known as Section 702, allows the U.S. government to collect communications—including emails, phone calls and text messages—from foreigners, including their communications with U.S. citizens. It can collect all this information without a warrant.

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