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NSA Spying Shut Down For Now

  •, Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:11 PM

The United States government will stop collecting metadata from millions of Americans after the Senate allowed the legal authority to do so expire on Sunday at midnight. Legislation to extend the Patriot Act, which allows government surveillance on email and phone records, failed to pass after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky criticized the program on the floor. Still, the House-passed USA Freedom Act, legislation that would allow some level of surveillance, is expected to pass in the coming days.

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