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Senate blocks bill that would curb NSA surveillance

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2014
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Republican opponents of White House-backed legislation that would rein in NSA surveillance programs narrowly blocked the Senate from taking up the bill Tuesday after warning it could help terrorists escape detection.
On a tally of 58 to 42, a procedural vote failed to get the supermajority 60 votes it needed to advance.
Supporters of the USA Freedom Act, a rare mix of liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans, hoped public outrage over the secret mass collection of phone and Internet records -- revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden...

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