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Senate dispute over NSA data collection threatens to shut other spy programs

Intelligence and law enforcement officials scrambled Thursday to prepare for the possible shutdown of several programs used to track terrorism suspects in the United States, as brinkmanship in the Senate threatened to end the government’s bulk collection of domestic telephone data.


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Immigration: 445,000 awaiting a court date, which might not come for 4 years