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Senate Republicans signal willingness to revamp NSA phone records program
Senate Republicans signal willingness to revamp NSA phone records program

Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, Senate Republican leaders reversed course Friday and signaled that they were willing to consider legislation to reform how the National Security Agency searches U.S. telephone records. The shift does not end the stalemate in Congress that threatens to disrupt bulk collection of Americans' phone records if lawmakers fail to act before they leave Washington for the Memorial Day recess. But new legislation promised by Sen. Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, reflects the growing political consensus among GOP leaders that the current NSA program cannot simply be extended,...

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