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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance a bill that […]
By Mark Hosenball and Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. The emails also showed Clinton received information on her personal […]
By Richard Cowan and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia. Attention now turns to the House of Representatives, w […]
The developments, coming in a rare overnight session, leave in doubt the ability of Congress to keep alive a program many feel is critical to national security but has also alarmed privacy advocates for its sweeping nature.