Government surveillance

File-This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. speaking with reporters after meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional report...
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President Donald Trump waits as he is introduced to speak to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill into law to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program, announcing his action in the latest in a series of confusing tweets about the spy program. Trump's tweet on Jan. 11 created chaos in the House just before it voted to...
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FILE - This Feb. 4, 1979 file photo shows CIA Director Stansfield Turner. Stansfield A. Turner, who as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter oversaw reforms at the agency in the wake of the scandal uncovered by the Church Committee, has died. He was 94. Turner’s secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at his home in Seattle but Moynihan did not disclose the cause. (AP Photo/File)
January 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94. Turner's secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed to the Washington Post that Turner...
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January 18, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew a critical foreign intelligence collection program dubbed the "holy grail" because it allows U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad. The Senate voted 65-34 to reauthorize the program for six years. The bill...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate nears renewal of a key U.S. spy program, law enforcement veterans and privacy advocates say the bill's demand for a warrant in some cases when the FBI digs into Americans' emails and other communications will amount to little more than a nuisance. The bill's...
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January 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation extending a government program established to gather information from foreigners overseas has cleared a key Senate hurdle. The Senate voted 60-38 to limit debate on the six-year reauthorization of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 12, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses while speakings during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a morning of confusing tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It requires the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's puzzling tweets about a key U.S. spying law threw the House into temporary disarray Thursday, but lawmakers ended up renewing the law — with a new restriction on when the FBI can dig into the communications of Americans swept up in foreign surveillance...
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January 09, 2018 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to develop rules for disclosing the names of Americans whose identities are blacked out in classified spy reports disseminated across the government. The issue prompted a heated partisan debate after Republicans...
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January 02, 2018 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 20 about objections to a bill to renew a foreign intelligence collection program, The Associated Press included a quote from Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., that was truncated and didn't make clear his point that the U.S. government should be required to seek warrants...
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