U.S. Congress Passes Bill to Limit Domestic Surveillance

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that ends spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, a vote that reversed national security policy that had been in place since shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks. After weeks of often angry debate over how to balance concerns about privacy with worries about terrorist attacks, the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 67-32, with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

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