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House of Representatives Votes to End Bulk Collection of Phone Records

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to end the government's bulk collection of telephone records. The so-called "USA Freedom Act" is the first legislative effort at surveillance reform since former contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the program a year ago. Some lawmakers argue the NSA program is legal and an essential tool for the intelligence community. Others say it is a violation of Americans' right to privacy under the U.S. Constitution.

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