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Anti-terror tools under threat as US Congress dithers

Civil liberties activists hold a rally against surveillance of US citizens in Washington on January 17, 2014US House members bolted from Washington for the rest of the month Thursday without Congress finalizing how to prevent a lapse in the intelligence community’s use of crucial anti-terrorism tools. A temporary freeze of national security provisions that expire June 1 grew increasingly likely, as members of the Senate struggled to find support for a landmark reform bill that would end the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk data collection. The USA Patriot Act had broad support following the September 11, 2001 attacks, but many lawmakers now believe that the scooping up of telephone data from millions of Americans allowed under the law’s Section 215 represents unconstitutional government surveillance.

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