U.S. surveillance bill faces tough fight in Senate

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would benefit Islamic State militants and other enemies of the United States. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell came out strongly against the “USA Freedom Act,” which needs several votes from his party to reach the 60 needed to clear a procedural hurdle in a vote in the chamber later on Tuesday. …

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