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  1. Court Slaps Down NSA Phone Spying

    They’ve gone too far. So says a federal appeals court, ruling that the NSA’s mass collection of phone call data takes the Patriot Act too far. Call it a win for Edward Snowden, whose 2013 leaks brought the issue to public attention. Because lower courts ruled differently, this could end before the Supreme Court, even as the Patriot Act is set to expire June 1. Negotiations are underway to pass new regulations before then, but some groups, like the ACLU, want to see the whole thing lapse into history.

    Washington Post, NYT, USAT

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