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Spy Agency's Collection Of Phone Records Reopens Controversy

A court order has allowed the National Security Agency to collect data on millions of Verizon customers' phone calls. Some lawmakers and privacy advocates have expressed concern about government overreach. The White House is defending the practice.
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NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings.
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Susan Rice To Take Over As National Security Adviser

President Obama has selected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next National Security Adviser. She'll take over from Tom Donilon, who has played a critical role in developing the White House's relationship with China. The president is also nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position at the U.N.
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NSA Collecting Verizon Phone Records Of American Customers

A FISA court order gives the government the power to obtain the information for a three-month period that ends July 19. The order covers all Verizon calls made within the U.S., and between the U.S. and other countries. The order covers call data — not the actual conversations.
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5 Takeaways From Obama's Susan Rice Appointment

President Obama's selection of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his national security adviser sends a message to his Republican foes: In your face.
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National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over

The White House announced Wednesday that Tom Donilon is resigning as President Obama's national security adviser. He will be replaced by Susan Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Obama Names Susan Rice As New National Security Adviser

President Obama has announced his choice of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next national security adviser, an appointment that does not require Senate confirmation. Congressional Republicans have sharply criticized Rice for erroneous statements she made after the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last September.

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