The Obama administration is pressing the Senate to act to prevent key parts of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at the end of Sunday. Administration officials argue an expiration could hurt counterterrorism efforts. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates gets an update from correspondent Scott Horsley.
At midnight, three counterterrorism provisions in the USA Patriot Act expire — unless the Senate passes a bill already approved by the House. NPR's David Welna talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about what could be a dramatic day.
The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
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