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House defeats anti-snooping amendment

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The House on Wednesday narrowly defeated a measure that would have ended the National Security Agency’s controversial blanket collection of American phone records. Despite strong bipartisan support, the amendment was killed on a 217-205 vote. The amendment, authored by Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. would have been attached to a 2014 defense bill. It would have blocked surveillance of any American...

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