The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would give more privacy protections to surveillance subjects, Politico reports. The amendment also ends a National Security Agency program that allowed it to obtain Americans' phone records for terrorist investigations without court approval. The amended FISA now heads back to the House of Representatives. Before the FISA amendment passed, an amendment to strip some of the powers of the Patriot Act failed in the Senate.
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