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Senate votes down proposal to expand FBI surveillance powers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down a Republican-backed proposal to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s secretive surveillance powers after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub last week. The measure followed the Senate’s rejection on Monday of four measures that would have restricted gun sales. During Wednesday’s vote, Senate Republican leader Mitch

Senator Rand Paul to back bill blocking FBI hacking expansion

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul plans to become the first Republican co-sponsor of legislation to block a pending judicial rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for remote access to computers located in any jurisdiction, his office told Reuters on Thursday. The bill is expected to be introduced next week. Backing from Paul,