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    Nancy Cordes on NSA Surveillance

    Nancy Cordes talked about the politics behind the NSA surveillance bill debate in the Senate.

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    Senators McConnell, Reid, and Leahy on NSA Surveillance

    Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Harry Reid (D-NV), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke about national security and its relationship to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance. Senator Reid blamed Senator McConnell for the expired PATRIOT Act provisions. Senator McConnell said the Senator Reid was just unhappy that he was no longer able to set the Senate schedule. Senator Leahy called for the passage of the USA FREEDOM Act.

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    Takata Air Bag Recall

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on concerns that air bags made by Japanese auto supplier Takata could deploy too forcefully, thus spraying metal fragments inside the vehicle. In May 2015, the company expanded its recall in the U.S. to more than 30 million cara. The recall affected 10 automakers, including Honda, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international topics.

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    Post-Cloture Vote Debate on NSA Bill

    Senators spoke about the House-passed USA PATRIOT Act following a cloture vote on the bill. The vote also limited the types of amendments allowed.

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    Senators Collins, Leahy and Lee on NSA Surveillance

    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said that phone records would be less safe under the House-passed USA FREEDOM Act. bill that has private phone companies keep the records instead of the National Security Agency (NSA). Senator Collins said this means that thousands of private sector workers would have access phone and data records, pointing out that the private sector is regularly hacked. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) also spoke, saying the Senate version is a good bipartisan compromise.

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    Senator McConnell on NSA Surveillance

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urged colleagues to support cloture on the House-passed USA FREEDOM Act, which modifies National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. He also explained his concerns with the bill and changes he would like to see made to it.

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    Niels Lesniewski on USA FREEDOM Act

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate vote to limit debate on the USA FREEDOM Act, which makes changes to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance provisions under the PATRIOT act that expired on June 1.