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Shooter's Dad: He Was 'Obsessed With Israel'

FBI seems more interested in Farook's mother

(Newser) - Syed Rizwan Farook supported ISIS and was obsessed with Israel, his father told Italian newspaper La Stampa in a frank interview that has apparently now been retracted. The elder Farook said his son had been a good, studious boy, but too shy and conservative in his views, and fixated on... More »

Senate Curbs NSA Surveillance Powers

Bill goes to Obama after amendments to water it down fail

(Newser) - Congress has sent legislation to the president remaking a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program two days after letting it temporarily expire. The vote in the Senate today was 67-32. The House already has passed the bill, and President Obama plans to sign it. The legislation will phase out, over six months,... More »

Surveillance Bill Heads for Showdown Today

Supporters of USA Freedom Act say no amendments are needed

(Newser) - The Senate is set today to tackle the USA Freedom Act —which would end the NSA's bulk collection of phone records—but the bill's House backers are warning senators to leave the bill alone. "The House is not likely to accept the changes," several members... More »

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