President Obama Proposes to End NSA Phone Records Program

President Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the NSA but allow the government to access metadata as needed.
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U.S. lawmakers have reached a deal to end the National Security Agency's phone records program. If Congress approves the bill, the Obama administration would stop collecting the information, known as metadata, which lists millions of phone calls made in the U.S. The bill is sponsored by Republican Mike Rogers and Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger. It would require the government to "serve a directive" to telecommunication companies for data collection.