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**FILE** James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, listens March 12, 2013, to testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he testified about worldwide threats. (Associated Press)

Democratic senators push to raise threshold for snooping

Two Democratic senators who have been critical of the U.S. government's recently disclosed surveillance programs will file legislation that would limit the government's ability to collect data on Americans if it can not show a demonstrated link to terrorism or espionage.