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FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. Compared with their more moderate Republican or Democratic peers, tea party supporters and liberals are significantly more likely to oppose the collection of millions of ordinary citizens’ telephone and Internet data, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. By a 2-to-1 margin, both tea party supporters and liberals say the government should put protecting citizens’ rights and freedoms ahead of protecting them from terrorists. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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The White House said Thursday that there are no further complications in President Obama's relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel since she expressed deep resentment last year over revelations that the National Security Agency had spied on her personal and professional communications. The two will hold a joint press conference Friday after four hours of scheduled meetings (Associated Press)

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The White House said Thursday that there are no further complications in President Obama's relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel since she expressed deep resentment last year over revelations that the National Security Agency had spied on her personal and professional communications. The two will hold a joint press conference Friday after four hours of scheduled meetings (Associated Press)

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After the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to The Washington Post, reporters and editors gather in the newsroom in Washington Monday, April 14, 2014, as contributing writer Barton Gellman describes the effort that went into a series of stories on the government’s massive surveillance program based on information leaked by National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden. The disclosures showed that the NSA has collected information about millions of Americans’ phone calls and emails based on its classified interpretations of laws passed after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. This is Gellman’s third Pulitzer honor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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After the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to The Washington Post, reporters and editors gather in the newsroom in Washington, Monday, April 14, 2014, as contributing writer Barton Gellman describes the effort that went into a series of stories on the government’s massive surveillance program based on information leaked by National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden. The disclosures showed that the NSA has collected information about millions of Americans’ phone calls and emails based on its classified interpretations of laws passed after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. This is Gellman’s third Pulitzer honor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, said the National Security Agency "has knowingly acquired tens of thousands of wholly domestic communications even though this law was specifically written to prohibit the warrantless acquisition of wholly domestic communications." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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** FILE ** In this June 18, 2013, file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, by National Security Agency Gen. Keith B. Alexander. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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FILE - This June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered, but ultimately rejected, alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store massive amounts of Americans’ phone records, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)