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Top lawyers for U.S. intelligence agencies fought a rear-guard action Monday against plans to rein in the National Security Agency's domestic snooping, telling a blue-ribbon panel that restricting it would hamper the government's "agility" in pre-empting terrorist plots.
The July 5 announcement by the Vatican that blessed John Paul II, the pontiff who died in 2005, has been "cleared" by Pope Francis for canonization was not overly surprising. From the chants of "Santo Subito!" ("Saint Now!") at his funeral to his beatification two years ago to the two miracles attributed to him, the Polish-born pope was a favorite among Roman Catholics, and he was respected and loved by many beyond the church's ranks.
With a slogan created especially for the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists are expected to swarm the Mall on Friday for the annual March for Life.
"When we try to connect the dots, the more dots that we have to connect, the better off we are in accomplishing our mission of preventing terrorist attacks," FBI Acting General Counsel Patrick Kelly said during a daylong hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a congressionally mandated, presidentially appointed independent panel.
"If the data exists, other levels of law enforcement from local, state and federal would want it for whatever law enforcement purposes they were authorized to obtain it, and civil litigation could also seek to obtain it for such things relatively mundane as divorce actions, who's calling who and your spouse, if it's a contested action, for example," he said.