Republican senators seek border compromise for immigration bill
WASHINGTON - A small group of Republican senators worked Monday on a possible border security compromise that would make a sweeping immigration bill more acceptable to some otherwise reluctant conservatives.
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Facebook reveals US data requests
Firm says requests related to 18,000 to 19,000 user accounts and covered criminal and national security issues.
At Facebook Shareholder Meeting, Zuckerberg Stands Behind His Initial PRISM Denial
The PRISM story has progressed significantly since last week, when Mark Zuckerberg published Facebook's official response to the reports that it is among a group of tech companies that have been secretly cooperating with the United States government to provide user data. But at Facebook's annual shareholder meeting held today in Millbrae, California, Zuckerberg said the company continues to stand behind that initial statement. "I wrote this statement last week that I published on Facebook that I think is basically the fullness of what we believe," Zuckerberg said in response to a shareholder's question about the general national security reports in the press. He went on to add more detail:
USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden
Taco Cowboy writes "Edward Snowden, the leaker who gave us the evidence of US government spying on its people is under threat of being extradited back to the U.S. to face prosecution. Some people in Congress, including Republican Peter King (R-NY), are calling for his extradition from Hong Kong to face trial. From the article: 'A spokesman for the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said Snowden's case had been referred to the justice department and US intelligence was assessing the damage caused by the disclosures. "Any person who has a security clearance knows that he or she has an obligation to protect classified information and abide by the law," the spokesman, Shawn Turner, said.'"
Senator Paul says he's open to voting for immigration bill
WASHINGTON - Senator Rand Paul, a conservative Republican whose vote is being courted by supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill, said on Sunday he is open to voting for the measure but wants changes, including tougher border security requirements.
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