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President seeks quick overhaul of NSA policy

WASHINGTON — President Obama asked Congress on Thursday to quickly overhaul the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, which could be a tall order for lawmakers who do not often move fast without a looming deadline.

Responding to public outrage over the National Security Agency program, the Obama administration came up with a remedy it says would address privacy concerns and preserve the government’s ability to fight terrorism.

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