Today the Senate voted by a 67-32 margin to pass the USA Freedom Act, which had already been passed by the House. President Obama has already indicated that he will sign the bill. When enacted, the law will reinstate some recently expired provisions of the Patriot Act, but will not reinstate the controversial collection of phone data by the National Security Agency.
Read more today's developments at USA Today, The Washington Post and The Washington Times.
Read about how the USA Freedom Act and the Patriot Act differ at Politico and Russia Today.