Without Action From Congress, 3 Surveillance Authorities Will Lapse

March 11, 2020 - 5:04am EDT
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A set of surveillance tools used by the FBI in national security investigations expires next week. Lawmakers, who want to implement reforms, are fighting over how far those changes should go.

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Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.

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The package delivers a new round of financial assistance to Americans grappling with the impact of the pandemic. The House will need to vote on the final version.

Mar 6 - 9:39am EST

President Biden is enlisting union support for his plan to rebuild infrastructure. Labor leaders say he'll have a difficult balancing act if he wants to be the most labor-friendly president ever.

Mar 6 - 7:58am EST

The Senate is voting on changes to the Biden administration's pandemic aid bill after a long delay Friday caused by a disagreement over unemployment benefits.

Mar 6 - 7:58am EST

The New York Senate has passed a bill to limit Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers but the legislation still allows the governor to extend or amend many of his COVID-19 mandates.

Mar 5 - 7:42pm EST

It's the latest setback for Cuomo, who is facing a pair of political crises. But many of his critics say the legislation doesn't do enough to wrest power back from the executive branch.

Mar 5 - 5:54pm EST

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said new authorizations would have a more narrow focus.

Mar 5 - 11:18am EST

The change is a compromise between progressive members who wanted enhanced benefits for several more months and moderate Democrats who wanted to curb the weekly payments.

Mar 5 - 7:00am EST

While removing former President Trump from social media has led to a significant decrease in election-related disinformation, online falsehoods about the election and vaccines continue to flourish.