Last Update on July 30, 2014 07:12 GMT
IN THE NEWS: SENATE BILL WOULD END NSA PHONE RECORDS COLLECTION
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups and the White House.
The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling President Barack Obama's promise to end the NSA's collection of domestic calling records, the most significant change in the wake of the leaks of once-secret surveillance programs by former NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden.
The measure drew support from Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
IN THE NEWS: TWITTER'S FLYING HIGH
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than expected.
Its larger rival, Facebook, also posted strong results last week and its stock is trading near a record high.
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