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Obama favors limits on NSA phone surveillance

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WASHINGTON — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama today called for ending the government’s control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court’s permission before accessing the records.

The president also directed intelligence agencies to stop spying on friendly international leaders and called for extending some privacy protections to foreign citizens whose communications are scooped up by the United States.

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