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Cherry blossoms are seen on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms are seen on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. on April 8, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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An unusual coalition is forming in Congress to overhaul the Patriot Act and severely limit the government's ability to bulk-collect Internet and phone records - programs that Edward Snowden exposed two years ago, to widespread outrage. NPR's David Welna joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti with details.

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This segment aired on May 1, 2015.

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