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Obama meeting with lawmakers on NSA surveillance

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago August 01, 2013 Aug 1, 2013 Thursday, August 01 2013 August 01, 2013 7:12 AM in News

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency.

The private Oval Office meeting is to discuss concerns about privacy by lawmakers who are pushing to rein in the NSA's authority.

Obama's national security team is trying to keep its surveillance powers intact while acknowledging some limitations appear inevitable.

The meeting comes after Russian authorities granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

The White House says lawmakers from both parties will attend.

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