U.S. spying change said to be near

Posted: January 9, 2014 at 5:32 a.m.

President Barack Obama is expected to tighten restrictions on U.S. spying on foreign leaders and also is considering changes in National Security Agency access to Americans’ phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the nation’s surveillance programs.

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