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Last Update on May 22, 2015 07:07 GMT

IN THE NEWS: NSA COMPROMISE OFFERED

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The long holiday weekend is upon us -- and so is a deadline for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to decide whether the NSA can keep collecting our phone records. The head of the Senate intelligence committee has offered up a compromise that would end the bulk collection of phone records by the national spy agency. The internal spying will be phased out over a two-year period. Now, the House of Representatives will have to accept the deal -- or allow the government surveillance plan to expire on June 1.

IN THE NEWS: MESSAGES FROM PILOTS TO AIR CONTROLLERS

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- You know you can't send a text to someone while you're flying in an airplane. But the Feds are looking at a way for pilots to send messages to -- and receive them from -- air traffic controllers. Officials say the system -- called Data Comm -- would replace spoken communication between those who fly planes and those who have the task of keeping them on track. They also believe the system will reduce delays caused by bad weather -- and reduce the number of errors that can come when pilots and control tower personnel speak to each other.

 
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